Showtimes: See listing. Admission: $8, Members $6. Wednesday 5:30: Buddy night (2 for 1 tickets when you bring a friend), 25 yrs & under: 2 for 1 tickets at all feature movies
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.
SHOWTIME: Friday & Saturday 7:00; Sunday-Tuesday 7:30; Wednesday 5:30; Friday, Aug. 7 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2:30
Directed by: Crystal Moselle
“What if all you knew of the world came from Hollywood movies? That’s a loaded question—and Crystal Moselle’s gripping doc runs with it. You won’t be able to pull your eyes off the screen.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack”, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood. “Everything about The Wolfpack is extraordinary, beginning with the subjects of Crystal Moselle’s mesmerizing documentary.” —Lisa Schwarzbaum, Time Magazine
I’ll See You In My Dreams: Friday & Saturday, July 31 & Aug. 1 @ 9:15; Sunday, Aug. 2 @ 2:30
AUGUST 7 – 16 (no show Aug. 8, 13 & 15)
SHOWTIME: Friday 7:00; Sunday–Tuesday 7:30; Wednesday 5:30; Friday, Aug. 14 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2:30
Written & Directed By: Maya Forbes; Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana; R (for language), 1 hr. 30 min.
Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). When Maggie decides to go to business school in New York, they decide that he will move back in and take care of the day-to-day care for the kids. Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes frightening episodes. Infinitely Polar Bear screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. “Ms. Forbes hasn’t made a movie about her father’s illness; she’s made one about her father, who, through hard and weird times, clearly helped give her what she needed so that one day she could tell this story.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times
The Wolfpack: Friday, Aug. 7 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2:30
Seymour: An Introduction
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 at 8 pm
Written & Directed by Ethan Hawke; PG, 1 hr. 24 min.
Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned 15 he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a performer before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. While Ethan Hawke’s gentle, meditative study is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein and his exceptional life and work, it’s also a love letter to the study of music itself, and a film about the patience, concentration, and devotion that are fundamental to the practice of art.
AUGUST 14 – 23 (no show Aug. 15 & 20)
SHOWTIME: Friday 7:00; Sunday–Tuesday 7:30; Friday & Saturday, Aug. 21 & 22 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 23 at 2:30
Directed by: James Kent; Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Emily Watson; PG-13, 2 hr. 9 min.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. “From first to last, “Testament of Youth” sweeps you away.” —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Infinitely Polar Bear: Friday, Aug. 14 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2:30
AUGUST 21 – 30 (no show Aug. 27)
SHOWTIME: Friday & Saturday 7:00; Sunday–Tuesday 7:30; Friday & Saturday, Aug. 28 & 29 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2:30
Directed by: Asif Kapadia; R (language and drugs), 1 hr. 30 min.
Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.
Testament Of Youth: Friday & Saturday, Aug. 21 & 22 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 23 at 2:30
AUGUST 28 – Sept. 6 (no show Sept. 3 & 4)
SHOWTIME: Friday & Saturday 7:00; Sunday–Tuesday 7:30; Wedneday 5:30; Saturday 9:15, Sunday 2:30
Directed by: Bill Condon; Cast: Ian McKellan, Laura Linney; PG, 1 hr. 45 min.
MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love—before it’s too late.
Amy: Friday & Saturday, Aug. 28 & 29 at 9:15, Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2:30