You can bring the kids for the stilt walkers and jugglers, for the popcorn, pizza and face-painting, for all the under-the-big-tent fun that is Cinema Circus at the Chilmark Community Center every Wednesday at 5 p.m. The main act, of course, is the movie. Here to review what’s on the big screen tomorrow is Island kid critic Willy Anderson.
I first saw the movie Two Brothers four years ago and liked it a lot, so it was great to see it again; I hope that you go to see it.
Two Brothers is a movie about two young tiger brothers. These brothers are growing up in the jungles of Cambodia when a hunter comes and kills their father. The mother gets away with one of the cubs, but the other one is captured by the hunter. The hunter is then arrested and the tiger cub is given to the circus where he is given the name Kumal. Meanwhile the mother and other brother are looking for Kumal when they fall into a trap and are captured. The hunters intend to use the tigers for a hunt to please the prince. When the tigers are released to be hunted the cub is able to hide. However, the mother is shot in the ear; she is able to run away but she cannot get the cub. The cub, who is very scared, keeps waiting in the den until a dog sniffs him out. The dog barks and the son of a local governor finds him. The boy, Raoul, names him Sangha. However, when Sangha almost eats the family’s dog he is kicked out and given to the prince for his private zoo. I will not say anymore as it might spoil the movie. The movie is not violent but some of the scenes are somewhat scary. If you like movies about animals or adventure movies, then you will like Two Brothers. Two Brothers is a great movie and definitely worth seeing.
Then at 8 p.m. the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival screens the feature film Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. Director Damien Chazelle, producer Jasmine McGlade and actor/musician Jason Palmer will attend and take questions following the film.
In this 82 minute film, Guy (professional trumpeter Jason Palmer) is an up-and-coming Boston jazz musician, his girlfriend Madeline (Desiree Garcia) an aimless introvert looking for work. When Guy’s wandering eye is caught by another woman, Elena (Sandha Khin), on a crowded subway car, Guy and Madeline’s romance ends ... or does it?
Shot on black-and-white 16mm film and featuring all original music composed by Justin Hurwitz and recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the festival calls Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench “a full-fledged song-and-dance musical with a gritty, vérité style and spontaneity reminiscent not only of the French New Wave but also old-fashioned MGM romanticism.”
Also at the Chilmark Community Center. Tickets are $6 for film festival members, $12 for the general public and $5 for kids.