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reelmassillon


ReelMassillon is a once-a-month film series held at The Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, OH, thanks to support from The Massillon Museum, ArtsinStark, Historic Massillon Main Street, The Ohio Humanities Council, and KinoArts. The films are culled from world-class sources like festival lineups and film society calendars. See below for the schedule and more detail.

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reelmassillon


ReelMassillon is a once-a-month film series held at The Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, OH, thanks to support from The Massillon Museum, ArtsinStark, Historic Massillon Main Street, The Ohio Humanities Council, and KinoArts. The films are culled from world-class sources like festival lineups and film society calendars. See below for the schedule and more detail.

"Good and challenging movies are limited to release in big cities…

Whole states never see the best new films on big screens."

~~ Roger Ebert

Not anymore, Rog. Not anymore...

Why ReelMassillon?

ReelMassillon's goal is to vivify Massillon's cinema culture by stirring the community into a broader and deeper engagement with its own history. It's committed to doing so in a way that addresses the truths of its present and the possibilities of its future – both respecting tradition and breaking from it.

"We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls."  

~~ Roger Ebert

Who Are We?

We are a program committee directed by Kurtiss Hare, of KinoArts LLC, with operational support from The Massillon Museum and The Lincoln Theatre. Our foundational support was provided by ArtsinStarkHistoric Massillon Main Street, and The Ohio Humanities Council.

"The end of a picture is always an end of a life."

~~ Sam Peckinpah

What Do We Do?

We bring challenging movies to The Lincoln's big screen and we provide context that you simply will not get at the cineplex: introductions, discussions, Q&A's, and special events where you'll get to interact with other folks who love the movies as much as you do. All this comes for a suggested donation of $5 to help keep us going.

"Movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it."

~~ bell hooks

Where is The Lincoln Theatre?

 

 

The Lincoln Theatre

156 Lincoln Way East

Massillon, Ohio 44646

What's Playing?

September 26th, 2014: Jealousy. No one shares Philippe Garrel's flair for capturing the unadorned intricacies of human behavior. Jealousy is being called one of Garrel's most accessible works.

October 10th, 2014: The Zero Theorem. Terry Gilliam (Brazil12 Monkeys) returns in style. This satirical sci-fi film stars Viennese powerhouse performer Christoph Waltz (Inglorious BasterdsDjango Unchained).

November 21st, 2014: Force Majeure. Tomas and Ebba's marriage hangs in the balance after an avalanche disrupts their family ski vacation in this observational comedy about the male role in modern family life.

December 12th, 2014: National Gallery. Prolific documentarian of institutions, Frederick Wiseman, turns his discerning lens to London's National Gallery of art and all the people within those walls.

Click on a film or keep scrolling for more information!

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9/26 - Jealousy


September 26th, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Philippe Garrel. 

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9/26 - Jealousy


September 26th, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Philippe Garrel. 

Jealousy (La Jalousie) (2013) • Directed by Philippe Garrel • France • 77 Minutes

An existential stroll in the park.

Bon appetit!

“No one shares Garrel’s flair for capturing the unadorned intricacies of human behavior.” ~~ Max Nelson, Reverse Shot

"Jealousy is, as a Garrel film, both very familiar and very surprising. The project came together quickly and cheaply, after a sequel/continuation to Un été brûlant (2011), again to feature Monica Bellucci, fell apart. The film displays a casual mastery – of framing (by veteran cinematographer Willy Kurant in black-and-white widescreen), of the choreography of bodies and actions in daily settings, of the mixing of professional and non-professional performance styles – which is breathtaking in its simplicity and directness (as is the plaintive acoustic guitar-based score by Jean-Louis Aubert). Garrelian fans know the motifs (couples or families walking down streets, dining scenes, conversations with wise, wily old mentors), but they will be disarmed by the offhand freshness with which they are delivered – one would like to say sketched, as in a free-form drawing – here. Especially significant and notable is the remarkable rhythm that Garrel gives the film’s unfolding: at seventy-seven minutes, it covers a lot of ground (and not a small number of characters) in a gallop, without ever seemingly overly elliptical. This compression is a source of energy for Garrel’s style."

~~ Adrian Martin, Transit

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10/10 - Zero Theorem


October 10th, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Terry Gilliam.

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10/10 - Zero Theorem


October 10th, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Terry Gilliam.

The Zero Theorem (2014) • Directed by Terry Gilliam • UK, Romania, France, USA • 107 Minutes

“A visually splendid nightmare of totalitarian glitz… social rage expressed not in a frown but a giggle”

~~ Mary Corliss, TIME

"Finally! If there ever was a filmmaker whose work was perfectly suited for Fantasia, it’s Terry Gilliam, and it’s high time that we screen a new work by this legend of fantastic cinema (and cinema in general). The Zero Theorem is the last in his “Orwellian Trilogy” that included his 1985 masterpiece Brazil and 1995’s 12 Monkeys, and it’s a pure Gilliam in every way. A film about a seemingly hopeless world that doesn’t know what to do with a glimmer of hope, it resonates with many of the themes of Gilliam’s best work but feels like a new kind of Gilliam, one angrier with the current state of things and more determined than ever to do something about it. It’s also populated by one of his best casts yet — a hairless Christoph Waltz, in a superb performance; the delightful Melanie Thierry; a wonderful Tilda Swinton (Gilliam and Swinton, together at last!); and at least one major Hollywood superstar who shall remain nameless. As much a pleasure to look at as it is to watch, THE ZERO THEOREM is the work of a master filmmaker who hasn’t lost a step. The pleasure’s all ours, Mr. Gilliam."

~~ Matthew Kiernan, Fantastia Festival

“We are, generally, everywhere alone.”

#futurehack

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11/21 - Force Majeure


November 21st, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Ruben Östlund. 

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11/21 - Force Majeure


November 21st, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Ruben Östlund. 

Force Majeure (2014) • Directed by Ruben Östlund • Sweden, Denmark, Norway • 118 Minutes

Time to hit the slopes.

What happens when the slopes hit back.

“There's hardly a moment when Östlund's command of tone and pacing, his clarity of expression, isn't on display.”

~~ Tomas Hachard,

The House Next Door

One of the most daring and audacious filmmakers to emerge in the last decade, Ruben Östlund hit a new peak with Force Majeure, a critical hit at this year's Cannes. As in his previous films Involuntary and Play, with his latest Östlund turns a keenly analytic eye on those principles we supposedly live by, and explores what happens when the codes of conduct enforcing those principles are abruptly stripped away.

On a family skiing vacation in the French Alps, Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) are enjoying lunch with their two children when their meal is suddenly interrupted by thunderous booms emanating from the mountain above them. The complacent Tomas initially dismisses the possibility of danger — but when it appears that there may be an avalanche, he grabs his cellphone and bolts, leaving his wife and children to fend for themselves. The remainder of the film monitors the fallout from this fateful incident, as husband and wife hotly debate what actually occurred, and what Tomas's proper response should have been — a battle that eventually threatens not just Tomas and Ebba's relationship, but those of the people around them.

Both psychologically and sociologically acute, Force Majeure boasts a number of bravura moments that range from terrifying to comic — most notably, and daringly, an extended crying jag/confession by one of the principals that is as indelible as the tear-drenched finale of Tsai Ming-Liang's Vive L'Amour. While on the one hand this climactic confession is self-serving, convoluted and shambolic, it also seems bizarrely honest. Probing that paradox with intelligence and incisiveness, it's little wonder that, with Force Majeure, Östlund has earned comparisons to such masterful cinematic social critics as Michael Haneke and Östlund's countryman and mentor Roy Andersson.

~~ Steve Gravestock

 

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12/12 - National Gallery


December 12th, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Frederick Wiseman.

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12/12 - National Gallery


December 12th, 2014. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A film by Frederick Wiseman.

National Gallery (2014) • Directed by Frederick Wiseman • France, USA, UK • 180 Minutes

"The correlation between the museum's paintings and history of imagemaking and storytelling and that of cinema is direct, but the film's copious range of explanations and contexts for the paintings on display—and how they are displayed and why, how they are restored and what the effect is—fully transform National Gallery into a richly contemporaneous essay on the curation, exhibition, reception, and preservation of culture in our time."

~~ Daniel Kasman, MUBI's Notebook

"After a quick establishing shot of the stone lions that guard the British National Gallery, Frederick Wiseman plunges into the building itself with a rapid-fire montage of the iconic works that hang on its walls. The effect is nearly overwhelming... though it’s fair to assume this is Wiseman’s intent. The veteran documentarian of institutions paints a portrait of Britain’s greatest art gallery that has far more to do with its people than the oil paintings it houses."

~~ Kiva Reardon, Cinema Scope

Do you have Wi-Fi in here, or...?

Subtle asymmetry.