- Film Festival
Please join us as we celebrate the films of Alexander Payne!
There is a $5 suggested donation for admission to these films.
At 6:00 pm, we will screen CITIZEN RUTH:
Ruth Stoops is a poor indigent drug-user (a huffer - inhaling glue and paint for a high) whose down and out existence is complicated once more by becoming pregnant (she has had and lost four children already). When a judge orders that she gets an abortion or face a felony charge, she is befriended by Gail Stoney, a pro-lifer whose husband is president of the local "Babysavers" group. Suddenly Ruth is thrust into the middle of the pro-choice/pro-life struggle, with each side wanting her to take their side as a "message" to others - and the situation escalates...R
Citizen Ruth will be followed by an 8:30 PM screening of SIDEWAYS:
Miles is a failed writer living a meager existence in San Diego as an English teacher. With his career seemingly fading and the fate of a book hinging on a publisher's decision, Miles is depressed with himself and what he hasn't achieved. Jack is a television actor whom some recognize but not many do, as if he were a minor actor who got a taste of success. With his best friend Miles, the two embark on a road trip through California's wine country. Miles wants to give his friend a nice sendoff before married life, while Jack simply wants to have a fling beforehand. As they're both nearing middle age with not much to show for it, the two will explore the vineyards while ultimately searching for their identities.R
This screening will be followed by a post-screening wine event from 10 pm - 11 pm. Location to be announced!
Attend one of these screenings for a FREE advance pass to see Alexander Payne's newest film, THE DESCENDANTS, on November 14th at The Rave.