Monday, June 30th, 2014

Throughout all of July you will be able to see a documentary in our Screening Room. Here is a list of everything that will be playing and on what dates.

We kick of July (July 4th) with the film Citizen Koch. This film was supposed to be out a year ago, but the funding got cut from on of their financers WGBH/WNET due to them fearing of losing funding. Why the fear? David Koch is one of their biggest trustees of course and money talks. So they went and used crowd funding to make up for lost cash and we are happy to be able to say it is finally making it’s way across the film circut. The films summer from their official website is “A searing expos√© on the state of American democracy and the fracturing of the Republican Party, CITIZEN KOCH investigates the money behind the Tea Party and traces the impact of unlimited election spending by corporations and billionaires. Alternately terrifying and funny, CITIZEN KOCH is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.”

 

July 11th we are splitting the films in the Screening Room. One is fiction film called We are the Best! and the documentary film is Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger.

We are the Best! is about 3 kids in the 80’s refusing to let punk be dead. Damn the man! Sorry I’m really excited about it. “WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara (Mira Grosin) and her best friend Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne) as the third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different.” (c) Magnolia

Whitey is documentary that can be considered very local since it is about James J. Bulger was the head of organized crime for years in Boston. “From Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and legal systems.” (C) Magnolia

 

July 18th we have a really fun doc coming called Video Games: The Movie.  I looked at the poster and I immediately booked it. We need a little fun in our lives and one the most evolved medias out there has a special spot with almost everyone. I still have my classic NES and play it way more than I should. This film chronicles the expansion of technology, story, global craze, and love throughout the years and going into what we can expect from the future. You will see many faces from the gaming industry you love from the people who create, play, and the characters themselves.

 

To close out July (July 25th) we will be showing Life Itself. This is a documentary about the life of one of the biggest if not the biggest film critics, Roger Ebert. It is based off of the memoir named the same that follows his rise to being one of the biggest names in the film industry.

 

There is something for everyone this month and we hope you enjoy!