November 16, 2018
Adam Q&A with director Maria Solrun, actor Magnus Mariuson, and producer Jim StarkNovember 16, 2018
Drama / 2018 / 72 minutes
The long-awaited follow-up to her well received Jargo, Icelandic born, Berlin-based director Maria Solrun's Adam is a mature, contemplative, and complex second feature. In what is largely an acting showcase for her talented son Magnus Mariuson – who also co-produced – Solrun’s film follows the titular Adam, a hearing-impaired young man tasked with euthanizing his alcoholic, techno musician mother who has recently been institutionalized with irreparable brain damage. Solrun wisely keeps the scope small and intimate, telling the tale of youthful emancipation in a manner that feels truthful and unassuming, giving Mariuson the room he needs to craft a performance that is touching, honest and sure to be resonant with today’s embattled twenty-somethings. Featuring put-you-in-the-moment camerawork courtesy of cinematographer Joanna Piechotta.
Q&A to follow with director Maria Solrun, actor Magnus Mariuson, and producer Jim Stark
Harlan Jacobson’s Talk CinemaNovember 18, 2018
Talk Cinema, Inc., co-founded in 1992 by Harlan and Susan Jacobson, is the nation’s most inclusive and longest running sneak preview and discussion program with thousands of attendees in 12 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Talk Cinema’s mission and the basis of our longevity is that our audiences get to be among the first to see a new movie and discuss with special guests – seeing films the way critics and industry insiders get to do at film festivals.
Talk Cinema offers a curated series of surprises selected by film critic Harlan Jacobson. The films included in the program may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary, a foreign language Oscar-nominee or the next breakout hit. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.
Talk Cinema audiences were among the first to screen The Clouds of Sils Maria, Nightcrawler, Timbuktu, White God, 1001 Grams, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Farewell Party, Blue is the Warmest Color, Lunchbox, Le Weekend, Ida, The Last Sentence, Tim's Vermeer, The Great Beauty, The German Doctor, Obvious Child, Finding Vivian Maier, ,Locke, Silver Linings Playbook, The Other Son, Barbara, Quartet, Blancanieves, Renoir, The Attack, Twenty Feet From Stardom, The Artist, Le Havre, Melancholia, Habemus Papam, Monsieur Lazhar, and Two Days in New York among thousands of titles.
Talk Cinema regularly features guest speakers include Boston Globe’s Ty Burr, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, NPR's Bob Mondello, Facets Multi-Media Founder Milos Stehlik, The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Steven Rea, Programming Consultant Laura Blum, New York Times contributor Glenn Kenny, Fordham University’s Brian Rose, Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sheryl Mousley, film curator at The Walker Art Center, Euan Kerr of Minnesota Public Radio, Loyola University Lecturer Zbigniew Banas, and Columbia College Professor and screenwriter Ron Falzone to name a few.
Doors at 11:30 AM
Screening 12 PM
Skate Kitchen Q&A with director Crystal MoselleNovember 18, 2018
Drama / 2018 / 100 minutes
A staple of underground youth culture since the 70s, skateboarding as a right-of-passage is fertile ground for cinematic storytelling, a fact that director Crystal Moselle's endearing narrative feature debut Skate Kitchen aptly proves. Moselle's unassuming coming-of-age tale concerns a shy 18 year-old Long Islander (Rachelle Vinberg, an accomplished skater the director discovered through Instagram), who becomes obsessed with skate culture despite parental disapproval and takes up with an all-female skater group that operates out of Manhattan's Lower East Side. In straightforward plot terms Moselle's film is a comfortably familiar tale of youthful self-discovery, but Skate Kitchen's more visceral pleasures are found in the way the joyfully anarchic street-skating sequences are captured, and the genuine, heartfelt performances of the mostly non-professional cast. With real-life skaters Kabrina Adams, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell and Brenn Lorenzo.
Q&A to follow with director Crystal Moselle
Roxy Underground Film FestivalNovember 28, 2018
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Wednesday November 28th at 7 PM
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