Aged like a fine Scotch Whiskey, this week’s program promises a warm glow with touch of peaty fire in yer guts.
Aged over 12-years in an oak barrel, I mean can (film term for completed films or scenes), Richard Linklater’s latest Boyhood is an opus of time. Filmed over 12-years, Boyhood is a ground breaking story seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Smooth!
Now for the kick of peat fire that comes rushing back from your belly igniting your sinuses and frontal cortex. The Act of Killing, playing on Wed. Sept 17 is a tour de force from documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders now in positions or power and seen as heroes to reenact their mass-killings of communists in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
And whoops, on Thursday we finally we reach the part of the bottle that begins to blur the boundaries of friendship and love. Harry Potter, all grown up, gives a stellar performance of a young man sworn off love who finds his true love in a close friend who is already in a long term relationship in The F Word (rated PG).
Act of Killing
Wed. Sept. 17 @ 7:30[/one_half_last]
The F Word
Thurs. Sept. 11 @ 7:00pm