THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: PRIMARY COLORS: Director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May crafted a near-perfect adaptation of the 1996 best-seller, a hilarious and troubling fictional account of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton, PRIMARY COLORS takes a close, fly on the wall look at a modern political campaign. Sometime humorous, sometimes dramatic, but always engaging, the question we will be asking, does this film still hold up as a classic political movie? Will PRIMARY COLORS have a different hue now that Hillary is running for President? Join us as we screen this 1998 film and then all of us will decide. Can PRIMARY COLORS withstand our collective scrutiny a decade and a half later. Can it beat our Cinema Classic Challenge?
Special Guest Host Garen Daly has been in the Boston/New England film scene for far too many years. His career started as a cinema manager including the legendary Orson Welles Cinema. This later morphed into an operator for several of Boston’s better-known art houses. He revived such places as the Somerville Theatre and the Dedham Community Theatre. He is an award winning programmer/consultant who continues to produce the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival & Marathon, the oldest genre festival in the country.
With entertainment roots stretching back 100 years to his Vaudevillian opera-singing grandparents, Daly’s critical and analytical side has seen him analyze films and espouse commentary on radio and TV including as a continuing analyst for WGBH radio and NE Cable News. On occasion he has written write for publications such as Yankee Magazine. His commentary on Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Dennis Hopper is in rotation on ReelzTV.
Continuing by popular demand, Next Stage Arts Project and The Gleanery continue a special combination Dinner and A Movie on the fourth Thursday of the month. This month, the chefs at the Gleanery will serve a special Louisiana-themed menu at 5:30 p.m., in time for diners to make it to the hosted 7:00 p.m. film screening around the corner at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned Next Stage. Prices for the dinner and movie combination are $23.00, for reservations call 802-387-3052. Limited seating available.
All are welcome to attend the film only, for which there is $5.00-$10.00 suggested donation, available at the door.
The Gleanery – 133 Main St., Putney VT