Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby arsaib4 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:04 am

Corneliu Porumboiu's 12:08 East of Bucharest won the Camera d'Or at Cannes '06. For those in the U.S., the film is scheduled to appear on DVD in October.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby trevor826 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:58 pm

Info for September is creeping in, two specials, one for John Cassavetes with screenings of Shadows (1959), Faces (1968), A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976).

The other, which in all honesty appeals far more to me is for Jan Svankmajer with screenings of Faust (1994), Conspirators of Pleasure - Spiklenci slasti (1996) , Lunacy - Slen (2005) and several shorts.

Should have the full September listings in a few days.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby wpqx » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Kinda sucks that the Cassavetes films are all ones readily available and his harder to find films (at least in proper additions) like Husbands and Love Streams are left out.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby trevor826 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:32 pm

You're right re: Cassavetes, hardly rare screenings by any means.

Anyway, I've listed everything screening in The Chapter during September, obviously there are quite a few I will not make any effort to see but at least you can get an idea of the typical diversity each month. As per usual, any and all opinions will be appreciated.

Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) - Jamie Babbit

Mr Beans Holiday (2007) - Steve Bendelack

Faust (1994) - Jan Svankmajer

Dans Paris (2006) - Christophe Honor

The Walker (2007) - Paul Schrader.

Shadows (1959) -John Cassavetes

Bad Film Club: Road House (1989) - Rowdy Herrington

The Seventh Seal (1957) - Ingmar Bergman

A Year Without Love (2005) - Anah Berners

Unveiled (2005) - Angelina Maccarone

Beyond Hatred (2005) - Olivier Meyrou

Whistle Down the Wind (1961) - Bryan Forbes

Shut Up and Sing (2006) - Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck

Lady Chatterley (2006) - Pascale Ferran

Taxidermia (2006) - Gyrgy Plfi

Rope (1948) - Alfred Hitchcock

Faces (1968) - John Cassavetes

Svankmajer shorts:
The Flat (1968),
A Quiet Week in the House (1969),
Don Juan (1970),
Leonardos Diary (1972),
Dimensions of Dialogue (1982)
Down to the Cellar (1983).

Calon Gaeth aka Small Country (2006) - Ashley Way

Tales from Earthsea (2006) - Goro Miyazaki

Reprise (2006) - Joachim Trier

Die Hard 4.0 (2007) - Len Wiseman

Bringing Up Baby (1938) - Howard Hawks

A Throw of Dice (1929) - Franz Osten.

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) - John Cassavetes

28 Weeks Later (2007) - Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Black Snake Moan (2006) - Craig Brewer

Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) - Jan Svankmajer

Oceans Thirteen (2007) - Steven Soderbergh

12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) - Corneliu Porumboiu

Eagle vs Shark (2007) - Taika Cohen

Lunacy (2005) - Jan Svankmajer

4 - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) - Tim Story

Red River (1948) - Howard Hawks

T he Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) - John Cassavetes

Zodiac (2007) - David Fincher

Human Traffic (1999) - Justin Kerrigan

Shrek the Third (2007) - Chris Miller

Funny Ha Ha (2002) - Andrew Bujalski

2 Days in Paris (2007) - Julie Delpy

Edmond (2005) - Stuart Gordon

Written on the Wind (1956) - Douglas Sirk

Films by Humphrey Jennings:
Spare Time (1939),
Words for Battle (1941),
Listen to Britain (1942),
The Silent Village (1943)

Cheers Trev.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby hengcs » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:52 am

My take

Reprise (2006) - Joachim Trier
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) - Corneliu Porumboiu
Eagle vs Shark (2007) - Taika Cohen (optional)
Lunacy (2005) - Jan Svankmajer
Human Traffic (1999) - Justin Kerrigan

By the way, I cannot seem to locate the DVD for Reprise,
does anyone know of any region's?

rgds
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby trevor826 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:42 am

Thanks hengcs, I'll probably see the majority of your recommendations but Eagle vs Shark (2007) has been described as New Zealands answer to Napoleon Dynamite which is a real turn off for me.

Re: Human Traffic, I have seen it a couple of times but only because the majority of it was filmed in Cardiff, some of it within 5 minutes of where I live.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby trevor826 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:59 am

From the initial Sept listing, the ones I'm most interested in and would therefore appreciate opinions on are:

Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) - Jamie Babbit

Dans Paris (2006) - Christophe Honor (which was due to be screened in July)

The Walker (2007) - Paul Schrader.

A Year Without Love (2005) - Anah Berners

Unveiled (2005) - Angelina Maccarone

Beyond Hatred (2005) - Olivier Meyrou

Calon Gaeth aka Small Country (2006) - Ashley Way

Tales from Earthsea (2006) - Goro Miyazaki. Very negative comments from Japan but one of my son's is keen to see it.

Reprise (2006) - Joachim Trier

A Throw of Dice (1929) - Franz Osten.

12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) - Corneliu Porumboiu

2 Days in Paris (2007) - Julie Delpy

Edmond (2005) - Stuart Gordon

I will defitely see the Svankmajer films, may even take in the shorts.

Films by Humphrey Jennings will also a definite, The Seventh Seal on the big screen is another.

Out of the mainstream screenings, I may very well see Zodiac after all the positive comments here.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:58 pm

Since I'm a fan, I'd still try to get to a Cassavetes or a Bergman screening, but perhaps not over films that may never appear again.

Luncay, a co-production between Czech Rep. and Slovakia, isn't nearly as wry and subversive as Svankmajer's best work (it's also a tad too long). The stop-motion animated sequences however provide much needed relief. I graded it a C+/average.

Unveiled has an interesting premise (the reason why I gave it a go) and it starts off strongly, but "stranger in a strange land" clichs do pile up eventually. The film doesn't quite add up narratively as well. Still, you don't see an Iranian lesbian falling for a possible German one every day. (C+)

Zodiac I feel very strongly about as you already know. Beyond Hatred finished pretty high on A's Best of '06 list. I agree with hengcs re: Bucharest. There's another film here which I'll try to comment on some time next week.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby trevor826 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:44 am

I'm getting more wary re: the Svankmajer films after several comments on site plus after seeing the trailer for Lunacy which did very little for me.

I've just searched the BBFC for info re: Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007), but all I came up with was another film called Itty Bitty Titties and Big Fat Cocks.

I see the director has worked on a lot of lightweight lesbian series and films, and the title suggests a light feminist or lesbian comedy, I note it was screened at the Berlinale 2007 as well, probably too lightweight for me but who knows.

On the other hand, Unveiled sounds pretty heavy though I could happily live without 'cliched' cinema at the moment.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: Future screenings at the Chapter, Opinions wanted.

Postby arsaib4 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:55 pm

For what its worth, Babbit's previous effort, The Quiet, was very atmospheric and had a wonderful sound-design; it worked as a low-key genre film. The latest does sound more like a comedy. (I wonder how that porno was handled by the board.) Frankly, you won't be missing much with Unveiled; there are better, more intriguing films on the list.
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