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The Essentials Series: Westerns

December 4th, 2017

This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins. The western film genre often portrays the conquest of the wilderness and the subordination of nature, in the name of civilization, or the confiscation of the territorial rights of the original inhabitants of the frontier. In the late 60s and early 70s (and in subsequent years), ‘revisionistic’ Westerns that questioned the themes and elements of traditional/classic westerns appeared. Over time, westerns have been re-defined, re-invented and expanded, dismissed, spoofed, and re-discovered. Westerns are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a nostalgic eulogy to the early days of the expansive, untamed American frontier. [Filmsite.org]

Essential Tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Student/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Nov. 5 & 6: Red River (1948)
Nov. 12 & 13: High Noon (1952)
Nov. 19 & 20: A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Nov. 26 & 27: The Wild Bunch (1969)
Dec. 3 & 4: Unforgiven (1992)

Showtimes are TBD

MOXIE FLIX

December 12th, 2017

MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.
Screenings start at 4:30pm on Fridays and 10:00am on Saturdays.

These FREE screenings were made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

Upcoming Films:
Dec. 15th & 16th: Goonies (1985) PG; 114m

Jan. 19th & 20th: A Town Called Panic (2009) NR; 75m

Feb. 16th & 17th: Watership Down (1978) PG; 92m

Mar. 16 & 17: New York International Children’s Film Festival (Kid Flix/Party Mix)

Apr. 20 & 21: The General (1927) NR; 79m

May 18 & 19: Back to the Future (1985) PG; 116m

Jul. 20, 21, & 22: Porco Rosso (1992) PG; 93m

Showtimes are Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10am

The Essentials Series: French New Wave

January 20th, 2018

This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

“Tidal wave” would have been a more appropriate name for this explosion of vibrant, innovative, and highly self-conscious films by young French directors in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The informal movement was spearheaded by a handful of critics from Cahiers du cinéma—Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette—whose incisive writings were matched by their films: bold, modern takes on classical masters that reworked genres like noir and the musical, and experimented with techniques antiquated and discovered. While Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remain the twin groundbreaking events of the movement, films such as Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima mon amour and Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7 were watersheds as well, finding excited audiences hungry for a new, energetic, political cinema opposed to the stuffy “cinema of quality,” as Truffaut put it, of the old guard. Though the movement quickly dissipated, filmmakers like Godard, Rivette, Varda, and Rohmer continue to pioneer today.

Essential Tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Student/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Feb. 4 & 5: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Feb. 11 & 12: Breathless (1960) Feb. 18 & 19: Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Feb. 25 & 26: Jules et Jim (1962)

Showtimes are TBD

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