Monday, September 1, 2014

The Local Haps: September 2nd - September 7th

Yet another look at the rad film events going down around the DFW area. This'll be a rad week with lots of 35mm prints going around and repertory screenings. As always, look out for my personal Pick of the Week after the break.

Tuesday, September 2nd
Alamo Drafthouse: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is one of the most if not the most famous of the "cult" movies out there with its highly interactive audience participation and the great tunes. The Action Pack will screen this classic at 8:00 pm.

Keanu Reeves is an American institution by my own standards. His strangely alien way of acting will never not be entertaining to me. It seems the folks at the Drafthouse feel the same since they'll be screening Keanu's SPEED at 7:15 pm for his birthday.

Texas Theatre: PICK OF THE WEEK: The free Tuesday Night Trash (TNT) returns this week with director Brian Trenchard-Smith's 1980 rock opera, STUNT ROCK. I've not seen it, but I've heard amazing things about it from my more well-versed friends.

Granada Theater:
Chipotle is one of those companies that is very easy to love with their delicious burritos and their quirky marketing. They've created a film series to showcase different agricultural issues. One such movie is GMO OMG at 7:00 pm with free entry. Here's the synopsis "“GMO OMG” director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? "

Wednesday, September 3rd
Alamo Drafthouse: Life will find a way with a special screening of JURASSIC PARK at 8:00 pm. The tickets will be specially priced at $5 and proceeds will go to the Richard Attenborough Fellowship Fund benefitting those with muscular dystrophy.

Granada Theater:  This week's free movie at the bar will be the Paul Verhoven satirical sci-fi classic, STARSHIP TROOPERS. As always, the movie will start at 8:30 pm with half off whiskey!

Thursday, September 4th
Alamo Drafthouse: The Action Pack will be screening a series of Jay-Z and Beyonce (the queen of the Internet) videos for BEY-Z ON THE RUN SING-ALONG at 7:00 pm.

Texas Theatre: In anticipation of the release of ZERO THEOREM, the Theatre will be screening various Terry Gilliam movies to get the party going, there will be a 35mm print screening of his dystopian future classic, BRAZIL at 9:00 pm.

Friday, September 5th
Texas Theatre: Starting today, there will be various screenings of the Aubrey Plaza/Dan DeeHan zombie rom-com, LIFE AFTER BETH. Tonight's screening begins at 9:15 pm. In addition to that, there will be screenings of NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY starring at 7:00 pm. This documentary follows a sportsball player who played a no-hitter while on LSD, which I hear is very hard. Jonesy actually reviewed this back during DIFF. You can read the review here.

Saturday, September 6th
Alamo Drafthouse: Unintentionally good bad movies are the best. In the age of manufactured irony such as SHARKNADO, a movie like KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE should be cherished. The noon screening is part of the Saturday Morning Monster Matinee series.

Sunday, September 7th
Alamo Drafthouse: Today is an especially busy day. First at 11:30, there will be screening of the Gene Kelly classic, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. I've not seen this, but I will be making sure I attend this screening. Musicals are a sore blind spot for me and these Sunday screenings are an easy way for me to fill those gaps.

Then at 7:15 pm, continuing with the Bondthology series, there will be a screening of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, starring Roger Moore. This is one of the more cheesy of the bond movies, for 20 somethings such as myself, the movie's legacy is being the first appearance of the Golden Gun, which if you've played the N64 game, GOLDENEYE, was the ultimate weapon.

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