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Sep 30, 2004 - THE OAKS PRESENTS (Oct. 1-7): "Ghost in the Shell" + "A Dirty Shame" FINAL WEEK!
October 1 - 7, 2004
"GHOST IN THE SHELL" - The
Original - One Night Only!
"A DIRTY SHAME" - Final
"GHOST IN THE
(R, 1 HOUR 35 MINUTES, ENGLISH DUBBED
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 @ 7:30
*MONDAY NIGHT DISCUSSION!
Join us THIS MONDAY NIGHT, October 4, for
a special screening of "GHOST IN THE SHELL," followed by an informal audience
discussion led by this week's guest, RON VON BURG, a doctoral candidate in
Communications and Film at the University of Pittsburgh, whose primary interest
is the topic of technology as a subject in science fiction film! (Mr. Von Burg
will also be joining us again NEXT week, for another screening and discussion of
the new "GHOST IN THE SHELL" sequel!)
SPECIAL SCREENING - ONE NIGHT
ONLY! Originally released nine years ago, Mamoru Oshii's "GHOST IN THE SHELL"
has since become one of the most successful and influential anime films of all
time, also inspiring the new sequel, "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence," which
opens next week! Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful cyborg working for
Section 29, Japan's secret police force, in the year 2029. Along with fellow
cyborg Bateau, Motoko's supervisor orders her to find "Puppet Master," a
sinister computer terrorist created by a rival organization. Because their prey
has the ability to hack into the minds of his enemies, the evil villain must be
stopped as soon as possible! But as the tough cops close in on their target,
Motoko realizes that she and Puppet Master seem suspiciously
"A DIRTY SHAME"
(NC-17, 1 HOUR
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY @
5:30, 7:30, 9:30
SUNDAY @ 5:30. 7:30
TUESDAY THRU THURSDAY @ 7:30, 9:30
FINAL WEEK -
ENDS THURSDAY! Tracey Ullman ("Small Time Crooks") stars in this new John
Waters ("Hairspray") comedy as the owner of a working-class Baltimore
convenience store who suffers a concussion with bizarre side effects - an
immediate, drastic change in her sex drive - turning her into an addict with
crazy, wild, urgent desires and compulsions, much to the joy and frustration of
her husband, who has trouble keeping up with her! Meanwhile, her new look, new
personality, and newfound friendship with town rebel Ray-Ray (Johnny Knoxville -
"Jackass") stirs trouble within the conservative neighborhood.
(OCTOBER 1 -
FRIDAY, October 1:
5:30, 7:30, 9:30 -
"A DIRTY SHAME"
SATURDAY, October 2:
5:30, 7:30, 9:30 - "A DIRTY
SUNDAY, October 3:
5:30, 7:30 - "A DIRTY SHAME"
7:30 - "GHOST IN THE SHELL" + Monday Night
TUESDAY, October 5:
7:30, 9:30 - "A DIRTY
WEDNESDAY, October 6:
7:30, 9:30 - "A DIRTY
THURSDAY, October 7:
7:30, 9:30 - "A DIRTY SHAME" (Final
"GHOST IN THE SHELL 2:
STARTS OCTOBER 8!
TWO WEEKS ONLY!
Batou is a cyborg investigating the case of a gynoid - a hyper-realistic female
robot created specifically for sexual companionship - who malfunctions and
slaughters her owner. As Batou delves deeper into the investigation, questions
arise about humanity's need to immortalize its image in dolls - robots with no
human elements at all. The answers to those questions lead to the shocking
truth behind the crimeâ€¦ and possibly the very meaning of
"THE SEAGULL'S LAUGHTER"
- 21 ONLY!
ONE WEEK ONLY! Freya
is a beautiful woman who returns from America to settle down with distant
relatives in a small Icelandic fishing village. With her chic clothes and movie
star good looks, Freya is a mystery to the women of the household, including the
inquisitive young Agga, and especially to the men in the village. But who is
Freya? A heroine? A fairy queen? A murderess? A goddess of love? As Agga's
familiar family lifestyle begins to unfold, these are the questions the curious
young detective would very much like to have answered. "Sleek and
entertainingâ€¦ with pockets of darkness and mystery! " - The New York
TWO SHOWS ONLY!
Poster and CD soundtrack giveaway each night - signed by director Richard Elfman
and composer Danny Elfman! Beyond a forbidden door in the basement of the
Hercules family residence is the world of the Sixth Dimension. Curious daughter
Frenchy opens the basement door, and is flung headlong into the world of the
"FORBIDDEN ZONE." She is trapped in the kingdom ruled by the horny midget King
Fausto, his robust commandeering Queen Doris, and their spoiled daughter. Obese
maidens in bikinis, a dancing frog, robot-like boxers, Satan, the secret cult of
The Mystic Knights of the Oingo-Boingo, and degraded beings of all kinds run
wild in the Sixth Dimension. Hot in pursuit, Frenchy's brother Flash and Gramps
hurry to her rescue. The king wants a new concubine, and has his eyes on
Frenchy. The spunky maiden has captured the king's heart, and in so doing
incurs the wrath of his jealous wife. Frenchy is imprisoned, and it is also
discovered that the ex-queen lies chained in bondage. Will Frenchy suffer the
fate of the other damsels who have tempted the king and infuriated the queen?
There is no turning back from the "FORBIDDEN ZONE!" HALLOWEEN SCREENING:
Saturday night - Midnight / Sunday -
"YES NURSE! NO NURSE!"
delightfully fresh, funny, and optimistic Dutch musical recounts the adventures
and noisy goings-on of residents of "Nurse Klivia's Rest Home" as they combat
the efforts of their nasty landlord to have them
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