A SEPARATION performed just well enough for it to stick around a second week. If you haven’t seen this film yet, I hope you’ll hurry out to see it! Across the boards, A SEPARATION was one of the very best reviewed films of last year (far better than any of the nominees for “Best Picture”). Professor Charles Derry recently sent me a note regarding the film. In it, he wrote, “I think the most perceptive way of looking at this film is by comparing it to some of the great films by Jean Renoir, who famously said, in a variety of different versions: ‘The real hell of life is that everyone has their reasons.’ And this film shows exactly that: everyone, in their own way, is right, and because of that, we empathize with everyone, and yet all that results is conflict and separation.” Derry also mentioned that Woody Allen recently stated that he considered A SEPARATION to be the best film of the year.
If you still haven’t seen it (or need to see it again), THE ARTIST is on its way out. Today (March 8) will be your last chance to catch it at THE NEON. On Friday (March 9), we will begin a limited engagement of the new film starring Michael Fassbender – SHAME.
Synopsis for SHAME: “Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.” This film stars incredible performances by both Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan (Mulligan’s performance of “New York, New York” is one of the best vocal performances I’ve seen in a film for quite some time). Click on this LINK to visit the official site. (You might recall Fassbender from FISH TANK or the recent JANE EYRE…and Carey Mulligan from AN EDUCATION and NEVER LET ME GO.) Note: This film is rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content. THE NEON will be carding anyone who appears to be under 18 for admission to this film.
Here’s a second trailer – different in tone – that features Mulligan’s performance.
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.
For this week’s remaining showtimes, please visit our official site.
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SHOWTIMES for Fri. March 9 – Thur. March 15:
A SEPARATION (PG-13) 2 Hr 03 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:30, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:10, 8:00
SHAME (NC-17) 1 Hr 41 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
TBD THE HEDGEHOG
TBD BEING FLYNN
March 23 IN DARKNESS
March ? WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
April ? FOOTNOTE
Spring SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
Spring BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL