We’re cleaning house this weekend…so if you need to see MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS or THE FAVOURITE , you only have until Thursday to catch them at THE NEON. I’m so delighted with what’s happening. We’d initially thought we wouldn’t be able to bring IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, but everything changed yesterday afternoon. This beautiful, powerful film shouldn’t be missed on the big screen. And as planned, we’re bringing the inspiring story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early law career – ON THE BASIS OF SEX (and don’t forget that we have a special preview screening of this film this Thursday evening).
Synopsis for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK: Directed by Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT), and based on the novel by James Baldwin, this stunning film just earned a Golden Globe for Regina King and could be a big Oscar contender this year. “Set in early-1970s Harlem, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne – a Cincinnati native). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.” (Annapurna) Click on the image below to visit the film’s official site.
Synopsis for ON THE BASIS OF SEX: “On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.” (Focus Features) Click on the image below to visit the film’s official site.
Presented by Lotus Health LLC, WEED THE PEOPLE will screen one time on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30. “Lotus Health LLC in Mason, Ohio is a holistic medical practice focusing on the health and well being of the community. Owner and healthcare provider Teaera Roland has studied the medicinal and industrial uses of cannabis for almost 13 years. First things first: Educate the community on the truth of the healing powers of this natural plant. This is not so easy when an entire generation of people has been lied to for the purpose of the political and financial gain of the few. The role of any medical provider is to present each client with all available options, even when not the most popular. Join Lotus Health LLC in learning about the possibilities of healing naturally and effectively with this amazing documentary. Bring your questions, comments, and stories of your own. Reserve your seat with a $5 facility fee donation.” (Lotus Health LLC) THE NEON has begun taking reservations at our box office and via the “Tickets” link on our official site – www.neonmovies.com.
On Thursday, February 13 at 7:30, Dayton-based filmmaker Christian Gentry will host the premier of his latest short film. ” THAT’S LIFE is a short film about an aging, out-of-touch musician who tries to save his dating life with a young woman he meets in the city. It stars local actors Vince Hobart Smith as the musician, Paul, as well as Maile Spencer, and previous Gentry-collaborator Erika Baxter. The film was written and directed by Christian Gentry, a local 18 year old filmmaker from Dayton. Christian took inspiration from the likes of Woody Allen and Noah Baumbach films for THAT’S LIFE, both using themes and style foreign to Gentry’s long run as a successful student artist. He has made several short films in the past three years, most recently writing the awarding-winning FINAL REBOOT, co-writing the film GOOD KIDS and writing/directing the short film REALITY, which won a Gold Key at the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This one-time Dayton screening includes a presentation from the filmmakers as well as a Q/A with Christian and some of the cast and crew afterwards.” (taken from press notes) Tickets are $7 and are available at THE NEON’s box office and via the “Tickets” link on our official site.
We hope to see you soon,