June's pick: Nashville (1975)
Moxie Member Q&A with Mitchell Hackett
What do you love about this particular film, and why do you want to share it with others?
Nashville says something about the spirit of American resilience that I think a lot of people need to hold on to and be reminded of in times when everyone feels so divided. It's a tapestry picture where we see all types of different people from different cultures with different points of view and that cultural variety is what makes America great. It's funny, moving, and completely unique.
Why movies? Meaning there is a lot to do with your time....what is it about movies (or moviegoing) that you find essential/useful/beneficial?
Movies more than any other art form have the power to move and influence people. They can make the complex simple and plain for everyone to understand. They can make you feel empathy and anger and heartbreak and pride. You can watch something and for 90+ minutes you can be absolutely absorbed in another world, nothing can compare.
What's the thing you like best about being a member?
Having a membership really is incredible. There are 40+ free movies, I go to so many free screenings I sometimes forget I have to pay when I go to new movies. Discounts on movies that don't play anywhere else, and are half price compared to other theaters if they do. It's great to have fun, cheap night out where you see a great movie with a friend.
Favorite Moxie memory?
The terrible first date I had with my girlfriend of three years now.
What are the "three benefits" of coming to the Moxie?
Having a theater in town that will play the movies that don't play in bigger theaters.
A great staff that recognize you and are very kind.
There is a film community atmosphere and there are many showings that include discussion afterwards, that is always fun.
Anything else you would like to add?
Bring back Mondo Moxie.