Archive for October, 2009

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A film of interest for 10/30

October 22, 2009

Good Hair will be playing for another week.  It is a humorous, yet multifaceted, take on an Afro-centric aesthetic concern that has blossomed over the years into a multi-billion dollar industry-cum-cultural obsession.  Check it out!

Also beginning on the 30th is the film Amelia starring Hillary Swank and Richard Gere. Not a true indie film, but you might want to check it out anyway.

See you at the movies!

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New film for Oct. 16th

October 16, 2009

Hey there folks!  We’ve got another documentary this week, specifically for upstate music geeks with a thing for electric guitars: It Might Get Loud starts Friday, 10/16 @ Cherrydale cinemas.  The film enlists three guitar heavyweights (Jimmy Page of Led Zeplin, The Edge of U2, and Jack White of the White Stripes) to flick their axes, and let fans in on a few of their signature innovations in the process.  SC musicians take note, this one’s for you!

Don your headbands and leather bracelets, and I’ll see you there!

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Two new films for 10/9

October 8, 2009

We’ve got another busy weekend lined up for all you cinefiles.  Cold Souls is being held over for another week @ Cherrydale, so if you missed it last week it’s not too late to get your existential dramedy fix.

In addition to these good tidings, we’ve also got two new films coming to Cherrydale starting Friday, 10/9.  First, the smoking hot fashion industry doc The September Issue.  The focus of the piece is long-time Vogue editor Anna Wintour, but rumor has it that the magazine’s art director, Grace Coddington, really steals the show.  Worth checking out!

Second up is Lorna’s Silence.  This French drama centers around an Albanian immigrant and the complications that arise when she chooses to marry two different people for Belgian citizenship and Russian mob money, respectively.  It’s like Greencard, but with sadness.

Here’s some eye candy:

As an added point of interest, you might want to check out Jane Campion’s Oscar contender Bright Star, also opening this Friday, city wide.

See you at the movies!

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THREE new films for Friday, 10/2

October 1, 2009

After a brief week’s hiatus, Regal and the UFS are back glutting the public with fine indie fare from across the globe.  This week, starting Friday 10/2, we’ve got a whopping three, count ’em three, limited release features for the upstate viewing community.  Get ’em while they’re hot!

We start off the count with the always controversial Michael Moore, and his newest documentary Capitalism: A Love Story.  Love him or hate him, Michael Moore always proves to be the most entertaining modern political satirist of our time, and checking out his latest call-to-arms will, at the very least, give the family something to scream about on the car ride home.  This film will be playing at Cherrydale AND Hollywood 20 in Greenville, so be sure to check it out.

Next we’ve got the surrealist comedy Cold Souls, from avant garde international director Sophie Barthes.  This cerebral doozy stars the ever-exasperated Paul Giamatti as himself, looking to put his literal soul into cold storage in order to bring some levity to his crushing creative existence.  Deadpan wackiness ensues.  This film will be playing exclusively at Cherrydale.

Last up on the docket, we’re bringing in the rousing concert film, Soul Power.  This sonic flashback chronicles the oft forgotten musical cacophony that coincided with the “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing event that exploded pop culture circa 1974.  James Brown dominates, but Cuban juggernaut Celia Cruz stops the show more than once, among others.  This one will be a Cherrydale exclusive.

And now, the media parade:

On a final note, check out the film Pants on Fire, Monday, October 5th, 7:30pm @ the Peace Center.  As part of the Southern Film Circuit, it could prove rewarding for you, and the Southern indie film community.

For lots more info, visit www.pantsonfiremovie.com

See you this weekend, at the movies!