We’ve got a new, stunningly gorgeous film opening on Friday (11/2). I refer to it as cinematic poetry. If you recall the hit BARAKA that played more than decade ago, this film – SAMSARA – was made by the same people. In addition to the new film, we’ll hold LIBERAL ARTS, KILLER JOE and one more week of SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN. Don’t forget that Omega Music, just a block from THE NEON, has the soundtrack on hand for SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN. If you’re interested in the music, we hope you’ll support another locally owned business (they even have the soundtrack available on vinyl)!
Be sure to read all the way to the end of this blog for fun, breaking news.
Synopsis for SAMSARA: “Expanding on the themes they developed in Baraka (1992) and CHronos (1985), Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.” (Oscilloscope Pictures) Click THIS LINK to visit the film’s official site.
“Help support DATV and be inspired by short films that aim to make a difference in our lives. DATV presents the MEDIA THAT MATTERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL on Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm, at THE NEON in Downtown Dayton. The MEDIA THAT MATTERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is the premier national showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. The films engagediverse audiences and inspires them to take action. The festival features 12 jury selected short films that tackle a broad range of social issues with humor, humanity and honesty in 12 minutes or less.” (provided by DATV) Tickets are $10 each, and we have a few available at our box office and on DATV’s site. For more details about the event and the films, visit the official site.
And here’s some exciting, breaking news! Many of you have read about, asked about, or maybe even had your hand in on the locally produced film TRUE NATURE. After a very successful film festival run (it played and won awards at numerous festivals around the world), TRUE NATURE will finally play at THE NEON. TRUE NATURE will play for one week starting on Friday, Nov. 9, and I’ll announce showtimes and filmmaker Q&As in next week’s blog. To learn more about the film, visit its OFFICIAL SITE.
In addition, we will also have a one-week run of FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL – the sweetly raunchy tale of two young women who start a phone sex business. This little film – which is as fun and charming as it is dirty – was made by Jamie Travis, director of some of my favorite short films of all time (THE SADDEST BOY IN THE WORLD being one of them). To find out more about this film, visit the FOCUS SITE.
And check out our “Coming Soon” list below. Dates are shifting and our line-up for the coming weeks is really coming along. I’m hoping you’re interested in several of our upcoming engagements.
Thanks so much for your ongoing support!
All the best,
SHOWTIMES for Fri. Nov. 2 – Thur, Nov. 8:
KILLER JOE (NC-17) 1 Hr 42 Min
Friday – Thursday: 5:00, 9:30
LIBERAL ARTS (PG-13) 1 Hr 37 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:45, 3:00, 7:20
Monday – Wednesday: 3:00, 7:20
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (PG-13) 1 Hr 26 Min
Friday – Wednesday: 5:15, 9:30
SAMSARA (PG-13) 1 Hr 42 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:45, 7:15
Monday – Thursday: 2:45, 7:15
DATV presents MEDIA THAT MATTERS
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
Nov. 9 (1 Week Only!) – FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL
Nov. 9 (1 Week Only!) – TRUE NATURE
Nov. 16 (2 weeks only) – A LATE QUARTET
Nov. 16 THE SESSIONS
Nov. 30 ANNA KARENINA
Dec. TBD – HITCHCOCK