You probably have big plans this weekend (coming to Atlantic City of course, duh), but if AC is not a regular weekend stop for you, make it one… and visit us again next weekend. It’s Movies On The Beach time! The Tribeca Cinema Series will return next week on Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, July 15th and will feature four indie films garnering booming buzz.
The first selection, The Runway, led by Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir, tells the story of a Colombian pilot (Ernesto) stranded at the center of a teeny Irish town after crashing his plane. He befriends the only other Spanish speaking soul in Ireland, Paco, a 9 year-old little lad, who hypes him up to his people, purposely omitting his shady past. The town, in turn, rally behind their new local celeb and help rebuild his plane until an unwelcomed visitor (Colombian detective) enters the scene threatening to expose Ernesto. What’s a person to do? This one is also based on real life events, folks. Catch it on the Atlantic City beach on Thursday, July 12th at 8 p.m.
Friday night’s entertainment, Stella Days, takes us back to Ireland again (we like that here at Caesars Entertainment, Celtic Thunder, anyone?). We digress. Martin Sheen stars as Father Daniel Barry, a controversial big shot in the church sent to a small Irish village after rubbing some of his colleagues the wrong way in his attempts to secure a position at the Vatican. A movie buff and amateur filmmaker, Father Barry suggests that the town uses funds set aside to build another church, to build a cinema to communicate with the townspeople instead. In the 1950s, this idea is deemed cray and thus presents a never ending struggle between Father Barry and the Bishop, bringing the battle of rooted tradition vs. modernity to the forefront. Enlighten yourself with Stella Days on Friday, July 13th at 8 p.m.
Get wrapped up in The Giant Mechanical Man on Saturday night. This film features Jenna Fischer as Janice…a hot mess, basically…thirty years old, evicted from her apartment, forced to move in with her total rule follower older sis who pushes her to date self-help author/jerk, Doug (Topher Grace…so far removed from the lovable Eric Foreman…sigh). Meanwhile, Janice meets Tim (Chris Messina), a “lowly” street performer who helps her find her way. 8 p.m. The beach. Saturday. Sensing a pattern? Be there.
And to go out with a bang, be sure to catch 388 Arletta Avenue on Sunday (yes, at 8 p.m.). This horror flick is sure to make you jump from the sand. So hold onto your boo tight and watch a creepy stalker videotape the whereabouts of a young couple (James & Amy) 24/7, and manipulate their relationship to the max. Will they give into the head games or escape unharmed? Both? Neither? Let us know in the comments section after the viewing!
And we want the skinny on everything and anything about the other films too. We expect a full report. Read about Caesars Entertainment‘s involvement with the Tribeca Film Festival in our earlier post here and learn more about this year’s festival at www.tribecafilm.com.