|Sent on:||Sunday, August 21, 2011 8:42 PM|
We had a good crowd for "The Future" on Friday. It was far from unanimous, but everyone seemed to think the movie was well-done, just not the right cup of tea for some. I thought it was unique, but it left me a little empty, although we did have some conversation afterward.
Some mainstream films have been getting reasonable reviews. "Apes","Crazy stupid title" or "The Help". Although these aren't necessarily my first choice, if anyone wants to organize one of these or other mainstream films, feel fee to go ahead. We will get you some help to organize it. If you want to have an idea what you have to do to schedule a movie, check out the Pages section.
There are 4 film festivals coming up in the next month. Check out this page for "The Indy Gathering", Italian Film Festival", Cinema Wasteland, and The Jewish Film Festival.
This last film festival is getting a lot of traction. They have about a dozen films and almost all of them sell out. And the movies are reasonably good. Next Sunday, the group will be seeing "Noodle". This is at the JCC, the rest are either at the Cedar Lee, Shaker Square or the Capitol. It has received great reviews and it ties two favorite places of mine: Bejing and Tel Aviv. Amy and I will be going and hope you can join us. We begin at Corky and Lenny's at 5:15 on Sunday, Aug. 28.
If you want a little less fluff in your movies, then next Saturday, Aug. 27, we will see one of the most horrific events of the last century. As many as 300,000 Chinese were killed or raped within a 6 week time frame during WWII. This movie may be the most comprehensive look at this atrocity that we will ever see.
I hope you can make this event too at 7 at the Cinemtheque.
Again, thanks for being a part of this great group. If you would like to schedule an event, please let me or others know.