The latest from the greatest: a continuing series of new releases from internationally acclaimed auteur filmmakers. Series sponsored by the UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and the UGA Willson Center for Arts and Humanities.
THE DANCE OF REALITY [ SEP 26 - OCT 2 ] -- In his first film in 23 years, legendary filmmaker ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY returns to Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where he was born in 1929, and underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, the film reflects Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations. With introduction by Manny Lage.
MOOD INDIGO [ OCT 3-9 ] -- The eminently inventive MICHEL GONDRY finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story set in a charmingly surreal Paris. When wealthy bachelor Colin (Romain Duris) unexpectedly meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou), before they know it, they're dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a whirlwind romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. With introduction by Richard Neupert.
THE ZERO THEOREM [ OCT 10-16 ] -- Visionary director TERRY GILLIAM's madcap science fiction epic stars Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all.
BAD MOVIE NIGHT: OVERKILL -- TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30
Celebrating the very worst that cinema has to offer, Bad Movie Night presents the over-edited, action-packed incompetence of OVERKILL. Mickey “Mike” Delano (played by real life hunk and Playgirl’s Man of the Year 1985, Steve Rally) is a perpetually shirtless police detective working the mean streets of Little Toyko at the height of mid-80s Japan-phobic hysteria.
Convinced that the Yakuza is only a few sushi bars away from controlling the entire west coast, Mickey goes against his captain’s orders and infiltrates the organization, getting his comically inept partner killed in the process. Although his partner forgets to load his gun occasionally, Mickey feels responsible for his death, and after a quick sauna break, he joins forces with a visiting Tokyo cop well-versed in dealing with the Yakuza.
Can this unlikely pair defeat the entire west coast underworld in a mere 80 minutes? And can you really teach yourself how to be a samurai sushi chef in a few days? And was this movie actually edited by a blindfolded toddler? Find out as we screen Miami Connection’s long-lost weird uncle OVERKILL this month, only at Bad Movie Night!
Ciné presents a month of classic horror late shows:
OCT 9-11 -- THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
OCT 16-18 -- THE EXORCIST (1973)
OCT 23-25 -- AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
OCT 30-31 -- HALLOWEEN (1978)
SHOWTIMES: 10:00p* | ADMISSION: $7.50 *please check daily listings for exact film start times
VISUAL ART EXHIBIT: BAFFLE MEDUSA by JEFF OWENS -- Starts October 16th with opening party on Saturday October 18th with music by OLD SMOKEY
CHAINSAW CHILI COOKOUT -- 1-4p Saturday October 11 under the tent in the lot adjacent to Creature Comforts -- Featuring creations by South Kitchen & Bar, Trapeze, Hi Lo, The Pines, Pulaski Heights BBQ and Branded Butcher and The Ga Theater Rooftop. Tickets: $13 includes chili and beer tasting tour
SCREENING: CHOCO -- TUESDAY OCTOBER 7
As part of Hispanic Heratige Month, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at UGA presents a special screening of CHOCO, with Afro-Colombian filmmaker JHONNY HENDRIX HINESTROZA in attendance.
Chocó is a 27-year old black woman who is responsible for both her children and her husband, who only knows how to play the marimba, drink viche and play domino. Chocó is hard-working, she's a fighter. Every morning she searches for gold in the San Juan RIver and every afternoon she does the laundry for other people so she can pay for her children's education. For the first time, Chocó promises her daughter she'll get her a cake for her birthday. However, things get difficult as she tries to fulfill that promise, events that bring unexpected consequences for both Chocó and her family.
SHOWTIMES: 8:00p - TUE 10/7 -- FOLLOWED BY FILMMAKER Q&A
ATHENS CELEBRATES ELEPHANT 6 -- MONDAY OCTOBER 13
A PLACE WE HAVE BEEN TO, a documentary film featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co. is being produced and directed by Louisville, KY's Chad Stockfleth and New York's Dan Efram, longtime manager of The Apples in stereo.
This fundraising event that includes an in-progress showing footage from the film will also include a screening of the short film, MAJOR ORGAN AND THE ADDING MACHINE by Joey Foreman, as well as live performances by Elephant 6 illuminati Circulatory System and Robert Schneider.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: IVORY TOWER -- WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15
The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning presents this special screening of the documentary,IVORY TOWER, followed by a panel discussion including higher education researchers and professionals from The University of Georgia. The panel will consider the film’s provocative question: “Is College Worth the Cost?” as well as offer insights on the popular (mis)perceptions that surround the purposes of American higher education in the twenty-first century.
From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point, revealing how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. Along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women's college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure.
SHOWTIMES: 7:30p - WED 10/15 -- FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: WHO OWNS WATER? -- WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22
The UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the University of Georgia Press, and Georgia River Network present the Athens premiere of the documentary WHO OWNS WATER, which follows two brothers as they paddle from the headwaters of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers in Georgia all the way to the Apalachicola River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. These three rivers are the battleground for the "Water Wars" which have raged since 1989 between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida over allocations of water between the three states. Filmmaker David Hanson will be in attendance for a discussion following the film.
The event will also serve as the Athens launch party for the Chattahoochee River Users Guide, by Joe Cook, released in August 2014 by the University of Georgia Press. Avid Bookshop will be selling copies of the UGA Press River Guides and Joe Cook will be present to sign them. Georgia River Network, the Broad River Watershed Association, and Upper Oconee Watershed Network will be on hand to discuss water issues in our region and statewide.
6:30p -- BOOK SIGNING & RECEPTION CATERED BY THE NATIONAL
7:30p -- FILM SCREENING -- FOLLOWED BY FILMMAKER DISCUSSION
EXHIBIT: JEREMY AYERS PHOTOGRAPHS
With opening reception on Friday, June 20 from 6-8p
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$40 per person: one movie ticket, tapas and a two-course prix-fixe dinner
[ dinner reservations: 706 549 3450 ]
*Please note the change in our Dinner & a Movie Pricing. Each ticket will now include gratuity and tax in addition to the cost of a movie screening and dinner. The slight increase in cost reflects increases in food costs and film pricing at both The National and Cine. Thank you for understanding.
MATINEE MONDAYS: $7.50 matinee pricing for all shows
FULL BAR!! -- the BarCafé features a FULL BAR selection so you can enjoy a martini or your favorite cocktail, beer or wine while watching a movie or live performance - open daily @ 4:30p- no movie ticket needed to enter