Member Picks showcases the movies that inspired the Moxie’s biggest supporters.
Every month, one member picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.
Feb 12: Drive (2011), picked by Blake Tucker
March 18: Three Colors: Blue (1993), picked by Argelia Segovia
April 15: Silverado (1986), picked by Shirley & David Hutchison
May 13: Monterey Pop (1967), picked by Cathy & Alex Primm
Member Highlight: Blake Tucker
for this Month's Pick, Drive (2011)
Q: What do you love about the film?
A: When I think about the films made in the 2010's nothing comes to mind faster than Drive. From its neon-lit cinematography to the 80's retro-pop soundtrack, Nicolas Winding-Refn created the most influential film of the decade and easily his most accessible film to date. Refn churns out a hyperactive love letter to road rage with unapologetic glee. It’s a total blast.
Q: Why movies?
A: To quote the GOAT: "Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, and we need to keep them alive." - Martin Scorsese
Q: What's the thing you like best about being a member?
A: Being in the age of streaming means we have have an insurmountable amount of content readily available at our fingertips at all times. So, finding a movie, let alone a goodmovie, can be overwhelming and stressful. What I love most about being a member of the Moxie is the Essentials Series they put on throughout the year. With the Essentials Series I know the movies are going to be good; and whether the film is new or old, they are typically new to me and I get to see them the way they were meant to be viewed: on the big screen. So now I'm no longer having to spend 30+ minutes searching for a movie to watch, I can just show up and know I'm going to have a memorable and unique experience that can only happen at the Moxie.
Q: Favorite Moxie memory?
A: I caught my first viewing of The Room at the Moxie. Amongst the flying spoons, tampons, and loud unison cries of "YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, LISA!" I was able to experience Tommy Wiseau's true genius in the absolute form and in a way I will never forget. I also got to play catch football with my best friend.
Q: What are three benefits of coming to the Moxie?
A: What I love about coming to the Moxie is the feeling that I'm supporting filmmakers of all genders, of all nationalities, from all over the world while simultaneously knowing I'm investing in my local community. No matter how crowd-pleasing or obscure the filmmakers may be, the Moxie believes every person deserves to have their story be told and seen by all, and that's why I've been coming to the Moxie for 13 years to see the movies you can't see anywhere else in town. The Moxie also has a personal and intimate feel to it unlike any other theater I've been in. The movie could be in a foreign language, black and white, animated, new or old, you know you're going to experience something truly special and unique every single time you're here. Whether you're by yourself or with a group, the Moxie is the ultimate movie-going experience one hopes to find.
Did I also mention that if you sign up to become a member you get a bunch of free movies and popcorn? Win-Win!