The Summer of Indie Cinema: The August Schedule

Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of August 2015.

REMEMBER, our Summer of Indie Cinema concludes with our LOST WEEKEND IV title announcement from 6-7pm on Wednesday August 26th.  Tickets for our coveted weekend will be on sale at 6pm that night!  Limited Supply.

Click the link of the title below to purchase tickets!  Enjoy!

Gemma Bovery

Wednesday, august 5th at 7pm

In this vibrant seriocomic re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic Madame Bovary, life imitates art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles (Jason Flemyng) move to a charming ramshackle old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel was written a century earlier.  Their welcoming neighbor, local baker and Flaubert expert Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini), becomes entranced with Gemma and sets out to be her guide and mentor to her new surroundings. It doesn’t take long before he is drawing parallels between the literary and real life woman, while he insinuates himself into her life.

As reality sets in on the fantasy of rural French domesticity, the Boverys’ marriage begins to fray and Gemma finds herself at loose ends. She soon catches the eye of a handsome young playboy and when her  magnetic ex suddenly reappears, she finds herself at a crossroads and seems to be fulfilling Joubert’s worst fears that her destiny is linked to that of Flaubert’s doomed heroine.  Director Anne Fontaine’s (COCO BEFORE CHANEL) clever adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel Gemma Bovery is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary and a heady celebration of French provincial life.

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SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE MOVIE

(tickets coming soon)

Saturday, August 8 at 10:30am

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

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Tangerine

Wednesday, august 12 at 7pm

It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn.

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Tickets Coming Soon

Saturday, August 15 at 1pm

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

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DIGGING FOR FIRE

ADVANCE SCREENING

Wednesday, august 19 at 7pm

Young married couple Tim (Jake Johnson, Jurassic World) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister’s Sister) have planted the seeds of a family in their East L.A. duplex. Three years after the birth of their son, they’re still adjusting to the joy and pain of life with kid, navigating potty talk at the dinner table, disagreeing over preschools, and putting off doing their taxes.

“A gem … highlighted by nimble performances … a probing character piece that’s rich in the secret language that all long-term couples speak.” – Tim Grierson, Screen International

For a change of pace, they decide to house-sit for one of Lee’s Westside yoga clients. Once there, Tim discovers something suspicious in the yard that gets the wheels in his head turning, and Lee, worried that he will become obsessed with digging deeper, decides to drop their toddler off with her mother for a much-needed night out on the town. Sans-wife, Tim invites his buddies over, and a “boys-will-be-boys” scenario ensues, full of drinking, awkward joint-passing, and perhaps getting a bit too close to a girl who isn’t the mother of his child. Director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) guides DeWitt and Johnson to deliver dead-on portrayals of parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown that will ring true to anyone who has ever juggled parenthood with keeping a marriage exciting.

Featuring an all-star supporting cast including Mike Birbiglia, Orlando Bloom, Sam Elliot, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Ron Livingston, Melanie Lynskey, Jenny Slate and Sam Rockwell.

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Wet hot American Summer

Tickets Coming Soon

Sunday, august 23 Time: TBD

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It’s the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there’s still a summer’s worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA’s Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

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LOST WEEKEND IV ANNOUNCEMENT

Wednesday, august 26 at 6pm 

FREE

Join us for a preview announcement of Film Club’s now-infamous LOST WEEKEND event.  Tickets for the entire weekend are $35 and will go quickly.  Come from 6-7pm at the Alamo Drafthouse for a free opportunity to see the full line-up, the announcement of the sponsors, and all the great things that come with LOST WEEKEND.  You will not want to miss this.

LIMITED 140 TICKETS.

Eden

Wednesday, august 26th at 7pm

The fourth feature from Mia Hansen-Løve is a rare achievement: an epically scaled work built on the purely ephemeral, breathlessly floating along on currents of feeling. Eden is based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother (and co-writer) Sven, who was one of the pioneering DJs of the French rave scene in the early 1990s. Paul (Félix de Givry) and his friends, including Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (otherwise known as Daft Punk), see visions of ecstasy in garage music-as their raves become more and more popular, they experience a grand democracy of pure bliss extending into infinity, only to dematerialize on contact with changing times and the demands of everyday life. Hansen-Løve’s film plays in the mind as a swirl of beautiful faces and bodies, impulsive movements, rushes of cascading light and color (lensed by the great cameraman, Denis Lenoir), and music, music, and more music. Eden is a film that moves with the heartbeat of youth.

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Drafthouse Films

Secret screening

Tickets on Sale Soon

Thursday, august 27th at 7pm

Our friends from Drafthouse Films will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to talk about movies as well as provide FILM CLUB with a unique ONE-TIME ONLY Secret Screening.  What will it be?  You will need to come to find out – but needless to say – everyone will be talking about this!

The Third Man

Sunday, august 30th at 1pm

NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In rubble-strewn postwar Vienna, its occupation divided among four powers, Joseph Cotten’s pulp writer Holly Martins arrives to meet up with his old friend Harry Lime, only to find that he’s dead — or is he? A triumph of atmosphere — with its Vienna locations (including the gigantic Riesenrad ferris wheel and the dripping sewers), its tilted camera angels, its Robert Krasker-shot shadows, and Anton Karas’s unforgettable zither theme — and with its stars in perhaps their most iconic roles: bereted Trevor Howard at his most Britishly military; Alida Valli, here truly enigmatic and Garboesque; and Welles’ Harry Lime, arriving in one of the greatest star entrances ever, and adding the famous “cuckoo clock” speech to Greene’s original script, with the whole topped by its legendary, almost endlessly drawn-out finale shot.

“Pure, devastating and vital, just as much now as it was then.” – Matt Noller, Slant

“A lot funnier than you remember it, Carol Reed’s immortal 1949 film noir seems to exist in the space between two worlds: an earlier time when thrillers were mostly serious affairs, and a future one, when such supremely witty entertainments felt passé.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

“Encapsulates all the reasons we go to the movies in the first place.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

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The Summer of Indie Cinema: The August Schedule

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