April Film News

Thanks to all those of you who came out to see Soderbergh’s CHE screened in partnership with Indie Memphis.  We had sell-out audiences both nights! 

In film news this month, we’re excited to announce the installation of a brand new Panasonic HD projector.  This will allow us to screen even more ambitious projects in the future, so stay tuned for information on that.  There’s a lot going on this month at the Brooks, so the April film schedule is light, but mighty!  Here’s what’s playing:

Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
The Great Debates
Conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal met for eight notorious face-to-face debates on ABC News during the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968.  The debates have become legendary due to the vitriolic (and nearly physical) exchanges between the commentators.  The Brooks, in partnership with the Honors Committee of LeMoyne-Owen College, will present these debates uncensored and in their entirety for the first time since their original broadcast.   (runtime approx 2 hours)

Here’s one of the most famous moments (though video quality on YouTube is poor):

Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm
The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema

Acclaimed psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek takes viewers on an exhilarating ride through film history.  Whether untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or rethinking Hitchcock, Zizek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humor.  (runtime approx. 150mins)

UPDATE:  You can have your cake and eat it too!  Since Indie Memphis is premiering Craig Brewer’s $5 Cover on this same night, we will run an encore screening of The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema on Saturday, May 2 at 1pm

Make it Dinner & a Movie
Don’t forget, the Brushmark is open every Thursday night from 5-9pm serving tapas & wine.  Now that the weather is nice, the terrace is open too! Call 544-6225 for reservations.

For more film info, see the Brooks website, or call me at 544-6208.

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