Monday 28 July
Cinemanita: Waitress WAITRESS 2007
Directed by Adrienne Shelly
108 minutes
In English with English subtitles

Adrienne Shelly was a favorite actress of Hal Hartley and starred in two of his very best films (The Unbelievable Truth and Trust). In this film she is the director of a movie about a small-town waitress called Jenny (Keri Russell) who bakes the best pies in the state. She is married and has a kid who she loves, but her secret plan is to win a 25,000 dollar pie contest so she can run away from her lousy, abusive husband. This film is a bittersweet romance-comedy which packs an emotional punch. It's both sharp and atypical, and unfolds with grace, but with a gentle tone of sadness underneath. Some guys would hate this film because it centers on a woman's situation from a woman's point of view... but they should get over their problems, in the end this is a film about the struggle for independence.

The movie has a quirky sense of humor, and also wonderfully captures the mood of a summer day in a small town in the middle of the United States. Simple and poignant, beautifully filmed and with a fitting soundtrack. Obviously this film was a labor of love for the director who sadly died before the film hit the screens.... making this her bittersweet swansong.

Tickets go on sale at 20:00
Film starts at 21:00 sharp
opens at: 21:00
price: 3,-
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