Timoner & Bujalski at South Lamar tonight to show us Cinema is alive and well
Two incredible films open today at the Alamo South Lamar- two films which, despite unanimous critical praise, will enjoy only a limited theatrical release due to their lack of zombies or a Jolie. So listen up Enjoyers of masterful filmmaking and help spread the word! You will love these movies, plus you'll be doing your part to stave off the inevitable Nationwide pithing from the likes of the TRANSFORMERS prequel and Rob Zombie's THE GODFATHER.
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC
With Director Ondi Timoner live in person for Friday 10/9 and Saturday 10/10 night shows!
"This astounding new documentary burrows into the thin and darkly funny spaces between artistry and vanity, isolation and community, collaboration and exploitation, sanity and madness." - Variety
"Ondi Timoner, who also directed the now-classic rocker doc DIG!, makes a bold and trenchant argument, via Harris' pseudomorphically perverse life, that we are all now "slaves to little boxes," and it's true, Tweetpeeps, isn't it?" - Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
On the 40th anniversary of the Internet, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC tells the story of the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of the "greatest Internet pioneer you've never heard of," visionary Josh Harris. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (DIG!), documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade, to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives. Read Manohla Dargis' New York Times review.
Tickets available here
Director Andrew Bujalski will be live in person on Friday evening, October 9, and also at the Sunday 4:15 and 7:05 screenings!
"A subtle, amusing film filled with charm and spontaneity, [...] creating an acute sense of life being lived before our very eyes." - Kevin Thomas, L.A. Times
"This warm, graceful and fundamentally optimistic movie snuck up on me, in the best possible way. For the first half-hour or so, I wasn't sure what I thought. And then, very suddenly, I realized that I had fallen in love with Jeannie and Merrill, dicklike moments and all, and that if the future of our republic was in their hands we could do a lot worse." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"...A remarkably subtle, even elegant movie. Its leisurely scenes and hesitant, circling conversations conceal both an ingenious comic structure and a rich emotional subtext...[Bujalski] is an artist who knows his business." - A.O. Scott, New York Times
Set & filmed in Austin, TX by local director Andrew Bujalski (FUNNY HA HA, MUTUAL APPRECIATION), BEESWAX centers around twin sisters Jeannie & Lauren (played by real life twins Tilly & Maggie Hatcher, luminous in their first starring roles) living/loving/working & struggling with decisions that will shape the rest of their lives. Jeannie runs a vintage clothing store with an increasingly estranged partner, and a brewing confrontation between them sets the story in motion as Jeannie turns to an ex-boyfriend, Merrill (Alex Karpovsky), who is recently graduated from law school and all too eager to try to fix her problems as a way of ignoring his own.
Tickets available here