Better Living Through Chemistry
The film follows a small town pharmacist's uneventful life as it turns into a walk on the wild side when he embarks on a drug-and-alcohol fueled affair with a seductive customer. This hilariously funny dark comedy features a big-time cast who certainly delivers in laughs and amusement.
91 min., Unrated
Frank Kearns: American Correspondent - FREE
One Time Showing: Saturday, March 15th at 6pm
There will be a Q & A afterwards led by Executive Producer of the film Gerald Davis!
Donations will be taken for the Frank Kearns Scholarship Fund at the showing.
This is a documentary film that introduces the life and work of the go-to guy for dangerous stories at CBS News in the 1950s to the 1970s. Dan Rather called Kearns “a legend around here.”
This co-production by Greenbriar Group Films and West Virginia Public Broadcasting includes never-seen footage of Frank Kearns in Cairo, Egypt with CBS News President Sig Mickelson and interviews with family members, friends, colleagues and competitors whose lives intertwined with Kearns’ during that time.
The real focus of the film is correspondent’s relationship with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency while working in the Middle East and Africa for CBS News. It’s a subject that first came to light during the Church Committee hearings in the U.S. Senate in 1976. Kearns denied ever having a relationship with the Agency. But for the filmmakers, it was the proverbial “elephant in the room.” It caused some of Kearns’ colleagues to decline to be interviewed. For those who did sit with the filmmakers, it was an opportunity to share what they knew and to speculate on the CBS-CIA conundrum. It’s a story that has never been told…until now.
60 min., Unrated.
Spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system.
"This is a movie you want to reach out and caress, about a man who, like everyone else around him in this near future, has retreated from other people into a machine world."-New York Times.
"4/5 Stars. One of the more original, hilarious and even heartbreaking stories of the year."-Richard Roeper.
126 min., Rated R.
The Great Beauty
Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
"drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic."-Los Angeles Times.
"3.5/4 Stars. It's a beauty, all right. It's more a style show than a deep philosophical treatise, but with surfaces this sleek and faces this interesting, I'll take style over substance any day."-Chicago Tribune.
142 min., Unrated.