special movie showings

Nov. 3

Monthly meeting of Jacksonville’s chapter of The International Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

     Movies to be screened at the meeting: a Popeye cartoon, Brotherly Love, L&H short Come Clean, L&H feature film Pack Up Your Troubles. Pablo Creek Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. 6:30 to 8:15 pm. Info: 246-0312 or leaveemlaughingtent.com


Nov. 3

The 2008-2009 Southern Circuit Tour Of Independent Filmakers

     Southern Circuit provides a unique program where independent filmmakers and their films travel to communities throughout the South. The Wet Season & Other Experimental Ethnographies will be shown on November 3, 7 pm- 8:15 pm at Florida Community College, Kent Campus– Auditorium. Free admission. This film was recorded in the jungle of Bendekondre, Suriname. Tjúba Tén (The Wet Season) is composed of community-generated performances, reenactments, and extemporaneous recordings of the villagers. artistseries.fccj.org


Nov. 7

Spiderman – Night Owl Cinema

     St. Augustine Amphitheatre, A1A South in St. Augustine, doors open at 6:30 pm and movie begins at 8 pm. Food is available from local restaurants. Info: (904) 471-1965 or staugamphitheatre.com


Nov 13

Rocky – Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series

     Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films at 5:45 pm in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. On Thursday, Nov. 13 see Rocky from 1976 with Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burgess Meredith. 1976. Rated PG. Info: 630-1741 or jpl.coj.net.


Nov 14

Akeelah & the Bee


     Enjoy movies in the park at Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Blvd. 6 pm – 10 pm. Watch the movie Akeelah & the Bee and enjoy refreshments all for free. Info: 630-4100


Nov 25

Anne Of Green Gables – Books Alive!

     Spend a Saturday afternoon at the movies with Books Alive! – a screening series featuring films created from children’s literature. Anne Of Green Gables is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel about a young orphan girl who steals the hearts of a lonely Canadian couple with her spirit and lively imagination. Max Steiner provides the warm musical score. Shirley assumed her character’s name for her professional identity. Main Branch Library, 303 North Laura Street – 2:30 pm. Info: 630-2665 or jpl.coj.net

Films at MOCA with the Jacksonville Film Festival

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is partnering with the Jacksonville Film Festival to give Northeast Florida residents the opportunity to see award-winning independent and foreign films. The film series will run every Thursday night at 8 pm through December 4th at the Museum of Contemporary Art located at 333 N. Laura Street. Cost is $6 for Members; $8 for Non-Members.

The series began on October 23 with the Jacksonville Film Festival’s Urban Flat’s Documentary Audience Choice winner, The End. This fall’s film series will also include special guest visits from Directors Andrew Silver and John Putch. Silver will appear at the October 30th viewing of Radio Cape Cod and Putch will appear at the November 6th viewing of Mojave Phone Booth.


October 30

Radio Cape Cod

     Radio Cape Cod is an energizing award winning love story set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Among the charming quartet of love stories, is Tamzin Outhwaite, who plays a radio interviewer coming to terms with the loss of her husband and a new love played by Olatunde Fagbenle, a dashing young scientist balancing work and romance. As she explores her awakened sense of self, she copes with her teenage daughter experiencing her first love.


November 6

Mojave Phone Booth

     In the middle of the Mojave Desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet, and for years travelers would make the trek down a lonely dirt road and camp next to the booth, in the hopes that it might suddenly ring, and they could connect with a stranger (often from another country) on the other end of the line. This is the story of four working class people from Las Vegas whose lives intersect with this mystical outpost.


November 13

North Starr

     After watching the brutal murder of his best friend, Demetrious wants out of the thug life and flees the badlands of Houston, Texas, for greener pastures. His cash takes him only as far as Trublin, a backward town with a past it can’t bury. There, Demetrious meets Darring, an unlikely kindred spirit from a disparate upbringing who takes him under his wing. Together, the two struggle to rouse the demons that haunt the tiny town and bury them once and for all.


November 20

Remarkable Power

     A late-night talk show host is about to be pulled off the air after a fifteen-year-run, and his wife is engaged in a steamy affair with a professional baseball star. Host Jack West (Kevin Nealon) is desperate to keep aflame his fading celebrity and avenge the misdeeds of his adulterous spouse. With the clock ticking, Jack concocts the mother of all media stunts, killing two birds with one unforgettable stone on the road to redemption.


November 27


     Trail of Tears : Cherokee Legacy America’s most shameful episode of ethnic cleansing is the subject of this excellent documentary. In 1838, some 16,000 Cherokee Indians in the Southeastern United States embarked- in exchange for their homelands- on a mandatory march along what came to be known as the “trail of tears,” moving 800 miles west to Indian Territory (later Oklahoma) to join other relocated tribes, a horrific journey that resulted in the deaths of thousands (nearly a quarter of the people). Trail of Tears combines interviews with eminent historians and re-enactments filmed on-location in six different states.


December 4

Cracker – The Last Cowboys of Florida

     Yes, there are cowboys in Florida. Real live roping and riding cowboys. Filmed over a course of three years, we see that the life of the Florida cowboy is changing, disappearing before our very eyes. This film captures the beauty of the old ways, many of which have not changed in hundreds of years, with the drama of encroaching civilization. It’s a beautiful and important film documenting America in the throes of change.