After a phenomenal 10-week run, it’s time for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS to head out. If you still need to see it (or need to see it one more time), you can find remaining showtimes on ourwebsite. That said, PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES is leaving after just one week. Hurry down if it’s still on your list.
In addition to holding onto BUCK, we will open two new films – SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN and THE DOUBLE HOUR.
Synopsis for SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN: “In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or “old sames” – bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan.In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong’s descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever.What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Click HERE to be directed to SNOW FLOWER’s official website.
Synopsis for THE DOUBLE HOUR: “Guido, a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia, a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance develops. After they leave the city for a romantic getaway in the country, things suddenly take a dark turn. As Sonia’s murky past resurfaces, her reality starts to crumble. Everything in her life begins to change – questions arise and answers only arrive through a continuous twist and turn of events keeping viewers on edge until the film’s final moments.” (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures) Click HERE to be directed to THE DOUBLE HOUR’s official website.
Marketing pieces for The 6th Annual Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival are well underway, and I’m quite pleased with the line-up! In the coming days, you’ll start to see stacks of postcards popping up all over town (if you’d like to place some at your business or favorite hangout, please let me know…I anticipate their arrival any day).
Here’s this year’s line-up:
Fri. Sept. 23 at 7:30 – THE GREEN – sponsored by Square One Salon & Spa
Fri. Sept. 23 postfilm – PARTY at SIDEBAR – sponsored by Lisa Hanauer & Sue Spiegel
Sat. Sept. 24 at 12:30 – GEN SILENT with THE COLONEL’S OUTING & FIRST AND LOVELISS – sponsored by Greater Dayton LGBT Center
Sat. Sept. 24 at 3:00 – TOP DRAWER SHORTS: I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE, REVOLUTION, LUST LIFE, CHANGE, THE QUEEN, and THE NOT SO SUBTLE SUBTEXT – sponsored by Miami Valley Fair Housing Center
Sat. Sept. 24 at 7:30 – TOMBOY – sponsored by PFLAG Dayton
Sun. Sept. 25 at 12:30 – CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE – sponsored by Human Race Theatre Company
Sun. Sept. 25 at 3:00 – WEEKEND with EMPIRE – sponsored by Ken Byers
Ticketing details, trailers, and news about visiting artists will be available soon on the festival website. One special treat…The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will give a pair of tickets away at each LGBT festival screening to see Lynda Carter when she’s in town!
We don’t anticipate THE DOUBLE HOUR (and maybe even SNOW FLOWER) to stick around too long…so we hope you’ll hurry down.
SHOWTIMES for August 19 – August 25:
THE DOUBLE HOUR (NR) 1 Hr 35 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 3:00, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 2:20, 8:30
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN (PG-13) 2 Hr
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
BUCK (PG) 1 Hr 28 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 5:15, 7:20
Monday – Thursday: 4:30, 6:30
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Aug 26 ANOTHER EARTH
Aug 26 THE GUARD
Sept. 2 THE TRIP
Sept. 9 LIFE ABOVE ALL
Sept 9 THE WHISTLEBLOWER
Sept 9 BEATS AND RHYMES: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Sept 23 HIGHER GROUND
TBD SARAH’S KEY
TBD THE FUTURE