Due to the underwhelming performance of recent titles, we had to make some quick changes to our upcoming schedule. On Friday, we will open 2 new films. First off is a film we’ve been marketing for several months – THE HEDGEHOG. This film is based on a beloved book that many of you have mentioned to me – The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Secondly, we will open a comedy with an all-star cast –FRIENDS WITH KIDS. In addition to the 2 new films, we will hold onto A SEPARATION (winner of this year’s Oscar for “Best Foreign Film”) for a few more screenings. With 3 very different films, we think we’ve got something for almost everyone this weekend. We hope you’ll make it down to see us.
Synopsis for FRIENDS WITH KIDS: “FRIENDS WITH KIDS is a comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships and wonder if there’s a better way. They decide to have a kid together – and date other people. This unconventional ‘experiment’ leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love.” (taken from Roadside Attractions) Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt (KISSING JESSICA STEIN), FRIENDS WITH KIDS also stars Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Edward Burns and more. Click this LINK to visit the official site.
Synopsis for THE HEDGEHOG: “THE HEDGEHOG is the timely story of Paloma, a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renee Michel. When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renee’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.” (taken from NeoClassic Films) Click this LINK to visit the film’s official website.
On Thursday, March 22 at 7:30, Keener Farm has rented our space for a special screening of the acclaimed documentary AMERICAN MEAT. “The film explains our current industrial meat system and shows the feedlots and confinement operations – not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. The film then shifts to the burgeoning sustainable, local-food movement made up of farmers, food advocates, chefs and everyday folks who could change everything about the way meat reaches the American table…Sustainable farming is expanding exponentially as Americans learn more about their food and how to connect with local farmers…” (taken from press notes) The screening will be preceded by a meet and greet with appetizers provided by Olive: An Urban Dive (beginning at 6:30), and a panel discussion with the filmmaker as well as local farmers & restaurateurs will follow the screening. Admission is free (first come, first serve), but donations will gladly be accepted to help offset costs.
Save The Date! April 1 at 3:00 – LUNAFEST: Short Films By…For…About Women. More details in next week’s newsletter.
For this week’s remaining showtimes, please visit www.neonmovies.com.
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SHOWTIMES for Fri. March 16 – Thur. March 22:
THE HEDGEHOG (NR) 1 Hr 40 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 7:30
Monday – Wednesday: 2:50, 7:30
A SEPARATION (PG-13) 2 Hr 03 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 5:00, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 5:00
FRIENDS WITH KIDS (R) 1 Hr 47 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:15, 8:00
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
TBD BEING FLYNN
March 23 THIN ICE
March 30 IN DARKNESS
March 30 WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
April 13 THE RAID
April 27 FOOTNOTE
Spring SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
mid-May DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
mid/late-May DARLIN COMPANION
May 25 THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
June 1 SOUND OF MY VOICE