Guns, Guitars, and Big Women: 2 free movies tonight
submitted by madape on Monday, April 19 2004 at 9:11 AM
Recent NCSU Alum Kyle Mitchell's independent pulp-action film "Guns, Guitars, and Big Women" is playing, tonight at 9pm in the Campus Cinema. Free admission. The director will be in attendance for Q&A after the film.
The movie follows three tales about an innocent maraca player risking his life to help get his brother's money back, a pair of down and dirty thieves out to steal the dough, and a mercenary whose only method to getting paid is to bring in dead bodies . .
Also tonight at 7pm: "The Delicate Art of the Rifle": This independent film portrays the ninety-six minutes in which a student, Charles Whitman, methodically gunned down forty-five strangers, killing fourteen, from the tallest building on the campus of the University of Texas in 1966 (filmed at North Carolina State University in Raleigh). Who was responsible and why? Known in the film as "Walt," Whitman admits, atop the building, that he came from a long line of snipers, and we know from news sources that he was an Eagle Scout and Marine hero of Vietnam. Whitman's father wanted him to go to college, the film tell us, and he indeed had the brains to do so, majoring in history with the ambition of writing a family history about many generations of snipers in a book to be entitled "The Delicate Art of the Rifle." But Whitman's emotions lay elsewhere. His roommate in the film, Jay, tries to stop him, but to no avail.
posted by mdbncsu on Monday, April 19 2004 at 3:14 PM