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  • 5:20 PM

    Bathtubs Over Broadway Q&A with Steve Young

    December 16, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 87 minutes

    A great light-hearted documentary unearths some unusual bit of ephemera, usually with the help of an oddball obsessive; with her first feature Bathtubs Over Broadway filmmaker Dava Whisenant scores big on both counts. Whisenant’s subject is Steve Young, a former writer for David Letterman, who in his quest to find offbeat fodder for the show’s comedy roster happened upon the obscure world of industrial musicals – song and dance revues commissioned by corporations to help sell their products during company retreats. As with the best obsessions, what starts as an ironic appreciation turns to genuine admiration, a quest that has led Young to collect countless LPs of this strange, secret form of music and to effusively champion the artistry and song craft put into show tunes that were never meant for public enjoyment. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, punk icon Jello Biafra and more.

    Q&A to follow with Steve Young

  • 5:20 PM

    Bathtubs Over Broadway Q&Aw with Steve Young

    December 15, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 87 minutes

    A great light-hearted documentary unearths some unusual bit of ephemera, usually with the help of an oddball obsessive; with her first feature Bathtubs Over Broadway filmmaker Dava Whisenant scores big on both counts. Whisenant’s subject is Steve Young, a former writer for David Letterman, who in his quest to find offbeat fodder for the show’s comedy roster happened upon the obscure world of industrial musicals – song and dance revues commissioned by corporations to help sell their products during company retreats. As with the best obsessions, what starts as an ironic appreciation turns to genuine admiration, a quest that has led Young to collect countless LPs of this strange, secret form of music and to effusively champion the artistry and song craft put into show tunes that were never meant for public enjoyment. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, punk icon Jello Biafra and more.

    Q&A to follow with Steve Young

  • 12:00 PM

    Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema

    December 9, 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

  • 7:00 PM

    Mountain Rest Q&A

    December 8, 2018

    Drama / 2018 / 93 minutes

    After helping Jonah Hill shepherd his own directorial debut Mid 90s into being, writer/director Alex O Eaton steps up to the plate with her own feature debut, the indie critical darling Mountain Rest. Written while Eaton was home recovering from an Achilles heel injury, the story concerns a gathering at a remote mountain cabin involving three generations of women, the eldest of whom (the always superb Frances Conroy) is a former Hollywood actress whose inability to move on from the glamorous life has estranged her from her middle-aged daughter (Kate Lyn Sheil) and teenaged granddaughter (Stranger Things' Natalia Dryer). Using the well-lensed mountain environs to mirror her character’s well-guarded inner lives, Eaton handles the intimately staged drama like a seasoned pro; as long-buried emotions come to a boil and family secrets are revealed, Eaton’s skillfully measured tension gives way to catharsis, resulting in a poignant look at female relationships across generational borders. With Shawn Hatosy.

    Q&A to follow moderated by Le CiNéMa Club Founder & CEO Marie-Louise Khondji with director Alex O Eaton.

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