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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
The Sense of an Ending
Filmmaker Ritesh Batra made an international name for himself with his breakout first feature The Lunchbox which was set in his native India. For his second feature he has assembled a great cast in his adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel. Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. With Emily Mortimer. (PG-13, 108 mins)
"The lineup of fine actors keenly registers minute details about the passage of time with humor, wisdom and a sharp sense of how moments of rash or just misguided behavior can forever dictate a life's path." – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"Modest in its ambition but profound in its specificity, Batra gets to the core of the slipperiness of memory and the allure of the past. It’s not through grand pronouncements and cosmic love stories; instead, a handful of unshakable moments do the trick." – Steve Greene, Indiewire
"The Sense of an Ending maintains intrigue and emotional magnetism as its mystery unfolds." – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Back by popular demand! Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. In this heart-wrenching drama, five-year-old Saroo (wonderfully played by Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles away from his home and family, ending up bewildered and afraid in chaotic Kolkata (Calcutta). Somehow he survives living on the streets, before finding shelter in an orphanage and eventually being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman, David Denham). Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Slumdog Millionaire) suppresses his yearning for his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting and the help of Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times. (PG-13, 119 mins)
"The beauty of Lion is that it explores and allows for the unique possibilities and power of multiple homes, multiple families and multiple selves." – Katie Walsch, Chicago Tribune
"Lion is a complex movie, with its profound themes of home and identity, and its tonally disparate halves. A smartly understated approach to Brierley’s story holds it all together. Sometimes the truth alone is enough." – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
ONE WEEK ONLY March 24-30
Nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars, and winner of Best Picture--for 3 minutes!. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who serves lattes to movie stars in a studio lot café between rushing out to unsuccessful auditions, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, reduced to tinkling out tunes in a cocktail lounge to earn a living. They meet cute and initially resist each other, but then quickly fall in love. Composer Justin Hurwitz provides the lovely songs; with John Legend, Finn Wittrock and J.K. Simmons. (PG-13, 126 mins)
ONE WEEK ONLY March 24-30
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson(Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer, The Help) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe, Moonlight)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Also starring Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight). With music by Pharrell Williams. Directed and co-written by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent), based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. (PG, 127 mins)
Naro-Minded brings you the 25th Anniversary showing of Quentin Tarantino's heist classic. They were six perfect strangers assembled to pull off the perfect crime, but when their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush, the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one? A great ensemble cast featuring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, & Steve Buscemi. (1992, R, 100min)
Beer from O'Connor Brewing Co. will be available for purchase during the show, with all proceeds benefiting Naro Expanded Video.
The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. All shows feature live cast performances by Norfolk's own Fishnet Inc. No props allowed--throw your imagination! Tickets go on sale about 1/2 hour before showtime; plenty of seats always available. Until further notice , it shows every 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday of each month (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
If you love movies, join a discriminating group of cinephiles to share brunch, conversation, critique, and an advance screening of the latest offering from a roster of prominent independent, foreign, and American filmmakers. 9:30am is brunch, followed by the film at 10:00, then discussion and rating of the film.
The most surprising things about the same sex marriage movement is that, actually, it was carefully planned and orchestrated over the last four decades. During that time span, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a 'preposterous notion' to the national law. The Freedom to Marry movement is now known as one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in modern history. Eddie Rosenstein's new film is an intimate account of its key players: Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the movement and civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto who waged their climactic battle before the Supreme Court. (86 mins)
Introduction and post-film discussion: Mark Herring is the Attorney General of Virginia.
"Rosenstein makes this a suspenseful legal yarn and an essential history lesson." – Daphne Howland, Village Voice