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Central Standard Friday
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.
What films do you think offer the most honest and candid representation of alcoholism? Call during the show at 816-235-2888 or email email@example.com.
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
Here is a link to the events surrounding the reopening at Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet, as mentioned by our critics.