THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is heading out. Today (May 2) is its last day at THE NEON. We open the new film starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon – MUD – directed by Jeff Nichols (who also did TAKE SHELTER). MUD currently has a score of 98% on rottentomatoes.com…that’s incredibly high! For this week’s remaining showtimes, visit our official site: www.neonmovies.com
Synopsis for MUD: “Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.” (taken from Roadside Attractions) Click this LINK to visit the official site for MUD.
The 13th Dayton Jewish International Film Festival is breaking records this year. The festival has experienced some sell-outs, and audiences are loving the films. You can visit our lobby to pick up a brochure for this year’s festival, and you can visit the website to purchase advanced tickets by clicking this [yframe url=’http://www.jewishdayton.org/be-active/jewish-life-in-dayton/djcc/13th-dayton-jewish-international-film-festival/’]. 2 remaining films from this festival will screen at THE NEON. Here are the dates and times:
Tue, May 7 at 10am – TORN
Thu, May 9 at 7:15 – A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA
“The India Foundation celebrates One Hundred Years of Indian Cinema: 1913 – 2013 with a Tribute to Dada Saheb Phalke – Father of the Indian Cinema. The first Indian silent film produced, written and directed by Mr. Phalke was released in Bombay on May 3, 1913. A screening of selected clips entitled Silent Movies – Early Years will be presented on Saturday, May 4th at Noon (the collection includes digitized clips from Phalke’s RAJA HARISHCHANDRA and KALIYA MARDAN (1919) and clips from the only surviving Bengali silent film JAMAI BABU (Son-in-Law) by Kalipada Das). A reception preceding the screening will begin at 11:30a.m. Admission is only $5. The National Film Archives of India has graciously made the present collection possible.” (taken from press notes)
We’ve got a gathr screening on the horizon. This time, it’s for a film called GIRL RISING. For more about this film, click this LINK. This is the site where you can read about the film and reserve your ticket. The screening will only take place if 50 people reserve a ticket by May 26 (the screening is tentatively scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30). Watch the trailer…this film looks terrific!
Film #4 in Start Freedom Dayton’s film series – CALL + RESPONSE – is scheduled for May 30 at 7:30. “Organized by Justin Dillon, an artist, public speaker, abolitionist, founder and CEO of Slavery Footprint, CALL + RESPONSE is a documentary about human trafficking that combines musicians, celebrities, national abolitionists and political figures to shine a light on human trafficking concerns in the US and abroad. Tickets are $10 day of show at THE NEON or advance tickets are $8 (available exclusively at Peace on Fifth – 508 E. 5th – 937.367-7215). For information about Peace on Fifth or Start Freedom Dayton visit the official site. CALL + RESPONSE is sponsored by Fairly Simple.” (taken from the press release)
We’re slated to open the crowd-pleasing, festival darling THE SAPPHIRES next Friday. I haven’t seen it yet, but I know I’ll be seeing it with a bunch of friends. It looks like a lot of fun! I’ll keep you posted.
We hope to see you soon!
All the best,
SHOWTIMES for Fri. May 3 – Thur, May 9:
MUD (PG-13) 2 Hr 10 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:10, 4:50, 7:30
THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R) 2 Hr 05 Min
Friday: 1:30, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45
Saturday: 4:40, 7:20, 9:45
Sunday: 1:30, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45
Monday – Wednesday: 2:00, 4:40, 7:20
Thursday: 2:00, 4:40
100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA
Saturday: Noon (reception at 11:30)
DAYTON JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
Tuesday at 10:00am – TORN (reception at 9:30am)
Thursday at 7:15 – A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
May 10 – THE SAPPHIRES
May ? – STARBUCK
May ? – TO THE WONDER
May 24 – AT ANY PRICE
May 31 – RENOIR
June 7 – LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
TBD – GINGER AND ROSA
TBD – KON TIKI
TBD – FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
TBD – FRANCES HA
TBD – IN THE HOUSE
TBD – NO