Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Indie screenings at the Brooks

Cool films in a cool venue:

MAY 21 at 2 pm
"Two Soldiers"
Exclusive Screening with C. Robert Holloway, production designer for the film
39 minutes
Free with museum admission

Based on a short story by William Faulkner, Two Soldiers is a heart-warming story about two poor Mississippi brothers, one only a kid, the other old enough to volunteer for the war effort shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The younger brother doesn't want to let his older brother go, and he sets out on a quest to enlist in the Army himself. With excellent cinematography and creative artistry, Two Soldiers evocatively captures the feeling of the country during this period.

Have lunch at the Brushmark before the film! For lunch reservations call 544.6225

Launch of "indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems"

The Brooks Museum is pleased to be launching “indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems," a series of monthly films presented in association with the New York Times and the California Film Institute. These films are chosen from indieWIRE’s annual list of the top 15 films from major festivals around the world that have yet to find a theatrical distributor.

The museum will screen one film per month from indieWIRE’s annual list of top festival picks. Look for these Undiscovered Gems on the last Tuesday of every month through November, 2006.

TUESDAY, MAY 30 7 pm
"Puffy Chair"
A film by Jay and Mark Duplass
Not Rated, 1 hour 25 minutes
$5 Brooks members, $7 Not-yet members
Seating is limited, purchase your tickets today!

Josh's life is pretty much a mess. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one his dad had when Josh was a kid. The plan is to drive cross-country, pick up the chair, and deliver it to his father as a surprise birthday gift. But when his friend Rhett ends up coming along for the ride, and an ex-girlfriend joins along the way, the van suddenly seems way too small.

“Disarmingly sweet and consistently funny; it's insightful, unpredictable and unexpectedly poignant. In other words: it's a low-budget winner.” –

Screenings are in the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium

For more information call 544.6208 or e-mail

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