Image: Argentine theatrical release poster
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - On Sunday, January 18 at 2pm, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council’s FilmOneFest presents the New Jersey movie premiere Wild Tales, a Cannes Film Festival nominee. Movie premiere will be shown at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands. The event raises funds for FilmOneFest 2015, the free One-Minute International Film Festival in Atlantic Highlands. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Painted Frame, 78 First Avenue or at the door.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry as FilmOneFest supports the Food Pantry at all its events.
Produced by well-known director, Pedro Almodovar, Wild Tales is a collection of six thematically connected stories that, together, use subversive, out-of-control, off-kilter style visuals and bold music to tell the tales of ordinary people pushed to extraordinary extremes. At its Cannes screening, the film received a ten minute-long standing ovation. Wild Tales is a best foreign picture submission for this year's Academy Awards.
The first short story, Road to Hell has, as the Hollywood reporter calls it, “A touch of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino via its stylized action-- though it never feels like imitation.” The mother of all road rage episodes starts when a slick-suited, fancy car-driving bore, yells at the guy who's blocking him on a quiet stretch of mountain road. Big mistake - because it results in enough big laughs over an “upset tummy" to make the one in the hit comedy, Bridesmaids, seem tame.
The other short films are just as fun and offer an advance peek into this year’s international Oscar competition.
Thank you to SONY Pictures Classics and Atlantic Cinemas for making this special screening possible.
The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. For further information on the Arts Council, visit aharts.org.
This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.