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.


Kedi

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

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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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 3

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: No show (see Community Events: Pine Hill Singers)

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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