We’ve got a lot going on in the next several weeks…and there are many more events in the works. These special events are going to keep us on our toes, but I’m certain you’ll be interested in many of them.
As predicted last week, COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY could only stick around for one week. Today is the last day for the film…and tomorrow we start GET LOW – the new highly acclaimed film with Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek. Please spread the word and tell people to support this indie gem at a true indie theatre – THE NEON.
Synopsis for GET LOW: “Inspired by the true story of Tennessee recluse Felix “Bush” Breazeale, who planned his funeral while he was still alive… Few folks have spoken with Felix Bush (Duvall) since he disappeared into the Tennessee woods 40 years ago, and the ones who have don’t necessarily have the kindest things to say about him. Gruff, confrontational, and ill-tempered, Felix has been the source of many malicious rumors over the years. Some say he’s a cold-hearted killer and his penchant for walking into town with a shotgun, a wild beard, and threadbare clothes doesn’t exactly give the impression of a man who seeks to make friends. When Felix walks into Frank Quinn’s (Murray) funeral parlor and announces his intentions to throw himself a massive party before he passes away, word quickly spreads through town and anticipation starts to run high. Before long the big day has finally arrived, and Felix surprises everyone…” (Jason Buchanan, American Movie Guide)
On Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m. MochaReaders will host a special screening of the 70’s hit movie FOXY BROWN starring legendary actress Pam Grier. Movie goers will enjoy refreshments, special giveaways and WWRD-TV32 will highlight the event. Join MochaReaders in celebrating and welcoming Pam Grier to Dayton to promote her new book. (Ms. Grier will appear at “A Foxy Affair – An Evening with Pam Grier” at Ponitz Career Technology Center, 471 Washington Street on Thursday, Sept. 16. For more information visit www.mochareaders.com or call (937) 361-7657.) Single tickets to the Wednesday, Sept. 15 screening of FOXY BROWN (on 35mm) will cost just $5 and will be available soon!
On Thursday, Sept. 16, DATV will present the MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL. The festival showcases 12 jury selected short films – each 12 minutes or less – that tackle a broad range of social issues with humor, humanity and honesty. Tickets are $15 each and are available on-line at www.datv.org or at our box office.
The Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival is swinging into action for its 5th year! The wonderfully designed website just launched a few days ago. Check it out at www.daytonlgbt.com. The website is full of images and links to trailers and official sites. It also outlines all of the sponsors for this year. Over the next couple weeks, we will be securing the visiting artists for this year’s festival – writers, directors, and stars. Stay tuned for more details.
Living City Film Fest is at it again! This year, the festival will be a celebration of the career of Jeff Bridges. Titles include THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and THE BIG LEBOWSKI (each on 35mm)…a full line-up of titles, sponsors and dates (October/November) will be announced soon.
FREE TICKET information.
You only have a few more days to win, and the odds are still good for you. If you see a movie at THE NEON, you can now comment on the film for everyone in town to see.
During the month of August, post a review for any film currently playing at THE NEON directly below my posting.
At the end of the month, we’ll select two winners to win a pair of tickets to THE NEON. If the response is good, we’ll do it again in September. (You can only review a specific film one time…but if we have 5 films play in one month, you could possibly have 5 entries.) Good luck & Happy Reviewing! (Drop me a note if you have any questions.)
We hope to see you soon.
SHOWTIMES for August 27 – September 2:
GET LOW (PG-13) 100 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) 104 Minutes
Friday – Thursday: 2:40, 9:40
WINTER’S BONE (R) 100 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 5:00, 7:20
Monday – Thursday: 5:00, 7:20
As always, all dates are tentative.
Sept. 3 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Sept. 10 JOAN RIVERS – A PIECE OF WORK
Sept. 17 ANIMAL KINGDOM
Sept. 24 FAREWELL
Oct. 8 LEBANON
Oct. 15 A WOMAN, A MAN & A NOODLE SHOP
TBD RESTREPO, WILD GRASS