úterý 30. dubna 2013

 Film night at Joe’s Garage, 
warm and cozy cinema!

Sunday May 12th 2013 
Closely Watched Trains (“Ostre sledované vlaky”)
Jirí Menzel, Czechoslovakia, 1966, 93 min. 
in Czech with English subtitles

 Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00.

An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. In the same time he success in antifascist resistance.

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called Closely Watched Trains “as expert and moving in its way as was Jan Kadar’s and Elmar Klos’s The Shop on Main Street or Milos Forman’s Loves of a Blonde”, two other recent films from Czechoslovakia. Crowther wrote: “What it appears Mr. Menzel is aiming at all through his film is just a wonderfully sly, sardonic picture of the embarrassments of a youth coming of age in a peculiarly innocent yet worldly provincial environment. … The charm of his film is in the quietness and slyness of his earthy comedy, the wonderful finesse of understatements, the wise and humorous understanding of primal sex. And it is in the brilliance with which he counterpoints the casual affairs of his country characters with the realness, the urgency and significance of those passing trains.”[6] Variety’s reviewer wrote: “The 28-year-old Jiri Menzel registers a remarkable directorial debut. His sense for witty situations is as impressive as his adroit handling of the players. A special word of praise must go to Bohumil Hrabal [sic], the creator of the literary original; the many amusing gags and imaginative situations are primarily his. The cast is composed of wonderful types down the line.”

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pátek 1. února 2013


 *FRANCES *(1982)
Directed by Graeme Clifford
140 minutes
In English

The 1980s bio-pic about the restless and uncompromising Hollywood actress
Frances Farmer. Frances was on her way to becoming one of the world's
leading actresses- but she had a wild streak that she wouldn't let go of.
After being stopped one day for speeding she ended up getting into a
fistfight with a policeman. One thing lead to another and from cherished
movie star her life fell to the very bottom, since she was considered
rebellious and subversive by the police. Frances was locked away and would
end up spending much of her life in mental institutions. And, hey... it all
really happened.

This is a great film about what happens when you refuse to play the game
and stick to what you believe in....for true individuals our society has
its own special type of revenge. As a woman in the 1950s, she refused to
just shut up and be a pretty puppet...so this dramatic film is more or less
the true story about her life. Jessica Lange gives a performance of a life
time in the lead role. Also starring Sam Shepard... and the music is by
John Barry.

Filmmaker Kenneth Anger in his book HOLLYWOOD BABYLON dedicated a chapter
to her and christened her "ST. FRANCES". Kurt Cobain of NIRVANA obviously
identified with her plight and would later record the song "Frances Farmer
Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle".

Pretoriusstraat 43
Film starts @ 21:00
Free admission

sobota 5. ledna 2013

WikiLeaks Founder and Fugitive Julian Assange has been arrested

Conal Urquhart | 04.01.2013 18:00
Sources close to this reporter have confirmed that WikiLeaks founder and international fugitive Julian Assange has been arrested by Scotland Yard detectives at a private medical clinic located just a five minutes drive from the Ecuadorian embassy at Hans Crescent, London.