Producer’s Film Picks for November 2007

darjeeling_limitedTonight is our October film discussion TFC meeting. We, of course will be discussing A THOUSAND CLOWNS, KING OF HEARTS, and QUILLS. We had a screening of A THOUSAND CLOWNS @ CSL, and a screening of KING OF HEARTS @ Wine Styles. As it turned out QUILLS was too “R”-rated to screen @ Origin 23, so a Cuban documentary was shown instead. A very active month in all for the four-year old TFC.

Next month continues to be exciting and challenging. The attendees tonight will get a hand-out of the picks for November 2007, and soon Roger will send out his TFC email notice. But for those intrepid readers of this blog site, here is an advanced peek:

Producers Picks for November 2007

 

DVD & VHS

 

THE CHUMSCRUBBER (2005) Director Arie Posin @ 108 minutes.

The film stars Jamie Bell, Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes, William Fichtner, and Rory Culkin. This is a dark comedic drama about alienation, adolescent angst, substance abuse, suicide, and hypocrisy in Suburbia –a stirring story of the “lost generation”, referred to in this film as “Generation Rx” –and why they do not want to be found. This was a pick by TFC member Anita Reeves.

 

AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) Director Sam Mendes @ 122 minutes.

The film stars Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mera Suvari, and Chris Cooper. What appears to be a perfect family, living in a perfect house in Suburbia turns out to be domicile where Lester Burnham is having bouts of depression combined with a mid-life crisis, his daughter hates him, and his self-absorbed harpy of a wife decides to have an affair. The solution for him was to buy a muscle car, quit his high dollar high-stress job, get employment in a burger joint, and put the moves on one of his daughter’s flirty girlfriends. This film won 5 Oscars and several dozen other awards.

 

Theatrical Film at the Grand Theater.

 

THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007) Director Wes Anderson @ 91 minutes.

The films stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman. Three American brothers, who have been estranged for over a year, decide to take a “spiritual journey” across the mystical miasma of modern India –in order to “find themselves” and to rekindle their misplaced sibling respect and affection. Like many a spiritual journey, theirs turns out to be leagues from linear, and laced with levity.

 

AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999) will be the film screened at Wine Styles on November 10th. Perhaps THE CHUMSCRUBBER (2005) will screen at CSL or Origin 23.

Glenn

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About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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