July 28 – August 2
PART OF LIBRARY FILM CLUB!
It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). For his journey he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.
Dir: David Zellner / 2018 / US / 113 min
“The Zellner Brothers, David and Nathan, deliver plenty of quirk but little punch in this frontier tale filled with reprobates, rascals, and one adorable mini-horse named Butterscotch.” – J.R. Kinnard, PopMatters
“David and Nathan Zellner have crafted an anti-western, lovingly poking fun at its foundation while slyly pulling the rug under the audience in humorous, forward-thinking, and genre-redefining fashion.” – Jordan Raup, The Film Stage
SCREENING: SAT 7/28 6:30PM; SUN 7/29 2:30PM & 7:30PM; TUE 7/31 4:00PM; WED 8/1 7:00PM; THU 8/2 4:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.
NEXT FILM CLUB MEETING: Monday, August 13th, 6:30 pm (always the second Monday)
Themes For Thought: women in westerns; the fading frontier; neo-westerns
Film Club is for anyone who loves movies and likes talking about them (or listening to other people talk about them). Each month’s conversation stems from a Spotlight film playing at the Olympia Film Society, and expands from there. If you cannot make it to the Spotlight film, don’t let that deter you from attending the meeting! Our conversation will open up to other topics, including the related films mentioned below. There will be light refreshments and a drawing for free movie tickets at each meeting. Hope to see you there!