If you still need to see BELLE, FED UP or SUPERMENSCH, you only have until Thursday to catch them at THE NEON. In addition to holding CHEF, we will open 2 new films. One is a brand new, critically acclaimed, cutting edge comedy with a lot of heart – OBVIOUS CHILD. The other is a documentary that several of you have been asking about – JODOROWSKY’S DUNE – currently at 99% FRESH on rottentomatoes.com. (For this week’s remaining showtimes, visit our website at www.neonmovies.com)
Synopsis for OBVIOUS CHILD: “For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time…Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.” (A24) Click on this LINK to visit the film’s official site.
Synopsis for JODOROWSKY’S DUNE: ONE WEEK ONLY! Currently at 99% FRESH on Rottentomatoes.com! “In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.” (Sony Classics) Click on this LINK to visit the film’s official facebook page.
Ryan Benner will premiere the 4th installment in the SAVOR THE FLAVOR series (locally produced roller-blading videos) on Saturday, June 28 at 10pm. Ticket, $5 each, are available now at THE NEON’s box office. “Featuring blading from: Aaron Pyle, Tri Tri-Rudolf, Reed Huston, Andrew Thompson, Dan Mikesell,Alex Papalios & Ryan Benner.” In addition, Benner will also screen Hawke Trackler’s CRUISIN’ 4 A BRUISIN’ – featuring Kyle Wood, Ben Poling, Stefan Brandow, Jimmy Spetz, Matt Lyon, Jesse Soda, Hawke Trackler, Greg Preston, Cody Reffner & Bradley Wilson.” (taken from Benner’s Press Notes)
We have several other special events in the works, so I should have plenty of new details in next week’s newsletter.
Next time you’re in the neighborhood, even if you’re not up for a movie, be sure to check out our patio. We’ve really spruced things up with new furniture, new umbrellas and beautiful plants. Our beer selection is pretty awesome (not to mention our iced coffee and other cold drinks), so think about our patio as a great place to unwind down the road.
Thanks for your continued interest and enthusiastic support.
We hope to see you soon!
SHOWTIMES for Friday, June 27 – Thursday, July 3:
OBVIOUS CHILD (R) 1 Hr 24 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:10, 5:20, 7:30
CHEF (R) 1 Hr 55 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:50, 7:20
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 7:20
JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (PG-13) 1 Hr 30 Min
Friday: 5:15, 9:45
Sunday: 5:15, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 5:15
SAVOR THE FLAVOR 4 (Not Appropriate for Young Audiences) approx. 30 Min.
(All Dates Are Tentative. Dates Often Move And Sometimes Disappear.)
July 4 – A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
July 11 – THIRD PERSON
TBD – IDA
TBD – WORDS AND PICTURES
Aug 8 – BOYHOOD
Aug 15 – MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Aug 29 – LAND HO