Film Events

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents - Movies on Main Street
-“Alice’s Restaurant”
-In conjunction with The 42 Annual Kent State Folk Festival

Sunday, November 9, 3pm at The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio

FEE: $5 General. $3 Students/Seniors

CONTACT: 330-677-5005 or 330-673-4970

Movies on Main Street is a series of Art Films, Classic Films, and
Foreign Films that occur monthly at The Kent Stage. The purpose is to
celebrate the motion picture medium and offer a cultural experience to
the moviegoers in our area.

Sponsored in part by City Bank Antiques

“ALICE’S RESTAURANT” DESCRIPTION:

Director: Arthur Penn

Writers: Arlo Guthrie (song), Venable Herndon (screenplay) ...

Release Date: 20 August 1969 (USA)

Genre: Comedy

Plot:

Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see
Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When
the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the
bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt
begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts
him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie
follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration.

Runtime: 111 minutes

Rating: R

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ABOUT THE KENT STAGE:

The Kent Stage offers a variety of domestic and imported beers and other
refreshments. It is the City of Kent’s premiere cultural and historic
venue for live music and theatre events as well as cinema. Constructed
as the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only
remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building
opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 80
years.


In memory of Paul Newman, we invite the public to enjoy this classic
1958 film...

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents: Movies on Main Street
-“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
-Starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor

Sunday, October 19, 3pm at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio

FEE: $5 General. $3 Students/Seniors

CONTACT: 330-677-5005 or 330-673-4970

Movies on Main Street is a series of Art Films, Classic Films, and
Foreign Films that occur monthly at The Kent Stage. The purpose is to
celebrate the motion picture medium and offer a cultural experience to
the moviegoers in our area.

Sponsored in part by City Bank Antiques

FILM: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Director: Richard Brooks
Writers: Tennessee Williams (play), Richard Brooks (screenplay)
Release Date: 20 September 1958 (USA)
Runtime: 108 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations

Plot:
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists
the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big
Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations
for both father and son. The fifth Tennessee Williams play to reach the
screen, wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt, unaware
that he's dying of cancer and disturbed by the strained and childless
marriage of his favored alcoholic son Brick and his other son, Gooper,
whose wife is about to bring forth another in the endless line of little
"no-neck monsters," celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday with his family.
Brick's wife, Maggie, beautiful and desirable, tries unsuccessfully to
coax her husband away from the bottle, while alternately enticing him
and taunting him about his obsession with his deceased best friend and
the guilt about their relationship. The seamy tensions reach a climax
when the truth of Big Daddy's health is revealed, and he and Brick
manage to resolve their differences.

The Kent Stage offers a variety of domestic and imported beers and other
refreshments. It is the City of Kent’s premiere cultural and historic
venue for live music and theatre events as well as cinema. Constructed
as the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only
remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building
opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 80
years.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents: Movies on Main Street - “The Pianist”

Saturday, September 20, 8pm at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio

$5 General. $3 Students/Seniors

CONTACT: 330-677-5005 or 330-673-4970

Movies on Main Street is a series of Art Films, Classic Films, and
Foreign Films that take place on the third Saturday of every month at
The Kent Stage. The purpose is to celebrate the motion picture medium
and offer a cultural experience to the moviegoers in our area.

Sponsored in part by City Bank Antiques

Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Wladyslaw Szpilman (book) Ronald Harwood (screenplay)

Release Date: 3 January 2003 (USA)

Plot:

A brilliant pianist, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Nazis
place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the
building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped
off to the Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture
by living in the ruins of Warsaw.
The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the
most accomplished piano player in all of Poland, if not Europe. At the
outbreak of the Second World War, however, Szpilman becomes subject to
the anti-Jewish laws imposed by the conquering Germans. By the start of
the 1940s, Szpilman has seen his world go from piano concert halls to
the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw and then must suffer the tragedy of his
family deported to a German concentration camps, while Szpilman is
conscripted into a forced German Labor Compound. At last deciding to
escape, Szpilman goes into hiding as a Jewish refugee where he is
witness to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19, 1943 - May 16, 1943)
and the Warsaw Uprising (1 August to 2 October 1944)

Oscar Awards (2003):
-Best Actor in a Leading Role: Adrien Brody
-Best Director: Roman Polanski
-Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: Ronald Harwood

Cannes Film Festival (2002):
-Golden Palm (Best Film)

Rated R for violence and brief strong language.

Runtime 150 min

The Kent Stage offers a variety of domestic and imported beers and other
refreshments. It is the City of Kent’s premiere cultural and historic
venue for live music and theatre events as well as cinema. Constructed
as the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only
remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building
opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 80
years.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts, The Western Reserve Folk Association,
and Main Street Kent present Movies on Main Street
-“The Last Emperor”

Saturday, August 16, 8pm at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio

: $5 General. $3 Students/Seniors

CONTACT: 330-677-5005 or 330-673-4970

Movies on Main Street is a series of Art Films, Classic Films, and
Foreign Films that take place on the third Saturday of every month at
The Kent Stage. The purpose is to celebrate the motion picture medium
and offer a cultural experience to the moviegoers in our area.

Sponsored in part by City Bank Antiques

THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)

DIRECTOR:

Bernardo Bertolucci

WRITERS:

Mark Peploe (writer) and
Bernardo Bertolucci

RELEASE DATE:

18 December 1987 (USA)

PLOT:

The story of the final Emperor of China.

He was the Lord of Ten Thousand Years, the absolute monarch of China. He
was born to rule a world of ancient tradition. Nothing prepared him for
our world of change.

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his
lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship
by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and
dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and
finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the
People's Republic.

AWARDS:

Won 9 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 12 nominations

Oscars at The Academy Awards (1988)

-Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Bruno Cesari
Osvaldo Desideri

-Best Cinematography
Vittorio Storaro

-Best Costume Design
James Acheson

-Best Director
Bernardo Bertolucci

-Best Film Editing
Gabriella Cristiani

-Best Music, Original Score
Ryuichi Sakamoto
David Byrne
Cong Su
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su were not present at the awards ceremony.
Best Picture
Jeremy Thomas

-Best Sound
Bill Rowe
Ivan Sharrock

-Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Mark Peploe
Bernardo Bertolucci

LENGTH: 160 Minutes

RATING: PG-13

The Kent Stage offers a variety of domestic and imported beers and other
refreshments. It is the City of Kent’s premiere cultural and historic
venue for live music and theatre events as well as cinema. Constructed
as the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only
remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building
opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 80
years.