Weekend Picks

I Am Not Your Negro

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

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Personal Problems

This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, it went unseen for many years; the original tapes have been carefully restored by Kino Lorber and the film is now available in its full-length version for the first time in decades!

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P.S. I Can’t Breathe

This documentary welcomes dialogue around racial inequality, policing, and the Criminal Justice System by focusing on Eric Garners case. We hope viewers will increase their understanding of issues plaguing Black and Brown Communities by witnessing a massive group of protesters unite for the purpose of justice.

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Weekend Picks

Enjoy some flicks featuring fictional rock stars and other bands that Liam Gallagher might believe are real.

Her Smell

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

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Almost Famous

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller’s unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

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School of Rock

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock ‘n’ roll. The school’s hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn’s activities. But Finn’s roommate remains in the dark about what he’s doing.

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Weekend Picks

Here are some epic films for what I hope is an epic and long weekend for you!

Enjoy,

Geoff

Reds

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Her Smell

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Theeb

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

The Tree of Life

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents’ conflicting teachings.

On the Road

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Boyhood

This groundbreaking coming-of-age story, shot over 12 years with the same cast, follows the life of a boy as he grows into a man before our very eyes.
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There Will Be Blood

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

 

Weekend Picks

Weekend Picks

I’m not too sure what to make of the weather this weekend. Better set aside some easy viewing, just in case rainy days are upon us.

Enjoy,

Geoff

Into the Night

From director John Landis (The Blues Brothers) comes a thrilling action comedy: Ed Okin’s life is plagued with bad luck until a dazzling blonde (Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer) falls into his life and pulls him into an exciting game of international intrigue.

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

A comedy-fantasy about a Depression-era movie fan/waitress whose day-to-day existence is enlivened when her latest idol walks right off the screen and into her life!

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Cher’s (Alicia Silverstone) world unravels with the sudden appearance of two hunks: a sexy new classmate, and her square but cute ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd). Now she’s learning that when it comes to love, she’s Clueless.

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Muriel’s Wedding

Muriel (Toni Collette) finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down.

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Throw Mama From the Train

In this black-comedy spin-off of Alfred Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, a writing student tries to persuade his instructor to “trade murders”…he will murder the instructor’s ex-wife if the instructor will return the favor and kill his demented, domineering mother.

The Truman Show

Truman (Jim Carrey) doesn’t realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, and even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player.

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Time to put the April blues beyond us and spring towards many brighter days ahead!

Enjoy some May picks!

Geoff

Greener Grass

A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.

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The First Monday in May

Every spring, New York City is home to the biggest night in fashion: The Met Gala. The First Monday in May goes behind the scenes of this ultra-exclusive affair, where designers and celebrities convene to showcase fashion as fine art.