Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Lunchbox - Showing March 29th


A middle class housewife in Mumbai is trying to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking.  She prepares special lunchboxes to be delivered to her husband at work, but, unbeknownst to her, they are mistakenly delivered to another office worker, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. She puts little notes in the lunchboxes which begins a series of communication and an unexpected friendship.

The Lunchbox will be showing this Sunday, March 29 at the Carmike theater, Oceanside (College and Mission) at 3:00pm. 

You might want to read up on the lunchbox delivery system in India. It's really fascinating.

If you enjoyed Stories We Tell and want to know more, here's an interview which was done with filmmaker Sarah Polley:

In Memoriam

Albert Maysles (with camera) died March 5, 2015. He was 88. He and his brother, David were award-winning documentarians. They made intensely talked-about films, including Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter, with their American version of cinéma vérité.

Mr. Maysles departed from documentary conventions by not interviewing his films’ subjects. As he explained in an interview with The New York Times in 1994, “Making a film isn’t finding the answer to a question; it’s trying to capture life as it is.”

TCM played four of the Maysles films this week including Grey Gardens, Salesman, Gimme Shelter and an interview with Marlon Brando. What a treat to see these interesting documentaries.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stories We Tell - March 15

Next Sunday, March 15, we'll be seeing the acclaimed documentary, Stories We Tell.

Sarah Polley received an Oscar® nomination for this documentary where she acted as both filmmaker and detective. She questions family and friends about family secrets and discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Each tells their version of the family history leaving lots of unanswered questions. She finds that the story of the family can be complicated, messy and yet loving. This is a very personal film, a funny and poignant version of the larger human story.

The Zong Slave Ship
A lot of you may want to read more about the Zong that was featured in the film Belle that we saw on March 1st. What an interesting film about an incident in history that I've never heard of and probably some of you hadn't either. So I'm listing a couple of links in case you want to read more about it:

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

So interesting, and so sad. What a terrible time in history.

And here's an interesting article about Belle:

See you on the 15th.