Thursday, October 27, 2016

Press Release for 'Blood Simple'

Date: Oct. 25, 2016
To: All media for immediate release
Re: “Blood Simple” screening
From: The Bijou Film Center

On Thur., Nov. 3, Sat., Nov. 5 and Sun., Nov. 6, in its screening room at 304 E. Broad St., the Bijou Film Center will present “Blood Simple” – the neo-noir picture that put the fabulously successful Coen brothers on the map. 

Admission: $7. No advance tickets.
Thursday show time: 7:20 p.m. only
No screening on Friday. 
Saturday show times: 5:10 p.m, 7:20 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sunday show times: 5:10 p.m. only

Note: Bijou Film Center members admitted FREE to Sunday's screening.

Blood Simple(1985): 99 minutes. Color. Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh. Note: Hard to believe this stylish thriller about the bad things that can flow from faithlessness -- in Texas -- is over 30 years old. It still packs a punch. 

Roger Ebert: “The genius of 'Blood Simple' is that everything that happens seems necessary. The movie's a blood-soaked nightmare in which greed and lust trap the characters in escalating horror. The plot twists in upon itself. Characters are found in situations of diabolical complexity. And yet it doesn't feel like the film is just piling it on. Step by inexorable step, logically, one damned thing leads to another.”

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale for all of these screenings.

Press Release: Janet Martin live at The Bijou

Date: Oct. 27, 2016
To: All media for immediate release
Re: A Janet Martin live performance
From: The Bijou Film Center

On Fri., Nov. 4, the Bijou Film Center, at 304 E. Broad St., will be delighted to present a live performance by Janet Martin (vocals and guitar) to cap off November's First Friday in the Arts District. Performing with Janet will be: Tina Marie (guitar, accordion and vocals); Randy Mendocino (bass); Kris Krull (drums, percussion and vocals).

Note: The doors will open at 6 p.m for a First Friday open house. No charge at the door to stop by and have a beer before the show. Bijou Film Center members who haven't picked up their T-shirts or coffee mugs can do that.

Admission to live music show: $5. No advance tickets.
Show time: 8:30 p.m. (until 10:15-ish)

Background: Since 2005, Janet Martin, a Richmond native, has been dividing her live performances between Europe and the USA. Along the way she has shared the stage with many fellow songwriters and recording artists, including luminaries such as: John Prine, Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis and Aaron Neville.

Janet has created and released eight CDs, to date, including her latest, “Eve Sessions,” which includes 11 new songs. At The Bijou, among her various offerings, she will be doing some material from this new album, her first since 2011.

Links to more about Janet:

One, Two, Three, Four and Five.

Note: Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale before and during the show.