I just returned from almost 5 full days in NYC – a perfect getaway. That said, I haven’t had a chance to see NOWHERE BOY (the period film about the young John Lennon) yet, but the few folks I’ve spoken with today have loved it. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t perform well enough to stick around. Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 will be your last chance to see it at THE NEON.
On Friday, we open INSIDE JOB. If you’ve been to THE NEON in the past few weeks, I’m guessing you’ve seen the trailer. This film has been given a 100% review from THE NEW YORK TIMES, VARIETY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, CHICAGO-SUN TIMES, THE BOSTON GLOBE and more!
Synopsis for INSIDE JOB: “Producer/director Charles Ferguson (NO END IN SIGHT) speaks at length with journalists, politicians, and financial insiders in order to offer a clearer picture of the economic meltdown that hit America starting in 2008. Academy Award winner Matt Damon narrates this unflinching look at the deep-rooted corruption that has left millions of middle-class Americans jobless and homeless as the major corporations get bailed out while paying millions in bonuses.” (Jason Buchanan, American Movie Guide)
There’s only 1 film left in Living City’s Festival tribute to Jeff Bridges.
RANCHO DELUXE (sponsored by CityWide Development) – Nov. 15 at 7PM
Single tickets will be $8 each – available before the show.
The Ohio Liberty Film Festival starts this week at multiple venues. This is the second year for the festival, and more information can be found by clicking HERE.
The Liberty Film Fest ia a “…celebration of freedom and liberty. The underlying idea is that man’s great achievements, whether artistic, scientific or intellectual, have come about through the exercise of freedom and opportunity. The intent will be to showcase films that show the positive use of freedom, and also the negative outcomes and conditions related to the suppression of freedom.” (taken from Liberty Film Fest’s website)
Here’s a detail I didn’t know until recently. All screenings are FREE!
Films screening at THE NEON are:
RESCUE DAWN – Thursday, November 11 at 2:30pm
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES – Thursday, November 11 at 7:30
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST – Sunday, November 14 at 2:30
On Thursday, November 18 at 8PM, New York director Gary Beeber (a Dayton native) will bring his movie DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE to town – “a feature-length, independent documentary that explores the outrageous world of the performers who created the ‘new burlesque’ scene in New York City. Get to know Miss Dirty Martini and her friends Julie Atlas Muz, World-Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, Scotty the Blue Bunny, and many other cult stars. The movie’s seductiveness comes from its sexy acts as well as its dark exploration of the performers’ struggle to pay their bills, quest for stable love relationships and inability to envision the future after burlesque. The relationship between sex work, burlesque and feminism are discussed. As a classically trained dancer, Dirty Martini has struggled since childhood to overcome criticism of her size. Like Bette Midler, she began her career as part of the downtown drag scene where she
was accepted for her talent. She went on to develop her act in the East Village drag clubs where the gay community appreciated her glamour and kitsch.
Dirty Martini redefines female beauty and allows other women, of all shapes and sizes, to feel uninhibited in expressing their raw sexuality.” (taken from press notes) In addition to the documentary, Beeber is also rounding up regional Burlesque stars to put on a show for attendees – including Champagne Shock, Viva Valezz!, Pandora Foxx and Nina Cherry. Check out a teaser trailer by clicking HERE. Advanced tickets for this event are $15 and are available at THE NEON’s box office. Tickets on the day of the show will be $20.
THE RUBI GIRLS have unveiled their 2011 wall calendar, and they’re now available in our lobby. Calendars are just $20 each, and 100% of that amount will go to charities in the Miami Valley. If you still need a 2011 calendar…or you’re looking for a fun, unique gift…check out the calendar next time you’re here. Last year’s edition sold out, and this year’s edition is even more wonderful. Hurry down.
As of right now, we are set to have the exclusive opening for Danny Boyle’s new film 127 HOURS – featuring a fantastic, lead performance by James Franco – on November 24. We need to make the Thanksgiving weekend a huge success, so please consider planning a screening of this incredible new film (which will certainly show up during Academy Award nominations) during your holiday plans!
We hope to see you very soon.
SHOWTIMES for November 12 – November 18:
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (PG) 111 minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday: 2:50, 5:00, 9:45
Tuesday, Wednesday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Thursday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
INSIDE JOB (PG-13) 108 Minutes
Friday, Saturday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Sunday: 12:20, 5:10, 7:20, 9:40
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 9:40
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (NR) 133 Minutes
(Liberty Film Fest)
RANCHO DELUXE (NR) 93 minutes
DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE (NR)
(documentary + Live Burlesque Show)
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
Nov. 19 LEBANON
Nov. 24 127 HOURS
Dec. 3 THE GIRL WHO KICKED A HORNET’S NEST
Dec. 17 TAMARA DREW
Dec. 22 BLACK SWAN
Dec. 24 MADE IN DAGENHAM
TBD: THE KING’S SPEECH & RABBIT HOLE