Film-Geek Fridays – revolutionary edition

July 13, 2007 at 2:12 pm | Posted in exhibition, Film Student Fridays, Matthew Hurst, Webster Film Series | Comments Off on Film-Geek Fridays – revolutionary edition

After yesterday’s post deatailing several upcoming Film Festivals in St. Louis, you’d think I’d have run out of film recomendations and just revel in Bastille Day’s glorious revolutionary zeal.  Au Contraire!  Indeed, I learned last week that forgetting to include a film might get someone beheaded.  With that in mind, please feel free to talk about the films you plan to see this weekend in the comments, so other readers might know about as many films they can put on their plate in the buffet line we call weekend box-office.

Webster Film Series

  • Ghosts of Cité Soleil @ 8PM and 10PM on Friday, July 13th and 8PM Saturday+Sunday July 14-15th in the Winifred Moore Auditorium

    When WFS adds an extra showtime to film, you know it has to be something special. This documentary takes place in the namesake’s Haitian slum, which was then identified by the UN as the most dangerous place on earth, and only a few months before a coup took place there in 2004. Because the film follows two brothers who lead rival gangs, you can expect a tense film that offers a unique insight into a truly foreign culture of personal destruction and violence.

Reel Late @ the Tivoli

  • Dynamite Warrior @ midnight Friday & Saturday July 13, 14th and 10 pm Sunday, July 15th

    This premier showcase of the unrated Western martial-arts comedy from Thailand, features the exotic martial arts style of Muay Thai which looks a little like a kick to the nuts (or so I’m told).  Reliable sources categorize this special film more in the comedy realm, so it’s probably safe for your friends but not your kids. And as a special bonus, tickets will only set you back $6.50, which is probably cheaper than actual martial arts classes (at least in that style).

St. Louis Art Museum

  • Napoleon (1927) @ 1 pm in the Saint Louis Art Museum Auditorium on Saturday, July 14th

    In case you missed it last week, this special encore screening of the French silent classic is described on the Art Museum’s website thusly: “it demonstrates the visual splendor of filmmaking techniques that go beyond the scope of silent film…Gance dramatically recreates Napoleon’s larger-than-life image.” We couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate St. Louis’ French roots short of going to Bastile Day.

Old Orchard Gazebo Series (2007 Edition)

  • Edward Scissorhands @ 9PM in Gazebo Park Friday, July 13th.

    Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Johnny Depp….’nuff said. Come see suburbia in, well, suburbia.

Frontyard Features (40 films/40 nights)

  • The Wizard of Oz @ the Whitaker Pool Pavilion in Tower Grove Park on Saturday, July 14th

    As the wizard would say, “Who dares critisize the great and powerful oz?” “You people should consider yourselves lucky that I’m granting you an audience tomorrow instead of 20 years from now.”

Until next week, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”.


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