Events for August, 2010
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker. US. 1967. NR. 96 min.
- Sun, Aug 1, 2:00 pm
Starting out our festive month of rocking documentaries on some of the most famous (and infamous) of the contemporary music festivals of the 1960s and 1970s, we bring you Bob Dylan fans a true classic. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker’s cinema verite’ camera captures the essence of Dylan’s influential 1965 tour of England, both on-stage and off. More»
Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Italy, France. 2009. NR. 128 min.
Fri, Jul 30 thru Thur, Aug 5 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Writer-director Marco Bellocchio’s “Vincere” is an amazing, galvanic experience. It’s about the hushed-up story of Benito Mussolini’s first wife and child, but no one will ever mistake this movie for a standard biopic. It’s too raw, too primal. More»
- Tue, Aug 3, 10:30 am
Thanks to all who voted! The winner, with 49% of the vote, is Mary Poppins. I would like to say something about the film that came in last place, Microcosmos. It’s completely mesmerizing and beautifully filmed. I would highly recommend renting it on DVD and watching it with your kids if they have the slightest interest in bugs. It’s just downright fascinating! More»
Directed by Nicole Holofcener. US. 2010. R. 90 min.
Fri, Aug 6 thru Thur, Aug 12 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Writer-director Nicole Holofcener has a gift for converting small, everyday situations into the kind of gentle comedy that some viewers relate to easily, and others find too subtle by half. More»
Directed by Gerald Potterton. Canada. 1981. R. 86 min.
Sponsored by Iron Hill Brewery
- Fri, Aug 6, 9:45 pm
“An animated anthology film, Heavy Metal is a series of fantasy and sci-fi tales which have the common theme of breasts, broadswords, badass aliens, and bodacious rock ‘n’ roll. Source of countless adolescent erotic fantasies, the film’s animation is primitive compared to contemporary works, but its nostalgic charm and historical value are hard to deny. The segments range from terrific and funny to the overlong. The best rely on animation and music to tell their story, rather than dialogue. Heavy Metal is a sexy, gory, violent, fun-filled ride whose qualities will not diminish on repeated viewing.” (TLA Film & Video Guide)
Directed by Eric Hendershot. US. 2005. PG. 90 min.
Presented by Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America
- Sat, Aug 7, 1:00 pm
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker, James Desmond and B. Feinstein. US. 1969. NR. 88 min.
Sponsored by The Jumboree Players
- Sun, Aug 8, 2:00 pm
Before the movie, starting at 1:00 PM, The Jumboree Players (including Blanko Dave) will play a one-hour concert of songs from the 1967 era that are related to the film. You get all this for the regular movie ticket price, and you can enjoy popcorn while watching the band! This is gonna be a fantastic, one-time-only show, so be sure to come on out to P-ville for this one. More»
Ages 5+. 60 min.
- Tue, Aug 10, 10:30 am
John Cassidy, our most popular kids performer at the Colonial, is an eccentric comedian whose bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original and unique performers today. More»
Directed by Gopichand Malineni. India. 2010. NR. Approx 180 min.
Presented by Bhaskar Sarikonda
- Thu, Aug 12, 9:30 pm
Directed by Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg. US. 2010. R. 84 min.
Fri, Aug 13 thru Thur, Aug 19 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work opens with a lingering full-screen closeup of the right half of the comedian’s 77-year-old face. Without makeup. Post all those surgeries and injections. Her veins are spidery, skin blotchy and pale, locks damp and plastered against her skull, upper lip seemingly immobile, eyebrow so thin you can count every hair. It’s arresting — a statement of intent on the part of filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg that their picture will not just be about surfaces. More»
Directed by David & Albert Maysles. US. 1970. R. 91 min.
- Sun, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
If Monterey Pop, within the framework of the “summer of love,” is the first documentary celebration of the 60s rock revolution, and Woodstock is the quintessence of the celebration of that phenomenon, then Gimme Shelter is considered by many to be an amazing document of the death of that era’s dream of an Aquarian age of peace, love and brotherhood. More»
Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Tue, Aug 17, 10:30 am
Silly Rockabilly is a live concert for kids featuring the delightful and historic music of the earliest rock’ n’ roll. We don’t quite know why, but kids all seem to know “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Rock Around the Clock,” and “You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog!” More»
Directed by Debra Granik. US. 2010. R. 100 min.
Fri, Aug 20 thru Thur, Aug 26 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Set in the hardscrabble Missouri Ozarks, “Winter’s Bone” is a detective story of sorts, except you would never think of it that way. It’s too emotionally complex. The seemingly straightforward, almost schematic story expands into something much richer. More»
Directed by Ian Cheney. US. 2008. NR. 73 min.
Sponsored by Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust
Presented by Phoenixville Green Festival
- Fri, Aug 20, 8:30 pm
What happens when you’re asked to build the city of tomorrow… today? Set on the storied streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it. More»
Directed by Michael Wadleigh. US. 1970. R. 228 min.
Sponsored by Calhoun Jewelers
- Sun, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Were you there? Although only approximately 500,000 folks were, it seems like many times that number claim to have been present for the iconic, rain-splattered, three-day festival of peace, love and music known as Woodstock. Whatever the case, fear not, because the essence of this seminal cultural (or is it “counter-cultural”?) event was superbly captured by Michael Wadleigh and his crew and cameras. More»
Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Tue, Aug 24, 10:30 am
The circus is a place where imagination runs wild, silliness abounds, and stunts never cease to amaze. In “Beppe’s Elephant” an Italian circus artist thinks he can take the circus one step further. He dreams of the big, the impossible, and the ridiculous, believing that he can be the first to train none other than an elephant to walk on a tight wire. More»
Directed by Mel Stuart. US. 1973. R. 98 min.
- Sun, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
Finishing up our month-long celebration of the rock and soul concerts of the late 60s and early 70s is this seldom-seen, but thoroughly exciting record of the 1972 benefit concert held at the Los Angeles Coliseum to raise money for the Watts community on the seventh anniversary of the violent riots that had taken place there. More»