The Boedecker Cinema Blog
Our Films For The Week Of August 15th
Directed by David Farrier, & Dylan Reeve, 1hr 32 min
After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking-the sender mocks Farrier’s sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity. Revealing the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling wormhole.
Showtimes: Wednesday August 17 7:00 PM, Thursday August 18 4:00 PM, Friday August 19 1:30 PM & 6:45 PM, Saturday August 20 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
REVIEW by Manohla Dargis of The New York Times.
Boedecker Blog Xtra: Tickled is one of the most controversial documentaries to be released this year, but as the film’s tagline bluntly states: “It’s Not What You Think.” More disturbing than fetishism or consensual erotic acts is the actual villain, lurking in the shadows of the internet.“Tickled isn’t about tickling. It’s about the particular psychology of a very dangerous, very destructive bully, and the way that money can insulate even the most brazen and wicked of cyber criminals from consequences. The Internet, it’s clear, is still very much the Wild West: a place where law enforcement barely dares to tread, an arena that courts hardly know how to regulate, where credibility can be destroyed in an instant, and authority assumed with unnerving ease.” Read the full article from Vogue on why Tickled is a Cyberbulling Expose You Won’t See Coming.
Then watch this video interview with director David Farrier on the making of Tickled, the subsequent lawsuits and the controversy he still faces.
David Farrier is a well-known light entertainment TV reporter from Auckland, New Zealand. When he heard that athletic…www.vice.com
Directed by Maya Vitkova, 2hr 35min
Viktoria, a Bulgarian family drama which premiered at Sundance follows Boryan, who is dreaming of the West and determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother and the state until the age of nine, Viktoria’s decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together?
In conjunction with our regular programming, The Dairy is introducing “Boulder’s Best Date Night” every third Thursday of the month. Come anytime between 5 and 7 PM and enjoy happy hour at the Polk Café, listen to live music, and check out the art exhibits in our galleries. Thursday August 18th, enjoy music from Sherefe, a Boulder treasure performing the pulsating and energetic music of Bulgaria, and then head to The Boe at 7 PM to see Viktoria.
Showtimes: Wednesday August 17 4:00 PM, Thursday August 18, 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM, Friday August 19 3:45 PM, Saturday August 20 3:00 PM
REVIEW by Emma Myers of IndieWire.
Boedecker Blog Xtra! Boedecker Cinema Manger Glenn Webb calls Viktoria “…unequivocally the best film I’ve seen this year.” Discover the brilliant talent behind it with Filmmaker’s interview with director Maya Vitkova HERE.
Then, enjoy this video profile by genCONNECT with Maya Vitkova!
Friday Night Weird
August: Animation of Alienation
Mary and Max
Directed by Adam Elliot, 1hr 34min
Spanning twenty years and two continents, Mary and Max tells the story of a pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely eight-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and Max Horovitz, a severely obese, 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City. As the film chronicles Mary’s trip from adolescence to adulthood, and Max’s passage from middle to old age, it explores a bond that survives much more than the average friendship’s ups-and-downs. Mary is voiced by Toni Collette and Max by the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The film is both hilarious and poignant as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, trust, religion, taxidermy, and many more of life’s surprises.
Showtimes: Friday August 19 8:45 PM
REVIEW by Neil Miller of Film School Rejects
Boedecker Blog Xtra! You can watch Adam Elliot’s 2003 Academy Award winning short film Harvie Krumpet for free on Vimeo!
Mary and Max is the second stop motion animated film in our Animation of Alienation edition of Friday Night Weird. Celebrate your other favorites (we wish we could show them all) with A Salute to Stop Motion.
Dairy Comedy at The Boe
Join us for the fifth installment of the popular Dairy Comedy series! Sam Adams is our headliner. Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words are often used to describe Sam Adams as a comedian, public speaker and Master of Ceremonies. In 2001, he stepped in front of a microphone to perform stand-up comedy for the first time — at age 41. Eight years later, the former award-winning sports journalist was inspired to start a fulltime career in entertainment after winning at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. During a career that has lasted nearly 25 years, he established himself as one of Denver’s premier sports journalists — voted by his peers as Colorado’s “Print Journalist of the Year” in 2003. His work has been featured in print and video for The Denver Post, The Charlotte Observer, Rocky Mountain News and Colorado Avid Golfer magazine. His resume also includes television appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS and NFL Network. In 2014 he returned to the media, giving sports commentaries (Sports A to Z) for Denver’s NBC affiliate KUSA-9NEWS. In 2013 he authored a book featuring highlights from his career in sports journalism titled, If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned From Listening To The Greats. Rounding out the bill are several comedians who are currently taking the Denver comedy scene by storm: James Draper, Michael Karlik, James Goldmill, and Alyssa & Steve.
Showtimes: Saturday August 20 8:30 PM
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Check out clips from previous Dairy Comedy installments on The Dairy Arts Center Youtube page
National Theatre Live Encore Series
One Man, Two Guvnors
Starring James Corden, approximately 3hr
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Enjoy this screening from the National Theatre Live’s Encore Series which is bringing a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.
Showtimes: Sunday August 21 1:00 PM, Wednesday August 24 1:00 PM
REVIEW by Charles Spencer of The Telegraph
Chimes at Midnight
Directed by and starring Orson Welles, 1hr 59min
Henry IV (John Gielgud) usurps the English throne, sets in motion the factious War of the Roses and now faces a rebellion led by Northumberland scion Hotspur (Norman Rodway). Henry’s heir, Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), is a ne’er-do-well carouser who drinks and causes mischief with his low-class friends, especially his rotund father figure, John Falstaff (Orson Welles). To redeem his title, Hal may have to choose between allegiance to his real father and loyalty to his friend. Initially dismissed by most film critics, Chimes at Midnight is now regarded as one of Welles’ highest achievements, and Welles himself called it his best work. Welles felt a strong connection to the character of Falstaff and called him “Shakespeare’s greatest creation.”
Join Michael Casey, film critic for the Boulder Weekly, for a talkback on Sunday August 21 following the screening at 4:30 PM.
Showtimes: Sunday August 21 4:30 PM
REVIEW by Richard Brody of The New Yorker
Boedecker Blog Xtra! From one great director to another: Martin Scorsese on Orson Welles