We’re moving along this weekend. Today we open a smart, new comedy starring Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones – CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (the film was written by Jones, too).
THE INTOUCHABLES will hold for one more week.
Synopsis for CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER: “Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do — she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.” (Sony Pictures Classics) Visit the official website.
The Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival has just confirmed that 2 directors will attend this year’s festival. Jonathan Lisecki, director of the opening night film GAYBY plans to attend. In addition, Travis Matthews, director of I WANT YOUR LOVE, will book his flight tomorrow. Read all about the films on the official website! The 7th Annual Fest is set for Sept. 28-30. Watch the trailers and mark your calendars…it’s gonna be great! Special thanks to DAYTON MOST METRO, WYSO and DAYTON DAILY NEWS for already committing to provide stories about this year’s films. (Due to explicit content, viewers must be 18 and older for I WANT YOUR LOVE.)
Folks have already been responding to the news of our benefit – set for October 14 (if you didn’t read that newsletter, you can check it out here). Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement! Tickets can now be purchased at our box office and on-line via paypal. If you’re not able to attend our benefit, you can also make a donation on the benefit page.
Next week, I’ll be off to The Toronto International Film Festival. In my next newsletter, I’ll provide you with a link where you can keep up with my daily screenings. I’ve barely had time to look at the line-up, but I’m already excited about a few films.
FilmDayton had a great festival over the weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported their screenings…and their mission.
We hope to see you soon,
SHOWTIMES for Fri. Aug. 31 – Thu. Sept. 6:
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (R) 1 Hr 32 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
THE INTOUCHABLES (R) 1 Hr 52 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
As always, all dates are tentative.
Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
Sept. 7 ROBOT AND FRANK
Sept. 14 FAREWELL, MY QUEEN
Sept. 21 THE MASTER
Sept. 21 ARBITRAGE
Sept. 28-30 DOWNTOWN DAYTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
Oct. 5 SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
Oct. ? SLEEPWALK WITH ME
TBD THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES
TBD 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK
TBD SLEEPWALK WITH ME