Coming-of-age drama paints impressionistic portrait of preteen life
By Devin D. O’Leary
We the Animals speaks to both the resiliency and the impressionability of youth, with raw performances from the actors and symbol-laden cinematography that weaves a primal world of earth, water, leaves and rain.
Described as “imaginative and visually stunning,” She Sings to the Stars is a Native American drama written and directed by Jennifer Corcoran which will screen on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW). The film centers on a Native American woman who lives alone in the drought-stricken Southwest. One fateful day the woman’s grandson shows up looking to snag a collection of priceless dolls. At the same time, a faded magician from Los Angeles has his car break down nearby. These three very differnt lives cross in ways both great and mysterious. The film shows outdoors under the stars in the mural-lined IPCC courtyard starting at dusk (around 8:30pm). A $5 suggested donation gets you in the door. This screening is a fundraising event benefitting the 2018 Pueblo Film Fest (scheduled for Nov. 16 though 18). For more info go to indianpueblo.org.
It’s looking increasingly like 2019 will be known as The Great Fracturing in the entertainment industry. I’ve been warning you for years that the various mega-corporations running Hollywood are embracing internet streaming in a big way and no longer want to play nice with one another. Why distribute their TV shows and movies on Netflix or Hulu along with everybody else when they can start their own proprietary streaming service and charge you $9.99 a month for it? Are you an exclusive fan of Warner Bros. TV and movies? (Paramount Pictures? Feh!) Well, then you’ll love paying for AT&T’s new Warner Bros. direct-to-consumer streaming service, featuring 24/7 WB. Of course, if you’re like 99.9 percent of all consumers and have no idea what studio made your favorite TV shows and movies, this new era is gonna be veeeery confusing.
The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display
By Devin D. O’Leary
They say that, “behind every great man there is a great woman.” That axiom gets taken apart like a Swiss watch and examined under the loupe in the high-class literary drama/handcrafted Oscar bait The Wife.
Check out the Pueblo Film Festival; Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline looms; there's a special screening featuring two “¡COLORES!” episodes; watch A Quiet Place but don't scream!