Though we’re holding onto everything we’re currently playing (FRENCH EXIT as well as the ANIMATED and LIVE ACTION OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS), we’re going to add quite a bit to the mix this weekend. On Friday, we will open SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT- a spy thriller set days before WWII starring Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench. In addition, we’re adding a handful of screenings of the OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS.
In our Virtual Cinema, we’re adding two new films. THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN is nominated for the “Best International Film” Oscar this year, and ROSE PLAYS JULIE is a thriller that speaks as a kind of companion piece to PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN.
NEW IN-PERSON ENGAGEMENTS:
Synopsis for SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: “’In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.” Starring Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench, James D’Arcy, and Jim Broadbent. (IFC Films) Click the image below to watch the film’s trailer.
Synopsis for OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS – DOCUMENTARY: All 5 Academy Award Nominated Documentary Short Films have been assembled for you to see in one place. Starting Friday, you can see these at THE NEON during one of our four special screenings (but if those don’t work for you, they’re still available in our Virtual Cinema). Here are the films: A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA (USA, 18 min.), DO NOT SPLIT (USA/Norway, 36 min.), HUNGER WARD (USA, 40 min.), COLETTE (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.), and A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION (USA, 13 min.). Due to mature themes, this package is not intended for young audiences – our suggested rating is R. If you wish to screen these films virtually, you can watch them on your computer or mobile device or via the Eventive App on your Roku or SmartTV. Please make sure you use this LINK to purchase your at-home access. Click the image below to watch the official trailer for all the shorts.
NEW VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENTS:
Synopsis for ROSE PLAYS JULIE: Available starting April 9! “Rose (Ann Skelly) is at university studying veterinary science. An only child, she has enjoyed a loving relationship with her adoptive parents. However, for as long as Rose can remember she has wanted to know who her biological parents are and the facts of her true identity. After years trying to trace her birth mother, Rose now has a name and a number…and it quickly becomes clear that her birth mother has no wish to have any contact. Rose is shattered. A renewed and deepened sense of rejection compels her to keep going. Rose travels from Dublin to London in an effort to confront her birth mother, Ellen (Orla Brady). Ellen is deeply disturbed when Rose turns up unannounced. The very existence of this young woman threatens the stability of the new life Ellen has painstakingly put together. But Rose proves very tenacious and Ellen is forced to reveal a secret she has kept hidden for over 20 years. This shocking revelation forces Rose to accept the violent nature of how she came into existence. Rose believes she has little to lose but much to gain when she sets out to confront her biological father, Peter (Aidan Gillen).” Tickets are $6.99 for 72 hour access. This film can be viewed on your computer or mobile device or via your TV with Apple TV or Roku. Additional instructions can be found on Eventive’s HELP PAGE. Click the image below to watch the trailer and reserve access to the film.
Synopsis for THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN: Available starting April 9! OSCAR NOMINATED for Best International Film! “Sam Ali, a young, sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artists. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.” Click the image below to watch this film’s trailer. The link to access the film will be available on our website later in the week.
To read more about all the films that are still available in our Virtual Cinema, please visit our WEBSITE. Several critically acclaimed films and audience favorites are still available! Here’s a LINK with a video I made about how Virtual Cinema works.
Would you like to know what titles we have planned for our Virtual cinema? (Click any title to watch that film’s trailer.) On April 16, we’ll start 2 new films – WE BROKE UP is a contemporary and smart romantic comedy and BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS (no trailer available yet) is a documentary about the singular and pioneering artist (I will soon have details for you about a special free virtual talk-back with the film’s director & producer as well as local artist Bing Davis and Dr. Flavia Bastos, Director of Graduate Studies in Art Education – University of Cincinnati). On Earth Day (April 22), we’ll start a new documentary – THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD. And onn, April 30, we will start a wonderful Icelandic film THE COUNTY. More titles are on the way…stay tuned!
Sending special thanks to our friends at Toxic Brew, A Hole in the Wall and Ned Pepper’s (3 Oregon District bars just a block+ from THE NEON) for hosting 4 one-time-only screenings in their “Cult Film Series.” These screenings have helped to raise over $2,500 for THE NEON…and we truly appreciate their generosity. Please let them know how grateful we are the next time you stop in to one of these neighborhood favorites.
And now the news that many of you have been waiting for. Our Free Annual Oscar Screening is still going to happen this year, but seating will be severely limited. You’re the first to get this invitation to request tickets. Click this LINK to request yours…they will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.