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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Magic in the Moonlight
Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy starring Colin Firth (The King's Speech) as Stanley Crawford, a master magician who tries to expose psychic medium Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) as a fake. Persuaded by his life-long friend (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes undercover on a mission to a Côte d'Azur mansion in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant, who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). From his very first meeting with Sophie, Stanley dismisses her as an insignificant pip-squeak who he can unmask in no time. To his great surprise and discomfort, however, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded—and wondering whether Sophie's powers could actually be real. (PG13, 98 mins)
Filmmaker Zach Braff's follow-up to his indie breakout hit Garden State is a funny, touching, universal dramatic comedy about what it means to be at a major crossroads as a parent, spouse and child—all at once. Aidan Bloom (Braff) and his wife Sarah (Kate Hudson) live in Los Angeles with their two children, Grace (Joey King) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon). Sarah supports the family with her public service job, while struggling actor Aidan auditions and escapes into fantasies about being the futuristic space knight of his childhood dreams. When Aidan’s ailing, widowed father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland") can no longer pay for his grandchildren’s schooling, Aidan eschews cultural traditions and embarks on a chaotic attempt to home-school his kids. Aidan’s curriculum for Grace and Tucker leads to some surprising self-discoveries for everyone, and causes him to reassess his life, his career and his family. Also starring Josh Gad. (R, 107 mins)
Filmmaker and resident physician Ryan McGarry transports us to the front lines of America’s busiest emergency room, Los Angeles County Hospital’s legendary trauma unit. McGarry and his colleagues exhibit a new attitude about how our society treats those around us who are in pain or suffering. The dedicated staff provide the only safety net available for most of the poor and the uninsured in L.A. county. The film is an intense, doctor’s-eye view into the heart of the American healthcare debate. (80 mins)
Post-film discussion and speakers:
Jon Mason, M.D. is a professor at EVMS and practices emergency medicine at CHKD.
Dr. Carolyn Rutledge, PhD is the founding Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University and has been on faculty in Family Practice at EVMS since 1988.
Tim McCarthy is the Virginia Organizing South Hampton Roads team leader for Affordable Health Care Issues.
Charlie Graffeo MD is Professor of Emergency Medicine at EVMS.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Gene Wilder incarnates humanity's apex of creepy candy-magnate charm. Wonka is accompanied by an all-characters costume contest, because a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three. Beer will be served to all Oopah-Loompahs 21 and over. (1972, G, 100 mins)
ADDED SHOWS: Sat, Sun, and Mon matinees, Aug 30 & 31 & Sept 1
Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, various pilgrims, from ages 3 to 73, attempt to cross the entire country of Spain on foot. Equipped with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, they experience the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to transform lives. Each pilgrim throws themselves body and soul into their incredibly challenging trek to Santiago de Compostela, and most importantly, their own personal journey to find their true selves. (84 mins)
Based on the bestselling novel by John le Carré and directed by Anton Corbijn (The American), this modern-day thriller begins when a mysterious man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in Hamburg, Germany's Islamic community desperate for help. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker (Willem Dafoe) and a young lawyer (Rachel McAdams) determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. In an adrenaline-laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, it's not long before he becomes everyone's most wanted man. A cerebral tale of intrigue in the vein of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, A Most Wanted Man is also deeply human, touching themes in love, rivalry and politics we live with every day. (R, 122 mins)
Starting from scratch never tasted so good! In the hearty comedy Chef, Carl Casper (writer/director Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), and is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen—and zest for life and love. Also starring Bobby Cannavale, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt and Robert Downey Jr. (R, 115 mins)
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. Shows every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
The 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art was held at the unusual location of the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, and it marked the dawn of Modernism in America. The show drew 90,000 attendees and featured the best “avant-garde” artists and sculptors of Europe including Van Gogh, Gaugin, Cezanne, Degas, Picassso, Matisse, and Duchamp. There were also many lesser known American artists in the show. Filmmaker Michael Maglaras’ informative new film highlights the iconic artwork of the show as well as the response by audiences and the critics of the time. (85 mins)
Filmmaker Michael Maglaras will be in attendance to introduce his film.
Linda McGreevy is an author, art historian, professor at ODU, and co-owner with her husband Tim Cooper of Naro Video.