On the seventh day, the lord went to the movies. Join us Sundays this summer at the DAC for the church of cinema! Whether singing in the choir for The Sound of Music Singalong or taking communion in the form of sushi along with Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the DAC’s silver screen (and Air Conditioning!) will be hard at work saving your soul.
SUNDAY, JULY 1
SOUND OF MUSIC SINGALONG!
6pm, $5 Suggested
(Dir. Robert Wise, 1965)
Break out your nun costume, put on your Leiderhøsen, and come enjoy a few of your favorite things as we sing-along (via projected subtitles) to this timeless cinematic classic, starring Julie Andrews as everyone’s favorite nun, Maria Von Trapp. Guests will be provided with a fun-pack, full of surprises to “use” during the film, while EmCee Georg Ludwig Von Trapp will guide you through the screening. Participation is mandatory. So is a good time!
DINNER & A MOVIE!
SUNDAY, JULY 8
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
6pm, $10 Suggested (includes dinner)
(Dir. David Gelb, 2011)
85 year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.
Note: Enjoy this mouth-watering film in regal style, with homemade sushi, miso soup, and seaweed salad, courtesy of DAC chef-in-residence and Japanese scholar Jamie Hook. Mochi for dessert. BYOS (for Sake).
SUNDAY, JULY 15
TONARI NO TOTORO
4pm, $5 Suggested
(Dir. Hayao MIyazaki, 1989)
Perhaps the finest film ever directed by Japanese master Hayao (Spirited Away) Miyazaki, Tonari no Totoro is quite simply one of the best films about childhood and summer ever made. Telling the deceptively simple story of two girls moving to a new house in the country, Tonari no Totoro observes with heart-aching precision and gorgeous animation the always magical, and sometimes terrifying, world of children. Dubbed in English
SUNDAY, JULY 29
A CAT IN PARIS
4pm, $5 Suggested
(Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, 2010)
This Oscar-nominated, hand-animated French film tells the story of Dino, a pet cat who leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico – a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion – as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. Dubbed in English
(Pot Luck) DINNER & A MOVIE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
6pm, $5 Suggested + a dish to share
(Dir. Gabriel Axel, 1987)
Adapted from a story by Karen (Out of AfricaI) Blixen, Babette’s Feast took the 1987 Oscar for best foreign film, and can only be described as delicious. A French woman, Babette, flees her country’s civil war and lands in a small seacoast village in Denmark, where she comes to work for two spinsters, devout daughters of a puritan minister. After many years, Babette unexpectedly wins a lottery, and decides to create a real French dinner–which leads the sisters to fear for their souls. Joining them for the meal will be a Danish general who, as a young soldier, courted one of the sisters, but she turned him away because of her religion. The village elders all resolve not to enjoy the meal, but can their moral fiber resist the sensual pleasure of Babette’s cooking?
NOTE: IN the spirit of this film, we ask that you all bring a dish to share, and together we’ll feast!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
4pm, $4 Suggested
(Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
75 years have not dimmed the luminous glory of Chaplin’s timeless comic masterpiece, about work, dignity, and the struggles of modern living. In what is perhaps his most beloved outing, Modern Times see the Tramp up against all the machinery of modern life, both literally—in the justly famous factory scenes—and figuratively, as he puts in with the strikers to fight injustice. The signature Chaplin ending of Modern Times endures as one of the most haunting and powerful images in the canon.