Thursday, December 30, 2004

Crossroads Film Society Monday Night Films At Parkway Place in January

Crossroads Film Society Monday Night 35mm Indie Films at Parkway Place Theatre in Flowood

$6, ($3 for Crossroads members). Come early to join: $35 annual membership, $25 students, $50 couple. Members screen free and discounted films year round, get in free to all filmmaker parties, members only events, participate and help decide what Crossroads does and screens, get discounts to the annual film festival in April, and more. 613-6060


I Heart Huckabees - Mon., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Parkway Place Theatre, Lakeland Dr. at Airport Rd. This ensemble comedy is about a married couple, the Jaffes (Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin), who work as detectives, helping people solve existential crises in their lives. For those not familiar with the philosophy-based term of "existential crisis", some examples of such a crises would be a "mid-life crisis", a "what am I doing with my life?" sort of hang up, "my life has been a mistake", "my whole life is a joke", etc.. (Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Wahlberg, and Naomi Watts.).

Maria Full of Grace - Mon., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. (Drama, Crime/Gangster) The harrowing story of a (not quite) typical mule: Maria Alvarez (Moreno), an intelligent and fiercely independent 17-year-old girl from Colombia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States.www.mariafullofgrace.com

Stage Beauty - Mon., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Period drama set in the 1660s, starring Billy Crudup and Claire Danes. At a time when in live theatre women's roles were played by men, Edward 'Ned' Kynaston (Crudup) is England's most celebrated leading lady, using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own. But when Charles II is tired of seeing the same old performers, the ruler allows real women to tread the boards and men may no longer play women's parts. Ned becomes a virtual nobody, virtually overnight and seems headed for suicide till his ex-dresser turned actress Maria (Danes) takes it upon herself to make a man of him again.

Motorcycle Diaries - Mon., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. The true story of Ernesto Guevara before he becomes the icon and historical figure the world has come to know as Ché Guevara. As a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina, Che Guevara traveled across South America on a motorcycle with his friend Alberto Granado in 1951-1952, in a personal odyssey which would ultimately inspire him to become a revolutionary who had a profound impact on the history of several nations.

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