The Pageant Theatre

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

A.J. Eaton

  • 98 minutes
  • Starts Friday September 20

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    A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man still tilting against every windmill, with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. This inspirational story, filled with music, will speak to loyal fans, and legions of new ones. From producer Cameron Crowe.

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

  • 87 minutes
  • One night only! Wednesday, September 25, 7pm

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    The Pageant Theater is proud to be bringing ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH as part of a nationwide screening event on September 25, coinciding with the U.N. Climate Action Summit. All seats for this special one time screening are $8.00 (sorry no passes or discounts). Advance tickets recommended! Available at BLACKBIRD (1431 Park Ave) beginning 1pm Monday, Sept. 9

    A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

    From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact.

BUFFALO FIELD CAMPAIGN: 2019 Roadshow

Mike Mease

  • 90 minutes
  • One night only! Thursday, September 26, 7pm

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    The buffalo of Yellowstone National Park, considered by many to be a living national treasure, are being harassed and killed by federal and state government agencies. Buffalo Field Campaign’s mission is to stop the harassment and slaughter of Yellowstone’s wild buffalo herds; protect the natural habitat of wild, free-roaming buffalo and other native wildlife; and work with all people—especially Indigenous Nations—to honor and protect the sacredness of the wild buffalo. Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) serves the herds as defenders and protectors, helping ensure the survival of future buffalo generations. Join Buffalo Field Campaigns co-founder Mike Mease for an evening of music, stories, and videos. Featuring Indigenous Soul Music from Mignon Geli

    Suggested donation $5 - 10, no one turned away for lack of funds

LUCE

Julius Onah

  • 109 minutes
  • Starts Friday September 27

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    It's been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea, and they thought the worst was behind them. Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) has become an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia. His African American teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), believes he is a symbol of black excellence that sets a positive example for his peers. But when he is assigned to write an essay in the voice of a historical twentieth-century figure, Luce turns in a paper that makes an alarming statement about political violence. Worried about how this assignment reflects upon her star pupil, Harriet searches his locker and finds something that confirms her worst fears. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?

    Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, LUCE is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. Stacked with amazing performances with a tightly-crafted script adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.

CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders)

Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz

  • 58 minutes + 28 minutes
  • Sat, Sept 28 (1pm) and Sun, Sept 29 (7pm)

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    Les Blank's transporting 1976 portrait of life and music on the Mexico/Texas border in a new 4K restoration! CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders) is a zesty introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. From joyous, lively dance tunes to soulful, political work songs, musica Norteña fuses traditional Mexican harmonies with central European dancehall rhythms and a little something extra. CHULAS FRONTERAS celebrates the famed Mexican-American musicians of the borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, the strong family bonds of Tejanos, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music. Blank & Strachwitz's film brims with tender affection for its subjects, the vitality of their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit they show in the face of hardship. Featuring: Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, Narciso Martínez, Santiago Jiménez, Rumel Fuentes, Don Santiago Jiménez, Los Pingüinos del Norte, Ramiro Cavazos and more!

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    Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart) is a lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Featuring: Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela & Brown Express, Andrés Berlanga, Ricardo Mejîa, Conjunto Tamaulîpas.

HONEYLAND

Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska

  • 85 minutes
  • Starts Friday October 4

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    Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She's the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city -- a mere four hours' walk away. Hatidze's peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice.It doesn't take long however, before Hussein, the itinerant family's patriarch, senses opportunity and develops an interest in selling his own honey. Hussein has seven young mouths to feed and nowhere to graze his cattle, and he soon casts Hatidze's advice aside in his hunt for profit. This causes a breach in the natural order that provokes a conflict with Hatidze that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidze's isolation and loneliness, her very means of survival are threatened.

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