October 17, 2021
Harlan Jacobson’s Talk CinemaOctober 24, 2021
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.
"This week, TALK CINEMA at the ROXY will show the Grand Prize Winner of the International Competition at this year's SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL!
The tite is a surprise, but it's a great woman's story: It's during the war in Kosovo. A wife and mother in Kosovo makes the best Ajvar (Croatia's mainstay red pepper sauce) anyone has ever tasted, and takes it to market. Is Croatia ready for a woman entrepreneur?
Come see this great Sundance winner--and find a Croatian grocery or restaurant afterwards to have some Ajvar. It's New York City!
And it's Talk Cinema, only Sunday high noon, Oct. 24, at The Roxy!
Doors at 11:30 AM
Screening 12 PM
Karen Dalton: In My Own TimeOctober 24, 2021
Documentary / 2021 / 85 minutes
Blues and folk singer Karen Dalton was a prominent figure in 1960s New York. Idolized by Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, Karen discarded the traditional trappings of success and led an unconventional life until her early death. Since most images of Karen have been lost or destroyed, the film uses Karen's dulcet melodies and interviews with loved ones to build a rich portrait of this singular woman and her hauntingly beautiful voice.
The ThingOctober 24, 2021
Horror / 1982 / 109 minutes
Famously rejected by audiences and critics upon its 1982 release, John Carpenter’s The Thing – a remake of the atomic age classic The Thing From Another World – has since earned a well-earned reputation as one of the greatest creature features in cinema history, thanks in no small part to the incredible practical effects work of Rob Bottin. The set-up is near-perfect for effective terror; a snowbound team of Antarctica scientists find themselves besieged by a shape-changing space monster that can assume the identity of any of them, turning the already psychologically frazzled and isolated men against one another. A celebrated master of suspense thanks to this breakout film the original Halloween, Carpenter expertly brings the atmosphere of tension and paranoia to a nail-biting boil, culminating in explosive scenes of mind-bending body horror that showcase Bottin’s masterful creature work and give his all-male cast – led by the ever-charismatic Kurt Russell – some real dramatic turf to chew on. With Wilfred Brimley, Richard Masur and Keith David.
The Fog (35mm)October 24, 2021
Horror / 1980 / 89 minutes
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.