Week 2 of LexGo’s Totally Awesome 80s Film Fest continues with COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER at 7:15, Wednesday, March 6.
Coal Miner’s Daughter is a screen adaptation of Lynn’s autobiography, starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn. One of eight children born to Ted Webb (Levon Helm), a coal miner raising a family despite grinding poverty in Butcher’s Holler, KY, Loretta married Dolittle “Mooney” Lynn (Tommy Lee Jones) when she was only 13 years old. A mother of four by the time she was 20, Lynn began singing the occasional song at local honky-tonks on weekends, and at 25, she cut (at Mooney’s suggestion) a demo tape that earned her a deal with an independent record label. Sissy Spacek won an Academy award for her vivid, thoroughly natural performance as Loretta (she also did her own singing), and Levon Helm (drummer for the legendary rock group the Band) made an impressive screen debut as her father. Ernest Tubb makes a cameo appearance as himself. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Advance tickets on sale at the box office or online by clicking the button to the right. trailer
One World Film Festival Presents WE WERE HERE, 5:00 and 7:30pm, Thursday, March 7 Free Admission!
We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic.
Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.
“Absolutely electrifying. I wept, sure, but mostly from relief that this story has finally been told with all its dimensions intact: the panic, the betrayals, the brave humor, the enormity of what we lost yet, ultimately, affirmed for the ages. It’s a love story about the resilience of our tribe.” Armistead Maupin trailer