NEW Showtimes: Friday & Saturday: 5:30 & 8:00, Sunday–Tuesday: 7:30, Wednesday: 5:30 (Buddy night: 2 for 1 tickets when you bring a friend!)
Admission: $8, Members $6.
Assisted Listening headphones are available for movies. Please ask at the Concessions counter.
August 18 – 20
“The Dance of Reality, which deserves a place alongside Amarcord as a fantastical take on coming of age, is the work of a wise and experienced old soul with the passion and curiosity of a young man. “ Rene Rodreguez, Miami Herald. THE DANCE OF REALITY is Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where the film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Alejandro Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.
“Something very close to a masterpiece.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times
Written & Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky; Unrated, 2 hr. 10 min.
This new series includes occasional screenings of distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films for One Night Only. These are films that have been released under the radar and because of their uniqueness have not found the audience they deserve.
Wed, Aug 20 at 8 pm • All tickets $5
Breathtaking, poignant and mesmerizing, MANAKAMANA is a documentary shot entirely inside the narrow bubble of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal, as it transports villagers and tourists to an ancient mountaintop temple. Filmed in 16mm and comprised of 11 rides (each a single take corresponds to the length of a roll of film), MANAKAMANA is a tender, ephemeral character study of its passengers and a window onto the lush, rolling landscape of a country in transition from ancient tradition to modernity. This evocative and rigorously structured documentary presents a rich sensory experience that ignites the viewer’s imagination to fill in the past, present and future of each moment as they watch. The New York Film Festival calls it “…an airborne version of an Andy Warhol screen test…an endlessly suggestive film that both describes and transcends the bounds of time and space.”
Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez; 1 hr. 58 min.
August 22 & 24 – 27
“Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA, a compact masterpiece set in Poland in the early 1960s, gets to the heart of its matter with startling swiftness.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, IDA is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; IDA is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.
“Likely to remain the best movie of the year.” —John Anderson, Newsday
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Written by: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz; PG-13, 1 hr. 20 min.
Aug. 29 – Sept. 3
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Due to the length of this film there will be one show only at 7:30 PM. Regular showtimes other nights.
“Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one.” —Claudia Piug, USA Today
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
“Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Directed By: Richard Linklater; Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke; R, 2 hr. 45 min.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9 PM
Featuring footage from Bombino‘s story, leading up to the production of his first album “Nomad”. Bombino and his band will be performing Live! at The Colonial on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 PM.
Directed by Ron Wyman; written by Jack McEnany of Sugar Hill, NH for Zero Gravity Films
All Tickets $5