Here is something you will not see anywhere else. The Big Ragu and Crew had a VIP experience at last weekend's Horror Hound convention in Sharonville. We had a Food Adventure with Merle & Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead (Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker)! Featured along with the Cast of the Walking Dead and many celebrities was a Dayton's own, Zombie Dogz. Typically a food truck, it was a little different this time for the gourmet hot dog masters. They operated out of a catering booth inside the convention center. Owners of Zombie Dogz, Lee and David VanArtsdalen and Horror … [Read more...] about Walking Dead Food Adventure & Zombie Dogz at Horror Hound Weekend
Downtown’s next free First Friday art hop will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 6. RiverScape MetroPark and the Oregon District will play host to two special First Friday events: the First Friday @ 5 concert series and the Call of the Tropics Festival. RiverScape MetroPark hosts the second concert in the First Friday @ 5 concert series, with Hey There Morgan performing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The park’s concession stand will be open and beer will be sold from 5 to 7 p.m. MetroParks employees will demonstrate various kayaking skills on the river and free kayak rentals will be … [Read more...] about Beat the Heat at July’s First Friday
Hello Everyone, If you still need to see WEEKEND or MELANCHOLIA, you only have today (Dec. 22) to see them at THE NEON. Even though I was a bit disappointed at the turn-out for WEEKEND, I'm so glad we brought it to THE NEON for a week. It helps us maintain our status as a true arthouse cinema when we can bring films of this caliber that don't have much of a marketing budget (meaning it's a hard-to-find gem that didn't get much play in the Midwest). Just after I sent out last week's newsletter, A.O. Scott of The New York Times listed WEEKEND as one of the best films of the year...and I'm … [Read more...] about MY WEEK WITH MARILYN at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, Even though we're going to hold both of our current attractions - THE DESCENDANTS and MELANCHOLIA - we are going to open a new film on Friday. WEEKEND - which was the sold-out, closing film of this year's Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival - has been winning awards around the world. In addition, it's one of my favorite films of the year. Eric Hynes of the The Village Voice wrote, "Naturalistic without being ineloquent, heartfelt yet unsentimental, WEEKEND is the rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true." David Edelstein of New York Magazine … [Read more...] about WEEKEND This Weekend at THE NEON
Hello Everyone. Many thanks to those of you who supported this year's Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival. It was the most successful festival yet! While CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE received the most enthusiastic response (if you missed this, you missed a complete gem), many attendees were also in love with WEEKEND and TOMBOY. This weekend, we're going to hold onto THE GUARD and THE WHISTLEBLOWERwhile opening a new film both directed by and starring Vera Farmiga - HIGHER GROUND. Synopsis for HIGHER GROUND: "Higher Ground, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual … [Read more...] about HIGHER GROUND & More at THE NEON
Hello Everyone. I'm back from Toronto and throwing myself right into details for the upcoming weekend at THE NEON. Toronto was fantastic - 34 Films, a couple great parties and a chance to meet numerous people in the industry. If you want to catch up on my daily blogs from the festival, click HERE. In addition to my reaction to each film, I posted trailers, clips and pictures (and in the coming days, I'll manage to upload some personal photos I took - including pictures of Tilda Swinton, Antonio Benderas, Jessica Chastain and more.) If you still need to see SARAH'S KEY , you only have … [Read more...] about Movies Galore This Weekend at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone. A special thanks to all of you who came out for opening weekend for SARAH'S KEY...we had a terrific weekend. I've heard back from many of you that word is spreading about getting to THE NEON to see the film. I certainly appreciate this...as word-of-mouth is one of the most effective marketing tools for us. SARAH'S KEY will hold over as well as ANOTHER EARTH (for one screening a day). In addition, we will open the new British comedy THE TRIP. Synopsis for THE TRIP: "When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it … [Read more...] about British Comedy THE TRIP – Opens Sept. 2 at THE NEON!