::: MATINEE at the BIJOU ::: in HD hosted by the magnificent DEBBIE REYNOLDS will be a cinematic time machine that will transport viewers back to the 1930s, 40s and 50s -- when going to the movies was an event that included cartoons, entertaining short subjects and cliffhanging serials along with the feature films.
Soon or late the movie as an art will have to emancipate itself from the movie as a vast, machinelike, unimaginative, imbecile industry...When that day comes the movies will split into two halves... There will be huge, banal, maudlin, idiotic movies for the mob, and no doubt the present movie magnates will continue to produce them. And there will be movies made by artists, and for people who can read and write.
Our favorite contemporary film festival happens every Spring in picturesque and charming Ashland, Oregon. For five days, the Ashland Independent Film Festivalpresents the best new shorts, documentaries and feature films from the hottest indy producers worldwide.