A special thanks to all of you who came out for opening weekend for SARAH’S KEY…we had a terrific weekend. I’ve heard back from many of you that word is spreading about getting to THE NEON to see the film. I certainly appreciate this…as word-of-mouth is one of the most effective marketing tools for us.
SARAH’S KEY will hold over as well as ANOTHER EARTH (for one screening a day). In addition, we will open the new British comedy THE TRIP.
Synopsis for THE TRIP: “When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. As the brilliant comic duo, freestyling with flair, drive each other mad with constant competition and showdowns of competing impressions, the ultimate odd couple realize in the end a rich amount about not only good food, but the nature of fame, relationships and their own lives.” (IFC Films) Click HERE to be directed to THE TRIP’s official website.
The 6th Annual Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival is in the final prep stages. Visiting artists are booking their flights, posters and postcards are showing up all around town, and community partners are helping to spread the word. Check out this wonderful clip from CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE …it’s an interview in which she talks about Jacqueline Kennedy visiting backstage during HELLO DOLLY. (This particular screening is sponsored by The Human Race Theatre Company)
The official website is now up and running! Check out www.daytonlgbt.com to read a synopsis about each film…you’ll also find embedded trailers and links to official websites. One special treat…The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will give a pair of tickets away at each LGBT screening to see Lynda Carter when she’s in town! Festival passes go on sale tomorrow at THE NEON’s box office. $50 for all seven screenings + the Opening Night Party at Sidebar. (Single tickets go on sale Sept. 8 for $8 each.)
Living City’s Fall Festival is officially booked. This year? Vampires! From Bela Lugosi’sDRACULA (in 35mm) to Catherine Deneuve & David Bowie in THE HUNGER – the line-up is lots of fun. More details soon…the series begins Oct. 17!
Don’t forget…Take your NEON ticket stub to our new neighbor Sa bai: Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar – and receive 15% off your meal.
We’ve got some new great bookings below. From Pedro Almodovar and Gus Van Sant to the much-requested SENNA. Check out titles below.
I leave for the Toronto International Film Festival next Wednesday…and I can hardly wait! Beginning next week, I will blog on a daily basis (right here on DaytonMostMetro.com) about the films I’m seeing, the parties I’ve attended, and the stars I’ve sighted.
See you soon,
SARAH’S KEY (PG-13) 1 Hr 51 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
ANOTHER EARTH (PG-13) 1 Hr 32 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 5:10
Monday – Thursday: 5:20
THE TRIP (NR) 1 Hr 47 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:50, 7:30, 9:50
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 7:50
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Sept 9 THE WHISTLEBLOWER
Sept 16 BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Sept 23 HIGHER GROUND
Sept. 30 THE FUTURE
Oct. 7 RESTLESS
Oct. 7 SENNA
Nov. 4 TAKE SHELTER
TBD LIFE ABOVE ALL