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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
My Old Lady
Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost. Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, is not prepared to budge. With no place to go, Mathias strikes a tentative lodging arrangement with Mathilde, instantly clashing with suspicious, lovelorn Chloé over his private dealings with a rapacious property developer. With its unique blend of comedy, drama and ultimately romance, My Old Lady marks the directorial debut of internationally celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz, adapting his own hit play. (104 mins)
Here is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards. Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the globe at a moment's notice to experience a world of luxury, but it doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister, Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend—and former lover—Andrea (Stefano Accorsi). But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured as she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. Partially subtitled. (85 mins)
This acclaimed British comedy is based on a true story about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Starring a Who's Who of the best British actors working today including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine. Pride is directed by Matthew Warchus. (R, 120 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)
From Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) comes this madcap science-fiction epic that stars two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, he is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life—or the complete lack of one—once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust (played by Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, David Thewlis and Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being. (R, 107 mins)
Filmmaker Kip Anderson investigation of the causes of global warming brings him to some unexpected conclusions. According to recent U.N. reports and The Worldwatch Institute, fully half of all human caused greenhouse gas emissions come from the cattle industry and animal agriculture (crops that are grown to feed livestock). Large-scale factory farming is also the primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, topsoil erosion, and water pollution. And yet the industry is rarely challenged by the major environmental and climate change organizations. Such popular writers as Michael Pollan, Will Potter, and Will Tuttle offer a path to global sustainability for a hungry and growing human population. (85 mins)
Post-film discussion facilitated by:
Laura Lee Cascada is a Campaign Manager for PETA.
Zach Jarjoura is the Hampton Roads conservation program coordinator for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.
This acclaimed black comedy tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, Birdman is directed and co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros). (R, 119 mins)
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s fifth and best feature provides the delirious coup de grace — a triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution, that will electrify the industry, captivate arthouse and megaplex crowds alike, send awards pundits into orbit and give fresh wings to Keaton’s career."
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