I know many of you are excited to see Robert Redford’s new film ALL IS LOST. Unfortunately, the distributor decided to make some drastic, last-minute changes. Instead of opening on 350 screens across the USA this weekend, they’re only opening on 75…and we didn’t make the cut. We hope they’ll make the film available to us in the near future, but we’ll have to wait and see how their new proposed date works with our other bookings.
Regardless, we are moving forward this Friday with a special film that is currently at a 99% approval rating on Rottentomatoes.com – WADJDA.
Synopsis for WADJDA: “WADJDA is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film.” (taken from Sony Classics) Keith Uhlich of TIME OUT NEW YORK wrote, “…it is a rare movie shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, which has no cinema industry to speak of…Forbidden from mixing with the men in her crew, Al-Mansour often directed via walkie-talkie from the back of a van.” Peter Keough of BOSTON GLOBE wrote, “The world of cinema is richer for the voice of Al Mansour; she speaks for the women of her country, and for people everywhere.” Click this LINK to visit the film’s official site.
A local faith-based non-profit is hosting a screening of the new documentary THE TRIUMPH on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30. “THE TRIUMPH is a powerful new documentary film about our Blessed Mother’s apparitions in Medjugorje. On June 25, 1981, in the mountain village of Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina, Our Lady appeared to six children. She identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, and continues to appear to several of the visionaries even today. The filmmakers are hoping the audience can view the movie with an open mind, as they interview skeptics, priests, believers, and non-Christians who claim they have seen an apparition of Mary. ‘This is without a doubt one of the greatest historical and spiritual phenomenons that has ever happened in the history of mankind and the great thing about it is that it is happening right now, during our time…’ said TRIUMPH producer Zaid Jazrawi.” (taken from Lovey Dovey, Inc. press notes) $10 presale tickets are only available via this LINK from Love Dovey, Inc. Remaining tickets will be sold at THE NEON on the night of the screening.
“Come support GLSEN at the Dayton Premiere of SCARY NORMAL on Thursday November 21st at 7:30. Tickets are available on a sliding scale – pay what you can – $15-$50. Director Jennifer Bechtel presents this coming-of-age romantic comedy about Chelsea, a teenager who just wants to be seen as normal. However, her stepdad’s life as an independent filmmaker leaves her surrounded by wild, colorful characters and often embarrassed and frustrated by her family. Along comes Danielle, a sometimes brash, almost always self-confident young lesbian who has been kicked out of her own family because of her sexuality. Through their friendship, Chelsea starts to realize the true value of friends and family who love unconditionally. About GLSEN: For 25 years GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network has been the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.” (taken from GLSEN Dayton press notes) Tickets are now available at THE NEON.
Next week, we’ll announce our Family Holiday Series…where movies are FREE for children 12 and under and only $2 for adults. Stay tuned!
Thanks for your continued support!
We hope to see you soon,
SHOWTIMES for Fri, Oct. 25 – Thurs, Oct. 31:
ENOUGH SAID (PG-13) 1 hr 33 min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:15, 5:30, 7:45
INEQUALITY FOR ALL (PG) 1 hr 29 min
Friday – Thursday: 5:15
WADJDA (PG) 1 hr 38 min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:45, 3:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 7:20
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
TBD – ALL IS LOST
Nov. 8 – 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Nov. 22 – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Nov. 22- KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Nov. 27 – PHILOMENA