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May 2007

Karie (site owner) Written by Karie (site owner)
May. 29, 2007 | 7:01 PM
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The Summer Movie Onslaught

PARIS JE ?TAIME Now Playing  
Over 20 celebrated filmmakers from around the world come together to show Paris in a way never before imagined. Through a kaleidoscope of stories about joy, separation, unexpected strange encounters and of course?love?their films capture both the reality of contemporary Paris as well as the enchantment one feels as a visitor. Official Website



SHOW BUSINESS: THE ROAD TO BROADWAY Opening June 1st
From casting to staging, from previews to opening nights, from the Tony nominations to the suspense-filled awards, Berinstein provides a never-before-seen look at Broadway’s mysterious and wondrous creative process.  Official Website



LA VIE EN ROSE Opening June 8th
A transfixing Marion Cotillard plays France?s most famous torch singer, Edith Piaf, in a bio-pic directed by Olivier Dahan ( La Vie Promise ) The solid supporting cast includes Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner and Gerard Depardieu. Official Website



THE LAST CONFEDERATE Opening June 8th
On the headstones of Robert Adams and Eveline McCord Adams are written these epitaphs: Robert’s reads “After life’s fitful fever, he sleeps well.” Eveline’s reads “To know her was to love her.” Based on a true story, THE LAST CONFEDERATE is a tumultuous journey through the psyche of a Southern captain in the waning days of the American Civil War.  Official Website



CRAZY LOVE June 8th
An unsettling true story about an obsessive relationship between a married man and a beautiful, single 20-year-old woman, which began in 1957 and continues today. The key event? Sixteen years after Linda Riss had acid thrown in her face by a hitman hired by Burt Pagach, the couple married. And they?re still together.  Official Website



EAGLE VS. SHARK June 12th
A wry comedy that chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits, Lily (Loren Horsley), a shy fast-food restaurant cashier, and her crush, Jarrod (Jemaine Clement, HBO?s One Night Stand: the Fight of the Conchords), an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at Meaty Boy, she musters up the courage to attend Jarrod?s annual ?come as your favorite animal? costume party. The dressy affair sparks the beginnings of a romance as well as a small journey for the pair to Jarrod?s quiet hometown.  Official Website



AMU June 15th    
Received with critical acclaim during its Canadian and Indian theatrical runs, Shonali Bose?s controversial feature film debut is a contemporary and politically volatile tale of a young Indian-American woman?s search for the truth about her past.  Official Website



BROKEN ENGLISH June 22nd
Single and 30-something, Nora Wilder (Parker Posey) is starting to panic. But then she meets an enchanting Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) who promises to introduce her to a new world of culture and romance. Zoe R. Cassavetes directs; with Drea de Matteo, Griffin Dunne, Gena Rowlands and Justin Theroux.  Official Website



A MIGHTY HEART June 22nd
Angelina Jolie plays Mariane Pearl, the wife of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and executed while investigating terrorism in Pakistan. The prolific Michael Winterbottom directs.  Official Website



THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN July 6th  
Meet Farmer John, a man who will turn every idea you ever had about what it means to be an American farmer, or an American dreamer, on its head. Farmer John might sit on a tractor but he’s also an outrageous artist, a maverick environmentalist, a homespun rebel, a pink-boa-wearing eccentric, a playful provocateur - and the incredible human being whose inspirational story of revolutionizing his family farm and redeeming his own life has won accolades and awards at film festivals around the world in THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN.  Official Website



Please don’t let these (and other) worthy films fall through the cracks this summer.  Check the listings at the Laemmle and Landmark Theatres in the Los Angeles area.  Don’t miss these challenging, interesting and entertaining films!


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Karie (site owner) Written by Karie (site owner)
May. 23, 2007 | 2:31 PM
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WAITRESS

One can’t help but use pie related puns here so yes, this film is tarty, sweet and tasty.  It balances hard reality with a fairy tale veneer that creates a perfect balance.  This film has a sweetness and tenderness to it that you almost never find in movies anymore.  It is a lovely, enjoyable and feel good film.  I highly recommend it!  It is painful though in some ways just knowing that Adrienne Shelly was murdered this past November.  She was such a bright talent and will be greatly missed.  The Adrienne Shelly Foundation has been established and is partnering with the industry’s finest academic and filmmaking institutions to assist women in this journey with film school scholarships, production grants, finishing funds, and other invaluable resources.  Click HERE to find out more.

By the way, if you missed it the “Field Trip” was great!  After seeing the film, I handed out some WAITRESS promotional items courtesy of Fox Searchlight which included some chocolate pie mix and a recipie book with some pie recipies from the film!  We went to the Apple Pan, which is the closest thing in Los Angeles to the diner in the film….and yes we ate pie.









 


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