- One Man Up Mar 10
- Community Matters: A Whole Lott More Mar 13
- Dick Button and The Fabulous Ice Age Mar 17
- Buster Keaton Shorts w/ the Not So Silent Cinema Trio Apr 12
One Man Up
Paolo Sorrentino’s first film--Never Released in the US!
A truly special treat: literally thousands in the Burns community have reveled in Paolo Sorrentino’s visionary epic The Great Beauty. And they’ve wondered, who is this director and where did it all come from? When Sorrentino came to Burns last week for an evening with Jonathan Demme, he graciously promised to send us a print of his first film, One Man Up, which also stars the incredible Tony Servillo. We are so excited to bring you this unique opportunity to see a film that was never released in the US.
Set in the 80's, One Man Up is the story of Tony Pisapia (Toni Servillo) and his younger brother, Antonio (Andrea Renzi), who have each risen to the peak of their chosen professions. But a few years down the line both men are experiencing hard times, ultimately learning firsthand about the cruel twists of fame and fortune.
Paolo Sorrentino. 2001. 103 m. NR. Italy, Italian with subtitles. N/A.
|Mon. Mar 10||7:30 PM|
Tickets: $7 (member), $12 (nonmember)
Community Matters: A Whole Lott More
Community Matters is dedicated to generating discussion and activism around topics that affect us locally, including health, environment, education, housing, and energy.
People with developmental disabilities who work often find manufacturing jobs in “workplaces,” coalitions of businesses and social service agencies. For decades, one such employer, Lott Industries in Toledo, Ohio, had 1200 workers with disabili- ties, but with the collapse of the Detroit auto industry Lott has struggled to keep its doors open. Focusing on three resilient workers, each with a different disability and a different attitude, this is an incredibly nuanced, thoughtful view of the financial crisis as seen through Lott’s struggles—and an examination of the wider world of employment options for people with disabilities. Ultimately, it makes a powerful case for greater employment opportunities for all.
Q&A Lisa Tarricone, Director of Systems Advocacy for Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC); co-chair of the Westchester Disability Advocacy Partnership and Richard Swierat, Executive Director of The ARC of Westchester.
Join us for a reception with local, sustainable food from Table Local Market.
Community Matters is sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation.
Victor Buhler. 2013. 82 m. NR. USA. N/A.
|Thurs. Mar 13||7:30 PM|
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Dick Button and The Fabulous Ice Age
Some of the biggest buzz to come out of Sochi (not involving Bob Costas' eye) was over Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir as the lastest skaters come comentators. But before Tara and Johnny, or Scott Hamilton and Tom Hammond, there was Dick Button, the Emmy Award-winning skating commentator famous for his precise, passionate, opinionated rink-side analyses.
Button will discuss his career and new memoir, Push Dick's Button, after a screening of Keri Pickett's documentary, The Fabulous Ice Age. The film is an ode to the golden era of skating and one skater’s quest to make sure their history is not forgotten.
Q&A Dick Button, two-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Champion, and seven-time U.S. Champion. Dick will sign copies of his memoir after the program.
Keri Pickett. 2013. 76 m. NR. USA. N/A.
|Mon. Mar 17||7:30 PM|
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Buster Keaton Shorts w/ the Not So Silent Cinema Trio
Racing through shooting galleries, trains, secret societies, and falling houses, Buster Keaton delivers outrageous stunts and antics—all with his famous deadpan delivery. This program features four classic comedy shorts: The High Sign, The Haunted House, The Goat, and The Electric House.
Brendan Cooney’s new scores, which combine many strands of American roots music—ragtime and old-time meet the blues, bluegrass, and hot jazz—will be performed live on stage by the Not So Silent Cinema Trio on keyboard, clarinet, and cello.
Buster Keaton/ various directors. 85 m. NR. USA, Silent. Cohen Film Collection.
|Sat. Apr 12||1:00 PM|
Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers), $12 (children under 12)