Thursday, Nov. 11
7:30 10 12:30
Fish Tank is a 2009 British drama which depicts how 15-year-old Mia’s life changes after her mom brings home a new boyfriend. The movie has received solid reviews for its portrayal of a damaged home life that’s all too familiar to some people. Or is Fish Tank about how a group of friends set up a video camera in front of a goldfish tank for two hours and called it a movie? Well, you’ll just have to go and find out for yourself. Fun fact: Katie Jarvis, the actress playing Mia, had no previous acting experience, but was cast after a casting assistant saw her arguing with her boyfriend in a railway station.
Friday Nov. 12
One of the stickiest Carnegie Mellon traditions is back again this semesters and students couldn’t be happier. If you don’t already know, TBA, short for “To Be Announced,” is when AB shows a pornographic film of its choosing at McConomy in place of a regular non-pornographic film. It’s fun for the whole 18-and-over family. Watching a naughty film with their friends is one of the rites of passage that Carnegie Mellon students must go through at some point during their time here. We’ve all done it, and now it’s your turn to sit down in McConomy and stare at various genitalia for an hour and a half like the rest of us.
Death at a Funeral
Saturday, Nov. 13
8 10 12
This film, not the recent Chris Rock American version, is the original British version where chaos reigns over a family after the death of the patriarch. Specifically, chaos reigns at the funeral of said patriarch, where secrets upon secrets are unearthed by some surprising characters. Of course, hilarity ensues because this is indeed a comedy, and a fairly original one at that. With disaster after disaster continuing to pile up, one can’t possibly think this family will make it to the eulogy. The ensemble British cast may be lost on us Americans, as well as some of the more dry humor, but this is still a superbly silly film you will enjoy.
Sunday, Nov. 14
AB Films partners with AB Lectures to present a special screening of the black comedy The Room along with a Q & A session with the writer, director, and star, Tommy Wiseau, immediately following the movie. Consistently referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” The Room follows the life of Johnny, a banker who is desperately in love with his fiancé, Lisa. However, his life takes a turn for the worse as he uncovers horrid truths about those around him and wonders if he can ever trust again. Fun fact: The Room is sold as an interactive experience, so feel free to yell things at the screen and mess around while in the theater.