It’s one of the best times of year. We’ll soon have playoff baseball. We have sports. And, locally, we have the start of the Sheridan Film Festival at Centennial Theatre.
Each Wednesday night from now through Nov. 14, the movie theater will screen lesser-known films. Each night will feature two showings, one at 4:30 p.m. and one at 7:15 p.m.
The film festival started last night with “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” a documentary about Mister Fred Rogers.
Here’s a look at the rest of the movies in the lineup.
Sept. 19: “Leave No Trace” — Will and his teenage daughter have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, they set off on a journey back to their wild homeland.
Sept. 26: “RGB” — At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. “RBG” is a documentary exploring Ginsburg’s life and career.
Oct. 3: Manhattan Short Film Festival — An instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.
Oct. 10: “The Rider” — After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Oct. 17: “Dark Money” — This film examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana — a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
Oct. 24: “Eighth Grade” — Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school at the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.
Oct. 31: “Women Walks Ahead” — Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples’ struggle over the rights to their land.
Nov. 7: “The Little Stranger” — Dr. Faraday has built a life as a country doctor. During the summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
Nov. 14: “Juliet, Naked” — This film is a comic account of life’s second chances telling the story of Annie, who is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan — an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe.
Yep, I know that read like one big ad. But, I’m really excited for this film festival. I look forward to each Wednesday. Hope to see you at the theater!