Over the past few years, more and more people have been interested to see as many of the Oscar nominated films as possible before the ceremony…and now you can get even closer to that goal by having access to all 15 nominated short films. Starting Friday, we will open all three programs of the Oscar Nominated Short Films – ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION and DOCUMENTARY. Showtimes can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter or by visiting our official site at www.neonmovies.com. In addition, we will hold two other big nominees – THE IMITATION GAME and FOXCATCHER. (As an FYI, the Documentary Program will only play three times over the weekend – it’s a long, challenging and rewarding collection of work…you’ll certainly get your money’s worth.)
Synopsis for OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: Each collection of short films contains the 5 nominees for this year’s Academy Award (in the case of the ANIMATION selections, additional noteworthy films have been added in order to create a feature-length program). Though none of the programs are officially rated by the MPAA, I think it’s good to have a “guess” for each program. For the Animation Program, we suggest a rating of “PG” due to one of the films being a bit dark. That said, kids over 8 should not have a problem with any of the material. For the Live Action Program, we suggest a rating of “PG-13” due to some cursing. We think kids over 11 or 12 would be fine. For the Documentary Program, we suggest a rating of “R” due to difficult and disturbing images. (The next to last film in this 2 hour 40 minute program takes place at a slaughterhouse. Though quite powerful, some may find the images rather disturbing.) Click on the image below to visit the official site for the OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS. On this site, you can view a short clip from each film.
Patrick Larreategui is trying to bring a special screening of CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO to town. If 68 tickets are reserved by Feb. 6, the screening will move forward – scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:30. “When you board an airplane, who are those people in uniform to whom you entrust your life? What do they really do when things go horribly wrong? Derived entirely from the ‘black box’ transcripts of six major airline emergencies, CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO puts the audience inside the tension-filled cockpits of actual flights in distress, offering a fascinating portrait of the psychology of crisis and a person’s will to live to the last second. This chilling and groundbreaking production stretches the boundaries of film, theatre, and the traditional documentary with [the filming of] a stage play that recreates transcripts word for word.” Tickets are $10 each and reservations are required via the official link. (Your credit card will only be charged if enough reservations are made in order for the event to move forward as scheduled.)
“The Junior Leaguers Club of Dayton will sponsor a special screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE on Feb. 28, 2015 at noon. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is a 2014 American satirical film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on African American students who attend a predominately white university. This is the fourth annual movie sponsored by the Junior Leaguers of Dayton as a fundraiser for scholarships. The film will be followed by a community discussion led by Jeannette Taylor, program coordinator for NCCJ. The cost is $30 per ticket which includes the cost of movie, soda, a glass of wine, popcorn and the discussion.” (Taken from event press notes.) Tickets can be purchased at THE NEON beginning Thursday, Jan. 29
Oscar ballots for our Annual FREE Oscar Party will be available in our lobby this weekend. Many thanks to the folks at ThinkTV for agreeing to help us get a broadcast signal for the event!
Thanks for your continued support.
We hope to see you this weekend,
SHOWTIMES for Friday, Jan. 30 – Thursday, Feb. 5:
THE IMITATION GAME (PG-13) 1 Hr 54 Min
Friday & Saturday: 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:50
Sunday: 2:45, 5:00, 7:20
Monday – Thursday: 3:10, 5:30, 7:50
FOXCATCHER (R) 2 Hr 13 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 4:50
Monday – Thursday: 5:15
OSCAR SHORTS – ANIMATION (NR) 1 Hr 17 Min
Friday, Saturday: 2:50, 9:50
OSCAR SHORTS – LIVE ACTION (NR) 1 Hr 57 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 7:30
OSCAR SHORTS – DOCUMENTARY (NR) 2 Hrs 40 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:30a.m.
(All Dates Are Tentative. Dates Often Move And Sometimes Disappear.)
Feb. 6 – TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
Feb. 13 – STILL ALICE
Feb. 20 – MOMMY
Feb. 20 – MR. TURNER
March 6 – WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
March 6 – LEVIATHAN
March 13 – RED ARMY
March 27 – WILD TALES
TBD – THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL