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'Film Festival Favorites' in February at The Brooks; Soderbergh's CHE coming in March

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Thursday, February 12 @ 7:30 pm
IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS



From the producer of Before Sunset and Dazed and Confused, this award-winning feature is a rollicking comic ride and tender journey though love, sex, and modern romance in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Grand Jury Award, 2008 Florida Film Festival.



"Utterly amazing. A highly emotional journey."
~Film Threat


Thursday, February 19 @ 7:30 pm
MOMMA'S MAN



From the producers of HALF NELSON and MARIA FULL OF GRACE, this feature film chronicles the increasingly anxious dilemma of a young man who stops off at his parents' loft and finds himself emotionally unable to leave. Official Selection, 2008 Sundance Film Festival.



"An extraordinary movie in every way."
~Rolling Stone


Thursday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm
THE POOL



The narrative feature debut of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Chris Smith (AMERICAN MOVIE), this film tells the tale of a hotel worker obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Goa, India. His life gets turned upside down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family that arrives at the house. Special Jury Award, 2008 Sundance Film Festival.



"Gorgeous... Glowing luminescence."
~New York Times




Sunday, March 1 @ 5 pm
CHE, PART 1 (THE ARGENTINE)



Indie Memphis teams up with The Brooks to present an exclusive engagement of CHE, Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed epic about Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, in two parts on consecutive Sundays. The Argentine shows how Che proved to be an indispensable fighter, along with Fidel Castro, in the overthrow of the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

"Nothing if not the movie of the year."
~LA Weekly


Sunday, March 8 @ 5 pm
CHE, PART 2 (THE GUERILLA)



The second half of Steven Soderbergh's CHE, The Guerilla shows Che at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution.



"A great movie. 'Che' is a thing to be experienced."
~Village Voice