Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Movie Critics: Alcoholism On Film

The movie critics are back this week with a look at alcoholism on the silver screen.


Join Central Standard Friday as our movie critics Russ Simmons of KKFI and Fox 4 News, Loey Lockerby of the Kansas City Star, and Eric Melin of Lawrence.com and Scene-Stealers.com discuss the portrayal of alcohol addiction in cinema.  Our panel will be joined by Kevin Hanlon, producer of the documentary Bill W. about Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder and twelve-steps author William G. Wilson.

And as always, our reviewers offer their picks and pans of current releases.

Tell Us:
What films do you think offer the most honest and candid representation of alcoholism?  Call during the show at 816-235-2888 or email centralstandard@kcur.org.

Kevin Hanlon is a New York City resident who has worked as a project manager and consultant.  He has seen first-hand the devastation of alcoholism, as well as the hope offered by Alcoholics Anonymous. After learning that no feature length documentary had ever been produced about the man who co-founded A.A. and authored its Twelve Steps, he decided to make Bill W. with his friend Dan Carracino.

MOVIE RATINGS ON A 1-5 SCALE:

Opened October 19th:

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R) - 2
TOM & HARRY: THE BOSS AND THE PRESIDENT (Not Rated) - 4
ALEX CROSS (PG-13) - 2.5

Opened October 26th:

FUN SIZE (PG-13) - 2
CLOUD ATLAS (R) - 3.5

Opened November 2nd:

FLIGHT (R) - 4
WRECK IT RALPH (PG) - 3.5

Opens November 9th:

SKYFALL (PG-13) - 4
BILL W. (Not Rated) - 3.5
SMASHED (R) - 3.5
THE SESSIONS (R) - 3.5
THE IMPOSTER (R) - 3.5

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Here is a link to the events surrounding the reopening at Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet, as mentioned by our critics.

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