Film Screening Types Archives: Drive-In

40 Years a Prisoner

  Tommy Oliver

  United States 109 minutes

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  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 19-25 in the United States.

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Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:

With director/producer Tommy Oliver and actor Mike Africa, Jr.

Synopsis

This powerful documentary bears witness to the lifelong efforts of Michael Africa, Jr. to secure the freedom of his parents, who were incarcerated for four decades. Along with seven other members of MOVE, a Black Liberation group active in Philadelphia in the 1970s, Debbie and Michael Africa, Sr. were charged in the death of a police officer during a brutal raid by authorities at the end of that decade. Interviews with journalists, activists, and others, along with archival footage of the MOVE commune, are intercut with Michael Africa, Jr.’s ongoing battles with the courts. With uncanny resonance to our current moment, the film delivers a bracing examination of the embattled state of liberty in the face of a racially and politically biased justice system.

 English 

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Ammonite

  Francis Lee

  United Kingdom 117 minutes

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   Drive-In SOLD OUT

Playing Sat, Oct 17 @ 6:30pm at ChiTown Movies.
Tickets: $60 Members, $75 Non-members
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Synopsis

In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.

“One of the best performances of Kate Winslet’s career.”
-RogerEbert.com

 English 

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The Film Title

  Horace Van Welmute

  Austria, Belarus, Croatia     634 minutes

Synopsis

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

“What is this?”
-everyone

 Croatian with subtitles 

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Screening

Thursday, Sept 30, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Film Credits

  •   Paul Producer
  •   Samir Screenwriter
  •   J. Jonah Jameson
  •   Annie Lebowitz
  •   Candice D.P. Willgins
  •   Bill Murray, Charlie Chaplin, Reese Witherspoon, Daniel Day-Lewis
  •   Junkie XL
  •   The Decemberists
  •   Dan Quayle, Will Smith
  •   Dreamworks, A24

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