Tuesday Night Film Series
Free and Donations Appreciated
Summer has arrived and it is time to unveil the schedule for this year’s film series, an eclectic mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. As they say, you can’t please everyone all the time but, hopefully, most of you will like most of our choices. For our foreign language buffs, there will exposure to Polish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Croatian, Pusto, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, and Arabic. For the rest of us, all non-English films are subtitled. I also want to point out that several of this year’s films are longer than usual but these films are definitely worth your time. To help you plan, I am including a short description of each movie as well as an attached file so that the compulsive among us can plan ahead. I will also send a reminder every weekend during the season with the next two films.
Dates & Films:
June 25 Tea With the Dames
July 2 Cold War -
July 9 The Biggest Little Farm
July 16 Shoplifters
July 23 Angels are Made of Light -
July 30 Pick of the Litter
August 6 The Guilty (Den Skyldige)
August 13 Capernaum
August 20 Amazing Grace
August 27 Gloria Bell - Drama, Comedy, Rated R (for sexuality and nudity) 122 minutes
Three years ago, we showed “Marguerite” a film about a wealthy, aspiring, but completely untalented Opera singer. Another film “Florence Foster Jenkins” (starring Meryl Streep), was made at the same time based on the same story. This provided the rare chance to compare two treatments of the same material. Now Chilean Oscar-winning filmmaker Sebastian Lelio has remade his own film! The original “Gloria” was in Spanish and featured Pauline Garcia. “Gloria Bell”, this year’s remake stars Julianne Moore and is in English.. In both, not much happens— a middle-age divorcée quietly lives her life, making a few bad decisions along the way and always finding time for dancing. She works for an insurance company; lives in an apartment that’s neither lavish nor meager; and juggles her relationships with her grown children (Michael Cera, Caren Pistorius), her mother (Holland Taylor) and the sometimes-sweet, sometimes-borderline-creepy man (John Turturro,) she meets while out dancing. It is Moore’s amazing performance that makes this film an undiscovered gem. An Oscar nomination is certainly deserved.
Recommended for anyone who has found themselves a little bit lost at one of life’s crossroads. Also, those who appreciate a damn good performance by a very talented actress. Definitely not for minors as it deserves its R rating.
Once again this year, no admission will be charged but we do ask that you consider making a donation to the Theatre in appreciation for showing these films. Also, note that we have new and exciting flavors to add to our $2 bottomless popcorn.