SUMMER SCHEDULE 2018

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

USA, 2017; 88 min. NR. Direction and script: Alexandra Dean.

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten—BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.

Reviews

“It fascinates both as film history and as a sobering reminder of how little credit a woman like Lamarr received, even at the peak of her popularity” – Chicago Tribune.

“Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman – “I’m a very simple, complicated person” – finally gets her due”- Village Voice.

“Tells the story of a triumphant and consequential life. And there’s more: everybody interviewed on camera about her apparently really liked her, especially her children. That’s no small achievement”- San Francisco Chronicle.

Days/Times

Tuesday July 24 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday July 25 – 7:30PM;
Saturday July 28 – 7:30PM;
Sunday July 29 – 1, 2:50PM.

Tickets

$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day)

USA 2018; 92 min. NR. English and subtitles. Direction and screenplay: Jim McKay

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day), a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (GIRLS TOWN, OUR SONG, EVERYDAY PEOPLE), follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team’s captain – young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. If he doesn’t work, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn’t stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges and small triumphs of its characters.

Reviews

“Movie magic….The nonprofessional cast members are as compelling as any pros” – NY Times.

“McKay’s control of tone and rhythm is in high gear, creating a work both thought-provoking and hugely entertaining”- RogerEbert.com.

“A feel-good crowdpleaser — a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit”- IndieWire.

Days/Times

Tuesday July 31 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday August 1 – 7:30PM;
Saturday August 4 – 7:30PM.
Sunday August 5 – 1, 2:50PM.

Tickets

$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)

GOOD MANNERS (As Boas Maneiras)

Brazil/France, 2017; 135 min. NR. Subtitles. Direction and screenplay: Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra.

Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (after the acclaimed Hard Labor) deftly integrates arthouse and genre cinema to create a thrilling and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary.

Set in Sao Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.

With powerful visuals and impeccable cinematography, Good Manners is Disney meets Jacques Tourneur. The film becomes an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society.

Reviews

Good Manners is an ambitious work not only in scope but design, influenced by Jacques Tourneur’s psychological horror noirs” – Variety.

A hybrid of art-house and genre cinema, combining sharp social commentary with grand guignol fantasy – Hollywood Reporter.

“Pulling off an ambitious mash-up of genres like Good Manners is no easy feat – that Dutra and Rojas pull it off so successfully suggests we’ll be hearing a lot more from them down the road”– The Playlist.

“Genre defying and genuinely unexpected, this intriguing urban fairytale takes the mythology of the werewolf story and uses it as a prism through which to view contemporary Brazilian society”– Screen International.

Days/Times

Tuesday August 7 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday August 8 – 7:30PM;
Saturday August 11 – 7:30PM.
Sunday August 12 – 1, 3:40PM.

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Tickets

$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)

MONDAY AUGUST 13 – CINEMA 320 PREPARES FOR ITS FALL SCHEDULE. STAY TUNED!

 

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