october special movie showings

5 Points Theatre Midnight Movies: Oct 2 ARMY OF DARKNESS, Oct 9 THE SHINING, Oct 16 THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE. Documentary Films: Oct 10 IT MIGHT GET LOUD This fantastic documentary (by the director of An Invonvenient Truth) presents three mini-bios of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White, and then gets the three together for a jam session. Oct 18-22 CRUDE This documentary recounts a landmark environmental case that resulted from an oil spill in Ecuador. The case (and the movie) have recently been covered on 60 minutes and in the New York Times. Steve Donziger, one of the lead attorneys for the Ecuadorian citizens affected by the spill, is a Jacksonville native and will be in the audience Oct 18. Oct15 -18 – Viva Cinema! Latino Film Festival. Oct 23-30 Horror Film Festival The festival will feature a mix of current independent horror films (Pontypool and Dead Snow) and documentaries (Zombie Girl) as well as old classics (the original Mummy and Frankenstein), locally made stuff (Zaat and local shorts), Rocky Horror, and a visit from TROMA’s Lloyd Kaufman. For complete schedule and more info visit http://jaxindiefilm.com/
5 Points Theatre, 359-0047 www.5pointstheatre.com
Pathways to the Past Beaches Museum & History Center will offer a series of film viewings, followed by small-group discussions. 10 am each Saturday in the Dickinson gallery. Oct 3 POSSESSION (2002) Two literary scholars, one American and one English, with very different motives, attempt to recover the history of the relationship between a well known late 19th century poet and an obscure feminist poet of the same period. Oct 10 AVALON (1990) Set in Baltimore in the late 1940″s and early 1950’s, this film depicts the struggles of an extended immigrant family caught in the midst of the changes in American life following WWII. Oct 17 SLIDING DOORS (1997) This film, a romantic comedy, offers two different plots and outcomes depending on whether a young woman does or doesn’t make it through the sliding doors of a London Underground Train taking her from her work to her apartment. Oct 31 LONE STAR (1995) A contemporary version of the classic western film combined with a search for the perpetrator of a newly discovered murder in the past. Beaches Museum & History Center, 380 Pablo Ave. Jacksonville Beach, 241-5657, www.bm-hc.com.
Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. October 8 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY George Cukor directed Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart, 1940. October 22 DRACULA With an eerie, dark mountaintop castle, mysterious deaths, bloodlust, rats, flying bats, a grotesque count and his minions who sleep in coffins, this film, made during the early years of Hollywood, remains a horror classic. Tod Browning directed Bela Lugosi, 1931. Info: (904) 630-1741.
Oct 9 THE STEVIE STILETTO STORY: MY LIFE IS GREAT National Premiere of the documentary about local punk rock musician, Stevie Stiletto. (read story in this issue) 7 and 9:30 pm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMvMvw1am5E. Five Points Theatre, 1028 Park Street, 359-0047. Followed on Sat, Oct 10, by all day/all night music fest/barbeque at Yesterday’s Social Club on the corner of Park and Dancy, 387-0502.
Oct 10 PANTS ON FIRE at UNF Pants on Fire with Producer/Director Colin Campbell is part of the Southern Arts Federation’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Pants on Fire tells the story of Brad Spoofer, a pathological liar on a quest for glory. Brad left Nebraska and moved to L.A. to become a movie star. His Hollywood career, however, has been a dismal failure so he’s been telling his naive friends back home that he’s a movie star whose blockbusters are all about to be released in theaters. When his buddies decide to surprise him with a road trip to L.A., he has to scramble to prop up the illusion. Following a screening of his feature film, Campbell will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work as a filmmaker. 7 pm. Tickets $7 for adults and $5 for students with valid ID from the UNF Ticket Box Office. UNF Recital Hall, 620-2878, www.unf.edu/fineartscenter.
Oct 12 Monthly meeting of the Leave ’em Laughing Tent Laurel & Hardy movies to be screened: the silent shorts Liberty and Angora Love and the sound shorts Unaccustomed as We Are, Berth Marks and They Go Boom. Pablo Creek Branch Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. (between Kernan and Hodges Blvds.), 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Info: Steve Bailey, 246-0312 leaveemlaughing.moviefever.com
MOCA Fall Film Series This fall, Cafe Nola will be hosting a special series of films that carry a theme and each night will feature a special menu as well as drink specials at the bar. All films start at 8:30pm. $5 MOCA members/ $7 non-members; $2 discount for dining in Cafe Nola @ MOCA before the show. Oct 15 GOGOL BORDELLO NON STOP From the birth of a New York City downtown Ruso-disco phenomena, known as the Bulgarian Bar, to a non-stop touring marathon, with his band Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hutz takes us deep into his artistic foundation. Oct 29 RISEUP A journey into the heart of Jamaica – the island that gave birth to Reggae. With music and appearances by legends Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and a slew of soon-to-be superstars, RiseUP follows artists in the dangerous streets, back alleys and crowed dance halls of Kingston and the countryside. Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 N. Laura Street. www.mocajacksonville.org
Oct 17 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW This is THE Rocky revival, complete with shadow casting by the Rocky Horror Tribute Band, dialogue call outs and audience participation with props! Also, don’t miss a variety of Rocky activities leading up to the show. So step out as your favorite Rocky character, practice your Time Warp moves and bring your props to participate! Rocky Horror Street Festival outside the Florida Theatre on Forsyth Street at 8 pm. Doors open 11 pm. The cult classic film will be shown at midnight. Ticket Prices: $10 Single Admission; $15 Single Admission Including Prop Package. The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., 355-2787
Oct 30 Night Owl Cinema GREMLINS (PG) Doors open at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm. Food is available from local restaurants. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, A1A South in St. Augustine. www.staugamphitheatre.com/cinema.php
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS This is the fourth installment of this horror franchise just in time for trick ‘r’ treat when a Halloween party becomes a true supernatural experience when a group of teenagers are stalked by real demons. Starring Shannon Elizabeth, Diora Baird, Monica Keena, Edward Furlong

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught one gets a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. After he gets out he is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Philadelphia: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Starring Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Michael Gambon, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney. Rated R
THE ROAD Based on Cormac McCarthy’s best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Road is the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth. Starring Robert Duvall, Garret Dillahunt, Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron Rated R www.theroad-movie.com
STEPFATHER Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side? Starring: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Jon Tenney, Amber Heard Rated PG13
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. He lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. Starring: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini Rated PG wherethewildthingsare.warnerbros.com

ASTRO BOY Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers, super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. When he hears his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it means to be a hero. Starring the voices of: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy Rated PG
AMELIA After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America’s sweetheart. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam, and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal. In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked-about journeys in history. Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen, Aaron Abrams Rated PG
CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE A boy unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. 14-year-old Darren was like most kids hanging out with his best friend, decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That’s the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty. Starring: John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Ray Stevenson Rated PG13
SAW VI You gotta be kiddin’! Rated R www.saw6movie.com

MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT A rare glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson, the documentary is compiled from an estimated 80 hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary entertainer preparing for his 50 sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena that were scheduled to commence in July 2009 before his untimely death in June at age 50. Interviews with collaborators and close friends of the late performer are also featured. www.thisisit-movie.com

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loveable loner whose passion for writing leads him on an offbeat journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town’s most prolific homespun filmmaker. Starring: Michael Angarano, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement, Mike White, Hector Jimenez Rated PG13
YOUTH IN REVOLT The journal of Nick Twisp, an 18-year old high school student, who goes on a quest to lose his virginity after his parent’s breakup. Starring: Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart, M. Emmet Walsh Rated R