Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope is an ongoing series of movie reviews, news, links and commentary, scoping out the film industry, penned by local film critics Robert Roten and Patrick Ivers. Roten is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and his reviews are also linked at rottentomatoes.com and both his and Ivers' reviews are linked through the Movie Review Query Engine. LARIAT is delighted to post them as a free public service to filmgoers everywhere.
News, essays, local and national movie listings
This site is normally updated daily, click your browser's refresh or reload button to get the latest version. Click on the underlined movie titles below to read Robert Roten's reviews (links to Movie Review Query Engine reviews of selected films marked by * are also underlined).
The Wyo Theatre, 309 S. Fifth St., Laramie, is temporarily closed for repairs and renovation.
Starting Friday, August 29
Starting on Friday, August 29 is the football drama When the Game Stands Tall.
The Albany County Public Library's free summer film series
Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, August 31 at 7 p.m. only, free admission. In late summer and early fall of 2006, heavy Israeli air strikes in retaliation against Hezbollah caused 1189 deaths, mostly civilians. During a cease-fire, filmmaker Philippe Aractingi brought two actors and a film crew into this war. The story is about a mother, Zeina, a Shiite woman from Beirut, and Tony, a Christian taxi driver, who agrees to drive her to Southern Lebanon on a desperate search. Tony and Zeina search through the devastation for Zenia's son, who is lost. While they scour the rubble of local towns for the child, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. The film was shot entirely on location during the summer of 2006, in the middle of the ruins of war-torn Lebanon. There are only two professional actors in the film; the rest are real soldiers, refugees, journalists and other civilians, playing themselves. This film won seven awards from international film festivals. In Arabic with English subtitles. It is rated TV 14 (for children 14 and above) and runs 98 minutes. Sponsored by the Laramie Film Society, the Albany County Public Library and the Wyoming Peace, Justice and Earth Center. For more about The Not Shown Before at a Theater Near You film series (the free summer film series) at the Albany County Public Library, click this link for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of upcoming films.
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