Film Series: Art on Film - "Trust"
Directed by Hal Hartley, selected by Jenny Stark
January 7, 2016
The Crocker's film series showcases the best of film selected and introduced by diverse voices in the world of film appreciation. Celebrating movies as an art form unto itself, three film lovers have each chosen a movie they believe represents some of the best of art on film. Screenings take place the first Thursday of January and February at 6 PM, and are enhanced by a lively and informative introduction before the film, and an engaging Q&A after the film, both conducted by the expert who selected the film. A seminal film from American independent director Hal Hartley (“Henry Fool”), “Trust” helped define the 1990s era of indie film. A dark romantic comedy, “Trust” features brilliant and understated performances from Adrianne Shelly, Martin Donovan, and Edie Falco. When a teenage drop-out (Shelly) tells her family she’s pregnant, her father dies of a heart attack and her mother kicks her out of the house. While wandering around her town, she meets the moody Matthew (Donovan), and a unique relationship develops. Winner of the screenwriting award at the Sundance Film Festival, “Trust” exemplifies a pared-down sensibility that would go on to influence subsequent films of its era. “Trust” will be introduced by Jenny Stark, filmmaker and professor of communications and film at Sacramento State University.February’s film is La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast), directed by Jean Cocteau.
(1990, 107 minutes, R)
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