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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet). After years of working as a dressmaker in the exclusive fashion houses of Paris, she returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis). During her time there, she happens to fall in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). And armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. (118 mins)
"Kate Winslet as sexy femme fatale with a wicked pair of shears is a lot of fun. As her mum 'Mad' Molly, Judy Davis triumphs." - James Vernier, Boston Globe
Based on the acclaimed book ‘History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier’, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson) to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ('Temple Grandin'). (PG-13, 110 mins)
"Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made." – Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Weisz’s conviction, passion and galvanizing outrage drive Denial. For a Jewish academic, this was no intellectual exercise, and Weisz lets us see it. Between the frames, Weisz likewise assures us that Denial is no routine movie for a Jewish actress." – Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday Mornings, Oct 23 & 30; Nov 13 & 20; and Dec 4
All 5 for $60
Any 4 for $50
Single admission at door on morning of show - $15
If you love movies, join a discriminating group of cinephiles to share brunch, conversation, critique, and an advance screening of the latest offering from a roster of prominent independent, foreign, and American filmmakers. 9:30am is brunch, followed by the film at 10:00, then discussion and rating of the film.
The Obama administration has initiated a 10 year plan to modernize and enhance the nuclear arsenal that will fund the military-industrial complex to the tune of a trillion dollars. And yet the U.S. nuclear program has been shown to be unnecessary, destabilizing, and far too dangerous. This chilling new documentary from the filmmakers of the groundbreaking films Food, Inc. and Last Days in Vietnam is adapted from Eric Schlosser’s recent book about the government cover-up of a near nuclear catastrophe at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the U.S. Here is the untold story of America’s nuclear weapons program, based on recently declassified documents. It’s a decades-long nightmare of freak accidents, near misses, government ineptitude, and human fallibility. (92 mins)
Post-film discussion: Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired US Army Colonel and the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary.
"Far from being a historical cautionary tale, Command and Control looks forward, not backward. Kenner’s unsettling film casts its worried gaze not at the accidents that already have taken place, but at the ones yet to happen." – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
This horror classic, at the time the highest grossing independent film of all time, has been digitally restored by the original cinematographer and features an exclusive 15-minute interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter, who explores the history of the film and its impact on the entire film industry. With Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis. (1978, R, 107 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)