Friday, August 3, 2018

This Week At The Cinema: Little Girls and The Big Lebowski

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 10:14 AM

click to enlarge Laia Artigas as Frida in Summer 1993
  • Laia Artigas as Frida in Summer 1993
Tuesday night at Studio on the Square, an acclaimed film from Spanish director Carla Simón, Summer 1993 tells the story of six-yea-old Frida (Laia Artigas), a young girl from Barcelona whose parents die unexpectedly. The little city girl must move to live with her aunt and uncle, and her first summer in the country makes for a memorable movie experience. Showtime is 7:00 PM, and tickets are on sale at the Indie Memphis website.

Across town, the Paradiso will screen Julie Traymor's cult musical Across The Universe. The 2007 film is essentially an experimental film set to the music of The Beatles starring Evan Rachel Woods as Lucy, title character from John Lennon's immortal Sgt. Pepper's song.

Wednesday night at Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis Microcinema teams up with Film Fatales to bring a program of shorts made by women. One of the nine films screening at 7:30 is Camilla Hall's An Everyday Problem, a documentary/narrative hybrid tackling the issue of gun violence by focusing on the experience of students in one Los Angeles high school.
click to enlarge Still from "An Everyday Problem"
  • Still from "An Everyday Problem"
Thursday night at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, the film that swept last year's Indie Memphis Hometowner awards, Good Grief, will screen in an encore presentation. The film by directors Melissa Anderson Sweazy and Laura Jean Hocking delves into the lives of kids who are being treated by the Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief in Collierville. You can get tickets to the 7 PM screening on the MJCC website.

And, finally, on Sunday, The Big Lebowski. The Cohen Brothers comedy classic contains career-high performances from legends Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Steve Buschemi. The goofy film noir parody that became a lifestyle is being feted on its 20th anniversary by Tuner Classic Movies with a 2 p.m. screening at the Paradiso. Expect a full house of Achievers. Here's the original 1998 trailer, which only hints at the greatness within.

See you at the movies! 

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