“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.”
-- Roger Ebert
Thanks to sponsors Americus Diamond
, Stevens Lighting
, the Law Office of Frank Sandoval, Jr.
and The Law Office of Gilbert Vara, Jr.VIRTUAL WATCH PARTIES!
While we're still waiting on a safe way to enjoy a movie together, in person, this summer we'll be hosting a series of "watch parties" online. These screenings will be held on Tuesday nights at 7:30, and will be accessed with an Amazon Prime account. Login and watch the movie with us, and we'll share trivia and critical views as the show runs on your laptop or desktop computer.
Following the movie, we'll host a 15 to 20 minute video chat where we can talk about the movie and anything else from the world of cinema that's on your mind! To participate, you will need to have an Amazon Prime account.
Register via our special links below, and we'll send an email with the screening link the morning of the show.NOTE: You do not need to register to attend online, but registering will automatically enter you into a drawing for a TPR prize pack.
Schedule:June 22 - "The Night of the Hunter"
The Night of the Hunter—incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee—is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil. 93 minutes, Not Rated.
Register ahead of time for the door prize, and to get the Amazon watch party link sent to you on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tpr-cinema-watch-party-les-diaboliques-tickets-157881833815June 29 - "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
Developed by Stanley Kubrick and eventually brought to life by Steven Spielberg after Kubrick's death, "A.I." is an uneasy yet fascinating balance between the two filmmakers' sensibilities. Haley Joel Osmet stars as David, a young android designed to fulfill the dreams of childless couples in the future. Before too long, David starts yearning to be a real boy, just like in the childhood story his mommy reads to him. His adventure takes him through the wilderness and eventually to the flooded city of Manhattan to meet his maker. This evening's screening takes place 20 years to the day of the film's release! 146 minutes, Rated PG-13.
Register ahead of time for the door prize, and to get the Amazon watch party link sent to you on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tpr-cinema-watch-party-ai-artificial-intelligence-tickets-157882060493Series continues in July and August... titles will be announced 2-3 weeks before each show. Titles may change due to availability on Amazon Prime.