The Pitch (December 3-9)

Jason Asbell
November 30, 2021
A way out west there was a fella, fella I want to tell you about, fella by the name of Jason Asbell. I only mention it 'cause some- times there's a man--I won't say a hee-ro, 'cause what's a hee-ro?--but sometimes there's a man. And I'm talkin' about Jason here-- sometimes there's a man who, wal, he's the man for his time'n place, he fits right in there--and that's Jason, the Programming Director of The Civic Theatre. . . sometimes there's a man. Wal, I lost m'train of thought here. But--aw hell, I done innerduced him enough.

Our eternal wait for Eternals is at an end.  Hot off her Best Motion Picture and Best Direction Oscar wins for Nomadland, Chloé Zhao enters the Marvel arena with the epic saga following the events of Avengers Endgame, about a race of immortal beings living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. An unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

The South Asian Film Club moves further south from Punjab to Kerala with Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea. Kunjali Marakkar was the title inherited by the Admiral of the fleet of the Samoothiri / Zamorin, the king of Calicut, in present-day Kerala, India. There were four Kunjali Marakkars whose war tactics defended against the Portuguese invasion from 1520 to 1600. The Kunjali Marakkars are credited with organizing the first naval defense of the Indian coast. Lion of the Arabian Sea is the story of legendary Kunjali Marakkar IV.

Who knows, perhaps the Eternals were there for that invasion.  Will you be?

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