Thursday, April 11th is Bay Area Film Society’s member appreciation night! We will be showing the inspiring and Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugarman. Members receive free admission.
Don’t forget to make your reservation for the Bay Area Film Society’s special event, Julie & Julia, on March 9, 2013, a great film and a private dinner at the Good Thyme.
Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron’s adaptation of 2 best-selling memoirs: Powell’s Julie & Julia and My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Based on 2 true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends… until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. View the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/
5:00 pm appetizers at Stage North, 5:30 pm film screening, then dinner at Good Thyme. Seats are limited. Don’t miss out. Send us an e-mail or call (715) 292-7776 to make your reservation.
The cost is $25.00/person or $45.00/couple and includes appetizers, film, & dinner. Proceeds from this special event help BAFS continue to bring great films to the bay area!
Do you love film? Are you interested in joining a great group of movie buffs? Now is your chance to play a role in bringing film to the Chequamegon Bay Area. The Bay Area Film Society is looking to fill two positions on our board. Please contact us directly through our website with your name and a few sentences about why you are interested.
Join us for a night of film and food. Bay Area Film Society is teaming up with the Good Thyme Restaurant for the BAFS annual fundraiser. We will kick off the night (March 9th) with appetizers at StageNorth at 5:00 p.m. followed by the screening of the film Julie and Julia at 5:30 pm. Then it is off to the Good Thyme for a dinner of French cassoulet made with chicken confit, a tasty salad of tender greens, fresh bread, and a delectable chocolate mousse for dessert. The cost is $25.00/person or $45.00/couple and includes appetizers, film, & dinner. For reservations, email email@example.com or call 715-292-7776.
Join us for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, PG-13, 102 minutes) at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at StageNorth. The film, based on critically acclaimed novel by Stephen Chbosky, follows an introverted highschool freshman as he’s taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Join us on Thursday, January 24 for the documentary Queen of Versailles. We’ll be screening the film at 7:30 p.m. at StageNorth. The film follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. As usual admission is $7 for the general public, $6 for Society Members and students, and FREE to Northland College students. Check out the trailer (above) or find out more about the film on IMDB.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this film. I first saw the trailer several months ago and it literally gave me chills. Watch the trailer and you’ll see what I mean. So needless to say, I can’t wait for Thursday evening (January 10) when we’ll be showing it at StageNorth. In fact, this film looks so great we’re showing it twice: there’s a matinee at 5:30 p.m., where children under 12 can get in for $3, and our regular showing at 7:30 p.m. And I wouldn’t be surprised if both showings are sold out.
If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s the story of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), an intrepid six-year-old girl who lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
And by all accounts, Wallis and Henry, along with many other members of the cast, deliver absolute knock-out performances in this strange, moving, and fantastic story. Don’t Miss It!
See you at the Movies.
We’ll be showing the final film in our Fall 2012 Season this coming week. Wow, this season has gone super-fast. Join us at StageNorth on Tuesday, December 11 for First Position (2011, 90 minutes), a documentary that follows six young dancers as they prepare for one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix. The film, by Bess Kargman, captures not only the struggles and challenges of these young performers, but also their immense talent, passion, and dedication. The event, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will also feature performances by two groups from the Ashland School of Dance (right before the film). Admission is $7 for the general public, $6 for Society Members/students, and FREE to Northland College students. To learn more about the film, go to: www.balletdocumentary.com
See you at the Movies.
On Tuesday, November 13 we’ll be showing the critically acclaimed documentary The Greenhorns, the 2012 Pam Troxell Memorial Film. As the films website reads: The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.
To learn more about the film and the greater movement it represents, go to www.thegreenhorns.net.
But wait there’s more. We’re not just showing the film, we’re also holding a farm mixer complete with a local food meal (pulled pork and three vegan/gluten-free sides) beginning at 6 p.m. The cost for the meal is $10 per person. It’s a great chance to connect with the farmers in our community, both old and new. Chat. Share a meal. Ask questions. Find out where your food is coming from.
Then, we’ll show the film at 7:30 p.m. ($5 per person) followed by a farming panel discussion immediately following the film. Join us for this evening of film, farming and conversation. It’s going to be a great one. The event is also sponsored by the Chequamegon Food Coop.
See you at the movies.
First off thanks to everyone that showed up for our screening of Moonrise Kingdom. What a great night. It’s always a blast to watch a movie in a full theatre. So, lets do it all again on October 30. Dust off your fish nets, find some sassy red lipstick, and practice the chorus from Time Warp for the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Be warned: it’s going to get weird, people. You won’t want to miss it. See you at the movies.