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The Savoy Theater Weekly Update, Oct. 24, 2012

posted at 9:58 am Wed Oct 24th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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  Savoy Website                                                                                             October 23, 2012
In this Issue: 

Now Playing:

Starting Friday:
Seven Psychopaths

Special Event:
Saturday, Oct. 27
Special Guest
Eugene Jarecki
Q & A following both evening shows!
       sevenSeven Psychopaths        

         Rated R, 109 minutes
Starts Friday, October 26                                

6:30 & 8:45 each evening*
*8:45 ONLY Saturday, Oct. 27
1:00 & 3:30 matinees Sat & Sun

What movie junkie out there wouldn't leap at the chance to see merry pranksters such as Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson go nuts in something called Seven Psychopaths? Walken, his line readings a thing of bizarro beauty, is reason enough to sign up. The icing on the cake is Martin McDonagh, the acclaimed Irish playwright who took a winning stab at writing/directing for the screen in 2008's In Bruges.

Walken plays a priceless creation called Hans, an L.A. con artist who teams up with Billy (Rockwell) to kidnap dogs from wealthy owners and hold them for ransom. Their big mistake is nabbing Bonny, a Shih Tzu belonging to Harrelson's Charlie Costello, a gangster with a sadistic streak for anything non-canine. Harrelson is hilarious, especially going goo-goo over Bonny. And Walken and Rockwell have mad skills at, well, everything.



   houseThe House
      I Live In    

      Not Rated, 110 minutes
Starts Friday, October 26                                 
6:00 & 8:15 each evening
1:30 matinees Sat & Sun

Special Event:
Director Eugene Jarecki will be at the Savoy 
to discuss his film after both Saturday evening

What was Nixon thinking when he declared America's "war on drugs"? Forty years and $1 trillion later, director Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) takes inventory of the true consequences of this losing battle in a mix of interviews daring enough to question a costly crackdown that has long had the public's support.

Inspired by the death of his housekeeper's son, he traces the cause to drugs, and when he takes a step back to examine what's being done about the problem in the U.S., he finds a scheme designed to get politicians elected, keep minorities off the street and support a massive prison industry. Instead of encouraging treatment or addressing the root causes of drug addiction, the laws are designed to crack down on the end users and petty dealers, resulting in a system with more citizens behind bars per capita than any other country in the world.




      Rated PG-13, 99 minutes
Ends Thursday, October 25                                

6:30 & 8:30 each evening

Samsara is a whole other type of movie experience, one where there is no dialogue, just a wordless melange of brilliant images from around the world with a pulsating musical score that takes you on a ride that's unlike anything you might imagine.

Filmed over four years in breathtaking 70mm from the team that made the similar 1992 Baraka, Samsara- a Tibetan word for "the ever turning wheel of life" - glides over, under and around 25 countries as it casts its spell using time-lapse cinematography, slow motion and aerial views.



  sugarSearching      for Sugar Man          

         Not Rated, 86 minutes
Ends Thursday, October 25                                

6:00 & 8:00 each evening

Why would anyone feel compelled to make a movie about an obscure artist, known professionally as Rodriguez?

Because, it turns out, in South Africa, Rodriguez had become as popular as the Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley. But he never knew it. He never saw a penny in royalties, and spent decades doing manual labor to make ends meet and raise his three daughters. It wasn't until fans in South Africa, trying to verify rumors he was dead, tracked him down through the Internet and brought him there to perform to adoring multitudes, that his career was resuscitated.


"This was the greatest, the most amazing, true story I'd ever heard, an almost archetypal fairy tale."



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