Killer Joe & Band of Outsiders; Final Week for Celeste and Jesse Forever

Southern Gothic dark comedy, Killer Joe is rated NC-17. When a 22 year-old drug dealer has his stash of drugs stolen from him by his mother, he has to come up with six-thousand dollars quick, or he’s dead. Desperate, he goes to the trailer-park to see his father and he lays out the plan: kill Mom for the insurance. Enter Detective “Killer” Joe Cooper, a hired hit man with the manners of a Southern gentleman, who will do the job – for an upfront fee, with the drug dealer’s younger sister as collateral. Violent, darkly comic, and full of strong performances, Killer Joe proves William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, hasn’t lost his touch, even if the plot may be too lurid for some. trailer

The Rosa Goddard International Film Festival, with sponsorship from Sqecial Media, begins Wednesday Sept. 12 with the 1964 French Classic, Band of Outsiders. In this film, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of their desire (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery––in her own home. French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard takes to the streets of Paris to re-imagine the gangster genre, spinning an audacious yarn that’s at once sentimental and insouciant, romantic and melancholy. trailer