Activate the Series of Tubes! The internet meme, "Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat," is a worthy one. I fully support viewing almost every video of Fatso out there. One of my favorites, it's Chinatown, features Fatso's distaste for domestic violence and incest via his subtle eye-scrunching and lip-licking.
Keyboard Cat is perfect for the pathos of our existence, and his tune helps us laugh at our ongoing tragedy. Thank you, internets! -permazorch
Billy Gay highly recommends GOMORRA! A beautifully shot and extremely violent account of several stories told simultaneously, each giving you a glimpse into Italian organized crime. Immediately after watching the film I wanted to experience it again, you are constantly kept at a distance from the central characters as you are weaved through parallel stories that never fully meet, every person chewed up by the machine that confines them. Liberty Hall doesn't get original movies like this too often anymore, so go see it before we pick-up some Jane Austen period piece in the cinema!
Shy, reclusive girl Pinky starts work at a sanitarium and becomes emotionally attached to her fellow worker, Millie. After an accident, the women seem to inexplicably swap personalities, and then return back to normal. A third woman, a local artist, prowls around on the periphery of the story.
THE PROPOSITION directed by John Hilcoat screenplay by Nick Cave
Like Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" or Eastwood's "Unforgiven", this film takes a very gritty approach to the western genre. Dark, bloody, and covered in sweat, the film tells the story of a family of outlaws on the run in rural Australia in the late 19th century. When two of the brothers are captured, the middle child (played by Guy Pearce) is given 9 days to kill his older brother or his youngest sibling will be executed. Psychedelic soundtrack dudes!
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen based on the book by Robert Evans
A documentary about legendary film producer Robert Evans. Responsible for producing classics like The Godfather, Chinatown, and Rosemary's Baby, the film chronicles his ascension to chief of production at Paramount Studios, providing candid back story about the production of some of Hollywood's greatest movies.
THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS directed by Jorgen Leth and Lars von Trier
Oooh, Lars von Trier and his BIG ideas. To his benefit, the founder of the Dogma '95 movement does know quite a bit about film, but he doesn't have to rub it in our fuckin faces. Based on each director's personal manifestos and conversations about the nature of documentary film, Lars von Trier challenges fellow filmmaker Jorgen Leth to remake his short film "The Perfect Human" five different times, each time with varying rules and obstructions. Very interesting.
GALLIPOLI directed by Peter Weir
While some war epics use the carnage of battle as fodder to promote anti-war sentiment, Gallipoli approaches the subject with a bit more tact, focusing on the bureaucracy of the armed forces and naivete of the soldiers fighting. The story follows two, young sprinters (played by Mel Gibson and Mark Lee) as they are thrust into the Turkish battlefront of World War I. Similar in tone to "Paths of Glory" or "All Quiet On The Western Front", the film shows how war unites soldiers and spawns brotherly friendships, only to tear them apart at the whim of a glory hungry military machine.
Also highly recommended: Blood Simple (Forever Young commentary!) Errol Morris' First Person We Jam Econo: The Story of The Minutemen Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn
Despite being burnt down several times (most recently in 1911), I have been a cultural cornerstone for the Lawrence community since the 19th century. Though, the Liberty Hall you know and love today was established in 1986 by some really great people. I like to rock hard and I like you.