Al Pacino stars in “”Danny Collins” playing this Saturday, August 1, at 4, 6, & 8 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at ISU. Based on a true story, when an aging rock star discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon, he sets out to rediscover his life and those he left behind. The Associated Press writes, “A redemption story doesn’t always need to show the blood. This film gets the point across without pretense, and its closing scene, alone, is worth the price of admission.” (Rated R) Admission is $2 for the public or $1 for ISU students. For more information and trailer, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/danny.
By Cassidy Robinson
Amy Schumer has become the unlikely voice of a new generation in stand-up and sketch comedy. Her work is thoughtful, brazen and cleverly funny, taking on all kinds of relevant subjects like feminism, ageism, body-shaming and race, while still retaining just enough gleeful locker-room filth to make it palatable to the masses. After receiving awards attention and praise for her ambitious and subversive sketch comedy show, Schumer has teamed with producer/director Judd Apatow to tell a more personal story that exists somewhere between the detachment of her ironic wit and the pain that it masks. “Trainwreck” is a conflicted and sometimes frustrating film where Amy shines as a performer and a burgeoning writer, but lacks the narrative consistency and the truth of convictions that we have come to expect from her point of view.
Amy’s character Amy is a hard drinking, sex-starved city girl who enjoys her life the way it is, much to the displeasure of her family and her pro-wrestler boy-friend (John Cena) who breaks up with her after discovering her multiple hookups. Later, after her magazine editor boss (Tilda Swinton) has her interview a sports doctor named Aaron (Bill Hader), the two develop a wholesome relationship and Amy finds herself unable to reconcile her fear of commitment with her newfound fondness for the nice-guy surgeon. This personal struggle is augmented by the mounting tension between her and her sister played by Brie Larson and their father played by Colin Quinn who’s struggling with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and needs to be put into an affordable facility.
POCATELLO — Shakespeare in the Park will be July 30 and 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night at the Quad, Idaho State University. “Cyrano de Bergerac” will be performed July 30 at 6:30 p.m. Free to the public, alumni, current and future students, faculty and staff. Rain site is ballroom in the Pond Student Union.
The July 31 play will be “Taming of the Shrew,” 6:30 p.m.
CHUBBUCK — The Mystique Performing Arts and Events Center, 158 E. Chubbuck Road, presents “Footloose The Musical” every Friday, Saturday and Monday through Aug. 17. Show starts and 7 p.m.
Tickets available for dinner and show or show only. Call 238-8001 or visit www.mystiquetheater.com for more information.
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Ripley as chiffon, ronette, and crystal.
POCATELLO — Old Town Actors Studio proudly presents the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” which tells the story of Seymour, who works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II after the love of his life, Audrey. However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. The production will be presented at Old Town Actors Studio, 427 N. Main St., Suite G, on Aug. 3, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee on Saturday, Aug. 8 will also take place at 2 p.m.
For further information and/or reservations regarding the OTAS presentation, call 478-6886. To make reservations for ISU’s International Programs-sponsored production call 282-3595 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
POCATELLO — Tim Bergstrom Summer Concert Series and Barbecue is Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., on the Quad at Idaho State University. Barbecue is free to summer students with Bengal ID and $3 for all others.
Tim first picked up his guitar at age 7 and has been connecting with people through music and song ever since. His journey has been full of surprise and twists that have led him from his hometown of Indianapolis, Ind., to Nashville, Tenn., to Hollywood, Calif.
Opening bad is Zandra Higley. For all audiences, and it is free.
POCATELLO — The fifth annual Pocaroo Festival will be Aug. 22 at the Bannock County Fairgrounds off Olympus Drive in Pocatello. At 11 a.m. the gates will be open.
The line-up includes Saliva, LA Guns, American Hitmen, Death Division, Savin’ Seymor, Gutter and the Onslaught, Paper Apes and winners of the “Battle for Pocaroo.”