EMPEROR Opens Exclusively at THE NEON!

Emperor-TrailerHello Everyone,

It’s time for us to let go of the Oscar-winning film AMOUR. Today (3/7) is your last chance to see it at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open an exclusive engagement of EMPEROR – the new WWII drama starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox. In addition, we will continue our run of QUARTET – it has been our biggest hit in a long time! Remaining showtimes for this week are at: www.neonmovies.com.

Synopsis for EMPEROR: “Matthew Fox joins Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones, newcomer Eriko Hatsune, and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart.” (Roadside Attractions) Click HERE to visit the official site.

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We’ve got several special events on the horizon. Mark your calendars now for Peace on Fifth’s third film in their human trafficking series. The film is called FLESH, and it will screen Thursday, March 28 at 7:30. More details will be available next week. Also on the horizon is The 13th Dayton Jewish International Film Festival. I’ll go into more details in the coming weeks, but you can download a brochure for the festival by clicking this LINK. To visit the website, click this LINK. 8 films from this festival will screen at THE NEON, and the line-up looks terrific!

We hope to see you soon,
Jonathan

SHOWTIMES for Fri. March 8 – Thur, March 14:

QUARTET (PG-13) 1 Hr 38 Min.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:50, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:00, 7:15

EMPEROR (PG-13) 1 Hrs 46 Min.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30

COMING SOON:
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
March 15 – WEST OF MEMPHIS

March 22 – STOKER

March 29 – THE GATEKEEPERS

April 5 – ON THE ROAD

April 12 – NO

April ? – A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

April 26 – STARBUCK

May ? – TO THE WONDER

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Jonathan McNeal, a graduate of Wright State's Motion Picture Production program, has been managing THE NEON in downtown Dayton since the Fall of 2001. Having grown up in a small town in northeast Ohio, the idea of an independent movie theater that showed hard-to-find films seemed like something that could only be found in a major metropolis. Upon moving to Dayton in the early 1990's, finding THE NEON was a was like finding a new home.
McNeal's film work includes the documentary of Dayton's beloved drag troupe - THE RUBI GIRLS. The doc premiered in San Francisco in 2003 and played across the country and as far away as Australia. The film continues to be played at night clubs and on college campuses as an educational and outreach tool.
McNeal himself has been a part of the performance troupe since 1997.


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