Movies

SHOWTIMES: Sat: 5:00 (Open Caption when available—please call ahead) & 7:30, Sun: 2:30 & 7:30, Mon & Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, Fri: Check schedule.
TICKETS: $8 / $6 members | Special Programs: see listing schedules may change.
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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.


Moonlight

April 29 – May 7
Sat. 7:30, Sun: 2:30 & 7:30, Mon & Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, No show Friday, May 5 (See Community Events Screenagers), Sat: 5:00, Sun: 2:30

Written & Directed by Barry Jenkins III, 110 min, R (some sex, drugs, violence and language). Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love. Academy Award Golden Globe Award, National Society of film Critics for Best Picture, Academy Award and Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Academy Award and Independent Spirt Award for Best Screenplay… This is a great film! Don’t miss it! “Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times.

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The Salesman

May 6 – 14

Sat – Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, No Show Friday, May 12 (See Community Events: Profile Talent Show), Sat: 5:00, Sun: 2:30

Writer/Director: Asghar Farhadi, 125 min., PG-13; Iran; Persian with English subtitles. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and Best Screen Play (Shahab Hosseini)

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and Best Screen Play (Shahab Hosseini). “The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran. You are in the hands of a major film artist.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

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Kedi

May 13 – 21

Sat – Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, No show Friday, May 19 (See Community Events: Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia), Sat: 5:00, Sun: 2:30

Director: Ceyda Torun, 79 min., Not Rated, Turkey; Turkish with English Subtitles

KEDI is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDI is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves. “The movie is replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war. The mesmerizing score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset.” —Glenn Keddy, New York Times. “Kedi” is the cat’s meow. Literally.” —Adam Graham, Detroit News.

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Get Out

May 20 – 28

Sat – Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, No Show Friday, May 26 (See David Lynch: The Art Life below), Sat: 5:00, Sun: 2:30

Written & Directed by Jordan Peele, 104 min., R (for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references)

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride. “Jordan Peele’s semi-parodic horror film Get Out has a complexity worthy of its historical moment.” —J. Hoberman, New York Review of Books.

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ONE-OFF Feature: David Lynch: The Art Life

Friday, May 26 at 7:30

Directed by: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, 93 min., Not Rated

This riveting profile of director David Lynch explores how the formative experiences of his youth led him to become the artist he is today. The film includes archival footage and home movies, as well as interviews with Lynch as he paints in his studio. “Extravagantly surreal as the products of his imagination may be, they are deeply rooted in personal history and philosophy—and it’s this connection that Jon Nguyen’s disarmingly off-kilter documentary… probes to rewarding effect.” —Guy Lodge, Variety

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Lost City of Z

May 27 – June 4

Sat – Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, No show Friday, June 2 (See Community Events Skatepark Fundraiser), Sat: 5:00, Sun: 2:30

Written & Directed by James Gray, 140 min., PG-13 (some violence some nudity)

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, “The Lost City of Z” tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson)—returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, “The Lost City of Z” is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession. “The grandeur of this movie is off the charts. For a certain kind of old-school film fan, someone who believes in shapely, classical proportions and an epic yarn told over time, it will be the revelation of the year.’ —Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out.

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