This weekend’s movies being screened at The State Theatre in downtown Modesto feature both a light-hearted comedy and an unusual character-driven drama.
The comedy From Hollywood to Rose, opens Saturday, July 22 at 3 p.m. while the drama Amnesia also opens Saturday, July 22 with a show at 7 p.m.
To buy tickets for upcoming films by phone, call 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For online ticket sales, visit www.thestate.org.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto.
What Martin Scorsese’s After Hours was to New York, From Hollywood to Rose aspires to be for Los Angeles, in its own lighter-hearted and whimsical way. The central figure is a middle-aged woman who has just run away from her wedding. Still clad in her wedding dress, she makes her way from Hollywood to Venice Beach, via the city’s notoriously unreliable bus system and along the way encounters a cast of hilarious eccentrics and social outcasts.
Amnesia focuses on Jo, a 25-year-old music composer from Berlin. He’s come to Ibiza to be part of the nascent electronic music revolution, ideally by getting a job as a DJ in the new nightclub on the island, Amnesia. Martha has been living alone in her house facing the sea for 40 years. One night Jo knocks on her door. Her solitude intrigues him. They become friends even as the mysteries around her accumulate: the cello in the corner she refuses to play, the German language she refuses to speak. As Jo draws her into his world of techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.