Schedule for Monday, August 3
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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
"Kempner has done everything right by organizing her bountiful material into a fascinating portrait of a worthy personality." (The Hollywood Reporter)
From Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg) comes a humorous and eye-opening documentary about television pioneer Gertrude Berg. She was the creator, writer, and star of The Goldbergs, a popular radio show about a Jewish family living in New York City which became television’s very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg tells the story of how Berg craftily combined social commentary, family values, and lots of humor to win the hearts of America.
Aviva Kempner. 2009. 92 m. NR. US. International Film Circuit.5:00 PM
“Soul Power takes you to a place where the discipline that produces great popular art is indistinguishable from the ecstasy that art creates.” (New York Times)
One Week Only! This year’s Festival Express for music lovers, Soul Power is a rousing, boisterous documentary about a completely lost magical moment: the legendary music festival in 1974, when the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12-hour, three-night-long concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire (just before the Ali-Foreman fight). Featuring Miriam Makeba, James Brown, Celia Cruz, Bill Withers, Sister Sledge, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Big Black, and many others at their feverish best. This is THE MUST SEE music film of the summer. Not to mention precious footage of Muhammad Ali, whose attempt to catch a fly reminds us once again why he was simply The Greatest.
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte. 2008. 93 m. PG-13. US, English/French. Sony Pictures Classics.5:05 PM 7:10 PM 9:25 PM
In the Loop
"A sharply written, fast-talking, almost dementedly articulate satire on modern statecraft." (New York Times)
The US President and the UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war would be a good thing. When one British official makes a passing comment to a reporter that "war is unforeseeable," it becomes a major news story that accelerates a run-up to war in the Middle East. A laugh-out-loud political satire on the diplomatic misunderstandings and behind-the-scenes power plays between the British and US governments preceding the Iraq war. The Village Voice calls it "a flying circus of backstage political damage control and deal-making."
LULU ("Animation Shorts Suite")
Armando Iannucci . 2009. 106 m. NR. UK. IFC Films.5:10 PM 7:20 PM 9:35 PM