Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Revisit: Trust

A Fine Line Features release 1990

Written & Directed by Hal Hartley

A pregnant teen (Adrienne Shelly) meets a moody genius (Martin Donovan) with a hand grenade.

Hal Hartley's satirical view of suburban drama is arbitrary, but interesting none-the-less; a soap-opera world of absurdisms stuck in a Long Island vacuum, where things just happen. Roger Ebert once wrote "when a Hartley film plays on TV, you won't be tempted to go channel-surfing because the movie will seem to be switching programming for you", and it's true, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Trust has just enough American-indie, dysfunctional family quirk to keep it from feeling manufactured; considering the time of its release, it's probably more responsible for influencing the modern commodified indie backlash. The film is a ball of ideas, some work and some don't, but they all seem to point towards the fucked-up-ness of east coast suburban living, a theme Hartley has dealt with his entire career. The performances here are amusingly dead-pan, and the colors drab. If you like your hopeless romanticism with a bit of restraint, this film is for you.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

NYC Drive In!

Longing for the days of the Drive-in? Grand Opening is Manhattan's only drive-in cinema - in a store. Choose your favorite film from the 60's - 90's, book a one-of-a-kind 1965 Ford Falcon convertible with seating for six and a full concession stand, and relax like it's the good old days all over again. Highlights include Dr. Strangelove, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, Pulp Fiction, and many more.

$75 per show
(Car seats up to 6 passengers)
2 shows per night (7pm and 10pm)

139 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Grand Opening