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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Based on a true story, this is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everet's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. (PG13, 115 mins)
"Hawkins disappears into the performance, capturing Maud's physical limitations but also the light in her eyes, the sly humor in her observations about life -- and her gift for seeing the greatest beauty in the simplest things." -- Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"Hawke is good at playing bad, but Hawkins is better, rendering, in 'Maudie,' a portrait of a woman that feels raw, real and revelatory." -- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. (R, 119 mins)
"'The Big Sick' revitalizes the often moribund romantic comedy subgenre with a true story of love, death and the everyday comedy of being a 21st century American." -- Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes
The recent death of the American rom-com has been much remarked upon, but it only takes one great film to zap it back into life. 'The Big Sick' just might be that film." -- David Sims, The Atlantic
More than twenty teams of filmmakers in Hampton Roads make a movie in just 48 hours! Their finished films have now been submitted. Each team received the character name, occupation and prop that must appear in their short film. Then the teams drew from a hat to find out what genre film they’ll be making—comedy, western, musical, etc. The films have already been made and have now been submitted for judging.
Group A’s films will be shown Tues, Aug 15 at 8pm and Group B’s on Thur, Aug 17 at 8pm The winners receive an encore showing on Sat, Aug 19 at 4:30pm
Regular $10 admission for Tues & Thur, $7 for all seats on Sat (Naro Ticket Books are valid).
A sheltered man-child (Kyle Mooney) attempts to make a movie adaptation of his favorite kids' show, "Brigsby Bear Adventures." Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, and Greg Kinnear co-star in this comedy, which was directed by "Saturday Night Live" veteran writer Dave McCary. (PG-13, 100 mins)
"A charming, surprisingly underplayed paean to pop-culture obsession." -- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The rare comedy - one of a very special sense of humor and a big heart-that has the ability to connect with anyone wondering what else is out there." -- Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
This comedy about newspapers and newspapering stars the unusual pairing of Doris Day and Clark Gable. Who could ask for anything more? Well, maybe Mamie Van Doren as "the girl who invented rock 'n roll" and Gig Young in an Oscar-nominated supporting role. It's funny all right, and it has something to say about how newspapers operated in their glory, when everyone read a newspaper every day. Clark Gable plays a tough city editor who has no use for journalism teachers, even one portrayed by Doris Day. Oscar-nominated for its screenplay, it's one of our proud "discoveries" that have been somewhat underrated and overlooked. It's closing night for another year - and a night for comedy. (1958, 120 mins)
Following the film, the audience will once again vote for the best acting awards of the festival. The so-called "after party" will then follow at Ynot Pizza.
America is experiencing an epidemic of pain. For nearly 50 years, Dr. John Sarno has been battling the pain epidemic by focusing on the mind-body connection and the nature of stress and the manifestation of physical ailments. With a renowned practice in rehabilitative medicine at NYU he is also a bestselling author whose popular titles include 'Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection'. (93 mins)
Note: On June 22, 2017 Dr. Sarno passed away, one day before his 94th birthday. A beautiful obituary in the New York Times recounted his legendary life and profound contributions to science.
Lisa Barr, M.D. is physiatrist who studied with Dr. Sarno early in her career and uses his concepts of the mind-body connection with her pain patients.
Tim Sanderson, M.D. is a Jungian Analyst, psychiatrist, and Assistant Professor in the EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program.
Thursday, Aug 24 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. His message is loud and clear – the stakes have never been higher but the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. (100 mins)
"An Inconvenient Sequel is both a rebuttal and a rebuke to the voices who vociferously disparage him and his cause." – Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times
"Eleven years after An Inconvenient Truth Mr. Gore remains a prodigy of hope, with energy that seems endlessly renewable." – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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)
Tuesday, Aug 29 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'
Presented with Chrysler Museum
Based on over 2500 personal letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, this new ‘Exhibition On Screen’ reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Filmed at his legendary Giverny gardens and at locations throughout Europe by filmmaker Phil Grabsky. (90 mins)
Introduction by Lloyd DeWitt is the Chief Curator at Chrysler Museum
Wednesday, Aug 30 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. This documentary is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the front lines in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State. It’s a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) takes viewers into the war zone of ISIS-occupied Syria, where a band of intrepid citizen journalists armed with video cameras wage a counteroffensive against the terrorist group’s campaign of propaganda. Directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Matthew Heinemann (Cartel Land). (90 mins)
"City of Ghosts provides a grim reminder of what journalism should look like, and why its stakes are literally life and death." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"City of Ghosts shows us what journalism can do in the face of evil. Its message is haunting, humane, and ultimately hopeful." – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly