Final Week: “Bloodworth” & “The Beaver”, New This Week: “Everything Must Go”, Special Showing: “Carbon Nation”, “Sullivan’s Travels” is Wednesday’s Classic Movie

This is not your typical Will Ferrell comedy. If you are turned off by some of his less sophisticated films, you may be surprised at this one. Adapted and directed by Dan Rush, and based on a short story by Raymond Carver, “Everything Must Go” tells the story of NICK (WILL FERRELL) a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line – or more properly, on the lawn – reluctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival. EVERYTHING MUST GO also stars Rebecca Hall and Laura Dern. trailer

Wednesday’s Movie Classic: In Preston Sturges’ classic comedy of Depression-era America, “Sullivan’s Travels”, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like “Ants in Your Plants of 1939,” is consumed with the desire to make a serious social statement in his upcoming film. Sullivan decides to hit the road, disguised as a tramp, and touch base with the “real” people of America. En route, he meets a down-and-out failed actress (Veronica Lake). Experiencing firsthand the scroungy existence of real-life hoboes, Sullivan returns to Hollywood full of bleeding-heart fervor. After first arranging for the girl’s screen test, he heads for the railyards, intending to improve the lot of the local rail-riders and bindlestiffs by handing out ten thousand dollars in five-dollar bills. Instead, Sullivan is coldcocked by a tramp, who steals Sullivan’s clothes and identification. When the tramp is run over by a speeding train, the world at large is convinced that the great John L. Sullivan is dead. Meanwhile, the dazed Sullivan, dressed like a bum with no identification on his person, is arrested and put to work on a brutal Southern chain gang. With its almost Shakespearean combination of uproarious comedy and grim tragedy, Sullivan’s Travels is Sturges’ masterpiece and one of the finest movies about movies ever made. trailer

7:00pm Tuesday June 7, One Show Only:  “Carbon Nation”  is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment. A documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. You’ll meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way. trailer

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