Producers’ Film Picks for October 2010

TFC Producers’ Film Picks for October 2010

Theatrical Pick @ The Grand Theater

ANIMAL KINGDOM (2010)

Directed by David Michod @ 113 minutes.

The film stars James Frecheville, Jacki Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Ford, and Guy Pearce. Synopsis: The tale of a 17 year old boy navigating his own survival amongst an explosive criminal family–and the detective who thinks he can save him.

“ANIMAL KINGDOM is a work of obvious ambition, where we witness a debut filmmaker swing for the fences…” Michael Atkinson for THE VILLAGE VOICE.

“A triumph of the Australian cinema.”

DVD & VHS

STRICTLY BALLROOM (1992)

Directed in Australia by Baz Luhrman @ 94 minutes.

The film stars Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, and Pat Thompson.Synopsis: A champion-caliber ballroom dancer becomes a maverick by making up too many of his own steps, defying tradition. Against all the odds, he chooses a misfit partner, and they attempt to win the Pan Pacific Championship. This is considered one of the 15 greatest dance movies of all time.

Tagline: “There’s something in the air. It might be love–but it isn’t.”

SHORT CUTS (1993)

Directed by Robert Altman @ 187 minutes.

Based on some stories by Raymond Carver.

The film stars Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davidson, Anne Archer, Fred Ward,Tim Robbins, Chris Penn, Madeleine Stowe, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Lori Singer, Robert Downey Jr., and Lili Taylor. Synopsis: These are overlapping tales of several ordinary people living in Los Angeles, sharing similiar destinies, and death never seems to be very far away. This film was like a prototype for future films like CRASH.

Tagline: From two American masters comes a movie like no other.

ANIMAL KINGDOM opens at the Grand Theater, located at 606 S. Fawcett Avenue, on Friday, September 17, 2010.

STRICTLY BALLROOM will screen at the TFC Meeting Hall, located at 924 Broadway, street level in the Pythian Temple, on Friday, October 1, 2010.

SHORT CUTS will screen also at the TFC Meeting Hall, located at 924 Broadway, street level in the Pythian Temple, across the street from the Theater in the Square, on Friday, October 8, 2010.

This was a member pick from Jody Dubay, who will lead the discussion on the movie for our TFC Discussion night on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

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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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