Film Club’s September 2015 Schedule: Broad Green, Lost Weekend & 35mm Features

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

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

Tom at the Farm

Wednesday, September 2nd at 7pm

After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume, Tom (Xavier Dolan – Mommy, Heartbeats, I Killed My Mother), travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he’s shocked to find that Guillaume’s family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place. Torn between his own grief and that of the family, Tom keeps his identity a secret but soon finds himself increasingly drawn into a twisted, sexually-charged game by Guillaume’s aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who suspects the truth. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief, and savagery pervade this psychological thriller from filmmaker Xavier Dolan.

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A WALK IN THE WOODS

Saturday, September 5th at 12pm

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine.

The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek – his long lost and former friend Katz (Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”. Now they’re about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.

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Samba

Sunday, September 6th at 3pm

SAMBA reunites THE INTOUCHABLES’ acclaimed directing duo, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, with award-winning actor Omar Sy in a richly entertaining chronicle of an undocumented kitchen worker battling deportation from his adopted home in Paris.

When Samba (Sy) is suddenly ordered to leave France, he enlists the help of Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned-out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Wednesday, september 9th at 7pm

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, The Stanford Prison Experiment is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. Featuring an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

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CALL ME LUCKY

Wednesday, september 16th at 7pm

Call Me Lucky is the inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures: Barry Crimmins.

The beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, CALL ME LUCKY bravely tells Crimmins’ incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personified the healing power of comedy.

“A truly great movie. [Goldthwait] has made his masterpiece.” -Drew McWeeny, HitFix

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xanadu with Julian velard live

sunday, september 20th at 3pm

This once-in-a-lifetime screening will include a LIVE score from Internationally-touring musician Julian Velard.  Julian will present renditions of all songs from the legendary soundtrack, played live while we watch the movie.  He will also play sets of original music both before and after the film.  Read more about Julian HERE and check out one of his many videos below.

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Lost Weekend IV

thursday, September 24th at 7pm

Lthrough

Sunday, September 27th

$35 Weekend Pass   **** SOLD OUT *****

Film Club’s THE LOST WEEKEND IV will be a celebration of film at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema from Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27.  Seventeen feature films from around the world and a block of shorts will be featured, including five advance screenings.  None of these films have been screened theatrically in Winchester before.  Other weekend highlights will include a Devils Backbone beer tasting, a free photo booth, menu specials based around films, free buttons and more!

150 weekend passes are available and on sale nowat the Alamo box office or online HERE.  Passes guarantee you a seat to all eighteen screenings for only $35.

During Lost Weekend IV there will be silent auction periods to raise money to purchase the entire collection of nearly 200 films screened with Film Club at the Alamo.

Please help Film Club and the Alamo make independent cinema more available to the public than ever before.

Film Club 3.0 is a community of film fans that meets as often as every week at the Alamo Drafthouse to screen independent, foreign, documentary and classic films.  Founded and led by Andy Gyurisin, the group has grown to over 1,700 members in two years of screenings at the Alamo and has helped to demonstrate that independent films are in demand in the Shenandoah Valley.  Find out more or join Film Club 3.0 HERE.

Country Inn and Suites is located next to the theater and is offering a group rate for the weekend.  Call 540-869-7657 for rates and availability.

Poltergeist in 35mm

wednesday, September 30th at 7pm

This creative collision between Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Tobe Hooper is the real estate horror film of all time. Starring Craig T. Nelson as a patriarch of a haunted household and featuring some of the creepiest supporting characters of the ’80s (wee blondie Heather O’Rourke as Carol Anne, the incredible Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina Barrons), POLTERGEIST is The Great Ghost Story for this and all future generations, hitching up the Indian burial ground angle with a more current medium – the spectral jerks come through the TV! The film that made us all afraid to watch the tube will give you bumps on your arms and static on your set. Make sure to unplug your TV and dig all the corpses out of your back yard before you come to this show!!

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Film Club’s September 2015 Schedule: Broad Green, Lost Weekend & 35mm Features

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