A Flick Called Flicker
This Friday and Saturday night, Guild Cinema in Nob Hill will host the premiere of Flicker, a locally shot horror feature. The film is the work of writer-director Aaron Hendren, the man behind 2006’s The Faithful and the Foul. It stars a number of noted Albuquerque actors including Courtney Bell, Katy Houska, Kevin R. Elder, Julibeth Hendren, Abigail Blueher, Alex Knight, Kate Schroeder and Jason Witter. The story concerns a group of young people who encounter a host of crazed killers and creepy locals while on a camping trip. On Friday, Sept. 4, the cast and crew will be there for opening night, so show up and give them your support for a job well done. If you wanna check out a trailer beforehand, you can do so at apple.com/trailers/independent/flicker.
Summer B.O. Smells Sweet
A breakdown of the summer 2009 movie season
Drain the pool, buy a new Trapper Keeper and some No. 2 pencils at Target, put away your dress whites, and file out of the movie theaters in an orderly manner, because summer comes to a crashing end this weekend. Labor Day arrives on Monday, officially bookending what Memorial Day kicked into gear some 16 weeks ago: blockbuster movie-watching season.
Documentary traces dramatic grassroots fight to go green
Simple in both construction and style, The Garden is the sort of no-frills, shot-on-video documentary that lets its subject speak for itself. Wise move, given the magnitude of the tale this Academy Award-nominated film chooses to tell. Initially, you’d think a story about a humble community garden wouldn’t be the source of much drama. Boy, would you be wrong.
What Happens in Vegas Gets Posted Online
“Two Months. Two Million.” on G4
What if you took four online poker players, sent them to Las Vegas to live like high-rolling kings and tasked them with the goal of winning $2 million in two months? I’ll admit, it’s a “what if” scenario I’ve never actually contemplated. But thanks to the new G4 reality series “Two Months. Two Million,” it’s one with which we’re all now confronted.
The Week in Sloth
“Extreme Terror Rides: Mega Speed” (Travel 8 p.m.) “Extreme Terror” and “Mega Speed” aren’t really the sort of words I tend to seek out when I go to the amusement park. “On a Stick” is a perennial favorite, though.
I Saw What You Did (TCM 12:30 a.m.) Gimmick king William Castle (House on Haunted Hill, 13 Ghosts, The Tingler) directed this 1965 thriller about some teenagers who accidentally prank call a man who’s just murdered his wife. Stalking ensues. Look for Joan Crawford in a weird cameo.