We’re gonna give an exhibition
Certain films just don’t “feel” right if you watch them in the middle of the day. Walking out of a theater into the glaring sunlight seems to burn the film out of your memory before you even have time to digest it. The filmmakers put their blood, sweat and tears into a project, trying to convey to you a mood, and it’s instantly tainted by the daylight. Take heed kino-rati, the Davis Varsity is offering you an alternative, a way to preserve that precious post-cinema glow. Its Midnight Movie Series begins this weekend with a showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a better film to start such a series doesn’t yet exist. Hilarious to begin with, it’s even funnier when you’re sleep-deprived. Sure, some will argue (they’re likely the same ones who see my byline and are compelled to move on) that “the Holy Grail” is absurd, ridiculous, nonsensical, cheap looking, poorly produced, and just plain silly. And? Well, if Monty Python is not your proverbial cup of tea, maybe some of the upcoming installments will better suit your, and I use the term loosely, taste. Other highlights of the series will include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Trainspotting and The Big Lebowski, to name just a few. The series runs every Friday and Saturday night—except Thanksgiving weekend—through December 2. In the name of clarity, I suppose I should mention that the midnight movies begin at midnight. All seats are $6. For the full schedule, go to the Varsity’s Web site, www.thedavisvarsity.com, or call (530) 758-5284. Ni!