Events for August, 2009
Directed by Olivier Assayas. France. 2008. PG-13. 103 min.
Fri, Jul 31 thru Thu, Aug 6 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Summer Hours opens, as so many French films do, with a major family reunion at a marvelous old house in the country. But while the setting is familiar, even Chekhovian, what writer-director Olivier Assayas does with it is not. More»
Directed by Victor Fleming. US. 1932. NR. 83 min.
- Sun, Aug 2, 2:00 pm
This second pairing of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow showed both of these cinema icons at top form, and its steamy, exotic atmosphere and spicy dialog give ample evidence of why the infamous “Production Code” of self-censorship came into play not long after. More»
Tickets: $5 Available at the door.. Ages 4+. 50 min.
- Tue, Aug 4, 10:30 am
Mike Schuler and his Band will put a spring in your child’s step and a smile on their face as they play songs from Mike’s collection of upbeat original children’s music. Mike makes the show interactive with the children by encouraging them to participate and share in the joy of music. His show is perfect for kids between the ages of 2-8, so bring them out for a wonderful, fun and light-hearted musical experience! In addition to local communities, Mike has performed his children’s music for World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pottery Barn Kids and the city of Wilmington, DE. More»
Directed by Duncan Jones. UK. R. 97 min.
Fri, Aug 7 thru Thu, Aug 13 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
This mesmerizing mind-bender sneaks up and hits you hard. Sam Rockwell, reliably brilliant, is an astronaut finishing up a three-year stint on the moon, mining energy from lunar rock. He wants back on Earth with his wife and daughter. His only contact is GERTY, a robot with the sweet-sinister voice of Kevin Spacey. There’s an accident. A new astronaut appears, looking just like the old one. I’ll say no more. Director Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), working from a script by Nathan Parker, pulls off sci-fi miracles on a $5 million shoestring. Moon is a potent provocation that relies on ideas instead of computer tricks to stir up excitement. (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) More»
Directed by Sam Raimi. US. 1987. NR. 85 min.
- Fri, Aug 7, 9:45 pm
The First Friday Fright Nights have been going strong for over a year now and this Friday will be the best one of them all. Showing at the Colonial for the first time ever is Sam Raimi’s 1987 classic Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. However this will not be just any screening of the film Variety calls “More an absurdist comedy than a horror film”. The Colonial will not only screen the film on 35 mm but it will be introduced by Richard Domeier who played Ed Getley (aka Demon Ed) in the film. This will be a great treat for all of our First Friday Fright Night Fanatics and a true treat for the Colonial.
“Bruce Campbell unwittingly unleashes an ancient forest demon that terrorizes him and a handful of demon fodder in a secluded mountain cabin. Raimi is one of the most deliriously kinetic directors around, and this new widescreen edition [refers to 2002 dvd release] amply shows off his dizzying style. He fills Evil Dead 2 with rapid-fire cartoon violence, his colorful and copious gore a hyperbolic rainbow of red, black, blue, and green splatters, as if Jackson Pollock were in charge of the special effects. More»
Directed by Tay Garnett. US. 1935. NR. 88 min.
- Sun, Aug 9, 2:00 pm
In this rousing tale of adventure on the high seas, Gable plays the intrepid captain of a tramp steamer, sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong with a load of gold, and dealing with romance and drama on the high seas. Harlow, his spicy, insolent ex-mistress, is on board, and is not too happy with Rosalind Russell (in one of her earliest roles), who also has eyes for Clark. More»
Tickets: $5 Click here to buy tickets online. Ages 4+. 50 min.
- Mon, Aug 10, 10:30 am
“My grandfather grew up in 1930′s in Woonsocket South Dakota during the dust bowl. This show is based on his stories and how he created circus in a place where whimsy seemed unexpected. Everyday objects come to life, and a circus is created out of an unlikely situation.” – Ben Sota, The Zany Umbrella Circus More»
Directed by Robert Kenner. US. 2008. PG. 94 min.
Fri, Aug 14 thru Thu, Aug 20 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
Film Discusison: Liz Andersen, organizer of the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market, is putting together a panel for our film discussion that week. Please join us immediately after the 7:30PM screening on Wed, Aug 19 for what is sure to be an engaging and enlightening discussion about the film and food. More»
Directed by Clarence Brown. US. 1936. NR. 88 min.
- Sun, Aug 16, 2:00 pm
Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy and James Stewart – what a cast! And what a movie, as Gable deals with his much-loved wife, Loy, who has been made jealous of his devoted secretary (Harlow) by his mother, the brilliant character actress, May Robson. With a young Jimmie Stewart as Jean Harlow’s befuddled boyfriend, this intelligently written and performed drama is filled with witty dialogue and tense situations. More»
Tickets: $5 Click here to buy tickets online. Ages 4+. 50 min.
- Tue, Aug 18, 10:30 am
Christylez delivers a show that combines clever songwriting, interactive choruses, and diverse instrumentation including, the west-african djembe drum, human beat-box, spoons, water bottles, the brazilian berimbeau, and ukulele. All instruments all played up to two at a time while rhyming, creating 45 minutes of multi-tasking madness. More»
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. US. 2008. R. 131 min.
Fri, Aug 21 thru Thu, Aug 27 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“What’s most striking about Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” isn’t its action sequences — which are low-key to begin with — but its tense quietness: This is a war movie that rarely goes “boom,” a salient choice considering that its central character is an explosives expert. Then again, perhaps the true subject of Bigelow’s movie isn’t war but human stress.” More»
Directed by Sean Penn. US. 2007. R. 148 min.
Sponsored by Wellsprings Congregation
- Sun, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
Based upon the nonfiction bestseller by Jon Krakauer, and directed by film star/bad boy Sean Penn, this is one of the most fascinating and emotionally evocative films made in many years. More»
Tickets: $5 available at the door. Ages 4+. 50 min.
- Tue, Aug 25, 10:30 am
John Cassidy has quickly become one of our most popular performers. He’s an eccentric comedian whose bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original and unique performers today. He has also made numerous television appearances having appeared on such popular shows as Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC’s Today Show and Martha Stewart Living and regularly plays Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and his native Philadelphia. John also holds several Guinness World Records for speed in balloon sculpting. You can learn more about John and check out some amazing videos and photos online at www.johncassidy.com. More»
Directed by Martin Provost. France. 2008. PG. 125 min.
Fri, Aug 28 thru Thu, Sep 3 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“A luminous, slow-moving period piece with a central core of quiet mystery, French director Martin Provost’s film about self-taught “modern primitive” painter Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau) will provide immense rewards to patient viewers. A multiple award-winner at the Césars, or French Oscars, “Séraphine” is not a picture that yields its secrets easily.” More»