I’ve schlepped to Midtown and Buckhead to see several award-winning films, including “Food, Inc.” and “The Cove,” that feature important messages that linger long after the popcorn is gone. One of the best things about going to see such movies is that you also get previews of other films that are worth the drive. There’s a whole other theatrical world out there that we suburbanites don’t have easy access to. That’s a shame. We need a cure for multiplex monotony.
Trust me, I’m not an elitist snob. I buy wine based on the appeal of the label, and find most French food (aside from desserts) pretentious and unappetizing. I do, however, enjoy meaningful dramas, offbeat comedies and thought-provoking documentaries, many of which are never shown within 20 miles of Fayette County. Once in awhile I’d like the chance to see a movie that won’t ever be plastered on the side of a fast-food soda cup. (And for the record, I’d also like to have one of those brew-pub theaters nearby; having a beer while watching “I Love You, Man” would be awesome.)