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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Paris Can Wait
Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life. The first feature-film directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis and director of the 'Apocalypse Now' documentary 'Hearts of Darkness.' (PG, 92mins)
"One of the sexiest and most joyful road movies in some time." -- Jordan Ruimy, The Film Stage
"The refreshing element is that the story resists normative fantasies of sex or romance — in Paris Can Wait, Coppola focuses on the relationship to the self." – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
In the World War II drama Churchill, tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days leading up to the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Julian Wadham), the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill (Miranda Richardson). With her strength and shrewdness, “Clemmie” halts Winston’s physical, mental spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness. (PG, 98 mins)
"Cox masterfully captures Churchill’s contradictory nature, obsessive dutifulness to queen and country, and a volatility born out of fear, desperation and impending loss." – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer) . The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in the Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country's authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser's life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser's maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. (117 mins)
"The superb English stage director David Leveaux keeps the pacing taut while creating space for his actors to work their magic." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
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)
In October 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task—produce a new album of original music for a Christmas release. Within one month, The Beatles had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums—Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides of the single, as well as the album, hit number one on the charts. In Deconstructing The Beatles' Rubber Soul, composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul. Learn the stories behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man” and other classic Beatles songs. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. (89 mins)
Wednesday, June 28 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team – from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor – to uncover the truth and bring justice to the criminals responsible. But they must first find the missing boy named Oscar who migrated to the U.S. many years prior. Directed by Ryan Suffern and produced by Steven Spielberg's new documentary company. (94 mins)
"Suffern puts this tragic story to purposeful and, in some respects, inspiring use: The power of forgiveness can be remarkable, and some countries in the world have actually improved over the past 25 years." – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
This atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola (winner Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival), based on the 1971 novel by Thomas P. Cullinan, unfolds at a Southern girls' boarding school during the Civil War. Its sheltered young women (a great ensemble cast featuring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, & Elle Fanning) take in an injured enemy soldier (Colin Farrell). As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. (R, 94mins)
A series of classic films hosted by former Virginian-Pilot film and theater critic Mal Vincent on Monday nights in July and August (also shows Tuesday afternoons without Mal, with matinee showtimes to be announced each week.) This year's series kicks off July 10th and runs thru Aug 21.