June 13-19, 2002
THE BALCONY 1003 Arch St., 215-922-LIVE Monster’s Ball (2001, U.S., 111 min.) Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry (see what all that Oscar-night crying was about) star in this love story between a white, racist prison guard and a black woman whose death-row inmate husband the guard helped execute. Mon., June 17, 8 p.m.
COUNTY THEATER 20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789 Films That Time Forgot: 1900-1950 (various short films, total length 120 min.) Film preservationist Lou DiCrescenzo presents old films -- shorts, cartoons, musical subjects, trailers, etc. Vintage projection equipment will also be displayed. Mon., June 17, 7 p.m. The Hustler (1961, U.S., 135 min.) Paul Newman is a drifter who challenges pool champion Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). Also starring Piper Laurie. Wed., June 19, 4:15 and 9:15 p.m.
HOYT’S THEATRE 5107 Rt. 70, Pennsauken, N.J., 856-910-2340 www.exhumedfilms.com Exhumed Films presents No Telling (1991, U.S., 93 min.) and Wendigo (2001, U.S., 91 min.) Horror double feature from director Larry Fessenden. Fessenden will introduce the films and do a between-film Q&A with the audience. Fri., June 14, 9 p.m. (Profits will be donated to the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic.)
THE FIVE SPOT 5 S. Bank St., 215-901-3771 Lethal Force (2001, U.S., 70 min.) The debut feature from director Alvin Ecarma is an satirical action/gangster story pitting two friends against each other. Mon., June 17, 7 p.m.
PRINCE MUSIC THEATER 1412 Chestnut St., 215-569-9700 The Brick School Legacy (2002, U.S., 60 min.) For years, The Brick School in rural, segregated North Carolina provided academic training to blacks and agricultural workers. This documentary traces its history, from its founding in 1895, through oral history and archival footage. Videomaker Willa Cofield in person. Thu., June 13, 7 p.m. Stickball and Memories of the Street (2002, U.S.,15 min.) An exploration of city street games, such as stickball, a particular version of which got transformed in its adoption in the suburbs. Brian’s Run (2002, U.S., 20 min.) The story of West Chester, Pa.'s now 24-year-old annual tribute to a high school athlete. Both Fri., June 14, 7 p.m. 1199-25 (2002, U.S., 45 min.) The growth of Local 1199C of the National Union of Health Care Employees over 25 years from a small local union with insufficient coverage to a prominent force in the fight for union rights. Sat., June 15, 6 p.m.
SECRET CINEMA www.users.voicenet.com/~jschwart Moonlight Movie Series at Penn Campus Railroaded (1947, U.S., 72 min.) A film noir gangster flick -- with a twist: The gangster, played by John Ireland, is psychopathic. He polishes his gun obsessively and wipes his bullets with perfume. Also starring Sheila Ryan and Hugh Beaumont (the dad from Leave It to Beaver!). Thu., June 13, 9 p.m.; rain date Sun., June 16 (at 40th Street Field, between Walnut and Locust at 40th) (The Best of) Uncensored Cartoons: The Dark Side of the Golden Age of Animation Very, very, very politically incorrect cartoons that are never shown on TV or elsewhere because of their vulgar racial and stereotypical jokes and caricatures, as well as depictions of extreme "vice, violence and lustful thoughts." Fri., June 21, 8 p.m. (at Moore College of Art + Design, 20th and Race sts., 215-568-4515, ext. 4099).
SPACE 1026 1026 Arch St., www.Tongue-N-Cheeks.com Tongue-N-Cheeks Productions Queer Porn Screening and Q&A Tongue-N-Cheeks, a Chicago-based media arts collective borne out of a porn-production class at an art school, will screen nine short "intelligent, pan-sexual" porn videos and host a Q&A with the artists afterward. Sun., June 16, 8 p.m.