Events for April 10th, 2009
Directed by Laurent Cantet. France. 2008. PG-13. 128 min.
Fri, Apr 10 thru Thu, Apr 22 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
"When François Bégaudeau, the co-writer and star of Laurent Cantet's The Class, strides confidently into an ethnically mixed middle-school classroom–where he'll spend most of the film's 128 minutes–audiences can be forgiven for expecting him to work miracles. The movies have trained us to believe that an inspirational teacher can turn inner-city thugs into rapping scholars and disaffected private-school kids into barbaric yawpers, so surely a man of Bégaudeau's talents can stir up this melting pot, no? Well, not exactly. The beauty of The Class is that it puts the lie to the one-teacher-can-make-a-difference myth propagated by so many other films; Bégaudeau may well have an impact on his students, but he and the film have the wisdom to understand that some kids can't be reached, and teachers often find that cultural or bureaucratic conditions leave their hands tied." More»
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. US. 2008. R. 98 min.
- Fri, Apr 10, 10:10 pm
Please note the date for this film is Apr 10. "In its bid for that kind of midnight-movie infamy, Repo! The Genetic Opera piles on the glam-rock spectacle and coal-black comedy at such a brusque pace that it often seems in danger of rattling off the rails entirely. The film unfolds in a dystopic, surgery-obsessed future where organs are custom-engineered by the omniscient corporation GeneCo for a steep price. Those who default on payments can expect a visit from the repo men—and unlike in Alex Cox's movie, their job doesn't involve punk rock and aliens so much as violently ripped-open chest cavities. More»