March 5- 7 AMERICAN LEGACY This is the first feature from Chicago’s Group Mind Films. It’s a peek in the lives of a Chicago family as they finally reap what they’ve sown. When his estranged wife Kathryn suddenly dies, appliance king Don Harris must come clean to both his family and his customers and risk losing it all. Written by Jacksonville’s very own John Berka. 3/5 at 7pm, 3/6-7 at 3pm. 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St, 359-0047, www.5pointstheatre.com
March 12 Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE Three lonely teens try to find their places in the world in this saga of adolescent angst and rebellion that propelled James Dean to immortality. Nicholas Ray directed James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo, 1955. Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films each month at 5:45 pm in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. http://jpl.coj.net/progs/main/notjustforboomers.html, 630-1741
March 13 Monthly meeting of the Leave ’em Laughing Tent Laurel & Hardy films to be screened at this meeting: a clip from the feature film Pick a Star (1937), the L&H short subjects Any Old Port (1932), The Live Ghost (1934), and Going Bye-Bye! (1934). Pablo Creek Branch Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. (between Kernan and Hodges Blvds.), 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Info: Steve Bailey, 246-0312 leaveemlaughing.moviefever.com
March 13 Southern Circuit Film Series THE RECKONING The International Criminal Court was created to prosecute individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. The Reckoning follows Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, and Senior Trial Attorney Christine Chung as they issue arrest warrants for the Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, put Congolese warlords on trial, challenge the UN Security Council to support an arrest warrant for the President of Sudan, and shake up the Colombian justice system. Tickets: $7 adult, $5 student. 7pm. UNF Fine Arts Center, 620-2878
March 25 MARILYN: LIFE AFTER DEATH The Jacksonville Film Festival will present an exclusive Jacksonville screening of Marilyn: Life After Death. Director Anthony Greene will be in attendance for a Q&A with host Melissa Ross from First Coast Connect. Free to JFF Members, $10 General Admission. MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, 333 N Laura St, 366-6911, www.mocajacksonville.org
Midnight Movies at 5 Points Theatre
March 5 PEEWEE’S BIG ADVENTURE at 11:30 pm
March 12 THE WARRIORS 11:30 pm
March 19 DR. STRANGELOVE 11:30 pm
March 26 PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT 11 pm
April 2 ERASERHEAD This was David Lynch’s 1st film (1977) and an original 35mm print.
Oscar Worthy at 5 Points Theatre
It seems that the 5 Points Theatre is the place to be this month. The popular neighborhood movie theatre will be offering some Academy Award nominated films that you may miss if you wait for them to come to the multiplex.
March 5- 12 THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS A morality tale set in the present day about Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer and the final performance by Heath Ledger. Directed by Terry Gilliam Rating: PG-13 NOMINATED FOR 2 OSCARS: BEST ART DIRECTION, BEST COSTUME DESIGN.
March 12- 18 THE MESSENGER An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer. Rating: R NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: WOODY HARRELSON
March 19- 25 THE LAST STATION Intoxicating. Infuriating. Impossible. Love. A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. Rating: R NOMINATED FOR 2 OSCARS: BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLL: HELEN MIRREN.
Check website for times. 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St., 359-0047, www.5pointstheatre.com
The 5 Points Theatre is also the location for a new program offered for cinephiles on Monday evenings. March 8 at 6:30 pm Cinemania: Film Pros Workshop “Getting To Hollywood Through The Internet” This two-hour workshop will present strategies for getting noticed on the internet and how others have leveraged their videos into prominent Hollywood representation and rich movie deals.
March 15 at 6:30 pm Cinemania: Hometown Film Screening The Best of Douglas Anderson: A free screening of short films by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts film students.
March 22 at 6:30 pm Cinemania: Live Staged Reading of Screenplay Actors read a local screenwriter’s work on stage. Audience and actors’ feedback is welcome afterward. Event is free and open to the public. 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St, 359-0047, www.5pointstheatre.com