Posts Tagged ‘Films We Like’

THE LAST FILM: LE HAVRE (PG) *SUNDAY MAY 28 ONLY*

May 25, 2017

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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

“LE HAVRE” (PG)
Sun 7:00PM

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

FORCE MAJEURE (PG) NOV 7 – 27

October 6, 2014

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A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family’s world to its core. Although the anticipated disaster fails to occur, his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

“FORCE MAJEURE” (PG)
Fri 7:00PM
Sat 4:15PM
Sun 7:00PM
Tue & Thur 7:00PM

PARTICLE FEVER (PG) MAR 14 – APR 2

March 10, 2014

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Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

“PARTICLE FEVER” (PG)
Sat  4:30PM
Sun  2:30PM
Wed  9:00PM 
 

 
 
 

“THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN” (18A) NOV 18 – 21

November 14, 2013

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The intense love story between Elise and Didier. She runs her own tattoo shop and he is a Flemish cowboy playing the banjo in a small band. It’s love at first sight for them… although they are poles apart. Chalk and cheese, completely different and yet perfectly compatible. When their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is complete. Then tragedy strikes and Maybelle dies. Didier loses himself in anger and Elise seeks comfort.

“THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN” (18A)
 Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur  9:00PM

 

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