Dead Man - double featured with Powwow Highway!
Apr 27 to Apr 30
Thursday to Sunday 3:30, 8:00
Dir. Jim Jarmusch - 1995 - 121m - No Matinees
William Blake has just lost his parents. Nothing left to lose he makes his way from Cleveland to Machine, a small town far in the west where the railroad ends. In his pockets are just some dollars and a letter promising a job as an accountant. When William arrives in Machin he must realize that he is one month too late. Dickinsons steel-works already have a new accountant. There really could be no other man more wrong in place in the wild west than William. What to do? Surprisingly William seems to make his career as a real westerner. As he shoots a man in self-defense, he needs to flee into the wilderness: westward.
“Jim Jarmusch's most stunning achievement.” - Zach Campbell, Slant Magazine
“A low-key classic of strangely poetic beauty - a western for sleepwalkers and dreamers.” - Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
Powwow Highway - double featured with Dead Man
Apr 27 to Apr 30
Thursday to Sunday 6pm ONLY!
Dir. Jonathan Wacks - 1989 - 87m - No Matinees
The spare American deserts become the site of an unforgettable story for two very different men on one incredible journey. Among the Lame Deer tribe in Montana, mystically driven Philbert Bono (CSI’s Gary Farmer) and big, plain-spoken activist Buddy Red Bow (The Score’s A Martinez) are sent on road trip in a dilapidated 1964 Buick named "Protector" when Buddy’s sister winds up in hot water with the law in Santa Fe. Along the way they encounter life-changing experiences that range from hilarious to heartbreaking before they reach their final destiny and a deeper understanding of each other. Also starring Wes Studi (Avatar), Graham Greene (Twilight: New Moon), and Amanda Wyss (Silverado), this electrifying, critically-acclaimed independent hit portrays modern Native Americans with basic human differences and common threads working to build a future together in the heart of a country filled with surprises.
“One of the reasons we go to movies is to meet people we have not met before. It will be a long time before I forget Farmer, who disappears into the Philbert role so completely we almost think he is this simple, openhearted man - until we learn he's an actor and teacher from near Toronto. It's one of the most wholly convincing performances I've seen.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A little zinger of a comedy with a rare backbone of intelligence; unsurprising when you learn that the debuting director is "Repo Man" co-producer, Jonathan Wacks.” - Sheila Benson, LA Times
School of Rock
Apr 29 to Apr 30
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!
Dir. Richard Linklater - 2003 - 109m - All Seat just $5 - Mom's Matinee jams out with a 2003 smash hit!
The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned.
“School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year.” - David Ansen, Newsweek
“A cathartic class comedy for kids of all sizes, it's Bugsy Malone in rock pomp, Slacker meets Spy Kids.” - Derek Adams, Time Out
“Hail! Hail! Jack Black: He's the clown king of rock & roll.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone