If you still need to see THE TREE OF LIFE, Thursday (7/21) will be its last day at THE NEON (all showtimes are available at HERE). On Friday, we will open the new film from Mike Mills – BEGINNERS – starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer (Plummer’s performance is an Oscar shoe-in for “Best Supporting Actor”).
Synopsis for BEGINNERS: “From writer/director Mike Mills comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. BEGINNERS imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.” (taken from filmjabber.com)
Click HERE to visit the official site. Below is a wonderful “Making Of” featurette.
Before the 7:20 screenings of BEGINNERS on both Friday and Saturday night, I will be giving out a handful of T-Shirts and soundtracks. So brush up on your NEON trivia – I hope to see you here!
On Saturday night, our large auditorium has been rented for a special event. 2 MUCH FLAVOR is a rollerblading documentary (a follow-up to SAVOR THE FLAVOR from 2008) by local videomakers Ryan Benner and Andrew Thompson. A trailer is available HERE. The movie will play on Saturday night, July 23 at 10pm. Tickets will be $5 each.
Many of you have been asking and calling about BUCK. We appreciate your patience as our schedule continues to re-arrange. We will eventually play it!
Our new parking lot has new lines and is ready for parking! You can access this lot (which has 2 different sections) from St. Clair. One section exits onto 5th Street…the other exits back onto St. Clair. All the spots are visible from our front window, and new light bulbs have been installed to make certain it is well lit. As always, this lot if free to NEON customers. If it is full, we can validate your ticket for the parking garage any time after 6:00 on weekdays or all weekend long. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call or write.
Hope to see you soon.
SHOWTIMES for July 22 – July 28:
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13) 1 Hr 40 Min
Friday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40
Saturday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30
Sunday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
BEGINNERS (R) 1 Hr 45 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
2 MUCH FLAVOR (NR)
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
July 29 PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES
July 29 DOUBLE HOUR
Aug 5 BUCK
Aug 5 SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
Aug 12 BEATS AND RHYMES: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Aug 26 ANOTHER EARTH
Aug 26 THE GUARD
Sept. 9 LIFE ABOVE ALL
Sept 9 WHISTLEBLOWER
Sept 23 HIGHER GROUND
TBD THE FUTURE