Monday, April 19, 2010

CMU Open Air Cinema schedule

At the CMU Open-air Cinema this Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25


In cooperation with the terrific and cutting-edge House Cinema in Bangkok, the Chiang Mai University Film Space group is presenting four films this coming weekend, outdoors, in an area between the Clock Tower and the Canteen. Times are 7 pm and 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday evenings.


They have dubbed the showings หนังกลางมอ.We’ll translate that as “Open-air Cinema.”


The schedule is as follows:


7 pm Saturday, April 24: Persepolis (2007) by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud --  France/ US, Animation/ Biography/ Drama/ War – 96 mins – A famous and notorious animation about the poignant coming-of-age of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl during the Islamic Revolution. Reviews: Universal acclaim: 90/82 out of 100.


Rotten Tomatoes: Persepolis is an emotionally powerful, dramatically enthralling autobiographical gem, and the film's simple black-and-white images are effective and bold.


9 pm Saturday, April 24: Hana & Alice (2004) written and directed by Shunji Iwai Japan, Drama/ Comedy -- 135 mins -- Shunji Iwai's lovely and dreamy film about two Japanese high-school girls. Best friends Hana and Alice are both smitten with the same boy, Miyamoto, whom they glimpse at a train station. Things get bizarre when Miyamoto hits his head, and Hana convinces him he has amnesia--and that she is his girlfriend. As a confused Miyamoto struggles to regain his memory, the two girls' friendship nears a breaking point. Shunji is also the writer and director of All About Lily Chou-Chou also being shown at Film Space April 24 (tonight).


7 pm Sunday, April 25: Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) by Miranda July US/ UK, Comedy/ Drama91 mins -- A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life. Rated R in the US for disturbing sexual content involving children, and for language. Generally favorable reviews: 76/76 out of 100.


              Roger Ebert: A film that with quiet confidence creates a fragile magic.



9 pm Sunday, April 25: Taxidermia (2006) by György Pálfi Hungary/ Austria/ France, Comedy/ Drama/ Horror – 91 mins -- Grotesque tale of three generations of men, including an obese speed eater, an embalmer of gigantic cats, and a man who shoots fire out of his penis! Reviews: Universal acclaim: 83/78 out of 100.


              IMDb  message board: Do NOT eat before watching this film!!!!!


Free for all film admirers. And a mini-market starts at 5pm. See you around  :)



Map to the mid-summer night open-air cinema at CMU.


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