Now playing at The Neon...
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Nominated for the Oscar for "Best Documentary" and Rated "98% Fresh" on Rottentomatoes.Com! "In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for." In addition to traditional screenings, we will host a special panel discussion following a screening on Monday, February 27 at 7:30. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lillian Dowdell Drakeford, and tickets for this screening are already available at our box office. Closed Caption devices are available for this film.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Now Playing!
Fri & Sat (Feb 24 & 25)
12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40
Sun (Feb 26)
12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30
Mon (Feb 27)
3:10, 5:20, 7:30
Tue (Feb 28)
3:10, 5:20
Wed & Thu (Mar 1 & 2)
3:10, 5:20, 7:30
JACKIE
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 35 Min
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Synopsis (Fox Searchlight)
Nominated for 3 Oscars including "Best Actress," we know many of you are anxious to see this film. "JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of 'Camelot' that they created and loved so well." Closed Caption devices, Narrative Description devices for the visually impaired, and Hearing Assisted devices available for this film.
JACKIE
Now Playing!
Fri & Sat (Feb 24 & 25)
12:15, 7:20
Sun (Feb 26)
12:15
Mon & Tue (Feb 27 & 28)
2:50, 7:45
Wed (Mar 1)
2:50
Thu (Mar 2)
2:50, 7:45
OSCAR SHORTS - ANIMATION
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 27 Min
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Synopsis (Press Notes)
Being able to see all the OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS in one place and on a big screen is pretty fantastic. This collection of animated films contains all five nominated films plus three additional shorts. All but the final film would be suitable for anyone 8 years old and older (a warning card will come up prior to the final short so parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they'd like). Here are the films: BORROWED TIME (USA), PEARL (USA), PIPER (USA), BLIND VAYSHA (Canada), THE HEAD VANISHES (bonus film), ASTERIA (bonus film), ONCE UPON A LINE (bonus film), and PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES (Canada & UK).
OSCAR SHORTS - ANIMATION
Now Playing!
Fri & Sat (Feb 24 & 25)
2:30, 9:30
Sun (Feb 26)
2:30
Mon & Tue (Feb 27 & 28)
No Screenings
Wed & Thu (Mar 1 & 2)
5:10
OSCAR SHORTS - LIVE ACTION
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hr 14 Min
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Synopsis (Press Notes)
The OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS have grown in popularity every year since we began screening them several years ago. This year's collection of LIVE ACTION FILMS are suitable for audience members 15 and older. The collection of films is from around the world, and the line-up includes all five nominated films. SING (Hungary), SILENT NIGHTS (Denmark), TIMECODE (Spain), ENNEMIS INTERIEURS (France), LA FEMME ET LA TGV (Switzerland).
OSCAR SHORTS - LIVE ACTION
Now Playing!
Fri, Sat, Sun (Feb 24-26)
4:30
Mon & Tue (Feb 27 & 28)
5:10
FINAL DAY - Feb. 28!
FINAL DAY - Feb. 28!
OSCAR SHORTS - DOCUMENTARY
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hrs 41 Min + short break
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Synopsis (Press Notes)
We're bringing the DOCUMENTARIES this week for a handful of special screenings. These five films run a bit longer than the other OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS, so we'll watch 3 shorts, take a short break and then continue with the final 2. Films include JOE'S VIOLIN (USA), EXTREMIS (USA), 4.1 MILES (USA), WATANIE: MY HOMELAND (UK), and THE WHITE HELMETS (USA). Though not rated, these films would be suitable for ages 16 and up.
OSCAR SHORTS - DOCUMENTARY
Now Playing!
Wed (Mar 1)
7:15
ANNUAL OSCAR PARTY
Rating: NR
Running Time: Who Knows!
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Synopsis
Sunday, February 26, 2017! You're invited to THE NEON's Annual Oscar Party...and it's FREE! The pre-show begins at 7pm, and we will begin seating as close to 7pm as possible. (The actual Oscar ceremony traditionally begins at 8:30.) Ballots for making your best predictions are available in our lobby. Completed ballots must be turned in before the first Oscar is given. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES. You can reserve a spot and your place in line by dropping off your ballot when we open our doors on Sunday, February 26 at Noon. One Ballot/Reservation Per Person! Special Thanks to our friends at ThinkTV and Square One Salon & Spa! Be prepared for an evening of fun and great prizes!
OSCAR PARTY
One Night Only!
BEING MORTAL
Rating: NR
Running Time: 54 Min + Discussion
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Synopsis (Press Notes)
Riverside Healthcare Center, Vitas Hospice & Ohioans Home Healthcare will present a FREE screening of BEING MORTAL on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 at THE NEON. "Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Now, Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to bring his personal journey--and the stories of his patients and their families -- to life and challenges us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question "What are your priorities if your time is limited?" can empower patients to live their lives fully." (taken from press notes) To save a spot for yourself, Please RSVP by calling or emailing Leah Ali, Community Liaison for Riverside Healthcare Center at: 937-545-5252 or lali@chs-corp.com
BEING MORTAL
One Screening Only!
Thur (Mar 9)
5:30
J. LEE & HIS FRIEND & HIS DOG
Rating: NR
Running Time: 20 Min + Q & A
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Synopsis (Press Notes)
"J. LEE & HIS FRIEND & A DOG is a short film that follows the titular character, J. Lee, an anxiety filled shut-in who struggles to get his life together. J. Lee embarks upon a misadventure he didn't ask for when his friend, and roommate, Austin, forces him to leave the house to run some errands. This dark comedy was written and filmed over the course of four weeks as part of the Miami Valley School Independent Immersion Program. Two students - Sam Jenks and Harish Sekhar - wrote, directed, and starred in the movie. They will hold a Q&A session after the screening."
J. LEE & HIS FRIEND & HIS DOG
One Screening Only
Sun (Mar 12)
5:30