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On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story using over 65,000 painted animated frames created by dozens of artists. (95 mins)
"Loving Vincent is gorgeous. It's a film of immersive beauty." – John Semley, The Globe and Mail
"The painstaking work done by Kobiela and Welchman to turn some of the artist’s most prized canvases into animated scenes can be impressive to behold." – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner Best Documentary Feature by National Board of Review
This is the unlikely story of how a pretty, young British girl went to the Gombe forest of Tanzania to study chimpanzees in 1960 and grew to become the world renown primatologist Jane Goodall. Her groundbreaking research was documented in the sixties by National Geographic cinematographer Hugo van Lawick, who would become Jane’s husband. Previously thought to be lost forever, the footage was only recently discovered and edited along with Jane’s narration. With an enchanting musical score by Phillip Glass, the film is an immersive look into how one woman has changed the world through tireless global education and activism on behalf of wildlife conservation. Directed by Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck). (90 mins)
Wed, Dec 6 speaker and discussion: Dan Mathews is the creative force behind many of PETA's colorful crusades, author of Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir, and Senior Vice-President of PETA. He has worked with Jane Goodall on animal rights campaigns.
"Jane will delight those familiar with Ms. Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers." – Ben Koenigsberg, The New York Times
In Victorian England just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to publish A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist but it instead caused a sensation, breathing new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor. In an era desperate for spiritual renewal, the public eagerly embraced a story that ended with blessings for one and all. Starring Dan Stevens as Dickens and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge. (PG, 104 mins)
"In addition to being a rather fine addition to the Christmas-movie canon, the film marks a useful teaching tool — a better option for classroom screenings than any of the previous “Carol” adaptations."– Peter Debruge, Variety
"There are many pleasures along the way, including the effective evocation of Victorian-era London." – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
Best Film of the Year--New York Film Critics Circle
4 Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress
Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Christine’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. This is the directorial debut of indy actress Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha, 20th Century Women). (R, 93 mins)
"As warm as it is smart — and it is very smart — Lady Bird marks actor/screenwriter Greta Gerwig's superb debut as a solo director and yet another astonishing performance by star Saoirse Ronan." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Lady Bird is a triumph of style, sensibility and spirit. The girl at its center may not be a heavyweight, but her movie is epic." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarfs on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy from visionary director Terry Gilliam. History buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on an entertainment-starved Napoleon (Ian Holm), a surprisingly stuffy Robin Hood (John Cleese), and a powerful King Agamemnon (Sean Connery) before the Supreme Being catches up with them. (1981, PG, 116mins)
This month's show is a benefit for our friends at the Ghent Dog Park. Sponsored by Coelacanth Brewing Company - CBC, Chow, and Stage Right Lighting.
Composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album). Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation. In this multimedia presentation, Mr. Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” and other great songs from the White Album. (90 mins)
Since THE DISASTER ARTIST is enjoying much praise, here is the real movie on which that film is based. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his gorgeous fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark (Greg Sestero). From there, nothing will be the same again. (2003, R, 99mins)
*Playing in a double-feature with "A Christmas Story."
Jimmy Stewart plays small-town good guy George Bailey, who is confronted by his guardian angel Clarence (the jolly Henry Travers) while attempting suicide on Christmas Eve. Clarence shows George what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never been born. It just isn’t Christmas without seeing Frank Capra’s heartwarming holiday classic on the big Naro screen with a crowd. With Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. (G, 129 mins)
"The most well-loved of all Christmas movies." – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience." – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Not only is it beautifully photographed, but it also contains enough emotional strength to hold your attention for all of its two-hour running time." – David Stratton, At The Movies
*Playing in a double-feature with "It's a Wonderful Life."
There’s never been a Yuletide movie as funny as this 1983 Bob Clark classic. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s, “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”, the story is full of wonderful glimmers of nostalgia unhampered by sentimentality. With Peter Billingsley and Darren McGavin. (PG, 95 mins)
"It is pitch-perfect, telling the story through the enthusiastic and single-minded vision of its hero Ralphie, and finding in young Peter Billingsley a sly combination of innocence and calculation." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
"In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come." – Jay Carr, Boston Globe