If you still need to see LIFE, ABOVE ALL or HIGHER GROUND, you only have today (Thursday, October 13) to see them at THE NEON. On Friday, we open two new films. First is the new film from Miranda July – THE FUTURE. The second is the new film from Gus Van Sant – RESTLESS. Of course there’s lots more to announce…but I’ll get to that in a minute. As a warning, it’s quite possible that both of our new films will only play for a week. So hurry down if you want to see them!
Synopsis for THE FUTURE: “When Sophie and Jason decide to adopt a stray cat, their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.” (Roadside Attractions) From visual artist and filmmaker Miranda July comes the follow-up film to her incredible first feature ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW. Visit the film’s official site.
Synopsis for RESTLESS: “Eccentric funeral crasher Enoch (Henry Hopper) finds his ideal soul mate in beautiful but mysterious Annabelle (Mia Wasikowska), who claims to work in a hospital but harbors a sensitive secret. Later, after Enoch opens up to Annabelle about his only friend, an outspoken ghost named Hiroshi, their fledgling romance is put to the ultimate test. Director Gus Van Sant teams with playwright Jason Lew to adapt Lew’s play of the same name.” (All Movie Guide) Visit the film’s official site .
Monday will kick off Living City’s VAMPIRE retrospective. First off is a classic with David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon – THE HUNGER. The series will include 5 Films over the course of 5 Mondays at 7:30. Single tickets will be available at the door before each screening for $8 each. Festival passes – good for all 5 screnings – are already available at our box office for just $30 (members of FilmDayton will receive $5 off the festival pass price). Here are the dates and films:
October 17 – THE HUNGER (digital video projection)
October 24 – DRACULA (1931, starring Bela Lugosi – 35mm)
October 31 – THE LOST BOYS (digital video projection)
November 7 – INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (35mm)
November 14 – BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992 – 35mm).
Within the past 24 hours, we finally received confirmation that we can open THE WAY on October 21 (“the Martin Sheen film” as so many people has referred to it). You more than likely saw or read details about Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez (who directed the film) visiting Dayton (their hometown) as they toured the country with this film. Since then, we’ve received numerous calls about the film having a traditional engagement – but we could never get the distributor to commit to opening with us. Alas it’s now set – so please help us spread the word. THE WAY will open next Friday!
In the next few days, I hope to also have some good news regarding TAKE SHELTER. This film, one of my absolute favorites from this year’s Toronto Film Festival, was shot in Ohio and has been garnering awards and kudos around the world. Once Sony Classics confirms our opening date, I’ll get busy trying to secure some special details for audiences at THE NEON. I’ll keep you posted!
For remaining showtimes for this week visit THE NEON’s site.
Hope to see you this weekend,
SHOWTIMES for October 14 – October 20:
SENNA (PG-13) 1 Hr 46 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 5:15
Monday – Thursday: 5:30
RESTLESS (PG-13) 1 Hr 31 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30
Monday: 3:15, 5:20
Tuesday – Thursday: 3:15, 5:20, 7:45
THE FUTURE (R) 1 Hr 31 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 3:15, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:15, 7:50
THE HUNGER (R) 1 Hr 37 Min
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Oct. 14 THE WAY
Oct. 21 THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE
Oct. 28 THE HEDGEHOG
(check out the Trailer for THE HEDGEHOG…I love it!)
Oct. 28 MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE
Nov. 4 TAKE SHELTER
Nov. 18 MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Nov. 25 THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Nov. ? MARGIN CALL
Dec. 2 MELANCHOLIA