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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Victoria and Abdul
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. (PG-13, 111 mins)
"Dench is 82 now, but she remains the world's most formidable pixie, and in "Victoria & Abdul" she's in her element and in her snappish, showbiz-melancholy prime." – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"This funny, touching adap of Shrabani Basu’s 2010 biography has its own chemistry, withering wit and unsentimental message of acceptance. A royal treat." – Jamie Graham, Total Film
This horror-comedy directed by Sam Raimi is better, funnier, scarier, and all-around superior to its predecessor. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again finds himself battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash's girlfriend Linda becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. (1987, R, 84mins)
Naro-Minded and Plan B Comedy bring you TROLL 2. Often cited as one of the worst films ever made, this low-budget horror comedy has gained a cult following over the years. The plot concerns a family pursued by vegetarian goblins who seek to transform them into plants so that they can eat them. Presented as a benefit for Naro Video, Plan B will do an MST3K-style live riff during the movie. (1990, PG-13, 95mins)
Naro-Minded is a monthly collaboration between Naro Cinema and Naro Video, bringing much-loved classics back to the big screen. Sponsored by O'Connor Brewing Co., beer and wine will be available for purchase at the show, with all proceeds benefiting Naro Video.
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.
Wed, Oct 25 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
Presented with NARAL of Virginia
This new documentary tells the story of a radical movement enabled by the Republican Party and Evangelicals that has tightened its grip across America. They have developed an aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. As more clings close throughout the South, a public health crisis is precipitating, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America. (100 mins)
"Birthright: A War Story packs a powerful message: that reproduction has become perilous for women in America." – Helen Verongos, The New York Times
"With its chilling evidence of fetus-centric policies in practice, Birthright shows Big Brother in action, and at his most misogynistic." – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed’s (Hidden Colors) new documentary tells the untold history of Haiti and the Haitian Revolution, the most successful and one of the earliest slave rebellions in the western hemisphere. The perseverance of the Haitian people and the story of their organizing against the state and the country’s slave owners is a source of inspiration for all advocates for liberty and democracy.
Doors open at 7:30pm
Advance tickets are $20 at eventbrite.com
Admission at the door $25
(Note: This is a third party presentation. Naro Ticket Books are not valid for this performance)
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? (PG, 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. 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)