Monthly Archives: August 2016
The McCall Film Society presents “ Schneider Vs. Bax , Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. “Schneider Vs. Bax” is a darkly absurd and darkly funny mystery thriller set in the Netherlands.
Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. When they meet in Mertens’ office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone in a secluded place. “It’s an easy job. With a little luck you’re back home before noon.” Schneider accepts the assignment. What was promised to be a simple hit turns out to be more than expected.
Body van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter calls “Schneider Vs. Bax a movie that puts “the dead back in deadpan, the ninth feature of van Warmerdam is his most Coen brothers-like film yet, a western in the Dutch wetlands that’s as unpredictable as it is darkly funny.” Variety says “…the more absurd the circumstances, the more entertaining the movie gets.”
The movie is PG-13, Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Thursday September 8th until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.
Save the Dates:
Wed. October 12- Girl Rising
Wed. November 16- My Love, Don’t Cross that River