3 films I probably won’t get to see in theaters

Documentaries are starting to get more theater time, but there are three recent ones that I probably won’t get to see until they’re out on DVD: Creation, Outrage, and Crude.

Coincidentally, I had started on this post just before going to the free Kentucky Short Film & Video Showcase on Tuesday night. I met one of the Louisville Film Society directors and mentioned Outrage & Crude. He said that both had played in town within the past two months! I was impressed, so I’m definitely on their mailing list now.

Why won’t most of us see these films? I hate to say it, but Americans just don’t like to think when they’re watching movies, even if they’re fascinating (as I’m sure all three of these films are). For example (re Creation), “a new British film about Charles Darwin has failed to land a distribution deal in the States because his theories on human evolution are too controversial for religious American audiences, according to the film’s producer” (Daily Mail, Sep. 13). Promoters cater to the lowest common denominator, or literally the biggest bang (explosions and sex) for the buck. Simple as that!

What movies do you want to see that aren’t in wide release?

  • Amber Sanders

    Honey, I can’t keep up with movies that ARE in wide release. However, if more movies like this were in theaters, I might make a point to go. In fact, Geoff and I ventured out for “date night” Saturday evening with the intention of using our free Regal passes to see a movie neither of us were excited about seeing from the “really, this is it?” group of movies we had to choose from. We started our evening at a wine bar, eating a cheese plate and drinking our favorite selection while listening to live guitar/vocals. When it got time to leave for the movie, we opted to open a box of wine trivia/wine pairings cards instead. We then continued chatting with our server who works two jobs, attends college, is knowledgeable in wines and does not have cable at home. Way more entertaining than what Hollywood has offered us on the big screen…even if it was free. 😉

  • Amber Sanders

    Honey, I can’t keep up with movies that ARE in wide release. However, if more movies like this were in theaters, I might make a point to go. In fact, Geoff and I ventured out for “date night” Saturday evening with the intention of using our free Regal passes to see a movie neither of us were excited about seeing from the “really, this is it?” group of movies we had to choose from. We started our evening at a wine bar, eating a cheese plate and drinking our favorite selection while listening to live guitar/vocals. When it got time to leave for the movie, we opted to open a box of wine trivia/wine pairings cards instead. We then continued chatting with our server who works two jobs, attends college, is knowledgeable in wines and does not have cable at home. Way more entertaining than what Hollywood has offered us on the big screen…even if it was free. 😉

    • A night with wine, friendly people, and/or a lover is always a better choice. If you change your mind, try Inglourious Basterds. Brace yourself for a few shockingly bloody scenes (required Tarantino content), but I was surprised that it was mostly dialogue and not much shoot-em-up gore.

  • A night with wine, friendly people, and/or a lover is always a better choice. If you change your mind, try Inglourious Basterds. Brace yourself for a few shockingly bloody scenes (required Tarantino content), but I was surprised that it was mostly dialogue and not much shoot-em-up gore.