Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of October 2015.
Click the link of the title below to purchase tickets! Enjoy!
Sunday, october 4th at 3pm
On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) lives in a sequestered commune, alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori (Vincent Cassel). Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community – and how to kill. As Alexander nears his first job as an assassin, he begins to question the ways of the commune, particularly Gregori’s quiet but overpowering influence. Threatened by Alexander’s increasing unwillingness to fall in line, Gregori’s behavior turns erratic and adversarial toward the child he once considered a son. With the two set dangerously at odds and the commune’s way of life disintegrating, the residents fear a violent resolution is at hand in this Sundance award-winning thriller.
Wednesday, October 7th at 7m
FREE SCREENING COMPLIMENTS OF SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY
Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (THE INVISIBLE WAR, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED) examines the untold stories of sexual assault on college campuses across the country and how these attacks are often swept under the rug or downplayed by administrators eager to uphold the reputations of their institutions.
The filmmaker finds a blame-the-victim mentality that shames victims, shields rapists and leads to only 5% of sexual assaults ever being reported.
THE HUNTING GROUND shows the lengths to which schools go to protect fraternities (many of which have wealthy benefactors) and star athletes (who make enormous money for their teams). It also tells of how some victims have fought back to expose hypocrisy and the brutal code of silence that is slowly being broken down.
“THE HUNTING GROUND, a documentary shocker about rape on American college campuses, goes right for the gut. A blunt instrument of a movie, it derives its power largely from the many young women and some men recounting on camera how they were raped at their schools and then subsequently denied justice by those same schools. Their stories — delivered in sorrow and rage, with misting eyes and squared jaws — make this imperfect movie a must-watch work of cine-activism, one that should be seen by anyone headed to college and by those already on campus.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Dick’s dissection of the endemic nature of collegiate rape culture ranges from Stanford to Harvard to Notre Dame and beyond. This is an emotionally devastating piece of advocacy journalism, as it should be. It should also be mandatory viewing for both college-age teens and their parents. … THE HUNTING GROUND is, by its very nature, rough going for the viewer, but how else should it be? ‘What happens on campus, stays on campus,’ one mortarboard-bedecked authority figure opines jovially, early on, but by the end of Dick’s infuriating documentary you want to shove that tassel down his throat and watch him choke on it.” — Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle
Sunday, October 11th at 11am
Tickets are $5. All-you-can-eat pasta $5 More.
Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi’s best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the “wise guys” in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood and his rise through the mafia ranks.
GOODFELLAS was rewarded with six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture; Pesci would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work.
Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm
Sunday, October 18th at 3pm
Thursday, october 22nd at 7:00pm
To celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Vincent and Mary Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes, join us for a special evening with Victoria Price, Vincent’s daughter.
We’ll be serving up a delectable feast using recipes from the book and screening THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, a Vincent Price classic. Before the film, Victoria will take the stage to share memories of her father with her multi-media presentation “Explore, Savor, Celebrate: Life with Vincent Price.”
She’ll also be available after the screening to sign copies of her book, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, as well as the new edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes.
Your ticket includes the following culinary delights, all based on recipes from Vincent and Mary Price’s cookbook:
About the book:
In 1965, Mary and Vincent Price published A Treasury of Great Recipes–now regarded as the one of the world’s most beloved cookbooks. This beautifully-designed tome features recipes collected by Vincent and Mary at restaurants around the world, including original menus from classic restaurants and wonderful photographs by the great William Claxton. Written in Vincent’s lively and accessible prose, the book captures the beginnings of the foodie movement in the United States, and also affords a glimpse into the celebrity lifestyle of the Prices.
A Treasury of Great Recipes has come to be regarded as “one of the most important culinary events of the 20th century” (Saveur Magazine) and was recently named the eighth most popular out-of-print book of any kind by Booklist. It has inspired countless chefs, garnered fans from around the world, and recently spawned many supper clubs who have been “cooking and eating Vincent” around the world.
About the film:
Humanity beware! Vincent Price is here to crush you with his morbid fist of vengeance in THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES!! Price stars as Dr. Anton Phibes, who was believed to be killed in a car accident while racing to be with his dying wife. After years in solitude, Phibes emerges to unleash his vengeance on the nine surgeons who failed to save his true love. But he isn’t alone. Armed with dozens of torture devices, a clockwork robot army, and a demented brain to match his grotesque body, Phibes annihilates his enemies with creative derangement. Phibes is arguably Vincent Price’s single most triumphant role — even though he doesn’t say a single word onscreen. The movie itself provides a perfect complement to Price’s ghoulish presence, as gorgeous production design makes even the sight of flesh being devoured by acid a work of art.
Wednesday, October 28th at 7pm
Back with his first film in 8 years, legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien wowed this year’s Cannes Film Festival (where he won Best Director) with his awe-inspiring THE ASSASSIN – a wondrous take on the traditional wuxia film. The story is simple, if elusive – in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth as an exceptional assassin, with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be. She must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed feelings in a choice to sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. Rich with shimmering, breathing texture and punctuated by brief but unforgettable bursts of action, THE ASSASSIN is a martial arts film like none made before it.