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Professor Charles Derry told me that THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE is a combination of SCARFACE and a Bette David melodrama (FYI – that’s a compliment)…and my friend Maddi Breslin said that it was outstanding…and that she “could see it again.” Unfortunately, the film did not perform well. Thursday will be your last chance to see THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE at THE NEON.
Conversely, Martin Sheen’s THE WAY (directed by son Emilio Estevez) had a great weekend! We were way above the national average for the film, and audiences are loving it. THE WAY is set to stick around for another week.
On Friday, we will open a charming French film with Gerard Depardieu and Gisele Casadesus – MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE. If you saw THE WAY this weekend, you saw a trailer for this film. It is only slated to play for one week, so hurry down!
Synopsis for MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE: “My Afternoon with Margueritte is the story of life’s random encounters. In a small French town, Germain, a nearly illiterate man in his 50’s and considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Margueritte, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She’s articulate, highly intelligent and frail…Afternoons spent reading aloud on their favorite bench transform their lives and start them both on a new journey — to literacy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest friendship for Margueritte.” (Cohen Media Group)
Next Monday will be the 3rd film in Living City’s VAMPIRE retrospective. (If you missed Monday’s screening of DRACULA, you missed an absolutely gorgeous 35mm print!) Single tickets will be available at the door before each screening for $8 each. Here are the remaining dates and films:
October 31 – THE LOST BOYS (digital video projection)
November 7 – INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (35mm)
November 14 – BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992 – 35mm).
Here’s the latest regarding our special opening of TAKE SHELTER! TAKE SHELTER was one of my favorite films from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It has been receiving much-deserved international acclaim, and I hope we hear a lot more about it come Oscar time. The performances are incredible, the story is great, and the photography is wonderful. On top of all that, the film was made in Ohio! We’re so glad to announce that we will bring producer Tyler Davidson to town during opening weekend. Mr. Davidson will do a Q&A after the following screenings:
Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00
Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4:15
Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:00
Advanced tickets (which are regular price!!) are available now at our box office. To read more about the film, visit the film’s official site.
The Ohio Liberty Film Festival is gearing up for its third year this November. With numerous presenters and sponsors, the festival is able to make admission free to all of their screenings. Click this LINK to see the entire line-up for various venues around town . The following are movies that will play at THE NEON:
Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:00 – THE GREAT DICTATOR (The Charlie Chaplin classic)
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 – AS FAR AS MY FEET WILL CARRY ME
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 – PATTON
“Help support DATV and be inspired by short films that aim to make a difference in our lives. DATV presents the MEDIA THAT MATTERS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm…The festival features 12 jury selected short films that tackle a broad range of social issues with humor, humanity and honesty in 12 minutes or less. Special thanks to our sponsor Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management OGDM Group – Centerville, Ohio…Proceeds from the event will benefit DATV. DATV’s mission is to be a community forum that empowers all citizens to learn, create and express their ideas through electronic media…” (taken from press notes) Visit the official site for this event . Tickets are already available at our box office for $10 each.
I’m very excited to announce that we have booked an incredible film to open in time for Thanksgiving. Alexander Payne’s new film THE DESCENDANTS (starring George Clooney) is fantastic! SIDEWAYS (also directed by Payne) was a huge hit for us, and I think THE DESCENDANTS is his best film yet. (Payne also directed the final short film in PARIS, JE T’AIME – which was also fantastic!) Thanksgiving weekend is a crucial movie-going weekend for cinemas…and we hope you’ll make plans to see this great film with us! To find out more about the film, visit the official site.
For remaining showtimes for this week visit our official site.
Hope to see you very soon,
SHOWTIMES for October 28 – November 3:
THE WAY (PG-13) 2 Hrs 1 Min
Friday, Saturday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50
Sunday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30
Monday: 2:45, 5:10
Tuesday – Thursday: 2:45, 5:10, 7:40
MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE (NR) 1 Hr 22 Min
Friday, Saturday: 1:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15
Sunday: 1:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:15
Monday – Wednesday: 3:00, 5:30, 7:30
Thursday: 3:00, 5:30
THE LOST BOYS (R) 1 Hr 37 Min
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Nov. 4 TAKE SHELTER
Nov. 4 MARGIN CALL
Nov. 18 MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Nov. 23 THE DESCENDANTS
TBD THE SKIN I LIVE IN
It’s rare to have 2 films performing well. It’s even more rare for 2 films to perform well during the summer months (arthouse attendance traditionally does better in the winter months – read “award season”). That said, we have 2 films that are breaking summer records for THE NEON. If you haven’t seen WINTER’S BONE or THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, you need to make it down to THE NEON. We are going to hold both films for another week.
The Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival is swinging into action for its 5th year! Mark your calendars for September 24-26. In the coming days, all details will be available on the official website. For now, you can view trailers of the opening, centerpiece and closing films – each has been winning awards at festivals around the world:
I KILLED MY MOTHER (Sept. 24) – CLICK HERE
A MARINE STORY (Sept. 25) – CLICK HERE
UNDERTOW (Sept. 26) – CLICK HERE
And Living City is at it again! This year, the festival will be a celebration of the career of Jeff Bridges. Titles include THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and THE BIG LEBOWSKI (each on 35mm)…a full line-up and dates (October/November) will be announced soon.
And now for FREE TICKET information.
Your odds are good to win. Only 3 people have posted reviews!!
If you see a movie at THE NEON, you can now comment on the film for everyone in town to see…right here on DaytonMostMetro.com.
During the month of August, write a review for a film that’s currently playing at THE NEON – by commenting on my posts.
At the end of the month, we’ll select two winners to win a pair of tickets to THE NEON. If the response is good, we’ll do it again in September. (You can only review a specific film one time…but if we have 5 films play in one month, you could possibly have 5 entries.) Good luck & Happy Reviewing! (Drop me a note if you have any questions.)
We hope to see you soon.
SHOWTIMES for August 13 – August 19:
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) 104 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45
WINTER’S BONE (R) 100 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
As always, all dates are tentative.
Aug. 20 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Aug. 20 COCO CHANEL AND IGOR STRAVINSKY
Aug. 27 JOAN RIVERS – A PIECE OF WORK
Aug. 27 GET LOW
Sept. 10 FAREWELL
Sept. 17 ANIMAL KINGDOM
Sept. 24 WILD GRASS
Oct. 8 LEBANON
Oct. 15 A WOMAN, A MAN & A NOODLE SHOP