"(Winston-Salem, NC) – a/perture cinema is excited to announce their first ever “pop-pourri week”, which will take place on April 27th-30th, 2015. This week features an ambitious new series of programming, including a total of eight films screened over the course of just four days. These films vary in genre and country of origin, with each day’s screening focusing on one particular theme. This is a special event screening series, and tickets will be offered at $11.50 each or a discounted rate of 2 for $19. Tickets will be available online atmovietickets.com or at a/perture’s box office. “pop-pourri” films screened will be screened for one screening only, giving film-goers an exclusive opportunity to screen this variety of films – foreign, documentary and independent. Screening times will take place in the evenings, with screening times beginning between 7:00PM and 8:00PM; find the full schedule below.
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, cult classic, and festival films. a/perture is proud to share a wide variety of films with the community, and “pop-pourri week” allows a/perture to showcase an eclectic assortment of films that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to be seen in Winston-Salem.
About Pop-pourri Week:
April 27-30, 2015
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
2 for $19 or $11.50 each
April 27, 2015
“World Cinema Day”
THE LESSON (Bulgaria)- 7:30PM
In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payements on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their young daughter. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her what she's due, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, she solicits help from a local loan shark who is happy to give her what she needs at a steep price. With the reposession looming, Nade will resort to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved, as she makes one last extreme effort to secure the money she needs.
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (UK)- 7:00PM
Day after day, Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) act out a simple yet provocative ritual that ends with Evelyn's punishment and pleasure. As Cynthia yearns for a more conventional relationship, Evelyn's obsession with erotica quickly becomes an addiction that may push the relationship to a breaking point.
April 28, 2015
“Documentary Film Day”
MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN- 7:30PM and 9:00PM
In the tradition of HEARTS OF DARKNESS, director LivCorfixen reveals an impossibly personal portrait of her husband, auteur Nicolas Winding Refn, as he struggles to complete the controversial and polarizing ONLY GOD FORGIVES.
REVENGE OF THE MEKONS (a Rock and Reel film presentation)- 7:00PM
"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll" - rock critic Lester Bangs. A genre-defying collective who emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, The Mekons progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. The film follows their improbable history - a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker); and consistent bad luck with major record labels. Fans Jonathan Franzen, Luc Sante, Will Oldham, Mary Harron, Fred Armisen, and Greil Marcus testify to the power of their music and their artistic innovations. REVENGE OF THE MEKONS reveals how, four decades into an ever-evolving career, The Mekons continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos.
April 29, 2015
WILD CANARIES- 7:30PM
Barri (Sophia Takal) and Noah (writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine), a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly downstairs neighbor, Sylvia. Though Noah sees nothing unusual about the old woman's death, Barrisuspects foul play and sets out to investigate, enlisting her roommate Jean (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT'S Alia Shawkat) to join her on a reconnaissance mission to trail a possible suspect. Tensions mount, however, when the investigation uncovers unsettling secrets throughout the building—including in their own apartment—and suddenly everyone seems like a reasonable suspect. Boasting a stellar supporting cast including Jason Ritter (PARENTHOOD), Kevin Corrigan (THE DEPARTED), and Annie Parisse (THE FOLLOWING), WILD CANARIES is a freshly comedic take on classic film noir.
AN HONEST LIAR- 7:00PM
AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.
April 30, 2015
“Indie Spirit Day”
Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo (R) Power Glove, and a bad temper. Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger in BUZZARD, a hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class.
In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of Romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden "soul machine", Ella takes the form of Jake's numerous lovers, desperately fighting through malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.
About a/perture cinema
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films in two 80-seat theaters, one 45-seat theater, and one small 25 seat screening room. a/perture has evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In addition to the traditional freshly popped popcorn, candy, and coca-cola beverages, a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries. Plenty of parking is available in the surrounding downtown area, both on street and in the Cherry/Marshall parking deck adjacent to the cinema. a/perture brings back the intimate movie-going experience of yesteryear and serves as a modern, unique alternative to giant chain cineplexes. For more information on this series, please visithttp://www.aperturecinema.com/films.html and click on the “pop-pourri” tab.
To purchase tickets to any of these screenings, stop by our box office or visit aperturecinema.com, and keep up with this film series and other current events by “liking” a/perture on Facebook, located athttp://www.facebook.com/aperturecinema"
- A Press Release