The Academy Awards have come and gone. Two films that were mentioned but didn't receive much love in the way of golden statues were the period piece "Anna Karenina" and indie film "The Sessions". On this episode Alan & Chris take a look at each film, offer some tidbits of movie news and last but not least give some recommendations on movies you might have missed.
Recommendations – Haywire, Trainspotting
Footcandle Film Society, in partnership with the Hickory International Council, will be screening the Oscar winning French film "Amour" Thursday, March 14th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.
Georges and Anne are a married couple in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day at breakfast Anne has a debilitating stroke. This event causes the couple's bond of love to be severely tested.
On this episode Alan & Chris review the highly praised documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" and then square off on the worth of Roman Coppola's second film "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III". After they call a truce they move on to movie news items of interest and offer up a suggestion for a movie to catch up on.
Alan & Chris discuss Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook", spend a little time at the Hollywood Rumor Mill, and give their monthly picks for movies you might have missed.
Join in Footcandle's Oscar competition for a chance to win special prizes. Go to www.footcandle.org/oscars before midnight February 23 to add your Oscar predictions.
Not sure which documentary to pick for Footcandle's Oscar contest? Society members can check out one of the frontrunners, "Searching for Sugar Man", February 14th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.
About the film: This Swedish/British made documentary details the efforts of two fans trying to find out if the rumored death of American musician Rodriguez was true, and, if not, to discover what had become of him.