Responding to the realities of the pandemic, CINELOUNGE has re-opened as an outdoor venue, a drive-in theatre in a lot adjacent to its original location, 1625 N. Las Palmas Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. Health and safety protocols will be strictly observed. CINELOUNGE's famous ten luscious flavors of scrumptious gourmet popcorn will be available in sealed packaging. Here are the features announced for the week of December 18:
Breach. Action/Sci-Fi. Directed by John Suits .Written by Edward Drake, Corey Large. Produced by Large and Danny Roth. From Saban Films (Color, 2020, Canada, rated R) Starring Bruce Willis, Cody Kearsley, Thomas Jane, Rachel Nichols, Kassandra Clementi, Johnny Messner. On the cusp of fatherhood, a junior mechanic aboard an interstellar ark to New Earth must outwit a malevolent cosmic terror intent on using the spaceship as a weapon.
Sister of the Groom, Romance/Comedy. Written and directed by Amy Miller Gross. Produced by Gross, Andrew Carlberg, Tim Harms. From Saban Films. (Color, 2020, USA, 92 minutes, rated R) Starring Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Jake Hoffman, Mathilde Olivier, Mark Blum, Abigail Marlowe. Liam is set to wed a younger French girl, Clemence, in the Hamptons. His sister, Audrey, and her husband, Ethan, drive to attend, yet Audrey's motives are likely to stop the wedding. Audrey and Clemence do not get along, as Clemence, a perfect gorgeous French woman, reminds Audrey of her own imperfections. Feelings of jealousy due to her own lost opportunities, uncertainty of herself and 40 years of lifetime choices could explode and scorch her new sister-in-law.
Eraserhead. Fantasy/Horror. Written, produced and directed by David Lynch. From Libra Films International. (Black-and-white, 1977, USA, 89 minutes, not rated) Starring John Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near. A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker on his vacation when he finds out he's the father of a hideously deformed baby. Now living with his unhappy, malcontent girlfriend, the child cries day and night, driving Henry and his girlfriend to near insanity.
Winner- Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival.
Fatman. Action/Comedy. Written and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms. Produced by Todd Courtney, Nadine de Barros, Michelle Lang, Rob Menzies, Lisa Wolofsky. From Saban Films. (Color , 2020, U.K./Canada/USA, 100 minutes, rated R) Starring Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chance Hurstfield, Susanne Sutchy, Robert Bockstael. A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
Winner- Film Fest 919.
The Weather Underground. Documentary/History. Directed by Sam Green. Produced by Green, Carrie Lozano, Bill Siegel, Marc Smolowitz. From Shadow Distribution. (Color,2002, USA, 92 minutes, not rated) Narrated by Lili Taylor. Featuring Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Kathleen Cleaver, Bill Ayers, Brian Flanagan, David Gilbert. In the late 1960s and early 1970s polarization of American political situation was becoming acute, with the Vietnam War abroad and civil rights at home being the most pressing issues. For the youth political movement, seemingly ineffectual methods of peaceful protest and resistance led to the rise of a faction that wanted a more extreme approach that the government could not ignore. One particular group, the Weather Underground, attempted to team up with the Black Panthers to violently confront the US government. They began with participation in street riots, and escalated their efforts to include the bombing of specific targets associated with the government or local power structures. Through archival footage and interviews of participants on both sides of this conflict, this film covers the Weather Underground's campaign of violence through this period, the FBI's strategies and tactics to apprehend them (including some deemed unethical or illegal), until changing times and disillusionment brought their activities to an end.
Winner- San Francisco International Film Festival; San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award; Seattle International Film Festival; Locarno International Film Festival.
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Decmber 18- December 24, 2020. Contact venue for show times. At CINELOUNGE Drive-In, in the lot adjacent to 1625 N. Las Palmas Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. $40.00 per carload. Capacity is limited, and tickets and refreshments must be purchased in advance. FM radio is required for audio. Restrooms are available in the theatre lobby. For information, call 323) 924-1644. For tickets, go to http://arenascreen.com
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CINELOUNGE Drive-In’s sister venue, Arena CINELOUNGE Sunset on Sunset Blvd., is an indoor venue and remains temporarily closed due to the pandemic.