Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Fall 2007 Schedule is Here!

The Fall 2007 Schedule is here! Stick around to stay on top of reviews and synopses about all the upcoming films and what's going on around in Charlottesville.


Sept 2nd - Day Night Day Night by Dir. Julia Loktev / USA/Germany/France, 2006
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 94 minutes
Julia Loktev’s Day Night Day Night takes the idea of terrorism and pulls it out of its typical context, following a young woman, whose nationality and ethnicity are ambiguous, whose name is never spoken, and whose alliances are never disclosed. Every mundane act is taken into account, as the spectator slowly realizes that she is being prepped to ignite a bomb in Times Square. Loktev attempts to subvert viewer preconceptions and even illicit a sense of sympathy for this young woman, who is just beginning to realize the power and gravity of her task. At the core of the film, Loktev’s “subject, ultimately, is religion – how it can inspire devout action, but in certain crucial moments can’t be explained at all. She captures the absolute power in that awe.” (Wesley Morris, the Boston Globe)

Click here to read Wesley Morris's full review of Day Night Day Night

Click here to visit the official site for the film from IFC-First Take and check out the trailer.

The following weeks include:

Sept 9th - Wristcutters: A Love Story
by Dir. Goran Dukic / USA, 2007
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 91 minutes

Sept. 16th - Allegro
by Dir. Christoffer Boe / Denmark, 2005
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 88 minutes

Sept. 23rd - The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
by Dir. Sophie Fiennes / UK/Austria/Netherlands, 2006
7:00 & 9:45 pm / 150 minutes

Sept. 30th - Syndromes and a Century by Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Thailand/Austria/France, 2006
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 105 minutes

Oct. 14th - Into Great Silence by Dir. Philip Gröning / France/Switzerland/Germany, 2005
7:00 pm ONLY / 169 minutes

Oct. 21st - Lady Chatterley by Dir. Pascale Ferran / Belgium/France/UK, 2004
7:00 pm ONLY / 168 minutes

Oct. 28th - Manufactured Landscapes by Dir. Jennifer Baichwal / Canada, 2006
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 80 minutes

Nov. 4th - Brand Upon the Brain! w/ the Virginia Film Festival by Dir. Guy Maddin / USA/Canada, 2005
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 95 minutes

Nov. 11th - Director Series: Godard / A Woman is a Woman by Dir. Jean-Luc Godard / Italy/France, 1961
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 84 minutes

Nov. 18th - Director Series: Godard / Pierrot le Fou by Dir. Jean-Luc Godard / Italy/France, 1965
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 110 minutes

Dec. 2nd - Paprika by Dir. Satoshi Kon / Japan, 2006
7:00 & 9:30 pm / 90 minutes

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Monday, August 13, 2007

We're getting back into the swing of things!

To any regular readers, sorry for the long summer without film updates on what's going on with film in Charlottesville.
I've been in Denmark without a laptop so updates have proved to be a little less than easy.

However! the new OFFscreen schedule will be released by Aug 26th, and our first film will be the following Sunday, September 2nd.

Please stay posted.
And enjoy the last tidbit of your summer before the craziness begins again.

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