November preview

Here's some of what we're hoping for, looking at, thinking about for November:
(Also check out the trailer playlist.)

Samsara  November 2nd. A journey around the world captured on 70mm film. From the cinematographer of Koyaanisqatsi, one of my favorite avant-garde films. It's gonna be pretty, if not stunningly mind-melting.

Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling  The Stones on a two-date tour---Ireland, 1965---just after the release of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

Election Night  Tuesday the 6th. It's that time again. Come watch the fun at Ragtag while drinking your favorite brew from the Uprise bar---you'll probably need it. Election feed brought to you from our friends at CenturyLink.

We're screening Girls Rock!, a T/F doc about a rock'n'roll school for girls, as a fundraiser for CoMo Girls Rock, a future rockin' camp. November 12.

Nothing But a Man  Released in 1964 and, by some accounts, Malcolm X's favorite film. Duff Anderson is a black man facing the challenges of living in the 60s South. We'll be showing this on a restored 35mm print.

Middle of Nowhere  Winner of Sundance's Directing Award. A woman sets aside her dreams to focus on her incarcerated husband.

Chicken with Plums  I'm really looking forward to this one. From Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel (author/director of the excellent Persepolis). A heartbroken musician awaits Death. For fans of Gilliam, Gondry and Jeunet...I'm guessing from the trailer.

The Creature from Forbidden Hollywood  Doctor Lokke Heiss has cooked up another cool Pre-Code series for us. Every Wednesday in November monsters rule the screen. The fun starts with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931)...followed by Island of Lost Souls, The Unknown, and King Kong. Free for members, $5 for everyone else.

Psycho  We're showing Hitchcock's classic on 35mm film. See it on 35 while you can.

The Sessions  I'll just quote IMDb for this one: "A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest." Featuring Helen Hunt and Ragtag-favorite John Hawkes. Looks like fun.

Holy Motors  A day in the life of actor Monsieur Oscar...a bizarre, exciting day. In French. Definitely watch the trailer for this one.

Anna Karenina  A new version of AK from Atonement director Joe Wright. It will be extremely beautiful if nothing else.

"Why read the book when you can watch the movie?"