We’re cleaning house this week. If you still need to see THE FUTURE, RESTLESS or SENNA, you only have through tomorrow (October 20) to see them at THE NEON. On Friday, we open two new films. First is a film from Emilio Estevez – starring his father Martin Sheen – THE WAY. On our other screen, we’ll open a film based on a true story about the body double for Saddam Hussein’s son – THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE.
Synopsis for THE WAY: “THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his ‘California Bubble Life.'” (taken from the official site) Many of you have heard about this film because Sheen & Estevez recently came through Dayton promoting it. We hope you’ll help us make this film a success in their hometown!
Synopsis for THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE: “Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia is thrust into the highest echelons of the ‘royal family’ when he’s ordered to become the body double to Saddam’s son – a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family’s lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince’s psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence…” (Herrick Entertainment) Click the link to visit the film’s official site.
Next Monday will be the 2nd of Living City’s VAMPIRE retrospective. Single tickets will be available at the door before each screening for $8 each. Here are the remaining dates and films:
October 24 – DRACULA (1931, starring Bela Lugosi – 35mm)
October 31 – THE LOST BOYS (digital video projection)
November 7 – INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (35mm)
November 14 – BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992 – 35mm).
Here’s some great news! TAKE SHELTER was one of my favorite films from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It has been receiving much-deserved international acclaim, and I hope we hear a lot more about it come Oscar time. The performances are incredible, the story is great, and the photography is wonderful. On top of all that, the film was made in Ohio! We’re so glad to announce that we will bring producer Tyler Davidson to town during opening weekend. Mr. Davidson will be able to introduce the film and conduct Q&As following select screenings. Stay tuned to my updates for the latest details as they develop. Meanwhile, visit the film’s official site .
On November 17, DATV has rented our space to host their annual MEDIA THAT MATTERS event. Tickets are already available at our box office for $10 each. Mark your calendars now, and I’ll include more details in next week’s update…but if you want to read more, visit their official site.
For remaining showtimes for this week visit THE NEON’s site.
Hope to see you very soon,
SHOWTIMES for October 21 – October 27:
THE WAY (PG-13) 2 Hrs 1 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE (R) 1 Hr 49 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday: 3:00, 5:15
Tuesday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:15, 7:30
DRACULA (NR) 1 Hr 15 Min
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Nov. 4 TAKE SHELTER
Nov. ? MARGIN CALL
Nov. 18 MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Nov. 25 THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Dec. 2 MELANCHOLIA
TBD THE HEDGEHOG
TBD MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE