Cinema at the Figge
Presented & programmed by Ford Photography
Volume 10 - Blue Ruin + Short Film program
NOTE: This evenings program is intended for adult audiences and contains strong language, realistic violence and nudity.
Thursday April 19th
Figge Art Museum - 2nd Floor Auditorium
FREE (suggested donation, with all proceeds to the Figge Art Museum)
5-6 Cocktail hour
-beer by WAKE Brewing, tailored to match the feature!
-food provided by Figge Art Museum
-DJ - Ben Crabb Just Let Go
6:00 Short Film Program
6:30 Intermission, drinks/food/tunes
7:15 Feature Film
Short film program:
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Blue Ruin, 2014, Rated R, Director: Jeremy Saulnier.
"A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family."
"Not unlike America, the film is as obsessed with such deadly hardware as it is repulsed by it, and Saulnier—who clearly put a lot of artistic thought into how his characters are mortally wounded—seems to be of both minds. Which keeps "Blue Ruin" from becoming a preachy turnoff, especially as it relies on such reliable tension-ratcheting devices as the body that goes thump in the car trunk and a living-room light on a timer that delivers a jolt when it clicks on. From camera angles—especially one unsettlingly spooky shot as Dwight’s car heads into a cloud of fog in a remote mountain region—to the unnerving soundtrack, this guy knows how to build a nail-biter." - Susan Wloszczyna rogerebert.com
Beer by Wake Brewing (The Brothers Parris, Justen & Jason), tailored to match the feature film: