August preview

July 23, 2012

Here's what we're working on/thinking about for August:

The Intouchables  July 27  A familiar story but a good one: two completely different people form a fast friendship. One of the most popular French films in recent years.

The Boone Dawdle  August 18  Buy your tickets before Aug 10 to save some $$$.

Beasts of the Southern Wild  The 10th Probably the most anticipated film of August here at Ragtag. Louisiana floods, prehistoric beasts walk the earth, and Six-year-old Hushpuppy must survive it all with her sick father, Wink.

Your Sister's Sister  Mark Duplass, trying to clear his head, travels to a remote island to stay at his best friend's cabin. He unexpectedly meets his friend's sister. Trouble ensues.

This Is Not a Film  A documentary from Iran about director Jafar Panahi, who was arrested for making "anti-government propaganda." Confined to his house, waiting for the verdict from the appeals court, and forbidden to make another film for twenty years, Panahi tells us his film. Panahi was arrested along with Mohammad Rasoulof, director of The White Meadows, as seen in last year's Passport Series. Here's an article from the Guardian.

The Queen of Versailles  One of my favorites from this year's True/False Film Fest. This documentary takes a look at the Siegel family and how the housing crisis has affected their billionaire lifestyle. A truly bizarre portrait.

A Trip to the Moon & The Extraordinary Voyage  We'll screen Georges Méliès's 16-minute 1902 sci-fi classic and the documentary about the discovery of a colorized print and its restoration. With newly-composed soundtrack by Air. A one-night affair.

Cosmopolis  Cronenberg's new film, based on Don DeLillo's novel by the same name. Featuring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche.

Celeste & Jesse Forever  A divorce-comedy featuring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood.

T/F DocuMemories #3  Expect something fun from the True/False vaults.