NEW Showtimes: Sunday–Tuesday: 7:30, Wednesday: 5:30 (Buddy night: 2 for 1 tickets when you bring a friend!), Friday & Saturday: 5:30 & 8:00
Admission: $8, Members $6.
Assisted Listening headphones are available for movies. Please ask at the Concessions counter.
Director: Wes Anderson. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman (R).
May 9 & 11–14
“A fascinating documentary that poses a compelling aesthetic query: did 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer use optical devices to achieve his gorgeously photo-realistic, light-filled artwork?” Claudia Puig, USA Today. Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.
“Unexpectedly dazzling” –Tom Long, Detroit News.
May 16 & 18 – 21
Morris’ film THE UNKNOWN KNOWN is a gripping exploration of the career and philosophy of former U.S Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Using declassified memos, Morris guides Rumsfeld through a discussion of his controversial career as a high-level executive under four different Republican presidents. Such absorbing topics as Vietnam, the Cold War, Desert Storm and the War on Terror are all examined through the words of one of America’s most divisive and complex public figures.
Written & Directed by: Errol Morris. PG-13, 1 hr. 36 min.
“Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments. “A generous and hilarious portrait of life as an aging legend.” —Sara Stewart, New York Post.
Director: Chiemi Karasawa. Starring: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Alec Baldwin. Unrated, 1 hr. 20 min.
May 30–June 4
“A scissor-sharp comedy of ineptitude and failure.” —Leslie Felperin, Variety. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ‘Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. ALAN PARTRIDGE finds Alan at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he’s getting sacked by the new management. The character Alan Partridge first appeared over twenty years ago as a BBC sports reporter on the radio show, On The Hour. Since then, this wonderfully conceited, petty, anal, idiosyncratic comic creation has flourished across virtually every medium you can think of. He’s been a sports reporter (again) on the seminal TV news spoof, The Day Today, host of his own TV chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You, star of the fly-on-the-wall sitcom I’m Alan Partridge, and most recently Mid-Morning Matters. “Ron Burgundy, eat your heart out.” —Rob Mondello, NPR.
Director: Declan Lowney. Starring: Steve Coogan. R, 1 hr. 30 min.
June 6 & 8–11
An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
“Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” holds you in a state of suspense tinged with dread from the very first image on the screen. —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal.
“Johansson is phenomenal in every sense of the word. She joins Glazer in creating a brave experiment in cinema that richly rewards the demands it makes. The result is an amazement, a film of beauty and shocking gravity.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Director: Jonathan Glazer; Writer: Walter Campbell; Starring: R, 1 hr. 47 min.
“The Lunchbox” is a feast of delights, one of the best stories about the connection between food and love the movies have ever seen.” —Colin Colvert, Minneapolis Star Tribune. Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. “For the acting alone, “The Lunchbox” is a sumptuous treat.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal.
Director & Writer: Ritesh Batra; Starring: Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire); PG, 1 hr. 45 min.
June 20 & 22–25
“Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are plummy perfection as a British pair in their 60s who hope to reenergize their marriage with a trip to Paris.” —Joe Neumair, New York Daily News. In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that’s both emotionally rich and very funny. “Smart, substantial and enchanting.” —Rex Reed, New Your Observer.
Director: Roger Michell; Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum; R, 1 hr. 33 min.
June 26–July 2
Noted indie director Jim Jarmusch directs the vampire story Only Lovers Left Alive. Tom Hiddleston stars as Adam, a bloodsucker who makes a living as a reclusive musician. He reunites with the love of his life, Eve (Tilda Swinton) a fellow vampire who leaves her home overseas to be with him in the downtrodden Motor City. They eventually get a visit from Eve’s irresponsible sister (Mia Wasikowska) who irritates Adam and eventually causes trouble with the one human—the vampires refer to the living as zombies—with whom the depressed music hero gets along. Only Lovers Left Alive screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. “The next great midnight classic.” —Jordan Hoffman, Film.com
“Sent me out into the full-mooned night, all senses elated, on a glad-to-be-alive high.” —Keith Ulrich, Time Out New York.
Director & Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Starring: Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowsha; R, 2 hr. 2 min.