Events for December 7th, 2012
Directed by Ben Lewin. US. 2012. R. 95 min. Fox Searchlight. 35mm.
Fri, Dec 7 thru Thu, Dec 13 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“John Hawkes’ polio-stricken poet in The Sessions imbues his quest to lose his virginity and connect in the most profound spiritual manner imaginable with another human being with such sweetness and light it’s as if he’s doing God a favor by ridding himself of his unwanted virginity. Hawkes is so charming and innately lovable that even God, as represented in this terrestrial realm by a priest played by a shaggy-haired William H. Macy, gives Hawkes a pass to lose his virginity the old-fashioned way: by paying someone to have sex with him. Only in The Sessions,there’s nothing remotely sordid or sinful about sex. More»
Directed by Bob Clark. Canada. 1974. R. 98 min. Grindhouse. 35mm.
- Fri, Dec 7, 9:45 pm
“In less than 10 years, Bob Clark went from codifying the slasher film genre in 1974′s Black Christmas to making a different kind of holiday movie in A Christmas Story. But the two films aren’t too far apart, at least in terms of their settings: Both take place in big, lit-up, snowbound houses. In A Christmas Story, it’s a suburban nuclear family home preparing for the holidays; in Black Christmas, it’s a sorority house being stalked by a serial killer. Both look so warm, inviting, and communal that it’s hard to imagine how anything really awful could happen there. More»