Summer is upon us. While this time of year is generally devoted to films with say, a more “popcorn” vibe to them, the independent scene has some really interesting films to offer as well.
As always, go to our Future page for any additions:
Dior and I – Opening May 22nd
This documentary follows Raf Simons of the Christian Dior fashion house, with a privileged behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his first haute couture collection. This film shows the strength of a unified vision and using that to bring together a large group of creative, and opinionated, artists.
Iris – Opening May 29th
Continuing the fashion theme, we will be screening the last film of famed documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, perhaps most famous for his film “Grey Gardens.” This is a touching and funny look at Iris Apfel, a 93-year-old style guru.
Remake: Movie Posters Based on the Films of the Coen Brothers Auction & Sale
May 29th, 7pm $5
For Cinema Center’s spring fundraiser, we asked local artists to create an original movie poster of their favorite Coen brothers film. Prints of the posters will be for sale, and a signed and numbered, framed edition will be auctioned. Local band the Snarks take the stage at 9pm. The evening concludes with a screening of the film “Barton Fink.” Bravas food truck will be on site for the event.
About Elly – Opening June 5th
This film from “A Seperation” director Asghar Farhadi was actually filmed in Iran in 2009, but it is just now finding wide distribution. It follows the lives of a group of middle class Iranians and how the mysterious disappearance of one of their friends impacts them all.
Slow West – Opening June 12th
More and more revisionist westerns are coming out of the indie scene, and this one looks particularly interesting with comparisons to Wes Anderson and the Coen brothers. Michael Fassbender stars as a bodyguard to a 16-year-old Scottish boy looking for his true love in the American west.
I am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story– Opening June 19th
It is amazing for anyone to hold a job for more than 45 years, but what makes Carroll Spinney even more interesting is that at 80-years-old, he has no intention of taking off the giant, yellow Big Bird suit. This documentary follows its subject from his bullied childhood to children’s public television icon.