Posted by Steve Herring (LRT) in Uncategorized on August 27, 2010 | Comments Off
Coach "Little" tells Calvin where to go.
We are pleased to be hosting writer/director Gary Lundgren (Wow and Flutter, People Die, Lithium) to talk about his film, “Calvin Marshall” after the 6:45pm showing which opens with us today (Friday, August 27th). In addition to Gary, other members of the production crew will be in attendance including producer Anne Lundgren. Calvin Marshall was filmed in Southern Oregon and features Steve Zahn in a critically acclaimed performance as baseball “Coach Little”. Join us for this special evening and get your chance to chat with a local talent making good in Oregon.
One more Q&A will be held after the 6:45pm showing on Saturday, August 28th as well.
Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. In the crime-ridden NYC of the 1970s, he covers the city with the graffiti tag SAMO. In 1981 he puts paint on canvas for the first time, and by 1983 he is an artist with “rock star status.” He achieves critical and commercial success, though he is constantly confronted by racism from his peers. In 1985 he and Andy Warhol become close friends and painting collaborators, but they part ways and Warhol dies suddenly in 1987. Basquiat’s heroin addiction worsens, and he dies of an overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. The artist was 25 years old at the height of his career, and today his canvases sell for more than a million dollars. With compassion and psychological insight, Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene he seemed to embody.
Featuring interviews with Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger, Tony Shafrazi, Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch, Glenn O’Brien, Maripol, Kai Eric, Nicholas Taylor, Fred Hoffmann, Michael Holman, Diego Cortez, Annina Nosei, Suzanne Mallouk, Rene Ricard, Kenny Scharf, among many others.
Posted by Gabriel in Uncategorized on August 25, 2010 | Comments Off
Robert Rodriguez’s highly anticipated grindhouse spin-off, Machete, begins September 3 at Living Room Theaters. After being nearly killed during a violent fight with a powerful drug lord, a Mexican Federale known as Machete (Danny Trejo) roams Texas streets as a vigilante and sometime day-laborer. Hired by a corrupt senator to perform a covert hit, Machete is double-crossed and forced to go on the run. Machete may be down, but not out, and he carves a path of blood, bullets and broken hearts in a mission to settle the score. Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, and Jeff Fahey fill out the supporting cast.
Posted by Gabriel in Uncategorized on August 25, 2010 | Comments Off
The racy drama, MIDDLE MEN begins a run at Living Room on Sept. 10. Like Boogie Nights for the internet age, MIDDLE MEN is a comic look at the origins of the porn boom on the web. The oh-so-prescient Jack sees dollar signs when he imagines the combination of the newly popular internet and the pornography industry, and he starts a lucrative business. But while Jack just wants to hold on to his normal life, he finds his existence invaded by F.B.I. agents, terrorists, and the Russian mob. MIDDLE MEN stars Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, James Caan, Gabriel Macht, and Peter Stormare.
The charming baseball drama, CALVIN MARSHALL begins August 27 at Living Room. Shot in Oregon and starring Steve Zhan and Alex Frost, the film features a stellar soundtrack including The National and local musicians Richmond Fontaine, Spoon, Wow and Flutter, and Tracker.
About Calvin Marhall
An exceedingly likeable Junior College student, Calvin Marshall (Alex Frost) is chasing a lifelong dream to become a professional baseball player. He s got the drive, determination, ambition, heart and dedication. One small problem; he hasn’t got the athletic ability to make it happen. But, Calvin believes that if he doesn t give up, he will eventually succeed. As he pursues his dream, Calvin is thwarted by the sympathetic but misguided intentions of the college baseball coach (Steve Zahn) who refuses to cut the talent-challenged ballplayer from his team roster, even though he knows Calvin will never get to play in a single game. At the same time, Calvin is encouraged by his burgeoning romance with a new arrival on campus, Tori Jensen (Michelle Lombardo), a beautiful volleyball player who possesses all the exceptional athletic skills that Calvin somehow lacks. However, a little white lie on Calvin s part could end his new relationship before it s even really begun. Through it all, Calvin bounces back from each set-back, more determined than ever to see his dreams become a reality. Eventually, the truth catches up to Calvin and he has to come to terms with who he really is and what his future holds. By facing failure and overcoming disappointment, he is awakened to the reality that choosing a new and more fitting dream to follow is the most difficult, but ultimately most rewarding, part of the journey.
Posted by Gabriel in Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 | Comments Off
The romantic, visually-striking, CAIRO TIME begins Friday, August 20 at Living Room. The film, set and filmed in Cairo, Egypt, features the great American actress Patricia Clarkson as Juliette, a magazine editor, who travels to Cairo to meet her husband Mark (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza, for a three week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his friend Tareq (Alexander Siddig), who had been his security officer for many years, to escort her throughout the beautiful and exotic city. As he guides her through the streets and sights of Cairo, they slowly start to fall for each other.
“For a considerable stretch of time, Ruba Nadda’s “Cairo Time” seems to be little more than a pretext for the camera to follow Patricia Clarkson around the Egyptian capital and its spectacular environs. That’s not a complaint, you understand. I’d turn out for a movie that followed her around Milwaukee. And this movie eventually grows into something delicate and intriguing, a midlife romance that may or may not be consummated. But Ms. Clarkson’s performance as Juliette, the fashion-writer wife of a United Nations functionary, is the film’s reason for being. She makes yearning palpable. She turns mysterious silences into a language of love.”
About CAIRO TIME
An award-winning audience pleaser at the Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals, Ruba Nadda’s CAIRO TIME is both a love letter to a city and a sweeping romantic drama in the tradition of such films as BRIEF ENCOUNTER and LOST IN TRANSLATION. Oscar®-nominee Patricia Clarkson stars as a beautiful American abroad in Egypt, who finds herself enamored by more than the sunswept vistas of Cairo.
Juliette (Clarkson), a fashion magazine editor in her 40s, travels to Cairo to meet her husband for a three week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his trusted friend Tareq Alexander Siddig) to keep her company. As he guides her through the sights, sounds and unique customs of the exotic city, unexpected feelings emerge leading to an awakening of emotion that takes Juliette by surprise.
You can read an interview with director Lance Daly at indieWIRE HERE.
On the fringes of Dublin two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and the prospect of escape. Kylie lives with five other siblings and her overworked mother. Next door, Dylan lives in the shadow of an alcoholic father and the memory of an elder brother who ran away from home two years earlier.
After a violent altercation with his father, Dylan runs away from home and Kylie decides to run away with him. Together they make their way to the magical night time lights of inner city Dublin, to search for Dylan’s brother, and in the hope of finding, through him, the possibility of a new life.
Lance Daly’s vision of Dublin, as seen through the innocent eyes of our protagonists, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. But as the night wears on, and Dublin takes on a darker character, the two kids have to rely on the kindness of strangers, the advice of Bob Dylan and their trust in each other to survive the night.