ROOM (14A) DEC 25 – FEB 11

December 24, 2015

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ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical — they are trapped — confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life.

“ROOM” (14A)
Fri 6:30PM & 9:00PM
Sat  4:00PM, 6:30PM & 9:00PM
Sun 2:00PM & 4:30PM
Mon, Tue & Wed  6:30PM & 9:00PM

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT (14A) NOV 27 – JAN 17

December 18, 2015

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel” with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a cen- tral figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as count- less others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

“PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT” (14A)
Sat 4:15PM
Sun 4:45PM

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (PG) DEC 18 – 24

December 17, 2015

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Hitchcock/Truffaut offers fascinating insights from such luminaries as Martin Scorsese (who dissects Hitchcock’s shot selection in The Wrong Man), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (who analyzes the famous Cary Grant-Ingrid Bergman kiss in Notorious) and David Fincher (who reflects on the perversions of Vertigo). Director Kent Jones — a multi-hyphenated talent who serves as Director of Programming for the New York Film Festival, works on film preservation with the World Cinema Project, and writes for Film Comment and other publications — skilfully blends these observations with the original audio recordings of Hitchcock and Truffaut’s interviews, along with a generous helping of film clips, to create a dialogue across generations.

“HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT” (PG)
Fri & Sat 8:00PM
Sun 4:30PM
Mon, Tue & Wed 8:00PM

MR. HOLMES (PG) NOV 27 – DEC 17

November 27, 2015

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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.

“MR. HOLMES” (PG)
Fri, Sat & Sun  8:30PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur  8:30PM

JAMES WHITE (14A) DEC 4 – 10

November 26, 2015

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James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother’s battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

“JAMES WHITE” (14A)
Fri 8:15PM
Sat & Sun  6:15PM
Tue, Wed & Thur  8:15PM

 

 

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT (14A) OCT 9 – DEC 6

November 20, 2015

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Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

“THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT” (14A)
Sat & Sun 8:15PM

MAVIS! (G) NOV 20 – 26

November 19, 2015

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MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like “I’ll Take You There” in the ’70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has stayed true to her roots, kept her family close, and inspired millions along the way.

Featuring powerful live performances, rare archival footage, and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, MAVIS! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. At 75, she’s making the most vital music of her career, winning Grammy awards, and reaching a new generation of fans. Her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

“MAVIS!” (G)
Fri, Sat & Sun  7:00PM
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur  7:00PM

MEET THE PATELS (PG) NOV 13 – 26

November 10, 2015

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MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams … and his parents. Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what started as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heartbreaking film reveals how love is a family affair. Fresh out of a breakup with his secret white girlfriend, who his parents knew nothing about, and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and single, Ravi goes on a family vacation to India with his head and heart spinning.

Ravi is willing to do whatever it takes to find love — but there’s one tricky detail to consider: In his family, everyone has the last name Patel. Patels marry other Patels. It’s not incest, it means they are from the same 50-square mile radius in India. Struck with how overwhelmingly happy the marriages are of his Patel family and friends, Ravi enters a fool-proof Patel matchmaking system and embarks on a worldwide search for another American Patel just like him.

“MEET THE PATELS” (PG)
Sat & Sun  2:45PM
Mon & Thur  8:45PM

AMY (14A) NOV 6 – 24

November 3, 2015

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Following his multi-award winning box office sensation SENNA, director Asif Kapadia turns talents to another cultural icon. 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. Kapadia’s film will reveal the extraordinary life behind the sensational headlines by examining the story of a prodigiously talented young woman whose life ended far too young. With this film the world will fall in love with the real Amy Winehouse and her incredible music all over again.

“AMY” (14A)
Sat & Sun 4:30PM
Tue  8:45PM

HEART OF A DOG (PG) NOV 6 – 15

November 1, 2015

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“Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever.” So begins HEART OF A DOG, creative pioneer Laurie Anderson’s wry, wondrous and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death and language.

Centering on Anderson’s beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, HEART OF A DOG is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her.

“HEART OF A DOG” (PG)
Sat & Sun 2:15PM


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