Next SHOW: Thursday, November 29, 2018

14 11 2018

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The Guilty (2018)

Directed by Gustav Möller

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

Tickets $10

“If the setting of The Guilty couldn’t be simpler, its immaculate execution by first-time director Gustav Möller couldn’t be more gripping and involving.” – The Los Angeles Times

A demoted police officer, a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman…this unrelenting Danish thriller uses an innovative style to reveal dark secrets and build extraordinary tension as a mystery unfolds.

“(Möller is) not content with just giving us a thrill ride; he wants also to challenge our assumptions of right and wrong, guilt and innocence…The Guilty beautifully demonstrates how people can act with absolute conviction even when they don’t have the full picture of a situation, and the monstrousness this can in turn lead to. And if that doesn’t speak to our time, then I don’t know what does.” – The Village Voice

“A cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make a thrilling movie with a limited tool box.” – RogerEbert.com

85 minutes • Rated R • No Nugget Passes, please.

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SHOW: Monday, December 3, 2018

2 10 2018

TFF Cinematheque

DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE ~ HAL ASHBY

LANDLORD

• THE LANDLORD (1970, 112 minutes, Rated R)

A Hal Ashby great, and his first foray into his burgeoning role as Director (formerly an editor), The Landlord revolutionized the way racism was portrayed in American cinema:  with honesty.  “Instead of staying on that safe, predictable level, it begins to dig into the awkwardness and hypocrisy of our commonly shared attitudes about race,” wrote Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times.  Elger Winthrop Enders (Beau Bridges) is a rich society kid approaching his 30th birthday.  He decides it is time to move away from his parents’ home and purchases a tenement house in a Brooklyn ghetto because (as he says while relaxing beside the family pool), “everyone wants a home of his own, you know.”  Upon its 1970 release, The New York Times called the film, “a wondrously wise, sad and hilarious comedy.”  In another article published by The NY Times 37 years later, journalist Mike Hale wrote an article called “Before Gentrification Was Cool, It Was a Movie.” He praised the film for tackling racial tension head on and wrote in surprise how the film, “…would disappear after its 1970 release – rarely shown and just as rarely discussed.” (Wikipedia)  One of Ashby’s most important works. With Beau Bridges, Louis Gossett, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Lee Grant and Diana Sands.