Next SHOW: Thursday, January 24, 2019

17 01 2019

 

El ÁNGEL (2018)

Directed by Luis Ortega

Thursday, January 24, 2019

One SHOW only, 6:15PM at the Nugget Theater

Tickets $10

Argentinean director Luis Ortega recreates the crimes of a notorious baby-faced killer. Produced by Pedro Almodovar.

“ ‘El Ángel’ (puts) viewers in the shoes of a sociopath, a character for whom murder is so casual that he doesn’t even waste time to blink before shooting a truck driver or a security guard. Carlitos’s sole reason for living is moving from one transgression to the next.” -The New York Times

“Cinema has always romanticized the sexy young serial killer, driven to savage extremes by raging hormones in righteous revolt against adult authority…Ortega makes the latent erotic subtext explicit by training an adoring lens on his sexually ambiguous antihero’s androgynous beauty, luscious strawberry lips and cascading blond ringlets.” – The Hollywood Reporter

118 minutes • Unrated • No Nugget Passes, please.

 

 

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SHOW: Monday, February 4, 2019

16 01 2019

TFF Cinematheque

DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE ~ HAL ASHBY

• BEING THERE (1979, 130 minutes, Rated PG)

Academy Award-winning film BEING THERE made Roger Ebert’s list of “Great Movies.”  Ebert wrote, “There’s an exhilaration in seeing artists at the very top of their form: It almost doesn’t matter what the art form is, if they’re pushing their limits and going for broke and it’s working. We can sense their joy of achievement – and even more so if the project in question is a risky, off-the-wall idea that could just as easily have ended disastrously.  Hal Ashby’s BEING THERE is a movie that inspires those feelings.”  Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosiński, the film follows the middle-aged and simple-minded Chance (the great Peter Sellers) who lives in the townhouse of an old, wealthy man in Washington, D.C., where he spent his entire life gardening and watching television and has never left the property.  After a chance encounter with Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine), wealthy wife of a D.C business mogul and an unexpected turn of events, this simple, humble man finds himself advising the President of the United States, attending important dinners and consorting with the Soviet ambassador. The New York Times wrote, “Hal Ashby directs BEING THERE at an unruffled, elegant pace, the better to let Mr. Sellers’s double-edged mannerisms make their full impression upon the audience. Mr. Sellers never strikes a false note.”