Held Over: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING & BEFORE MIDNIGHT; COPPERHEAD Opens June 28, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Midnite Saturday and TWO FOR THE ROAD is This Week’s Summer Classic

copperhead-the-movieCOPPERHEAD is the story of Abner Beech, a stubborn and righteous farmer of Upstate New York, who defies his neighbors and his government in the bloody and contentious autumn of 1862. Far from the Virginia battlefields whose names etch our history, the war of Copperhead visits the devastation and unimaginable loss of a civil war upon a family and a community whose strength and very existence are tested by fire, rope, knife, and betrayal. This is the Civil War come home. With Copperhead, director Ron Maxwell, who with GETTYSBURG and GODS AND GENERALS established himself as our foremost cinematic interpreter of the American Civil War, takes on the War from a stunning and unexpected and richly, unforgettably humanist angle. trailer

Two_for_the_Road-poster5In preparing his romantic comedy TWO FOR THE ROAD, director Stanley Donen decided to utilize many of the cinematic techniques popularized by the French “nouvelle vague” filmmakers. Jump cutting back and forth in time with seeming abandon, Donen and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael chronicle the 12-year relationship between architect Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife (Audrey Hepburn). While critics did nip-ups over Stanley Donen’s “revolutionary” nonlinear story-telling techniques, audiences responded to the chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, not to mention the unforgettable musical score by Henry Mancini. Note: many TV prints of TWO FOR THE ROAD are edited for content, robbing the viewer of Finney and Hepburn’s delightful “Bitch/Bastard” closing endearments. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi trailer

SHOWTIMES: