Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews June’s volunteer of the month Max Ney about his pick Gojira as well as his time at The Frida.
Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews May’s volunteer of the month Misty Darling about her pick Tokyo Drifter as well as her time at the Frida.
Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews April’s volunteer of the month Sarah Kreager about her pick Welcome To The Dollhouse as well as her time at the Frida.
Yet it’s a movie we’re playing next week that YA fiction fans and glitter enthusiasts are ready to sink their teeth into: Twilight, the beloved vampire romance from Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke!
A film we’ve had the pleasure of playing before, Frida guests will get to see it again thanks to our February Volunteer of the Month, Joey Barrera!
Released a little over 10 years ago, it’s perhaps fitting that we’re screening Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as we enter the new decade. An epic drama that puts a revisionist spin on the classic Western legend, the film garnered praise for its cinematography and performances by Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck but underperformed at the box office.
A smash hit upon its release in 1985, The Color Purple raked in a staggering $142 million against a $15 million budget and earned 11 Academy Award nominations.
The last feature film to be made by the anime innovator before his death, it’s as thought-provoking as it is mind-bending, with many citing its heady sci-fi story as an antecedent (or, as others contend, an uncredited inspiration) for Christopher Nolan’s Inception.
“John Waters’ quotes are ridiculously over the top and constantly referenced amongst my family. Any quote that includes any mention of roaches are my absolute favorite. This includes Amber’s endless “That girl’s got roaches in her hair” or “Tracy Turnblad is a human roach nest” throughout the film. Another favorite line is when Penny and Edna are watching Tracy’s debut on the Corny Collins Show and Penny yells to the TV “Hi Tracy! It’s me, Penny!” Edna just looks at Penny and tells her “She can’t hear you!?” It’s absurd but makes me laugh every time.
The Frida Cinema’s Volunteer Pick for July: Bill Paxton’s FRAILTY! A film Stephen King called “unique, thought-provoking, edge-of-the seat entertainment.”
Hey guys! This is a new blog series that we are calling Volunteer Spotlight, spearheaded and written by our awesome volunteer Kat Sotoodeh! Kat will be interviewing the brilliant and committed volunteers who donate their time to our non-profit, providing you Frida fans an opportunity to learn more about the familiar faces that greet you when you pay us a visit!