If you haven’t had a chance to see WINTER IN WARTIME, BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK, and/or THE BEAVER, you only have through Thursday (6/9) to see them at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open the Oscar-nominated political thriller INCENDIES and Woody Allen’s latest film MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (check out the stellar cast in the description below). Both of these new films come with a great response from critics and audiences alike!
I’m delighted to announce a couple big changes to our calendar. 1) POTICHE has been dated for a one-week engagement. It will open on June 17. This was one of my favorites in Toronto last year (I generally don’t respond to comedies the way I do to serious films). It’s wonderfully charming, and Catherine Deneuve is superb! 2) Due to the success of THE TREE OF LIFE in larger markets, Fox Searchlight has bumped up our opening date. THE TREE OF LIFE will now open on June 24!
Synopsis for INCENDIES: “When notary Lebel sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan to read them their mother Nawal’s will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes – one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn’t know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal’s retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. With Lebel’s help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.” (Sony Pictures Classics) Click This Link to visit the film’s official site (the trailer will have your heading to THE NEON this weekend).
Synopsis for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: “Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody and Carla Bruni star in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy about a family on a business trip in the City of Light. As a young couple engaged to be married experiences a profound transformation during their visit to Paris, an idealistic man with a romanticized view of the city finds that there’s plenty of truth to that old adage about the grass being greener on the other side.” (Jason Buchanon, All Movie Guide) Click This Link to be directed to the official site for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS.
We’re all set for next week’s screening of WE WERE HERE. “WE WERE HERE is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.” WE WERE HERE will screen on June 16 at 7PM. Tickets are $8 each and are currently available at THE NEON box office. This screening is sponsored by The Greater Dayton LGBT Center. Be sure to take a look at thetrailer, and get your tickets early. After the film, we will have a discussion with representatives from AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Miami Valley Poz 4 Poz, an early HIV/AIDS community educator, and more. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to see a series of incredible photographs in THE NEON’s lobby. Here’s the story:Approximately half way through WE WERE HERE, there are several beautiful and chilling photos of a man with AIDS. These photos were the final project of the late John Davis of Dayton. His sister contacted me a couple weeks ago and offered us the opportunity to display the entire series. THE NEON will hang all 17 photographs in our lobby before the screening.
THE NEON has been rented out for a special screening of BICYCLE DREAMS. Advance tickets ($10 each + $1 handling fee) must be purchased on-line (visit Link). Remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event for $15 each. “BICYCLE DREAMS tells the true story of the Race Across America, a 3000-mile bicycle race that challenges riders to cross the country in just ten days. They must overcome searing desert hear, agonizing mountain climbs, and endless stretches of open road, all while battling extreme exhaustion and sleep deprivation. But when tragedy strikes the race, this simple test of human endurance is instantly transformed into something far more daunting. These voyageurs discover what is truly at stake as they pedal on, praying for the deliverance only the finish line can bring. By journey’s end, some are saved, others are lost, but all learn that the fuel that takes a soul toward its own true destiny is desire.” (taken from press notes)
Hope to see you soon,
SHOWTIMES for June 10 – June 16:
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13) 1 Hr 40 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
INCENDIES (R) 2 Hr 10 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30
Monday – Wednesday: 2:45, 5:15, 8:00
Thursday: 2:45, 9:45
WE WERE HERE (NR) 1 Hr 30 Min + Discussion
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
June 17 POTICHE
June 24 TREE OF LIFE
July 1 DOUBLE HOUR
July 8 BUCK
July 15 PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES
July 15 BEGINNERS
Aug 5 SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
Aug 26 ANOTHER EARTH