Upcoming Movie Showings through After Hours Film Society
Aug 29, 2019 10:56AM
By Hannah Ott
After Hours will present Maiden on Sept. 16. It tells the story of Tracy Edwards, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. (Image credit: SonyClassics.com)
Shows are presented at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Purchase tickets via classiccinemas.com/tivoli or at afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Monday, September 16 at 7:30pm
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Learn more.
Monday, September 23 at 7:30pm
A shy but ambitious film student begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. From acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg comes an personal portrait of the artist as a young woman, combining passionate emotions and exquisite aesthetics into a dreamlike story of young adulthood and first love. At once enrapturing and mysteriously unsettling,The Souvenir is an enduring film from one of our most distinctive filmmakers. Learn more.
David Crosby: Remember My Name
Monday, October 14 at 7:30pm
A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s. With unflinching honesty, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. Learn more.
Tickets cost $6 for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Click Here for After Hours Membership info.
About After Hours Film Society: The After Hours Film Society normally meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month, with occasional changes due to commitments at the Tivoli Theatre. It is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural organization formed to encourage the appreciation of cinema, both as an art and as a medium of information and education. Its mission is to provide the suburban community with first class foreign, art and independent films that otherwise would not be offered locally.
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