Info about movies this weekend in Shepherdstown in case anyone is staying
for the weekend. There will be a contra dance on Saturday night at 8 pm
in S'town at the Men's Club.
Babette's Feast is being shown Friday night. (free)
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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:19:41 -0400
From: Rusty Berry <rustyberry@...
To: Opera House Patrons <pberry@...
Subject: April 28 thru May 1 at the Shepherdstown Opera House
Dear Opera House Friends,
We are featuring a new French mystery called Cache (Hidden) this week. Please note that this film we play for this one weekend only as we start our eleven-day All-Asian Film Festival next weekend!
In the opening shot of Cache, we see an unremarkable townhouse on a side street in Paris. Ordinary events are taking place on the street. As the scene continues to unfold, you realize it is a video being watched by Anne and Georges Laurent (Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil). The townhouse is their home, and they have no idea who sent the videotape, but someone is watching them.
Soon, more perplexing videos arrive. One shows the farmhouse where Georges and his family lived when he was a boy. Another shows a trip down suburban streets. Georges is able to make out a street name. Without telling his wife, he investigates the area and finds a person known to him, but unlikely to be the source of the mysterious videos. But when another video arrives showing Georges speaking with that person, Anne begins to mistrust her husband. What is he withholding from his past?
Director Michael Haneke received the Best Director Award when Cache premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and it has since won seven major European film awards. Running time 117 minutes, rated R, in French with English subtitles.
Like Hitchcock, only creepier, Haneke slowly cranks up the suspense. - The Philadelphia Inquirer
A perplexing and disturbing film of great effect! - Roger Ebert
A psychological suspense drama of the utmost originality! - Los Angeles Times
The twist is not revealed until the last shot if you keep your avid eyes open! - Time
(Note that previous quote and watch for the two people talking in the background of the final scene).
Showtimes for Cache are Friday and Saturday at 6:00 and 8:15, Sunday at 2:00, 5:00 and 7:30, and Monday at 6:00 and 8:15.
Coming soon to the Opera House movie schedule - Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, Why We Fight and Thanks You For Smoking.
Tickets are now on sale for Shepherdstown Film Festival 2006 East Meets East.
In conjunction with the Shepherdstown Film Society, we will be presenting East Meets East, an all-Asian film festival from May 4 through May 15. The featured films are Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, The Buffalo Boy, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
and Spring, The Hunter and the Hunted, The Beautiful Country, and 3-Iron. Film discussions will be held after selected showings. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.OperaHouseMovies.com and at the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery. More detail on the films and other activities is available at the film society website, http://www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org/.
For more information about upcoming films and events, please check our website at www.OperaHouseMovies.com.
Pam & Rusty Berry