Drum Roll Please...The Second Annual Reverse Shot Presents

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March 27, 2006 3:32 AM
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APRIL 22 – 30

Reverse Shot Presents…at Makor
Tickets + Information:
www.makor.org | 212.601.1000
Makor box office @ 35 W. 67th St.

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

A ROB ZOMBIE DOUBLE FEATURE
POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH ACTOR KEN FOREE
Sat Apr 22 / 8 PM / $20 (includes discussion)
HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (2003) / THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005)
Heavy metal rocker turned genre auteur Rob Zombie has become America’s most skilled neo-exploitation filmmaker. With tongue firmly in cheek, Zombie offers this gruesome twosome: a diabolical avant-haunted-house-slasher flick and an unexpectedly gonzo, Peckinpah-ish vengeance western, featuring the same characters in two very different American film genres. Bring a strong stomach and an open mind and settle in for a night of magnificent mayhem.

Following the film is a discussion with actor Ken Foree, who portrays Charlie Altamont in THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. Ever since his breakout leading role as Peter Washington in George A. Romero’s indelible Dawn of the Dead, Foree has been something of a cult phenomenon. His subsequent appearances in Romero’s Knightriders and Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond, have solidified him as a veritable horror movie icon.

[Director: Rob Zombie. Runtimes: 88 min + 109 min. HORROR]


Mon Apr 24 / 7:30PM / $9
NINE LIVES (2005)
In nine precise and rhythmic sliver-of-life segments, Rodrigo García, with the lyrical power of a short fiction writer, tells the stories of nine interconnected women, played dazzlingly by an all star cast including Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, and a brilliant Robin Wright Penn. Garcia renders each woman as if she were the most interesting individual to ever walk the earth. These women are breathtaking, lived-in, flawed; in other words, exhilaratingly human.

[Director: Rodrigo Garcia. Runtime: 115 min. DRAMA]


Tue Apr 25 / 7:30 PM / $15 (includes Q&A)
JUNEBUG (2005)
A moving tribute to family in all its idiosyncrasies and a pitch-perfect evocation of Southern customs, Phil Morrison’s JUNEBUG was the great American film debut of 2005. When Madeleine, a sophisticated art gallery owner (Embeth Davidtz), travels to the South to meet her new husband’s family, it becomes much more than a fish-out-of-water tale. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Amy Adams is a standout as Madeleine’s pregnant sister.
Features Q&A with director Phil Morrison following the screening.

[Director: Phil Morrison. Runtime: 107 min. DRAMA]


Wed Apr 26 / 7:30 PM / $9
MILLENNIUM MAMBO (2001)
Still underscreened and underappreciated in his body of work, MILLENNIUM MAMBO is Hou Hsiao-hsien’s daring 21st-century update of the pleasure culture examined in his masterwork Flowers of Shanghai. Powered by a gurgling techno beat and a luminescent performance by Shu Qi - whose glow far outshines the masses of red, blue and green neons surrounding her - MILLENNIUM MAMBO is arguably the filmmaker’s most lushly romantic film. See it on the big screen where it belongs.

[Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien. Runtime: 119 min. DRAMA]


Thu Apr 27/ 7:30 PM / $9
THE INTRUDER (2005) (intro by Kent Jones)
In adapting Jean-Louis Nancy's autobiographical text about his own heart transplant, the great French director Claire Denis has crafted a film of crystalline beauty and startling ambition. The story - about an aged soldier of fortune (Michel Subor) journeying from Jura to Pusan to Tahiti in an elaborate gesture of reconciliation towards his estranged son - is related to us as a waking dream. Elliptical, gorgeous, and unforgettable.

The film will be introduced by Kent Jones, editor at large of Film Comment, Associate Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and a member of the New York Film Festival selection committee.

[Director: Claire Denis. Runtime: 130 min. DRAMA]


A NEIL JORDAN DOUBLE FEATURE
Sat Apr 29 / 8 PM / $15
BREAKFAST ON PLUTO (2005) / THE BUTCHER BOY (1997)
Neil Jordan’s collaborations with Irish novelist Patrick McCabe resulted in two of his richest works. BREAKFAST ON PLUTO is a candy-colored Dickensian picaresque about a boy named Patrick “Kitten” Brady, who should have been born a girl. THE BUTCHER BOY is a darker yet rocket-paced surrealist narrative about Francie Brady, a deeply troubled preteen growing up amid terrible social and parental circumstances. These films show the triumphs and tragedies of forthright individualism.

[Director: Neil Jordan. Runtimes: 135 min and 109 min. DRAMAS]


PREMIERE
Sun Apr 30 / 5:30 PM / $15 (includes discussion)
A LION IN THE HOUSE (2006)
Offering a sense of scope comparable to Hoop Dreams, A LION IN THE HOUSE is an unforgettable journey that offers an unprecedented look at struggles of five young people and their families over a six-year period. Award-winning filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert bring audiences face to face with the uncertainty of the entire cancer experience and its rippling effects on family, community and professional caregivers. At the core of A Lion in the House is the resilience, courage and wisdom of five extraordinary young people. Features a post-screening discussion with guest speakers TBA.

[Directors: Steven Bognar + Julia Reichert. Runtime: 225 min. DOCUMENTARY]

Tickets + Information:
www.makor.org | 212.601.1000
Makor box office @ 35 W. 67th St.

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