The Pitch (November 20-36)

Jason Asbell
November 17, 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.

‘The Eternals’ will have to wait one-more week to play at The Civic, because we have been waiting an Eternity to be given the go ahead to play, ‘The French Dispatch’. The wait is over, the latest from indi-auteur, Wes Anderson follows, this week’s ‘Last Night in Soho’, from another indi-auteur, Edgar Wright ~ one more screening on Tues. Nov 16th! Don’t miss it!

We have been so used to seeing Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune at The Civic, that it will be a surprise and a joy to see him as the newest face in the growing fantastic character casting of the Wes Anderson universe.  Timothée joins many repeat Anderson cast, such as Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Adrien Brody, Léa Seydoux, Bob Balaban, Mathieu Amalric, Tony Revolori and Owen Wilson, on the pages of The French Dispatch.

Presented as an anthology film, Arthur Howitzer Jr., the editor of the newspaper The French Dispatch, dies suddenly of a heart attack. According to the wishes expressed in his will, publication of the newspaper is immediately suspended following one final farewell issue, in which three articles from past editions of the paper are republished, along with an obituary.

Fear not, The Eternals will still join us on planet Nelson next Friday, Nov. 26th.

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