Friday, August 10, 2012

Facets Film Happenings

Starting Friday, August 10th
Ah Tao is a domestic helper who has worked as maid and nanny for several generations of the Leung family since her teens. Over the 60 years that Ah Tao dedicated to serving the household, elders passed away, children were born and grew up, and most members of the family emigrated. She now takes care of Roger, a bachelor film producer and the last family member to remain in Hong Kong. One day, Ah Tao falls ill when preparing supper. In the evening, Roger returns from a trip and finds the aging servant unconscious after a stroke. But life without Ah Tao makes Roger begin to realize just how important she is to him and he decides to look after the woman who has nursed him all his life. The two grow closer to each other, and their mutual affection brings solace and contentment to their lives. More Info  
Facets Film Portal

 Facets Multi-Media's mission is to preserve, to present, and to distribute independent, world, and classic film, and to educate adults and children in the art and legacy of film.

Facets Film Portal extends that mission by scouring the web for streaming films that have fallen through the cracks, and presenting our discoveries daily. Feel free to search, to watch, to discuss, and to suggest what would make your experience better.  More Info 
Facets in the Community
Facets Town Hall Meeting 
August 13, 2012    
The movie theatre needn't be a violent place.
Please join us on Monday, August 13, at 7pm for a Town Hall Meeting on the issues of movies and violence at Facets, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

Please RSVP by clicking the link below.  You can also contact event coordinator Mary Hayes at or at (773) 281-9075 ext. 3076.

The discussion will begin with a distinguished panel moderated by Gretchen Helfrich, host of WBEZ's Odyssey program.

As a non-profit organization with a 37-year commitment to creative children's programming, we strongly feel that a national debate about the culture of violence needs to lead to positive solutions. The tragic event in Colorado makes immediate action essential.

We look forward to having you join us on August 13th.  RSVP   
Facets Film Fun
August 2 - August 16 
Pretty much like the regular Olympics, only YOU decide who gets the gold!

In the spirit of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, we at Facets are hosting some games of our own. Today and next Monday we will post 3 competing movie titles and their trailers on our Facebook page for your viewing and judging pleasure. Also, you can compete directly for Olympic Glory by sponsoring your favorite film to be the "Phelps of the Film World", for our Closing Ceremony, which will at long last definitively determine the top three films ever made (professional film critics and list-makers, start looking for a new day job). Check out Facets Facebook page or click here for more info:  More Info

This Week's Recommended Rentals:  
Mars Attacks!    

As America follows the adventures of the latest craft to explore Mars, Facets digs into the red planet on film. Well, sort of.
Watch out for Martians!


Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Daniel Defoe's castaway adventure novel reworked into a masterful sci-fi flick that boasts great special effects, sprawling Techniscope lensing, and piercing Technicolor footage of the Death Valley locations.  

Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
A Moscow engineer designs a spaceship and travels to Mars to meet the woman who haunts his dreams. He succeeds but finds himself embroiled in a Martian proletarian uprising.. 

Christmas on Mars (2008)  
The frontman of The Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, takes to directing with this experimental sci-fi freak-out about the first space station on Mars preparing for the first Martian baby to be born during the first Martian holiday.

Visit our rentals website for these selections and more. 

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