Arts Calendar

Oct. 20

11:00 am
Grand Prairie Public Library presents the Lois Weber Film Festival
Uptown Theater
120 E. Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Ticket Price: $5 ($3 with Grand Prairie library card)
The Lois Weber Film Festival recognizes movies and documentaries directed by women. 11 a.m.: Kung Fu Panda 2, by director Jennifer Yuh. 90 min. Rated PG. A murderous villain with a secret weapon that could end kung fu threatens Po, now the Dragon Warrior. 1:30 p.m.: Louie Louie, by director Cynthia Salzman-Mondell. 29 min. Unrated. From the director: this portrait of a man living with Parkinson's disease provides an extremely insightful look into the physical and psychosocial challenges of this illness and the human will to survive. 2 p.m.: Christopher Strong, by director Dorothy Arzner. 79 min. Stars Katharine Hepburn as Lady Cynthia Darrington, a record-setting aviatrix who falls in love with a married Member of Parliament. 3:15 p.m.: The Sari Soldiers, by director Julie Bridgham. 92 minutes. Unrated. Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepalís modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six womenís courageous efforts to shape Nepalís future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the Kingís crackdown on civil liberties. The Sari Soldiers intimately delves into the extraordinary journey of women on opposing sides of the conflict, through the democratic revolution that reshapes the countryís future. 5 p.m.: The Savages, by director Tamara Jenkins. 114 min. Rated R. Stars Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Two siblings still recovering from the abuse inflicted by their estranged father are forced into caring for him as his dementia increases. Tickets each day for the festival are $5, or $3 with a Grand Prairie Library card. They are available at the Theater Box Office, 120 E. Main St. For information: (972) 237-5700 or www.gptx.org/library

 

 

 

 

 

 



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