If you haven’t had a chance to see this year’s Academy Award winning film IN A BETTER WORLD, you only have until Thursday to catch it at THE NEON. (And you really shouldn’t miss it!) On Friday, we will open 2 new films – Jodi Foster’s third directorial effort – THE BEAVER and Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary – POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD.
We will also hold I AM for a couple screenings per day for one more week.
Synopsis for THE BEAVER: “Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track… until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.” (Summit Entertainment)
Synopsis for POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD: “We live in an age where it’s tough even to walk down the street without someone trying to sell you something. It’s at the point where practically the entire American experience is brought to us by some corporation. Utilizing cutting-edge tools of comic exploration and total self-exploitation, Spurlock dissects the world of advertising and marketing by using his personal integrity as currency to sell out to the highest bidder. Scathingly funny, subversive, and deceptively smart, “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” shines the definitive light on our branded future as acclaimed filmmaker and master provocateur Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) attempts to create the “Iron Man of documentaries,” the first ever “docbuster”! He may very well have succeeded.” (Sony Picture Classics)
Please Take Note – The YMCA has canceled their special screening of THE OTHER SIDE– previously scheduled for May 26.
A panel is in place for our screening of a powerful and moving documentary called WE WERE HERE. “WE WERE HERE is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.” WE WERE HERE will screen on June 16 at 7PM. Tickets are $8 each and are currently available at THE NEON box office. This screening is sponsored by The Greater Dayton LGBT Center. Be sure to take a look at the trailer, and get your tickets early. After the film, we will have a discussion with representatives from AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Miami Valley Poz 4 Poz, an early HIV/AIDS community educator, and more. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to see a series of incredible photographs in THE NEON’s lobby. Here’s the story: Approximately half way through WE WERE HERE, there are several beautiful and chilling photos of a man with AIDS. These photos were the final project of the late John Davis of Belmont, Ohio. His sister contacted me a couple weeks ago and offered us the opportunity to display the entire series. THE NEON will hang all 17 photographs in our lobby before the screening.
If you’ve been to THE NEON lately, you’ve more than likely seen our note at the front counter about pricing. Here’s what it states: “Effective June 3, 2011. At THE NEON, we strive to have the best films, the best customer service and the best prices. While we don’t intend on changing these goals, we must unfortunately raise our admission prices. On June 3, all General Admission, Matinee and Senior Citizen tickets will increase by 50 cents. Our ticket prices have not increased since August of 2008…and our new ticket prices will still be at least $2 less expensive than all the first-run multiplexes in the region. Thanks for your understanding.” We hope this won’t deter you from coming to THE NEON…as we have dozens of great films coming our way in the weeks and months ahead.
On Monday, May 30, we will open earlier than usual. Because it’s Memorial Day, we will treat it like a weekend day. Perhaps we’ll see you then.
SHOWTIMES for May 27 – June 2:
I AM (NR) 1 Hr 17 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 1:00, 5:15
Tuesday – Thursday: 5:15
THE BEAVER (PG-13) 1 Hr 31 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45
Tuesday – Thursday: 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45
THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD (PG-13) 1 Hr 30 Min
Friday – Thursday: 3:10, 7:20, 9:30
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
June 3 BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
June 3 WINTER IN WARTIME
June 10 INCENDIES
June 17 DOUBLE HOUR
June 24 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
July 1 TREE OF LIFE
July 8 BUCK
July 15 PAGE ONE
July 15 BEGINNERS