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Schedule adjustments for August...
PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
A GOLDEN opportunity has dropped into the lap of the 4-Star Theater. No, they are not hiring MCP to program their venue! (As tempting as such a gig might be, that’s well outside our sphere of expertise—we deeply respect those who do so: it’s incredibly hard work. And Adam Bergeron is overseeing three theaters at the same time!)
I’m not going to leak Adam’s blockbuster event that will be happening on the original dates we announced last week—most of you will immediately understand why the schedule change was warranted. MCP is still, after all these years, a niche operation; but thanks to the great support from our old pals at the Roxie, we’re able to shift things around and bring all of our August programming schedule to you almost as originally planned.
HERE are the basic changes:
—FRANCO-AMERICAN NOIR plays at the 4-Star on Friday, August 11 (evening double feature) and Saturday, August 12 (matinee and evening double features).
—A RARE NOIR IS GOOD TO FIND 3 plays at the Roxie on Sunday, August 13 (four films); Saturday, August 19 (four films) and Sunday, August 20 (five films).
Please make note of these changes and save the dates—we look forward to seeing you!
THERE’S been no change in the film sequence at the 4-Star, but we did reconfigure things a bit for RARE NOIR 3. We’ll start in Mexico on the afternoon of the 13th with Ninon Sevilla in AVENTURERA and then move across the Latin territories with Jess Franco’s DEATH WHISTLES THE BLUES (a Spanish thriller set in the Caribbean). In the evening, Raf Vallone will struggle mightily between the poles of deceit and desire in EYES LEAVE TRACES, and you’ll find the unknown Alberto Lupo to be an enigmatic, oddly relatable would-be hero in the slow-burn fever of PASSPORT FOR A CORPSE.
It makes for a terrific opening salvo for what will come on the second weekend, which I’ll cover in greater depth in upcoming posts.
All-festival passes for RARE NOIR 3 ($75 for all 13 films) are now scheduled to go on sale on Monday, July 17. The selling period for these will be two weeks, with single tickets going live at the Roxie site on Monday, July 31.
BEST wishes to all of you for a safe and sane Fourth of July holiday weekend—I’ll be back shortly after that with more details about the 22 films that we’ll be screening in August. Until then, a bientot…