Sunday, January 27, 2019
The Anniversary Show (Screening + Fundraiser)
sex, lies, and videotape (1989) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Tickets: $25 - EventBrite
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
The Anniversary Show is The Mini’s new monthly fundraiser celebrating films that reach significant historical milestones in 2019. Support our mission by attending these special ticketed events, which include themed drinks and snacks. We kick off the series with a screening of sex, lies, and videotape, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019.
“With his provocative feature debut, twenty-six-year-old Steven Soderbergh trained his focus on the complexities of human intimacy and deception in the modern age. Housewife Ann (Andie MacDowell) feels distant from her lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher), who is sleeping with her sister, Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo). When John’s old friend Graham (a magnetic, Cannes-award-winning James Spader) comes to town, Ann is drawn to the soft-spoken outsider, eventually uncovering his startling private obsession: videotaping women as they confess their deepest desires. A piercingly intelligent and flawlessly performed chamber piece, in which the video camera becomes a charged metaphor for the characters’ isolation, the Palme d’Or–winning sex, lies, and videotape changed the landscape of American film, helping pave the way for the thriving independent scene of the 1990s.” - Criterion (100 min)
Refreshments by Liz Wolf from PLEASE.
“I think it’s gonna rain” (In honor of Ann's last line to Graham at the end of the film)Lemongrass Rose Infused Gin, Aromatized Wine, Bitters and Palo Santo Essence
”Did you want lemons?” (In honor of Graham's iced tea offer to Ann and Cynthia)
Pu'erh Tea with Cherry Bark Honey, Lemon Oleo, Citric Acid and Chinotto
A charcuterie board of French/Cajun Flavors (in homage to the film’s setting of Baton Rouge), including meat, cheeses, cornichon, and bread.
Tickets: $25 (mini-cinema.org or EventBrite)