Thanks so much for your support of our fifth year sponsoring the Rosa Goddard International Film Festival! For the last half of the month we’re showing some exciting contemporary films:
September 23: HEARTBEATS (LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES) (2010, dir. Xavier Dolan)
Stylish and extravagant, this French-Canadian film is a beautifully shot, candy-colored take on a modern day Jules et Jim style love triangle. Heartbeats writer, director, editor, and lead actor Xavier Dolan says of the film,“It involves creation and imagination, superficial visions and yes—colors and Chanel bags and marshmallows. This is intentional. This is a story about love imagery, the way we get infatuated with concepts and ideas more than individuals…conceptual love…choosing an impossible target so [we] won’t have to get involved in real things.”
GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
Stark black and white cinematography lends a rough elegance to this debut feature by Iranian-American filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour. A vampire flick set in Bad City, a fictional, mostly deserted Iranian town patrolled nightly by a mysterious figure known as the Girl, this film draws on such disparate influences as John Hughes, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, spaghetti westerns, and comic books to create a very cool and oddly romantic tale.
All films show at the Kentucky Theater at 7:15pm on Wednesday evenings in September.