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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
John Krasinski of 'The Office', directs and stars in this comic drama, playing a struggling NYC artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John Hollar is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. The great cast includes Anna Kendrick,Richard Jenkins, Margo Martingale, and Charlie Day. (PG-13, 89 mins)
"Krasinski infuses The Hollars with familiar wry humor, but he also delivers a film that’s unexpectedly rich with sweetly moving moments." – Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"John Krasinski, as actor and director, tackles the most clichéd genre in the movie business — the dysfunctional family dramedy. The big difference is he pulls it off with uncommon humor and compassion." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Held Over even ANOTHER week! We want to tell you: they say not a second time, but we should have known better--due to overwhelming response this film is showing another week. Yes it is, it's true! It's all too much so we don't want to spoil the party. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Will it play even longer? Tomorrow never knows!
Acclaimed director Ron Howard's documentary is based on the first part of The Beatles career (1962-1966), the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. It explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles. It will explore their inner workings how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together, all the while exploring The Beatles extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Exclusive Bonus To Theaters: An added bonus featurette about the famous Shea Stadium concert is shown at the end of the film. (PG, 138 mins total program)
Wednesday, Sept 28 at 7:15pm – 'Psycho Cinema'
Hosted by Tim Sanderson, M.D.
On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shock waves through the literary world when it unmasked the true identity of celebrity author, J.T. LeRoy. His tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated audiences internationally with such novels as . It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. It was an elaborate hoax fabricated by the books' real author, Laura Albert and her girlfriend who posed as J.T. LeRoy. For a decade Albert had breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar, and gained international recognition and acclaim. Their massive deception still infuriates many; but according to Albert, only by channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was she able to realize her full self-expression. (R, 110 mins)
Post-film discussion: Tim Sanderson, M.D. is a Jungian Analyst, psychiatrist, art therapist, and Assistant Professor in the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program at EVMS.
"That directorJeff Feuerzeig can navigate this hall of mirrors so cleanly and effectively is positively supernatural." – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
"Author is less a run-through of one of the biggest controversies to plague the literary world in the past century, than an illuminating study of the enigmatic and driven woman behind the phenomenon." – Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian
In December 1945 the Second World War has finally come to an end. In Warsaw, Poland, Mathilde (Lou de Laage) is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. From filmmaker Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel). In French and Polish with titles. (115 mins)
"A gripping psychological drama based on events more than half a century old, it has inescapable contemporary echoes... "- Kenneth Turan, LA Times
"The Innocents is a powerful, brave film that will stay with you for days." - Ellen Brait, Globe& Mail (Toronto)
Natalie Portman has directed a new film that's based on the memories of Amos Oz about growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood. His academic father Arieh and imaginative mother Fania (Portman) were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 40s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future of Israel but Fania wanted much more from her life and the new nationstate. The terror of the war and running from home had been followed by the tedium of everyday life, which weighed heavily on Fania’s spirit. Unhappy in her marriage and intellectually stifled, she would make up stories of adventures to cheer herself up and entertain her 10-year-old son Amos. As Amos matures, he witnesses the birth of Israel, and must come to terms with his own new beginning. In Hebrew with subtitles (PG13, 98 mins)
"There are many lovely and memorable moments in this film, which is in every way the opposite of a vanity project. If anything, Ms. Portman seems constrained by her own modesty, by a justified but nonetheless limiting reverence for her source material." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"While A Tale of Love and Darkness is often difficult to watch — because of all the sadness it presents — it is also a beautiful film in that it makes us think about existing in a world where we do not completely fit in." – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
Captain Fantastic is a charmingly eccentric, sweet and funny look at an unconventional family living deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, The Road) stars as Ben, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. After the death of his absent wife, he is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent. Winner of the Un Certain Regard award for directing at Cannes Film Festival, this heart-wrenching drama from writer/director Matt Ross also stars Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Annalise Basso, George MacKay, Ann Dowd, Samantha Isler and Nicholas Hamilton. (R, 118 mins)
Admission now just $8. 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)
This 19th annual worldwide festival of short films drew an unprecedented 844 entries from 52 countries. This program showcases the 10 finalists selected by a panel of judges. The selection for this year's Best Short Film will be voted on by cinema audiences viewing the film in 250 cities worldwide. The Festival will be held throughout the world during the last week in September. (120 mins)
In this tense and immersive tour de force, we are given a glimpse of earth’s future – the battle to protect biological life from the corporate state’s siege of nature. The viewer is brought directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian factions who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia and the Peruvian government who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from the indigenous peoples lead by Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of Peruvians. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence. In Spanish with subtitles. (103 mins)
"The film makes its case powerfully, and the myriad parallel situations in which private commercial interests continue to trump environmental ones worldwide makes that viewpoint easy to accept as valid." – Dannis Harvey, Variety