Expanded Movie Showtimes: Fri & Sat 7 & 9:15, Sun 2:30 & 7:30; Mon & Tue 7:30; Wed 5:30 (Buddy night: 2 for 1 tickets when you bring a friend),
25 yrs & under: 2 for 1 tickets at all feature movies
Admission: $8, Members $6.
Assisted Listening headphones are available for movies. Please ask at the Concessions counter.
ONE OFF FEATURES: This series includes occasional screenings of distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films for one night only. These are films that because of their uniqueness have not found the audience they deserve. We think you’ll agree. See listings below.
JUNE 26–JULY 1, 4–5
Written & Directed By: Alex Garland; Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac; 1 hr. 48 min, R (graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence)
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated—and more deceptive—than the two men could have imagined.
JULY 4–8 & 11–12
Directed by: George Miller; Cast: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, Rosie Huntington Whiteley; 2 hrs, R (for violence)
“The shock, really, is how tender Mad Max: Fury Road ultimately becomes. The film just wraps that tenderness in one of the most epic action extravaganzas of recent years. It’s enough to renew your faith in movies.” —Ty Burr, Boston Globe. Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max film series.
Ex Machina: Friday, July 4 @ 9:15; Sunday, July 5 @ 2:30
Saturday, July 4: Two For One Sci-Fi Double Feature – Come to the 7 PM screening of Mad Max: Fury Road and stay for Ex-Machina at 9:15 for FREE!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 at 8 pm
Directed by: Albert Maysles; PG-13, 1 hr. 20 min
IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”
JULY 11–15 & 17–19
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg; Written by: David Nicholls; 1 hr. 55 min., PG-13
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching woolliness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. “An enthralling, complex, nimbly acted drama with a sweeping romance that doesn’t shy away from sexual politics.” —Claudia Piug, USA Today
Mad Max: Fury Road: Saturday, July 11 @ 9:15; Sunday, July 12 @ 2:30
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 at 8 pm
Written & Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour; Unrated, 1 hr. 44 min.
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. “The biggest honest-to-God discovery of 2014.” Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
JULY 17–22 & 24–26
Directed by: Bill Pohlad; Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti; 2 hrs. PG-13
LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. “Musically, the film is a miracle, right and riveting in every detail. In contrast to Cusack’s introspection, Dano lets it bleed as Brian Wilson, giving a performance awards were invented for.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Far From the Madding Crowd: Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18 @ 9:15; Sunday, July 19 @ 2:30
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 at 8 pm
Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó; R (for some violence), 1 hr. 57 min.
When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed ‘unfit’ by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called ‘unfit’ dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time house pet who has learned all too well from his ‘Masters’. “The hand that feeds—and also brutalizes—is righteously bitten in “White God,” a Hungarian revenge fantasy that’s like nothing you’ve seen on screen before.” —Manhola Dargis, New York Times
JULY 24–19 & 31–Aug 2
Directed by: Bret Hartley; Cast: Sam Elliott, Blythe Danner, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place, Martin Starr, Malin Akerman 1 hr. 35 min, PG-13
“I’ll See You in My Dreams is delicate and nuanced, with writing that rejects, or at least reshapes, the clichés of movies about people facing the glare of their sunset years.” —Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer. In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest, and reconnecting with her daughter.
Love & Mercy: Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25 @ 9:15; Sunday, July 26 @ 2:30