As that great old song by the Parliaments says, “I just wanna testify” that this next week’s worth of alternative cinema screenings in our area is easily one of the most varied and intriguing as Film Scene has heralded in many a moon.
Well, folks, it looks like the people, organizations and venues broadly responsible for providing most of the noteworthy alternative cinema events in our neck of the woods have started binging on tryptophan a little early this year.
In last week’s column, I wrote about the unexpected passing of the legendary actor, author and film director Gene Wilder, who charmed viewers the world over through his wonderful star turns in such 1970s and 1980s.
Just as I was writing this week’s Film Scene, word came down the wire that the great and idiosyncratic actor, screenwriter, author and motion picture director Gene Wilder had passed away at the age of 83.
Those of you who were lucky enough to catch CinemaSavannah’s blink-and-you-missed-it engagement of “The Innocents” at Muse Arts Warehouse surely know what an impressive and emotional piece of filmmaking it was.
My recollections of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” dovetail with some of the glowing comments being made by critics enamored with buzzworthy director Anna Rose Holmer’s breakout ultra-indie feature “The Fits.”