At the Dietrich by Hildy Morgan
Okay. So first we will discuss a movie or two. Because I want you to know that A. they’re here or B. they’re coming! So for the “here” one – (my old English teacher would be totally appalled at my sentence structure in this column) we have the D’nesh D’Sousa film America: Imagine a World Without Her. It’s a right wing political film, but we had requests and we are showing it. Sometimes we get told that we only play a “certain kind of” film. That is soooo not true. We play every kind of film, every kind of philosophy. We play religious films and the occasional political film and not religious films and romances and mysteries and adventure and…well…you get the idea. If we have room – and you have to remember that we only have four screens - - we play them! Screen space is an issue for us, but we had an opening and so America it is! I can’t tell you how long it will be with us – probably just a week, but there is a possibility for two weeks. We’ll see how it goes.
Now for the film we WILL BE GETTING. I put that in caps so you would see that I really really mean it and you can count on it and so you don’t go anywhere else to see it. You won’t, right? We need you to wait for The Hundred Foot Journey, which will open here on August 29. I promise you it will. Jeffrey screened it and he said it’s wonderful – he loved it! That’s rare praise from him so it must be truly wonderful. We would open it right now if we could, but having just four screens (I know, that’s a lot in a small town!) means that we can’t fit everything in when they are released. We fit in most first-run movies, but we can’t do them all. And Journey started in a limited release, so it was out of the question. But it will be here soon. Isn’t that exciting???
The Fall Film Festival is shaping up to be so fine that I can’t believe it. Jeffrey has booked films that are just about to be released or have been released in the last couple of weeks. Boyhood, A Most Wanted Man, Calvary, Life Itself, Begin Again, Magic in the Moonlight, Land Ho, Trip To Italy, and Alive Inside are all films newly released and we will be playing them all in six weeks when we begin Festival. Ronnie is putting the entire festival selection on Facebook this week, so do check it out. It’s going to be the best festival ever (!!!!) and our selection is awesome! Way to go, Jeffrey!
And now on to cultural stuff. For the wee dance student at your house (boy or girl) we have classes on August 4th and 5th. Judy Weist and Sarah Henn of Stage Door Dance will be teaching the world of dance, rhythm, and movement. No experience needed. It is free, but you will need to call 996-1500 to reserve your space. Children from two to nine are welcome! Thank you, Judy, for all the volunteer work you do for us – you are just the dearest and most talented person! And thank you, too, to Sarah Henn – you’re pretty nice yourself.
And finally, save the date – August 20th, a Wednesday night – for one of our favorite nights of the year - The Gathering of Singers and Songwriters. That’s when our good old friends, Lorne Clarke play and sing and it’s just so grand. It’s a throwback to a time when folks made their own music, when not everything was canned, when voices were what they were and not expanded electronically. It’s a warm, friendly evening at the Dietrich. A little modern, a little not-so-modern, but all good fun. It’s just a really great night. Come share it with us.
And don’t forget we are opening Guardians of the Galaxy! 100% rating on Rottentomatoes.com! When does that ever happen? Great family flick! Come see it!
See you at the Dietrich.