Joss Whedon. Heard of him? He's a fellow who directed a little indie film called "The Avengers". William Shakespeare. Unless you slept through English class in high school you know he wrote a play or two. Footcandle is proud to announce that we'll be screening Mr. Whedon's modern black and white adaptation of Mr. Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" on Thursday, September 12 at 7pm.
About the film:
Filmmaker Joss Whedon brings to the screen this latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy shot over a period of 12 days at the director’s own house in California.
Hugh Jackman has donned his adamantium claws and muttonchops for another summer movie culled from comic book pages. Alan & Chris have checked out "The Wolverine" and offer their thoughts on this episode of Footcandle Films. If big budget films are not of interest to you fear not. Also in this episode they have a discussion of independent filmmaker Sarah Polley's documentary "Stories We Tell". Afterwards an attempt is made to answer some listener comments from the Footcandle Mailbag and the hosts give their recommendations for films you can check out online.
Recommendations – "Stranger Than Fiction", "Take This Waltz"
Footcandle Film Society will be screening the documentary "Stories We Tell" August 8th at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory. Society members are free, non-members (based on seat availability) are $5 at the door.
About the film:
This well-received documentary by actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley looks at the relationship between her parents and features interviews with siblings and relatives.
Giant monsters are emerging from the sea to do battle with equally gigantic robots. Sound like box office gold? On this episode Alan & Chris review Guillermo De Toro's "Pacific Rim" and also ponder a smaller film from "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn – "Only God Forgives" starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. Rounding the show out are the News segment discussing the movie buzz coming out of ComicCon and some film recommendations.
Recommendations – "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "Cannibal! The Musical"
Hi-Ho (or Yo depending on which internet site you read) Silver! Away! Now would that be Footcandle movie rangers Alan & Chris encouraging you to point your trusted steed towards screenings of "The Lone Ranger", Pixar's summer offering "Monsters University" and the Australian indie "The Sapphires" or to gallop as fast as you can in the opposite direction? Tune in to find out – also get the scoop on some Hollywood buzz and recommendations of films that you might have missed currently available for streaming online or rental.
Recommendations – "Rachel Getting Married", "The Way Back"