3 things about Leonard Nimoy’s STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [1986]

1. “One damn minute, Admiral.”
2. The look on his face when he accidentally turns on the windshield wipers.
3. A Scandinavian whaling ship?

3 other things.

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3 things about Lili Horvát’s PEPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN LENGTH OF TIME

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time [2020]

1. Liberty Bridge, on the Pest side.
2. Monitoring his speech functions during brain surgery.
3. An enormous speaker suspended high from a crane over the street.

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3 things about Paul Feig’s BRIDESMAIDS

Bridesmaids [2011]

1. A lap nap.
2.  A delicious pink lemonade.
3. A little Judy Garland.

3 other things.

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3 things about Céline Sciamma’s PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Portrait of a Lady on Fire [2019]

1. She’s never heard an orchestra.
2. “At a certain point, you stop.”
3. Her finger on page 28.

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3 things about Braden King’s THE EVENING HOUR

The Evening Hour [2020]

1. “Small town lies to pass the time.”
2. Terry kisses his hand.
3. He rips the wire off his chest and throws it on the ground. (And in the background, a DO NOT LITTER sign.)

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s BELLS ARE RINGING

Bells Are Ringing [1960]

1. Threadbare carpet.
2. No tenth symphony.
3. Her do-do-do-do-dos.

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One week from today.

“Winters never looked this cold, newspapers never looked this culpable, and Mayor Daley’s cronies never felt so real.” —Michael J. Casey, Boulder Weekly

My film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago screens at the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm. Get yer tix now!

Not in Colorado? You may also stream it from home during the festival.

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3 things about Masaki Kobayashi’s HARA-KIRI

Hara-Kiri [1962]

1. Flexing the swords to prove what they’re made of.
2. Tracking shot of wind moving through the grass.
3. Literally, an empty suit.

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3 things about J. Lee Thompson’s CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes [1972]

1. Tipping the waitstaff in raisins.
2. After signing the declaration he is informed about the Authenticator.
3. “The labor demonstration on the South Plaza will be terminated in five minutes. Repeat: the labor demonstration on the South Plaza will be terminated in five minutes. Failure to comply with this order can result in a one-year suspension of your right to bargain collectively.”

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3 things about Arthur Penn’s NIGHT MOVES

Night Moves [1975]

1. “Oh, I just think good, clean thoughts. Like Thanksgiving, George Washington’s teeth.”
2. Patting her on the back like a heartbeat.
3. Eating a pint of ice cream alone in his half-dismantled office.

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