Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Indie films continue to be screened

Magic Lantern Cinemas holds 22nd annual festival

Express Staff Writer

“Winter’s Bone” is a dramatic film set in the Ozark Mountains about a family’s survival in a desperate situation. Courtesy photo

The second week of the 22nd annual Magic Lantern Cinemas Fall Film Festival continues with a range of independent cinema, including documentaries, dramas, comedies and foreign films. The festival will continue through Thursday, Sept. 30, with final screenings of the dramatic Australian film "Animal Kingdom."

For the second week of the festival, look for the German comedy, "Soul Kitchen," about a man desperately trying to reunite with his girlfriend while navigating the twists and turns of his restaurant. A funny and whimsical European film, "Soul Kitchen" does its title proud with a great soundtrack.

Also opening for the second week of the festival is the powerful suspense tale "Winter's Bone." The dramatic film takes place in the Ozark Mountains, revealing the underbelly of the crystal meth-making world and a family's need to survive no matter the consequences.

On the lighter side of cinema, the French film "Micmacs" offers a journey about an avid movie-watcher and video store clerk named Bazil whose life is all but ruined by weapons of war.

Also opening for the second week of the festival is "I Am Love." Starring Tilda Swinton, "I Am Love" has been sweeping viewers away with its Italian sophistication and drama.

Wrapping up the fall film festival, "Animal Kingdom" is an action-packed suspense film starring Guy Pearce. It is a gripping tale of survival and revenge.

Final showings of "Exit Through the Gift Shop," "Joan Rivers—A Piece of Work" and "Solitary Man" will take place through Thursday, Sept. 16.

The film festival will take place in all theaters at the Magic Lantern Cinemas in Ketchum. For details on screening times and dates, visit or call 726-4274.

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