December 13, 2019 to December 24, 2019
To Be Determined
Please Note: At the 12/16/19 showing of Dark Waters, the Little Art Theatre is delighted to present cast member and Yellow Springs local, Bruce Cromer, sharing anecdotes about being a part of this very exciting and relevant film along with a Q and A for audience members immediately following the film.
One of the most interesting and promising blends of story, idealism and talents of any film this year, the Oscar-nominated and very unique director Todd Haynes’ (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There, Velvet Goldmine, Carol) new film Dark Waters features Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Anne Hathaway, Bill Pullman and Mare Winningham in a riveting story ripped from little-known true events. A tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything–his future, his family, and his own life–to expose the truth.
A great movie like Dark Waters reminds us of what happened, of just what the “system” failed to do to safeguard us. And it reminds us of what a legal crusade looks like — a years-long grind of discovery, depositions, evidence and trials, and to be thankful for dogged, dull pluggers like Robert Bilott who stopped a mass murder in progress, armed with only a degree from “a no name law school.” —Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Riveting, responsible and deeply unsettling, a first-rate film like Dark Waters is a rare and welcome chapter in the dramatic fabric of how one unlikely person can make a big dent in the world of social injustice. —Rex Reed, Observer
What makes it a Haynes film, besides the evocative camera genius of Haynes regular Ed Lachman, is something intangible and mysterious. The director’s admirers will think immediately of “Safe,” the 1995 indie classic starring Julianne Moore as a wife and mother who thinks she’s being poisoned by something unidentifiable in the environment. That feeling of dread pervades throughout, and deepens the film’s scarily timely themes beyond the usual demands of docudrama. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone