Events for July 3rd, 2009
Directed by Ramin Bahrani. US. 2008. R. 91 min.
Fri, Jul 3 thru Thu, Jul 16 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“With Goodbye Solo, writer-director Ramin Bahrani continues to channel Iranian cinema’s social-realist aesthetic and interest in marginalized figures. However, more than Abbas Kiarostami’s A Taste of Cherry, with which it shares a similar narrative hook, his third feature’s true kindred spirit turns out to be Happy-Go-Lucky.” More»
Directed by Ed Wood. US. 1955, 1959. Ages 12+. 147 min.
- Fri, Jul 3, 9:45 pm
Bride of the Monster (1955): "A masterpiece of involuntary farce by twisted genius Edward D. Wood, Jr. Lugosi is Eric Vornoff, a renegade scientist who has fled his native country to perfect a race of mutant supermen using an atomic gizmo (actually a photo enlarger strapped to a dentist's chair). Despite living in an isolated house in the middle of a swamp–with his growling assistant Lobo (Tor Johnson), whose scars change size, shape, and position with alarming regularity–he attracts the attention of the police (Tony McCoy and Harvey Dunn); an ersatz professor who is actually a spy sent to bring him home (George Becwar); and reporter Janet Lawton (Loretta King), who is investigating mysterious disappearances in the area. Craig and girlfriend Lawton take turns rescuing each other until Lobo destroys everything, leading to one of Wood's greatest finales–he actually uses cross-cutting." More»