Cinema 10 begins spring season with 'Benda Bilili!' Feb. 13 at the Potsdam Roxy
POTSDAM -- Cinema 10 begins its Spring season of contemporary and foreign films Feb. 13 with a screening of “Benda Bilili!,” an inspiring 2010 film about a Kinshasa band that rises to world acclaim.
All Cinema 10 films screen Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre, 20 Main St. Tickets are $4.50 per show or $35 for season tickets. Rates for students and senior citizens are $3.50 per show or $25 for season tickets.The season schedule:
• Feb. 13 – “Benda Bilili!” Democratic Republic of the Congo and French film, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a feel-good movie that actually makes you feel good.”
• Feb. 20 – “ Road, Movie,” Indian film. Young Vishnu jumps at the chance to drive an old truck across the beautiful and barren deserts.
• Feb. 27 – “Le Havre,” Finish-French-German film. A shoeshine man gives up his hopes of literary greatness to tend to his wife and favorite bar.
• March 5 – “Inside Job,” U.S. film. A comprehensive analysis of the financial crisis of 2008, which nearly resulted in global financial collapse.
March 19 – “The Skin I Live In,” Spanish film. Antonio Banderas plays Robert Ledgard, a more than slightly mad plastic surgeon who has invented a new kind of artificial skin
• March 26 – “Flaherty on the Road: Heart and Soul,” U.S. Three independent films, ranging from wildly experimental musical to innovative animation to moving eulogy.
• April 2 – “Meek’s Cutoff,” U.S. film. On the Oregon Trail in 1845, a small wagon train of pioneers begins to lose confidence in their frontier guide.
• April 16 – “Weekend,” British film. The film moves from a one-night stand when Russell picks up Glen, to something more.
• April 23 – “Melancholia,” Danish-Swiss-French-German film. As a strange planet moves along a collision course for Earth, a family grasps for the last few resplendent moments of their daughter's wedding.
• April 30 – “The Strange Case of Angelica,” Portugese-Spanish-French-Brazilian film. A young Jewish photographer is called to a wealthy family estate to photograph a young bride who has inexplicably died on her wedding day.