CINEviews is pleased to announce this year’s, special guest, Mike White. Mike is an actor, screenwriter and director. He acted in and wrote, among other things, School of Rock and Nacho Libre with Jack Black and The Good Girl, with Jennifer Aniston. He directed the recent film, Year of the Dog.
Mike will be on hand for an “Actor’s Studio” style discussion during our Gala on Friday Nov. 9.
Mike will also lead a screenwriting discussion on Saturday, Nov 10.
THE GOOD GIRL, Directed by Miguel Arteta, Written by Mike White, Rated R; 93 minutes
This updated Madame Bovary is about a woman who has an ill-fated affair with a younger co-worker in an effort to escape her mundane marriage. Winner of Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.
TOBY TYLER: 10 DAYS AT THE CIRCUS, Directed by Charles Barto, Rated G; 100 minutes; 1960
TOBY TYLER takes you back in time to when the day the circus came to town was the biggest day of the year! Toby Tyler is the lovable, determined runaway who believes his uncle and aunt no longer want him, and life under the Big Top will put things right. Along the way he meets Ben, Mr. Tupper, and the mischievous Mr. Stubbs — a playful chimpanzee! Together they fall into hilarious jams and scams more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
KING OF HEARTS, Directed by Philippe de Broca, Not Rated; 102 minutes; 1966
(German, French & Italian with English subtitles)
Private Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates)is sent alone into a small French town during World War I to investigate a garbled report from the Resistance about a bomb, which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache. Encountering a few German soldiers still in the town, he hides in the local insane asylum. After the Germans have fled in fear of catching a contagious mental illness, the inmates, who believe that Plumpick is their hero, the King of Hearts, step into the characters of the villagers who have fled their homes.
I’M NOT SCARED, Directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Rated R; 108 minutes; 2004, (Italian with Eng subtitles)
A young boy, Michele finds another boy imprisoned in a hole next to an abandoned house in the middle of an impossibly beautiful Tuscan landscape. As he investigates further, he discovers that the adults (including his own parents) of his idyllic little town are all involved in a nefarious ransom scheme.
MAN ON A TRAIN
Directed by Patrice Leconte
90 minutes (in french with subtitles)
Man on the Train is a surprisingly beautiful and complex vision of two very different men at crossroads in their lives. They meet by chance when an aging bank robber named Milan (played by Gallic rock star Johnny Hallyday) steps off a train in the sleepy French hamlet where a retired literature teacher (Jean Rochefort) has lived his entire existence in the same house. Both men are coming up on turning points in their life the upcoming Saturday at 10:00. Manesquier is due for life-threatening surgery and Milan is going back for one more bank robbery.
COWBOY BEBOP, THE MOVIE
Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe
Rated R; 115 minutes; 2003
Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat.
MOOLAADE, Directed by Ousmane Sembene, 124 minutes, (In French and Jula with English Subtitles)
Master Director, Sembene’s enthralling and exhillarating portrayal of a courageous woman who offers protection to four young girls escaping the ancient African ceremony of female circumcision. Visually gorgeous, this compassionate and often humorous film deals with issues of gender, power, custom and change.
CATS OF MIRIKITANI
Directed by Linda Hattendorf
Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival