In Your Dreams
7:00 pm May 18, 20
USA * 2012 * Dir: Stevie Nicks/David A. Stewart * 100 min * NOT RATED
Decadent rock star, '70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove-the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010, Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album,In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.
7:00 pm May 22, 23
PRESENTED BY LOCAL #80 FIREFIGHTERS * USA * 2012 * Dir: Tom Putnam/Brenna Sanchez * 86 min * NOT RATED
BURN is an action-packed documentary capturing a year in the lives of Detroit firefighters who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. Firefighters have an up-close view of the best and worst in any city. This is especially true for Detroit. Detroit is a picture of American industrial cities in a post-industrial age: One foot in a prosperous past, struggling to survive in a changing economy. Since 1950, racial tensions and vanishing industry have cut Detroits population in half from 1.8 million, leaving behind 80,000 abandoned structures, or kindling, as the firefighters call it. The result is a dying city with one of the highest arson rates in the world. Los Angeles, a city of 4 million people, sees 11 structure fires per day. Compare that to Detroit, which has 713,000 residents and 30 structure fires a day. Because, in Detroit, social problems manifest themselves in one way FIRE.
At Any Price
7:00 pm May 24, 26, 30
2012 * USA * Dir: Ramin Bahrani * 105 min * RATED R
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. Henry is the kind of man who will attend the funeral of a neighbor, express his genuine sympathy, and then try to buy the rights to the man's land right there at graveside, without missing a beat. At home, his older son, Grant, has run away to climb mountains in South America, and Dean would rather be a NASCAR driver than a farmer and salesman. Henry's wife Meredith is a good woman, loyal and patient, and there's much she needs to be patient about. For Henry, life centers on the fortunes of Whipple Seeds, and a battle for control of sales in a nearby county.When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood. "Dennis Quaid gives the best performance of his life." Roger Ebert
Shaun of the Dead
9:30 pm May 24
PRESENTED BY DARK BRIDGES FILM FESTIVAL * 2004 * United Kingdom * 99 min *Rated 18A
Dark Bridges has heard the call that people want to eat brains. Therefore, they are hosting a Zombie Party with a special screening of "Shaun of the Dead". While this is an all ages eventplease note the 18A rating. Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in the hilarious horror comedy, "Shaun of the Dead". There comes a day in every man's life when he has to get off the couch... and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it's up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree. Satisfy your bloodthirsty appetite with the movie that masters of horror and film critics alike are hailing as the funniest and scariest movie of the year. Novelist Stephen King gushes "it's a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic" and Newsweek calls Shaun of the Dead "a bloody hoot!" It's a screamingly hilarious zomedy that will have you dying with laughter. Costumes (zombie or other) are encouraged but are optional. We will have a contest with prizes.
9:00 pm May 26, 28, 30
2012 * CANADA * Dir: Morgan White * 96 min * RATED PG
We follow the first year of business for Alex, Charlie, and Nigel as they try to make their theatre, The Toronto Underground Cinema, a success in the dying world of repertory cinema. The film also places the cinema in context to the larger world of rep. Featuring interviews with theatres such as Film Forum in NYC, The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, and The New Beverly Cinema in L.A., and celebrities such as Kevin Smith, John Waters, Atom Egoyan, and George A. Romero, the world of repertory cinema will come alive as a vibrant and culturally significant medium that needs to be preserved.