For one weekend a month, the newly renovated Vidiots Annex is transformed into the VIDIOTS Cinema Selects micro-cinema, presenting special limited runs of new, independent films, handpicked and personally recommended by Vidiots’ staff. Cinelicious Pics is excited to announce that Vidiot’s inaugural selection is “The Mend,” the debut film from writer/director John Magary, starring Josh Lucas (Undertow), Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen (Higher Ground) and Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha).

For anyone who’s ever loathed and loved a sibling in equal measure, “The Mend” is the wonderfully strange and acidic debut comedy from writer / director John Magary. Shot through with the wicked humor and anarchy of Bruce Robinson’s “Withnail & I” and Mike Leigh’s “Naked,” “The Mend” follows a mismatched yin-yang pair of NYC brothers, loose cannon Mat and put-upon Alan as they stagger dimly toward some understanding of love, women, masculinity and what it truly means to be a brother.

With 30 years of trusted movie recommendations under its belt, VIDIOTS Cinema Selects is upping the ante seeking out and presenting unique, daring and entertaining films that demand to be seen on a big screen, with an audience. VIDIOTS Cinema Selects will bring the theatrical experience inside the video store. Vidiots began as a movie rental store with a fierce commitment to making as wide an array of films available as possible-from vintage to foreign to documentary-and its event programming and outreach has that same eclectic flavor. The Vidiots Foundation expands the reach and community involvement of Vidiots through partnerships with community organizations, schools, filmmakers, artists and educators by providing free classes, screenings, panel discussions, spoken word, live music and other cultural events.

Showtimes are Oct. 9 at 8 p.m., Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

For more information, visit http://vidiotsfoundation.org/events/vidiots-cinema-selects-mend1.

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