2 new films open this Friday at THE NEON. We’ve had more calls about WAITING FOR SUPERMAN than any other film in recent months, and NOWHERE BOY – a film about the young John Lennon – is certainly a crowd-pleaser. We hope you’re making plans to see us this weekend!
Synopsis for WAITING FOR SUPERMAN: “Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education “statistics” have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems.” (Sundance Film Festival) http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/
Synopsis for NOWHERE BOY: “The drama tells the story of Lennon’s teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood – his Aunt Mimi, and his mother, Julia. In addition, the film shows the first meeting of Lennon with future Beatle Paul McCartney, and the development of their friendship and musical partnership. British actor Aaron Johnson portrays Lennon, and Thomas Brodie Sangster plays Paul McCartney. Aunt Mimi is portrayed by Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff plays Julia.” (Wikipedia) http://nowhereboy.com
Only 2 films left in Living City’s Festival! Here are the remaing films in the Jeff Bridges retrospective:
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (sponsored by Jeff Martin Florist) – Nov. 8 at 7PM
RANCHO DELUXE (sponsored by CityWide Development) – Nov. 15 at 7PM
Single tickets will be $8 each available before each show.
The Ohio Liberty Film Festival starts next week at multiple venues. This is the second year for the festival, and more information can be found by clicking http://www.ohiolibertyfilmfestival.com/aboutthefestival.htm. The Liberty Film Fest ia a “…celebration of freedom and liberty. The underlying idea is that man’s great achievements, whether artistic, scientific or intellectual, have come about through the exercise of freedom and opportunity. The intent will be to showcase films that show the positive use of freedom, and also the negative outcomes and conditions related to the suppression of freedom.” (taken from Liberty Film Fest’s website)
Films screening at THE NEON are:
RESCUE DAWN – Thursday, November 11 at 2:30pm
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES – Thursday, November 11 at 7:30
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST – Sunday, November 14 at 2:30
On Thursday, November 18 at 8PM, New York director Gary Beeber (a Dayton native) will bring his movie DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE to town – “a feature-length, independent documentary that explores the outrageous world of the performers who created the ‘new burlesque’ scene in New York City. Get to know Miss Dirty Martini and her friends Julie Atlas Muz, World-Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, Scotty the Blue Bunny, and many other cult stars. The movie’s seductiveness comes from its sexy acts as well as its dark exploration of the performers’ struggle to pay their bills, quest for stable love relationships and inability to envision the future after burlesque. The relationship between sex work, burlesque and feminism are discussed. As a classically trained dancer, Dirty Martini has struggled since childhood to overcome criticism of her size. Like Bette Midler, she began her career as part of the downtown drag scene where she
was accepted for her talent. She went on to develop her act in the East Village drag clubs where the gay community appreciated her glamour and kitsch.
Dirty Martini redefines female beauty and allows other women, of all shapes and sizes, to feel uninhibited in expressing their raw sexuality.” (taken from press notes) In addition to the documentary, Beeber is also rounding up regional Burlesque stars to put on a show for attendees. More details will be available in the coming days, but for now you can check out a teaser trailer by clicking HERE. Advanced tickets for this event will cost $15 – and will be available this weekend at THE NEON’s box office. Tickets on the day of the show will be $20.
We hope to see you very soon.
SHOWTIMES for November 5 – November 11:
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (PG) 111 minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
NOWHERE BOY (R) 98 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:40, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:30
Monday: 2:45, 5:00, 9:30
Tuesday & Wednesday: 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:30
THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT (R) 115 minutes (Living City)
RESCUE DAWN (R) 126 Minutes (Liberty Film Fest)
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (NR) 172 Minutes
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
Nov. 12 INSIDE JOB & LEBANON
Nov. 19 TAMARA DREW
Nov. 24 127 HOURS
TBD This Fall: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
Dec. 24 MADE IN DAGENHAM
Dec. 24 BLACK SWAN
TBD: THE KING’S SPEECH & RABBIT HOLE