Events for September, 2011
Directed by Mike Mills. US. 2010. R. 105 min. Focus Features. 35mm.
Fri, Aug 26 thru Thu, Sep 1 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Father and son Hal (Christopher Plummer) and Oliver (Ewan McGregor) are both newbies in Beginners, Mike Mills’ beautifully shaped and shaded autobiographical drama about the opportunity to remodel one’s life, at any age, to make more room for happiness. More»
Directed by Fred Cavayé. France. 2010. R. 84 min. Magnolia Pictures. 35mm.
Fri, Sep 2 thru Thu, Sep 8 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Point Blank, a French action film that has nothing to do with the 1967 (and highly Frenchified) John Boorman flick of the same name, opens with a bang: An apparent burglar (Roschdy Zem) running from the scene of an office break-in gone wrong. Zem, a familiar presence in the films of French–North African director Rachid Bouchareb, is chased by a pair of hit men over the rooftops and through the catacombs of “downtown” Paris, to be saved for the moment when a providential car accident lands him—wham!—in the hospital. More»
Directed by Juan Piquer Simón. US. 1982. R. 89 min. Grindhouse. 35mm.
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- Fri, Sep 2, 9:45 pm
“Modern horror got you down? Starving for mindless bloodshed? Brain-dead actors? Aimless weapons slicing into unidentifiable slabs of meat? Look no further, as the high mark of low-brow terror is here: Pieces! More»
Directed by Robert Altman. US. 1970. R. 116 min. Criterion. 35mm.
- Sun, Sep 4, 2:00 pm
This is it. The real thing. The quite iconoclastic ﬁlm that spawned the very popular, long-running TV series of the same name. Starring Donald Sutherland and Elliot Gould (as, respectively, Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John MacIntyre), this was Robert Altman”s breakthrough ﬁlm. More»
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. France. 2010. PG-13. 111 min. Weinstein Co. 35mm.
Fri, Sep 9 thru Thu, Sep 22 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Seen separately, the two main threads of Sarah’s Key look awfully familiar: One offers a tear-jerking child’s-eye view of the Holocaust, packed with all the anguish and horror the setting allows, while the other centers on a determined journalist digging up the truth, ignoring the cost to herself and her increasingly resentful family. More»
Directed by Fritz Bottger. 1960. NR. 90 min. Best Brains. DVD.
- Fri, Sep 9, 9:45 pm
In this outrageous experiment on the Satellite of Love, Mike and the bots are subjected to a dubbed German film concerning the exploits of Bob Box Body and his buxom bevy of beauties. More»
Tickets: $5 - $10. Buy tickets online.
Presented by The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
- Sun, Sep 11, 3:00 pm
The first half of the program will feature three Laurel and Hardy shorts: Short Kilts (1924), Fluttering Hearts (1927) and Leave ‘Em Laughing (1928). Following intermission enjoy songs for September, Labor Day, the end of summer, and back to school. The program will close with with some classic American songs as a tribute to and remembrance of 9/11/01. This program benefits the TOSDV Theatre Pipe Organ Restoration Fund.
Tickets $6.00 at the door (CASH only).
Presented by Journey Church
- Fri, Sep 16, 7:30 pm
“Hearts in Exile” is a live concert and recording by Journey Church dedicated to the memory of a brave 5 year old girl, Gabby Vogel. Gabby lost her fight with brain cancer this past Sunday, September 11th. ALL PROCEEDS from this event will go the Vogel family including a LOVE OFFERING taken the night of the event. Tickets are $6.00 (CASH only)
Journey Church holds services each Sunday at the Colonial Theatre at 11:30AM.
Tickets: $25 - $42.50. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Sep 17, 8:00 pm
As leader of Mott the Hoople (All the Young Dudes) and a highly renowned solo artist, Ian Hunter has produced a matchless repertoire of music combining homage, honesty and killer hooks. With the group, he quickly established himself as an incredibly inventive songwriter with his gritty and thought-provoking songs, which paved the way for the original wave of punk rock. As a solo performer he has also succeeded with an eclectic catalog of superbly intelligent albums and an immensely dedicated following. Special guest: JD Malone. More»
Directed by Robert Altman. US. 1973. R. 112 min. MGM. 35mm.
- Sun, Sep 18, 2:00 pm
Altman again plays against type, by casting the spectacularly non-heroic Elliot Gould in the role of Raymond Chandler’s tough but tender private eye Philip Marlowe, a character normally portrayed on the screen by the likes of Humphrey Bogart (The Big Sleep), Richard Powell (Murder, My Sweet), and Robert Mitchum (Farewell, My Lovely). More»
Point Entertainment presents Adrian Belew Power Trio & Stick Men featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto
Tickets $22 - $60. Buy tickets online.
- Fri, Sep 23, 8:00 pm
Guitar master Adrian Belew, along with King Crimson alum Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto join forces to bring us the “2 of a Perfect Trio” tour. With Belew’s Power Trio and the Levin/Mastelotto Stickmen on the same bill we know we can expect prog magic and unexpected collaboration. Join Stickmen Tony Levin, Markus Rueter, Pat Mastelotto along with Adrian Belew backed by Tobias Ralph and Philly’s own Julie Slick for one amazing night of the best rock. More»
$20-$25 at the door. Advance ticket sales are closed.
- Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 am
The theme for 2011 is MindBlender. What exactly does that mean? Join us on Sep 24 and find out! Our organizing committee is busy planning a mind blowing event and has invited speakers who will share their perspectives on the brain and the mind. Like us on Facebook or visit www.TEDxPhoenixville.com for the latest information. On our website, you’ll also find a complete review of our 2010 event, Joy Ride.
Thu, Sep 23 Update:
Advance ticket sales are now closed due to a great response from our patrons! Tickets can still be purchased at the door beginning at 9:30am on Saturday morning. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, students and children. Please note that these tickets DO NOT include lunch. You will have a break from 12:30 – 1:45 for lunch on your own in town.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. UK. 2010. NR. 107 min. IFC Films. 35mm.
Sat, Sep 24 thru Thu, Sep 29 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The Trip, a hilarious and touching road movie starring the actor-comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as (slightly) exaggerated versions of their real selves, is like a funnier, flakier, madcap British version of My Dinner With Andre. More»
Directed by Robert Altman. US. 1992. R. 124 min. DVD.
- Sun, Sep 25, 2:00 pm
“The Player” is a rare commodity. It’s brilliant and a guilty pleasure. A subtle damning of things Hollywood, Robert Altman’s seriocomedy slices its target with a thousand, imperceptible razor cuts. The bleeding comes almost subliminally, the pain disguised by the movie’s soothing, L. A.-poolside manner.
Altman and screenrwiter Michael Tolkin (adapting his novel of the same name) have brought “The Player” as up to date as last week’s People magazine. In this satire-cum-star parade, no less than 65 celebrities appear as themselves — and they’re just the supporting cast. We’re talking Cher, Nick Nolte, Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Harry Belafonte, Andie MacDowell, Burt Reynolds, Lily Tomlin, Jack Lemmon . . .
There are several big others, but their appearances are part of the movie’s endless bevy of surprises. Some are there for an instant. Others play larger parts. Everyone of them is making satirical light of themselves. This movie’s the kamikaze version of “That’s Entertainment.”
In the central story, the names have been changed. In Hollywood’s dealmaking Babylon, junior studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) weathers a daily fusillade of empty story ideas. Here’s Buck Henry pitching “The Graduate, Part II.” There’s once-arty director Alan Rudolph trying to sell Mill on a project “not unlike ‘Ghost’ meets ‘Manchurian Candidate.’ ”
But creative banalities are the least of Mill’s problems. The grapevine has him losing his hotshot job to incoming slimeball Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher). On a more dangerous level, Mill has been receiving threatening postcards from an apparently disgruntled writer.
In the name of movie-going pleasure, that’s all that can be revealed. Suffice it to say, Mill’s situation gets worse. Much worse. When he meets voluptuous painter June Gudmundsdottir (Greta Scacchi), things deteriorate between him and girlfriend/work associate Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson); that’s the least of his problems.
As with Altman’s “Nashville,” the movie’s a macro-portrait of a world gone deliriously bonkers — yet making a living anyway. Altman and his able, collaborative players imbue everything with pleasurable, sign-of-the times touches. There are mobile phone-toting voyeurs, dime-a-dozen karaoke bars and a hundred kinds of carbonated water. Richard E. Grant and Dean Stockwell may be the funniest hustling team ever assembled. There are delicious snatches of conversation: “The way you say that makes me think you’re not sincerely interested,” Goldblum laments to Gallagher at a Hollywood party.
Jean Lapine’s camera gazes on the proceedings with the addled euphoria of someone who’s been too long in the hot tub. This picturesque sterility is the movie’s cutting edge — an artistic, entertaining balm for the mediocrity it makes fun of. An ultimate irony presents itself: If this movie were pitched in the world it so handily satirizes, would it ever see the green light of production? Watch “The Player” and you’ll get to find out. (The Washington Post)
Tickets: $5 - $25. Buy tickets online.
- Sun, Sep 25, 7:00 pm
This is sure to be an amazing evening of music as the band performs a wide array of Kenton’s dazzling music. More»