Many thanks to those of you who supported this year’s Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival. It was the most successful festival yet! While CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE received the most enthusiastic response (if you missed this, you missed a complete gem), many attendees were also in love with WEEKEND and TOMBOY.
This weekend, we’re going to hold onto THE GUARD and THE WHISTLEBLOWERwhile opening a new film both directed by and starring Vera Farmiga – HIGHER GROUND.
Synopsis for HIGHER GROUND: “Higher Ground, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by Carolyn S. Briggs’ memoir, This Dark World, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman’s struggles with belief, love, and trust. Faith, love and honesty are the cornerstones of this story of a woman who learns that no matter how many times she loses her footing, she has within herself all that’s necessary to get to a higher place.” (Sony Pictures Classics) Visit the film’s official site.
This Sunday, The India Foundation will celebrate the birthday of Gandhi by presenting a reception and a free screening of the documentary MAHATMA. “This one-hour documentary on the life of Mahatma Gandhi contains never-before-seen archival footage from the vaults of Films Davison of India. Come over and join in Mahatma Gandhi’s 142nd birthday celebration. Birthday cake, coffee, samaras in the lobby from 1:30 to 2:30. The film starts at 3:00. Admission is FREE – on first-come, first-seated basis.”
Below is a small collage of photos I took during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Sadly, I didn’t always have my camera with me…and in some instances, I didn’t want to be “that guy” snapping pictures at a big party. How many people can you name?
Living City is putting the final details in place for this Fall’s VAMPIRE retrospective. Ticketing details will be available soon. That said, you can mark your calendars now for October 17 – THE HUNGER, October 24 – DRACULA (starring Bela Lugosi), October 31 – THE LOST BOYS, November 7 – INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, and November 14 – BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992).
Next Friday (Oct. 7), we plan to open SENNA. We’ve had numerous calls and e-mails about this film…so we hope that we’ll soon have another documentary hit on our hands!
Hope to see you this weekend,
SHOWTIMES for Sept. 30 – October 6:
THE WHISTLEBLOWER (R) 1 Hr 52 Min
Friday, Saturday: 2:40, 7:15
Monday – Thursday: 3:10, 7:50
THE GUARD (R) 1 Hr 36 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 5:00, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 5:30
HIGHER GROUND (R) 1 Hr 49 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:20, 8:00
MAHATMAN (NR) 1 Hr
Sunday: 3:00 (reception begins at 1:30)
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Oct. 7 SENNA
Oct. 7 RESTLESS
Oct. 14 THE FUTURE
Nov. 4 TAKE SHELTER
Nov. 18 MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Nov. 25 THE SKIN I LIVE IN
TBD LIFE ABOVE ALL