We had a very slow weekend at THE NEON…so it’s time to clear the decks and move forward in a big way. If you haven’t seen BUCK, SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN orTHE DOUBLE HOUR, you only have until Thursday to see them at THE NEON. (Click here for current showtimes.)
On Friday, we will open 2 new films – the Sundance hit ANOTHER EARTH and the adaptation of the beloved novel SARAH’S KEY. We haven’t had a big opportunity to market SARAH’S KEY via trailer play…though we know there’s a large interest in the film. Please help us spread the word about its opening this Friday.
Synopsis for ANOTHER EARTH: “Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) ANOTHER EARTH’s official website.
Synopsis for SARAH’S KEY: “Julia Jarmond, an American journalist married to a Frenchman, is commissioned to write an article about the notorious Vel d’Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah. Julia learns that the apartment she and her husband Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by Bertrand’s family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before. She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants: Wladyslaw and Rywka Starzynski, parents of 10-year-old Sarah and four-year-old Michel. The more Julia discovers – especially about Sarah, the only member of the Starzynski family to survive – the more she uncovers about Bertrand’s family, about France and, finally, herself.” (The Weinstein Company) The official website for SARAH’S KEY.
Marketing pieces for The 6th Annual Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival are well underway, and I’m quite pleased with the line-up! In the coming days, you’ll start to see stacks of postcards popping up all over town (if you’d like to place some at your business or favorite hangout, please let me know…I have 2 different versions).
The official website is now up and running. Check out www.daytonlgbt.com to read a synopsis about each film…you’ll also find embedded trailers and links to official websites. One special treat…The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will give a pair of tickets away at each LGBT screening to see Lynda Carter when she’s in town! If you are a lover of theatre, don’t miss CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE. If you like being in the know regarding films that make the critics’ top ten lists…you’ll certainly want to see WEEKEND (one of my favorite films of the year).
Living City’s Fall Festival is also shaping up. This year? Vampires! From Bela Lugosi’sDRACULA (in 35mm) to Catherine Deneuve & David Bowie in THE HUNGER – the line-up is lots of fun. More details soon…the series begins Oct. 17!
And here’s another treat!!! Take your NEON ticket stub to our new neighbor Sa bai: Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar – and receive 15% off your meal.
SHOWTIMES for August 26 – September 1:
SARAH’S KEY (PG-13) 1 Hr 51 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
ANOTHER EARTH (PG-13) 1 Hr 32 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:10, 5:20, 7:50
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Sept. 2 THE TRIP
Sept. 9 LIFE ABOVE ALL
Sept 9 THE WHISTLEBLOWER
Sept 9 BEATS AND RHYMES: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Sept 23 HIGHER GROUND
TBD THE GUARD
TBD THE FUTURE