March Preview

February 20, 2012

I know many of you will probably be in a post-True/False cinema-burnout stupor for most of March, but after you shake that off, think of coming out to watch a film at your friendly neighborhood cinema. (We're closed March 5-7 after the fest, by the way.)
Here's what we're working on:

A Separation  This looks like it's going to be good. A lot of people's favorite to win Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars (come to our watch party). It's also nom'd for Best Original Screenplay.

Pina  Like modern dance? Then don't miss this documentary. Don't care for modern dance? Come see it anyway. It's a celebration of the choreography genius of the late Pina Bausch. It was shot in 3D, but Ragtag will be screening it in glorious 2D. (We'll probably have 3D capabilities in about a thousand years.) Directed by Wim Wenders and nominated for Best Doc in this year's Oscars.

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie  Want to watch something really dumb but probably have a lot of fun? Come to this. For fan's of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and those agreeing with my first sentence.

Pariah  Come see this award-winning drama about a black Brooklyn lesbian teenager and her struggles with identity, friendship and family. Looks like it's going to be good.

Coriolanus  Lord Voldemort's---I mean, Ralph Fiennes's directorial debut (he also stars in it). Based on the play by Bill Shakespeare. Set in the Balkans instead of Rome, I believe.  Looking forward to it.

Chico & Rita  Nominated for Best Animated Feature in the Academy Awards. For fans of jazz and Cuban music. That's two animated features in two months here at Ragtag! Maybe a first. Not Rated...and not for kids. Four stars from Peter Bradshaw at the Guardian.

Box Elder  You guys have been asking for it, so we're giving it up. Columbia's very own homegrown bro comedy. March 8 at 9:15pm. Mark your calendars.

And this is just a taste. Expect the full calendar in a few days.

Chico & Rita.

There will be blood.