PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR MARCH 2016

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Producer’s Film Picks for March 2016

The Producer’s theme for this month is: Depending on the kindness of strangers; A Comedy, A Tragedy, A Farce.

THEATRICAL RELEASE

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THE LADY IN THE VAN (2015)

Directed by Nicholas Hyter @ 104 minutes.

The film stars Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, and Claire Hammond.

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Synopsis: A man finds himself forming an unexpected relationship & bond with an outspoken transient older woman, who lives in her van parked in his driveway.

Tagline: Mostly a true story.

Adapted by Alan Bennett from his 1999 play.

DVD

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

Directed by Elia Kazan @ 162 minutes.

This classic film, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, stars Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, & Nick Dennis.

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Synopsis: An emotionally fragile woman finds herself having to move in with her sister in New Orleans, but she is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law–as her sense of reality collapses all around her.

Nominated for more than a dozen Oscars, it won four of them, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Art  Direction.

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DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)

Written & Directed by Sam Raimi @ 99 minutes.

The film stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, & David Paymer.

Synopsis:  An ambitious loan officer, who evicts an elderly woman from her home, is saddled with a supernatural curse. She tries to find help, but all the while the forces of evil attack her.

SCREENINGS:

THE LADY IN THE VAN is already playing at the Grand Cinema.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE screens at CSL on Friday, March 4, 2016.

DRAG ME TO HELL screens at CSL on Friday, March 11, 2016.

TFC DISCUSSION NIGHT is Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ CSL.

DIRECTIONS:

The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL), the church building we rent for our events, is located at 206 N. J Street, on the corner of Division & J streets.

The Grand Cinema is located at 606 S. Fawcett Avenue, street level in the Merlino Art Building.

 

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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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