We’re holding steady this week. Both GET LOW and GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE were hits over the holiday weekend! If you haven’t had the chance to see them (or need to see them again), hurry down…we plan to open JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK on Sept. 17.
Next Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m. MochaReaders will host a special screening of the 70’s hit movie FOXY BROWN starring legendary actress Pam Grier. Movie goers will enjoy refreshments, special giveaways and WWRD-TV32 will highlight the event. Join MochaReaders in celebrating and welcoming Pam Grier to Dayton to promote her new book. (Ms. Grier will appear at “A Foxy Affair – An Evening with Pam Grier” at Ponitz Career Technology Center, 471 Washington Street on Thursday, Sept. 16. For more information visit www.mochareaders.com or call (937) 361-7657.) Single tickets to the Wednesday, Sept. 15 screening of FOXY BROWN (on 35mm) are just $5 and are now available at THE NEON’s box office!
On Thursday, Sept. 16, DATV will present the MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL. The festival showcases 12 jury selected short films – each 12 minutes or less – that tackle a broad range of social issues with humor, humanity and honesty. Tickets are $15 each and are available on-line at www.datv.org or at our box office.
The Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival is almost here, and festival passes are now on sale – just $40 for all six screenings and the opening night party! (Single tickets go on sale on Friday, Sept. 10 – just $8.00 each.) Check out the official website for images and trailers at www.daytonlgbt.com. As of right now, we have 4 artists planning to attend the festival (and perhaps even more will be announced soon). Casper Andreas – director of VIOLET TENDENCIES (Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9:30), Sarah Louise Lilley – star & producer of NOTHING HAPPENED and Jessica Provenz – writer and producer of NOTHING HAPPENED (Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3:00), and Heath Daniels – writer, star and producer of GO-GO REJECT (also on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3:00) will attend the fest. These guest artists will be flying in from NYC and LA…and I hope they’ll have a warm reception with an enthusiastic crowd at each screening – please help to make it happen.
Here’s more great news. On Oct. 1, we will begin a one-week run of THE ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM – shot partially in Oakwood. This film just won Michael Moore’s film festival in Traverse City. “The Elephant in the Living Room is an award winning documentary film about the controversial world of raising the deadliest and most exotic animals on earth as common household pets. The story follows the journey of two men at the heart of the issue. One, Tim Harrison, an Ohio police officer whose mission is to protect exotic animals and the public, and the other, Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to keep two pet African lions that he loves like his own family. This critically acclaimed film has won multiple BEST DOCUMENTARY awards including one by Academy Award winning director Michael Moore who describes it as ‘One of the scariest, most entertaining and technically perfect films.'” For more information on the film, visit the official website at www.theELEPHANTintheLIVINGROOM.com.
Living City Film Fest is at it again! This year, the festival will be a celebration of the career of Jeff Bridges. Titles include THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and THE BIG LEBOWSKI (each on 35mm)…a full line-up of titles, sponsors and dates (October/November) will be announced soon.
On Wednesday, I’ll be heading to the Toronto International Film Festival for the 5th year in a row. I’m quite excited about numerous films that I’ll be able to see. If you’d like to keep track of the films I’m screening (and the stars I’ve sighted), you can check in with my blog at:
Once you get to this page, just click on the title of the blog entry you want to read.
Please help keep THE NEON staff busy while I’m gone.
SHOWTIMES for September 10 – September 16:
GET LOW (PG-13) 100 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40
Monday & Tuesday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Wednesday & Thursday: 2:50, 5:10
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (R) 129 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:44
Monday – Thursday: 2:15, 5:15, 7:45
FOXY BROWN (R) 91 Minutes
DATV Presents MEDIA THAT MATTERS (NR)
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
Sept. 17 JOAN RIVERS – A PIECE OF WORK
Sept. 24 ANIMAL KINGDOM
Sept. 24 RESTREPO
Sept. 24 FAREWELL
Oct. 1 THE ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM
Oct. 8 LEBANON
Oct. 15 A WOMAN, A MAN & A NOODLE SHOP
TBD WILD GRASS