Our 2nd projector is back up and running, so our schedule is back on track! Thanks for all of your understanding during this frustrating time. Friday night is the worst time for a projector to go down…it’s too late to order parts, and Tuesday morning seems forever away.
NEVER LET ME GO – a quiet and gorgeous film that has haunted me since I saw it in Toronto, started on Friday…and has gotten off to a very weak start. In a recent podcast, Anne Thompson of “Thompson on Hollywood” said, “I embraced its slow pace and its deliberateness…it’s sort of this year’s BRIGHT STAR…with subtle, delicious qualities…” A few of us at THE NEON have seen the film, and we’ve all responded very well to it. Don’t let this gem slip by you! With numbers like this weekend’s, the film won’t stick around too long.
The film comes highly recommended – based on a book by Kazuo Ishiguro (author of THE REMAINS OF THE DAY) and directed by Mark Romanek (director of ONE HOUR PHOTO). Don’t miss it! The cast, the score, the setting – it’s so well done. Rex Reed wrote, “An imaginative, heartbreaking work of art that blew me away.” Roger Ebert wrote, “A meditative, delicate film,” and Richard Corliss of TIME wrote, “NEVER LET ME GO is a superb, poignant film about everlasting love.”
Synopsis for NEVER LET ME GO: “Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront their deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.” (Fox Searchlight) Charlotte Rampling and Sally Hawkins also have strong, supporting roles.
Living City Film Fest is at it again! This year, the festival will be a celebration of the career of Jeff Bridges. Here’s the line-up:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (sponsored by Dublin Pub) – Oct. 18 at 7PM
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (sponsored by Downtown Dayton Partnership) – Oct. 25 at 7PM
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (sponsored by Chisano Marketing) – Nov. 1 at 7PM
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (sponsored by Jeff Martin Florist) – Nov. 8 at 7PM
RANCHO DELUXE (sponsored by CityWide Development) – Nov. 15 at 7PM
Single tickets will be $8 each available before each show. A festival pass (good for the Monday evening screenings) are just $30 and are available at our box office.
Due to the popularity of THE BIG LEBOWSKI, two additional screenings have been scheduled for this weekend. Friday & Saturday at 10PM!
On Thursday, Oct. 21, directors Directed by Shawn Fields & C.Winn will once again present their film YOUNG BREAD GETTAS. This film played at THE NEON in 2007, but the filmmakers are anxious to bring the film back as they prepare to launch the DVD. “In todays society its all about three things Money,Power, & Respect…” (from the filmmakers) The film will play at 7:30, and tickets will be $10 each.
On Saturday, October 23 at 10PM, THE NEON will host a special screening of a film called THE UNIVERSE. “THE UNIVERSE is a story focused around two misinformed friends trying to solve the mystery of women and attraction. Their encounters with equally misinformed individuals throws them into a surreal adventure of mistaken identity. THE UNIVERSE is a locally shot comedy directed by Dayton native Joseph Anderson and produced by Jarren Summers. (surreal comedy, absurdity)” Tickets to this screening are $5 each and will be available for advanced purchase at our box office this weekend.
On October 30 at 3:30, Columbus Filmmaker Will Graver will bring his filmREVELATION and a small collection of local shorts to THE NEON. More details will be available in the coming days. For now, you can check out Graver’s website at www.revelationzombie.com.
On Thursday, November 18 at 8PM, New York director Gary Beeber will bring his movie DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE to town. In addition to the documentary, Beeber is also rounding up regional Burlesque stars to put on a show for attendees. More details will be available in the coming days, but for now you can check out a teaser trailer by clicking HERE. Advanced tickets for this event will cost $15 – and will be available this weekend at THE NEON’s box office. Tickets on the day of the show will be $20
We hope to see you this weekend.
Be certain to check out our coming attractions…I’m very excited about a couple new additions…particularly one for Thanksgiving weekend!
SHOWTIMES for October 15 – October 21:
NEVER LET ME GO (R) 103 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY (PG-13) 101 Minutes
Friday, Saturday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday: 2:50, 5:10, 9:45
Tuesday & Wednesday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Thursday: 2:50, 5:10, 9:45
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (R) 117 Minutes
Friday & Saturday: 10:00
YOUNG BREAD GETTAS (NR)
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