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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Norman: Moderate Rise & Tragic Fall of a NY Fixer
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse. (R, 117mins)
"It can take a TV series an entire season to establish a political intrigue as elaborate as the one [Joseph] Cedar devises here — and even longer to flesh out such a fascinating protagonist, when all Cedar had to do was give this archetype a name." -- Peter Debruge, Variety
"A spellbinder that features Richard Gere in one of his best performances ever." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Set against the stunning landscape of Scotland, an intimate and powerfully moving tale based on the true story of the challenging relationship between Tom and Tommy Morris, the real-life founders of the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially their lives were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father's success, Tommy's talent and fame grew to outshine his father's accomplishments. In contrast to his public persona, Tommy's inner turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen. (PG, 112mins)
"This agreeably leisurely period piece, based on the book by Kevin Cook, is first and foremost a tale of father-son love, rivalry and tragedy." -- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"With its rugged landscapes, handsome production design and, especially, the very appealing work of leads Peter Mullen and Jack Lowden, Tommy's Honour is an ingratiating production all-round." -- Godfrey Chesire, RogerEbert.com
Martin Scorsese presents the first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation, and uncompromising commitment to their audience that made the Grateful Dead one of the most influential musical groups of their generation. Artfully assembling candid interviews with the band, road crew, family members and notable Deadheads, the film reveals the untold history of the Dead and the freewheeling psychedelic subculture that sprouted up around it. The film also provides poignant insight into the psyche of late lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, whose disdain for authority clashed with his de facto leadership of the sprawling collective that kept the show on the road. (238 mins)
All Seats $10. Naro Ticket Books are NOT valid for this special engagement. Tickets can be purchased at our concession stand (when open) anytime from Tuesday afternoon until 6:30 Thursday night. Box office will open at 6:30 Thursday night.
A long-married and completely dispassionate husband (Tracy Letts) and wife (Debra Winger) are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. (R, 94 mins)
"'The Lovers' is a comedy of Middle American doldrums that leaves you rooting for its characters instead of smirking at them." -- Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"It's a hell of a role for Winger, her first lead for more than 20 years, and it acts as not only a showcase for her considerable talents but a reminder why women of her age deserve more screen time and respect." -- Benjamin Lee, Guardian
Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge. Raw isn't for everybody, but it is a bold film, sublimely realized, erotic, feral, primal and it will play on your senses long after it is over. (R, 99 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. 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)
DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER (matinees) It’s the 50th anniversay of the album’s release and all sorts of re-releases and celebrations are happening around the world. The Naro presents this encore screening of one of the most influential albums of our time, which Rolling Stone described as “the most important rock & roll album ever made.” (95mins)
Lynch’s art, music, and early films are examined, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark. (90 mins)
"There’s much to interest the Lynch fan here, but it also might be an unparalleled assessment of the artistic learning of a great American filmmaker." – Ed Frankl, The Film Stage
"Jon Nguyen’s carefully-calibrated ode to Lynch is in itself Lynchian, an essential picture for the director’s legion of fans." – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
Ten hours before The New York Times hit neighborhood doorsteps, an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. Focusing on the legendary team at The NY Times, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? (93 mins)
"It is modest, observant, graceful and nonchalantly witty." – Gene Seymour, The New York Times
"Informative, fascinating and surprisingly funny documentary." – Rex Reed, New York Observer
"...rarely does the idea of death elicit the warmth and utter charm as it does in this documentary." – Jose Solis, The Film Stage