In East Oakland, California, where I live ( completely devoid of any culture ) the Berkeley Fine Arts Cinema at present is under renovation, and will not be open again until 2004. I have been told that there are other Fine Art Cinema Theatres in the Bay Area and Berkeley, but I don't have a clue as to their loction. Could you please help me and give me a clue as to how I can go see a film for a change with some adult and real film art creativity. The corporate film productions are killing me with their harmongenized concepts of life on film, at damn near ten dollars a pop. I don't mind giving up the money for a very good film, but most of what I see corporate film makers / producers doing, is for an eight year old mentality, and I'm fifty-five as of July 2, 2002.
Since Film Producers took over the local movie theatres, the local Art Film Productions Theatre have been sucked up in mass money rape - on the corporate film that makes "X" million dollars on a planed weekend date / showwing. How boring can that be, I am dying to see a film dealing with real life issues ( "Monsters Ball" fantastic in every way ) . When seeing the Monsters Ball, I was amazed that the film made it threw a maze of films in the corporate film making industry, made for eight year old mentalitys ( of course we know in these days and times, of disfunctional familys, the adults may have an eight year old mentality ).
Please be kind enough to give me at least a web site in the Bay Area ( San Francisco, etc. ) of a theatre where I can have the privledge of seeing a film that don't have talking mice, and Ninja Turtles, and spiders that eat people in a single leap. Sex goddesses who are Kung Fu masters, with high heels on. And Mad Max catching fire breathing dragons with a butter flys net. I've had it !!!!!!, I can't take it anymore. I love films, but being a New Yorker by birth ( the city that is ) I'm a real cultural bunny that demands quality, and talking mice ain't gettin it. SAVE ME PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IVAN EDGAR PRATT
JULY 21, 2002
NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO