Two New Films, A World Premiere and Another Summer Classic

before midnight posterBEFORE MIDNIGHT: Nine years after the conclusion of BEFORE SUNSET, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) live in Paris as a couple, parents to twin girls conceived when they got together. Jesse is also struggling to maintain his relationship with his teenage son, Hank, who lives in Chicago with Jesse’s (now) ex-wife and who, after spending the summer with Jesse and Celine on a Greek island, is being dropped off at the airport to fly home. Jesse has continued to find success as a novelist, while Celine is at a career crossroads, considering a job in government. Building on the first two installments in Richard Linklater’s well-crafted Before trilogy, BEFORE MIDNIGHT offers intelligent, powerfully acted perspectives on love, marriage, and long-term commitment. trailer

francis haFRANCES HA: Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.  trailer

how the west was wonWednesday’s Summer Classic Film is HOW THE WEST WAS WON. A film so vast it required three directors (Henry Hathaway, John Ford and George Marshall.)and a raft of Hollywood’s biggest stars. HOW THE WEST WAS WON is a 1962 American epic-Western film. Set between 1839 and 1889, it follows four generations of a family  as they move ever westward. The fundamental idea behind the film was to provide an episodic retelling of the progress of westward migration and development of America. The all-star cast includes (in alphabetical order) Carroll Baker, Walter Brennan, Lee J. Cobb, Andy Devine, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Harry Morgan, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark. The film is narrated by Spencer Tracy. trailer

redriver6WORLD PREMIERE! One show only at 7:00pm Thursday, June 20: RED RIVER MOON is a Kentucky made movie about getting lost in the Appalachian wilderness. The movie was written, directed, and produced by Bruce Barnett and stars SCAPA students Laura Newsome and Maizie Barrett.  The movie features the music of Lexington’s Carla Gover, Tripp Bratton and John Rose. Other great Kentucky musicians, Jesse Wells, Jeri Howell, Don Rogers, and Bret Ratliff also contribute to the movie score. redriver1The movie is set in one of Kentucky’s most beautiful backdrops, the Red River Gorge. Tickets just $5!