Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Movie Night #24

  • Synopsis: Shortly after his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, was slain by jealous ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner, filmmaker Kurt Kuenne was shocked to learn that Turner was pregnant with Bagby's unborn child. Hoping to create a film that would serve as both a memorial to Bagby and an introduction to the father the boy would never know, Kuenne quickly began production on a film celebrating the life of his late friend. Traveling across the entire continental United States, Kuenne made it his personal mission to interview everyone who had ever known his best friend so their memories would be captured on camera before they faded. (from Blockbuster.com)
  • Is this a documentary? Well technically it is, but it's hard for me to call it that because it's basically a homemade movie and it wasn't intended for theatrical distribution. Furthermore, it doesn't have the most objective view as the filmmaker is the subject's best friend. Still, if I had to give it a genre, it would fall under documentary.
  • Sounds like it would be a sentimental weep-fest. You have no idea what you're talking about. This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Don't miss it.

  • Synopsis: Set in 2027, when no child has been born for 18 years and science is at a loss to explain the reason, African and East European societies collapse and their dwindling populations migrate to England and other wealthy nations. In a climate of nationalistic violence, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat Theo Faron, joins forces with his revolutionary ex-wife Julian in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously become pregnant. (from imdb.com)
  • What, another movie? Since this the last movie night I'll be having for a while, I decided to show off one of my favorite movies in BLU-RAY. Plus, I couldn't end on a documentary. I mean, come on.
  • When: 7/25, first movie starts at 7:30PM.

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