The Schwartz Center For The Arts will screen "Bonneville" and "The Other Boelyn Girl" on Sunday, June 1.
“Bonneville,” a female road trip movie, will be screened at the Schwartz Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1.
Arvila Holden (Jessica Lange) and her two best friends (Kathy Bates and Joan Allen) hop into her old car to return her husband’s ashes to his snooty daughter (Christine Baranski) who wants to bury them next to her mother, his first wife. The trip turns out to be great fun for the trio, and the audience. But Arvila must decide whether to return the ashes (and get to stay in her house) or scatter them as her husband wished.
The locations are beautifully photographed, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas and the namesake Bonneville Salt Flats. The film’s country folk soundtrack includes songs by Donovan, Amos Lee, Pete Droge and Nik Kershaw. Tom Skerritt rounds out the cast as a cool trucker.
“Bonneville” runs 1 hour, 33 minutes and is rated PG.
Next, appropriately for June, come four films portraying decidedly different views of love and marriage, each at 7 p.m. on a Wednesday and Sunday beginning with “The Other Boleyn Girl” on June 4 and 8.
Driven by family ambitions, Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman) pursues the already married king of England, who, instead, falls in love with her married sister (Scarlett Johansson). So how did Anne become queen? This story of romance, intrigue, betrayal and tragedy plays like a 16th century soap opera, not to mention the culture clash that occurs when the sisters move from the country to the court.
Film critic Claudia Puig, of USA Today, says Portman and Johanssen are “phenomenal alone and together.” And critic Dave Calhoun of Time Out asks if the film is “worthy of thine attention?” and then answers, “Corset is!”
“The Other Boleyn Girl” runs 1 hour, 55 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sexuality. It will be followed by the new Audrey Tautou film, “Priceless,” and then “Married Life” and “Snow Angels” before the July hiatus. Films will resume on Sunday, Aug.10.
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