We’re opening two new films this weekend. First is a documentary for which we have received numerous requests – perhaps as many as we received for BUCK. This time, instead of a horse trainer, the subject is regarded as “the best driver who ever lived” – SENNA. We will also open a small African film which will only play for one week. If you’ve been to THE NEON recently, I’m almost certain you’ve seen a trailer for LIFE, ABOVE ALL – a film for which Robert Ebert gave a 100% review.
Synopsis for SENNA: “Senna’s remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his final, tragic race a decade later. Far more than a film for F1 fans, SENNA unfolds a remarkable story in a remarkable manner, eschewing many standard documentary techniques in favour of a more cinematic approach that makes full use of astounding footage, much of which is drawn from F1 archives and is previously unseen.” (Working Title Films) Click this LINK to visit the film’s official site.
Synopsis for LIFE, ABOVE ALL: “Just after the death of her newly-born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth.” (Sony Pictures Classics) Click this LINK to visit the film’s official site.
Living City is gearing up for their VAMPIRE retrospective. The series will include 5 Films over the course of 5 Mondays at 7:30 – beginning October 17. Single tickets will be available at the door before each screening for $8 each. A festival pass – good for all 5 screnings – will be available this weekend for just $30 (members of FilmDayton will receive $5 off the festival pass price). Here are the dates and films:
October 17 – THE HUNGER
October 24 – DRACULA (1931, starring Bela Lugosi)
October 31 – THE LOST BOYS
November 7 – INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
November 14 – BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992).
Hope to see you this weekend,
SHOWTIMES for October 7 – October 13:
SENNA (PG-13) 1 Hr 46 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:20, 7:50
LIFE, ABOVE ALL (PG-13) 1 Hr 40 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 5:00
Monday – Thursday: 5:30
HIGHER GROUND (R) 1 Hr 49 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2:40, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:10, 7:40
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Oct. 14 RESTLESS
Oct. 14 THE FUTURE
Oct. 21 THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE
Nov. 4 TAKE SHELTER
Nov. 18 MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Nov. 25 THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Nov. ? MARGIN CALL
Dec. 2 MELANCHOLIA