I’m going to ask you to trust me. I know we just met and you don’t know me from any other guy who wears purple camo pants from time to time but if you want to appreciate this movie to the fullest extent I recommend going into it cold. Meaning avoiding watching a trailer if you can find one or even reading a plot summary.
Release Date: July 7, 1999
Aspect Ratio: 1.85
Running Time: 126 Minutes
I don’t like talking about summaries for the films before it is shown anyway so I will talk about the director. Someone says the words independent films the first thing that comes to mind is always John Sayles. Sayles like many others got his start working for Roger Corman. Swearing off money from Hollywood early on so he could make the films he wanted to make as well as have the right to the final cut of his films. He funds his films by working as a screen writer/novelist.
If you haven’t seen this movie or anything by John Sayles you are missing out. John Sayles is one of the great directors who not only crafts compelling stories but also writes some of the more believable and fleshed out characters regardless of how big of a role they have in the picture.
This is a 21 and over show since the area the film is shown shares a wall with Boogies bar. Keeping that in mind food and drinks are available during the showing of the film and there are plenty of tables set up to make eating those as comfortable as possible.
I want to thank Paul our fellow Celluloid Lover and my liaison with Boogie’s. I would also like to thank Ian (Boogie’s Owner) and his crew for letting us use Boogie’s for this meet up.
This is a group that involves watching a movie and discussing said movie afterwards. What kind of movies do you ask? It can be any genre. My main criterion is that the film can carry a discussion. I might have themes for certain months like Overlooked Films, French Crime Films, Great Movies with Misleading Names or Six Degrees of separation theme with a certain actor or director.