Friday, June 25:
Winter’s Bone Held Over. This film is drawing rave reviews. See previous blog entry for details.
Mother and Child, starring Annette Benning, Naomi Campbell and Samuel Jackson. This is an unconventional family drama that centers on the subject of adoption. It shows the effects of giving away a child as well as the highs and lows of bringing one into your life. Without being too preachy or sentimental the film examines what really makes a family. Is it blood ties or emotional relationships? trailer
Also Opening Friday for 5 days only:
In Dream Boy, Nathan is an intelligent, but shy, adolescent boy, who wants to escape from his abusive and violent father and fantasizes about a relationship with Roy, the boy who lives next door. Gradually the boys start talking and their relationship deepens and becomes sexual. Drunk one evening, Nathan’s father tries to molest him. This is clearly not the first time it has happened and helps explain Nathan’s desire to escape from his family. His mother avoids the issue, although she knows what is going on. Nathan feels that he has to hide both this abuse and his secret love for Roy from everyone. trailer
Wednesday, June 30: Summer Classics Series presents Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick in Ilia Kazan’s Wild River. A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man’s love affair with that woman’s widowed granddaughter.
And of course Episode 6 of Flash Garden: Flaming Torture where Dale pretends to fall in love with King Vultan in order to save Flash, Barin and Thun, who are put to work in the Hawkmen’s Atom Furnaces.