Category Archives: Past

Things we’ve done. Movies we’ve seen. Thinks we’ve thought. Et. cetera.

Earthwork

7:00PM Sat, March 17th, 2012
(PG, 2011, USA, English, 93 Mins.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
(Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks at 6:00PM)
$36 Season Tix or $9.00 at the door

“Earthwork” takes an unexpected swerve but one that adds layers of meaning and emotion to a film that is as beautiful and wrenching as it is unassuming. – May 19, 2011, Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Click Here for a gallery of some of Stan Herd’s Work.

Iowa Countryside

SYNOPSIS

EARTHWORK is the true story of real-life crop artist Stan Herd. In 1994, Stan traveled from Kansas to New York City to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre piece was made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation near an underground railway tunnel. Stan recruited a number of homeless individuals living in the tunnel as his crew. Over the months it took to complete the earthwork, Stan dealt with the difficulties of bringing his unique, rural art form to an urban canvas and the many costs exacted upon his life. In an effort to show his unique perspective to a larger audience, Stan unexpectedly encountered the true meaning of his art and it’s ultimate, lasting rewards.

Queen of Hearts

7:00PM Sat, March 10th, 2012
(2010, Romantic Comedy, French w/Eng Subtitles, 84 Mins.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
(Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks at 6:00PM)
$36 Season Tix or $9.00 at the door

“An endearingly goofy spin on looking-for-love-in-the-big-city comedies” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

Valérie Donzelli as Adèle

SYNOPSIS
Thirty-something Adele is devastated following a painful breakup. With no close friends or family, her distant cousin, Rachel, reluctantly takes her in and graciously attempts to salvage Adele’s professional and love lives. Rachel finds her a job and suggests that Adele sleep with other men to get over her heartbreak. Adele bounces from one lover to the next in search of her perfect companion but can’t escape the visage of her ex. Finally, she meets a man who may just hold the answer to her broken heart.

Melancholia

7:00PM Sat, March 3rd, 2012
(R, 135 min., English)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY (Cooley Images Studio)
(Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks at 6:00 PM)
$36/season tix or $9.00/show at the door

“Melancholia” is emphatically not what anyone would call a feel-good movie, and yet it nonetheless leaves behind a glow of aesthetic satisfaction.” -A.O. Scott, New York Times

SYNOPSIS

In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

Silent Souls

In this land there are only two gods: love and water.

7:00PM Sat, Feb 25th, 2012
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
(Bring-n-Share Appetizers at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door

“I read the description … and wasn’t much interested; it sounded like ethnography without impact. Yet not often have I been more deeply touched.” –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 7, 2011

SYNOPSIS:

(Russian, English Subtitles, 2010, 75 Min.)

(Russian, English Subtitles, 2010, 75 Min.) When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merja culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life.

The two men set out on a road trip thousands of miles across the boundless land, with them, two small birds in a cage. Along the way, as is custom for the Merjans, Miron shares intimate memories of his conjugal life. But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, he realizes he wasn’t the only one in love with Tanya…

Spring Series Announcement

We’re going ahead with a series of films over six Saturdays this Spring(-ish). We’ll start February 25 and end March 31.

The list of titles and other info has been posted on our website along with our Spring Pricing Info, and we’ll have synopses and links to other info as we move along.

We’re going to do the same thing we did in 2010 with potluck, bring-n-share, or whatever. Bring your own beverage to share (or not). In 2010 we used 7 North Main (former Bison Theater) but this year Bill Cooley is going to share his studio space with all of us. Right here in beautiful downtown Buffalo! 28 S. Main Street.

We can easily and comfortably seat 9 to 13 people and we have chairs for up to 25 but if you have a chair you like to sit in and want to bring it along for the night, feel free to do so.

Read on for the list of films: Continue reading

2012 Spring Series of Six!

Donations Welcome!


Silent Souls
In this land there are only two gods: love and water
(Russian, English Subtitles, 2010, 75 Min.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
7:00PM Sat, Feb 25th, 2012
(Bring-n-Share Appetizers at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door


Melancholia
(R, 135 min., English)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
7:00PM Sat, March 3rd, 2012
(Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door


Queen of Hearts
(2010, Romantic Comedy, French w/Eng Subtitles, 84 Mins.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
7:00PM Sat, March 10th, 2012
(Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door


Earthwork
(PG, 2011, USA, English, 93 Mins.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
7:00PM Sat, March 17th, 2012
(Bring-n-Share Drinks & Snacks at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door


2012 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Live
(PG-13, approx 110 min.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
7:00PM Sat, March 24th, 2012
(Bring-n-Share Munchies at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door

  • Pentecost
  • Raju
  • The Shore
  • Time Freak
  • Tuba Atlantic

2012 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animated
(Unrated, approx 79 min.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
7:00PM Sat, March 31, 2012
(Bring-n-Share Munchies at 6:00PM)
$9.00 at the door

  • Sunday/Dimanche
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • La Luna
  • Skylight (extra film)
  • The Hybrid Union (extra film)
  • Nullarbor (extra film)
  • Amazonia (extra film)

2012 Spring Pricing

For our Series of Six starting Feb 25, 2012

$36 for a season ticket (one admission per person per title)

or

$9.00 at the door

You can mail a check to us or come to one of our showings and we can handle the transaction there. We’d love to see you!

Our address:

Bennett Street Films
157 E. Bennett Street
Buffalo, WY 82834

New Web Host!

We’ve moved everything over to our new web host. There are still some changes we have to make to archived posts (image urls, mostly) but other than that the website is ready to go.

We have to set up new mail newsletter still. That’s next week. In the mean time…we’ve got two titles booked for a spring series in 2012! More on that in a day or two!

Holding Pattern

If you haven’t noticed, Bennett Street Films has been in a holding pattern all year. Well, maybe holding pattern isn’t exactly the correct analogy, since we’re safely on the ground and not really at risk of running out of fuel causing a huge crash with fires and destruction and mayhem.

There’s more a risk of a slow rust or decomposition. And obsolescence.

But, that doesn’t mean we’re not thinking about this stuff. In fact, all year we’ve been thinking about our place in the community and What Comes Next.

We don’t have solid answers yet. But we feel like we’re close.

So check back every so often and see if we’ve come up with anything.

If you’d rather not be bothered with checking this fairly stagnant website, you can subscribe to our newsletter and receive email notices when we start our engines again follow us on Twitter and we’ll post back here when we get our email engines started again.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: We’ve got a new email newsletter set up. You can subscribe by clicking here.