Lineup announced for Lost Weekend film event
By Ryan Cornell
WINCHESTER — Calling all movie marathon buffs and binge watchers, now is your chance to show your stripes.
Hosted by Winchester’s Film Club 3.0 and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the second ever Lost Weekend film celebration will feature 13 films over three days, from Oct. 3 to 5.
Film Club Founder Andy Gyurisin recently announced the lineup for The Lost Weekend, which includes:
Gone Girl: Adapted from the 2012 bestseller, this David Fincher-directed thriller stars Ben Affleck as a man suspected of killing his wife when she disappears.
Frank: A young musician joins a band whose lead singer wears a giant papier-mÃ¢chÃ© head in this dark comedy.
Housebound: When Kylie is placed on house arrest, she’s forced to put up with her mother and possible paranormal activity.
Young Ones: In the near future, the land is barren and water is a precious resource. One teen sets out to protect his family and survive.
Life Itself: The weekend’s first documentary highlights the life and career of the late film critic Roger Ebert.
The Infinite Man: A scientist creates a time machine to return to happier times, and ends up in an infinite loop with his girlfriend.
Boyhood: Filmed over the course of 12 years, this story on adolescence follows actor Ellar Coltrane from first grade through college.
Obvious Child: Things get serious when a brash comedienne, played by Jenny Slate, deals with an unexpected pregnancy.
R100: Exploring the line between pleasure and pain, this Japanese film about a gentleman’s club is 100 minutes of downright weird.
The Ballad of Shovels and Rope: A husband-and-wife folk duo tour the country and record an album in this rockumentary. The screening is preceded by the short film, “Alpha & McCoy: The Long Night,” directed by a Shepherd University student.
ILO ILO: A new maid and nanny struggles to form bonds with the family she serves during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. This Singapore drama has a 100 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Manhattan Short: Two hours of short films from around the world give audience members a chance to vote on their favorites, if you’re into the whole brevity thing.
The Zero Theorem: Perhaps the most hotly anticipated weekend showing, Terry Gilliam’s fantasy film stars Christoph Waltz as a computer programmer searching for the meaning of life.
Each of the films will be screened in a different theater at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kernstown.
The weekend will also include beer tastings from Lexington-based Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and massages from Winchester’s Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Weekend pass holders who purchase popcorn and drinks will get free refills throughout the entire weekend.
Gyurisin described The Lost Weekend as less of a film festival and more of an event for the community.
“This is a way to bring even more indie films to the front and to try to keep people from having to travel to D.C. to see these,” he said. “To keep them home and keep them local and to say that Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley have a community for independent cinema.”
Weekend passes are $35 — $2.69 per showing — and are available to purchase at drafthouse.com/winchester.
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