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  • Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God. ⚽ #DiegoMaradonaMovie 9/20

    Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God. ⚽ #DiegoMaradonaMovie 9/20

    Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.
  • Don't miss AUGGIE this Friday, September 20th!

    Don't miss AUGGIE this Friday, September 20th!

    In AUGGIE, Felix Greystone (Richard Kind) is forced into early retirement and falls in love with an augmented reality companion, to the detriment of his relationship with his wife and daughter. At his “early retirement” party, Felix Greystone is given a pre-release version of an AUGGIE, a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that project a perfectly human companion onto his world. When Felix’s wife Anne gets a promotion and his daughter Grace gets serious with her boyfriend, Felix suddenly feels very alone. He opens up to his new companion, AUGGIE, and is recognized and appreciated by her. He feels the ache of loneliness dissipate. AUGGIE reawakens a passion in Felix, and to his own surprise, he begins to fall for her. In a world that feels too good to be true, it’s difficult for Felix to recognize his increasing addiction to the technology, losing sight of what truly matters.
  • Q&A with Director Larry Clarke on Tuesday Sept. 17th after the 7:00pm showing

    Q&A with Director Larry Clarke on Tuesday Sept. 17th after the 7:00pm showing

    All Hell breaks loose as a manic Catholic family prepares for their patriarch’s death. He’s still alive and kicking but hanging on while still in charge. The family includes an emotionally religious brother, a neurotic sister, an overbearing mother-in-law and the prodigal son whose life is about to change drastically when a huge secret comes to light. Many difficult end-of-life decisions need to be made but this family figures out how to make them through anger, laughter and tears.
  • TATTOO UPRISING Q&A with Mike McCabe after the 7:15pm screening on Monday September 16th

    TATTOO UPRISING Q&A with Mike McCabe after the 7:15pm screening on Monday September 16th

    Q&A with Mike McCabe after the 7:15pm screening on Monday September 16th   From antiquity to the present, Tattoo Uprising reveals the artistic and historical roots of today's tattoo explosion. This sweeping overview explores Biblical references and early Christian practices before moving on to the voyages of Captain James Cook and finally to our modern day, ever-evolving use of the tattoo in the Western world.
  • AMERICAN DREAMER Q&A (9/13) after 7:00pm show with star Jim Gaffigan and director Derrick Borte

    AMERICAN DREAMER Q&A (9/13) after 7:00pm show with star Jim Gaffigan and director Derrick Borte

    A down on his luck HAIL driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town, finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child.
  • Experience the most mind-blowing time in American music through the artists who lived it

    Experience the most mind-blowing time in American music through the artists who lived it

    Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.
  • Don't miss "one of the best rock docs of all time!" David Crosby: Remember My Name 8/23

    Don't miss "one of the best rock docs of all time!" David Crosby: Remember My Name 8/23

    Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.
  • STRANGE BUT TRUE FILM REVIEW BY TOP CRITIC STEPHEN DALTON

    STRANGE BUT TRUE FILM REVIEW BY TOP CRITIC STEPHEN DALTON

    Rising star Margaret Qualley plays a young woman who claims she's miraculously pregnant with her long-dead lover's child in director Rowan Athale's tricksy noir thriller. An atmospheric thriller with a noir-ish undertow and strong visual style, Strange But True puts a classy spin on familiar ingredients. The twist-heavy, logic-bending plot will test audience patience in places, but the whole package is handsomely crafted and rich in strong performances from a seasoned ensemble cast led by Amy Ryan, Brian Cox, Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear. World-premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Rowan Athale's second feature is an international affair. Adapted from a 2002 John Searles novel, it was filmed in Canada by a young Brit director with a mostly American cast. A superior B-movie at heart, it has ready-made appeal for genre-friendly festivals and ample box office potential with the right word-of-mouth buzz behind it. No release date is yet confirmed, but CBS Films picked up U.S. distribution rights last year. Strange But True is founded on an audacious puzzle. Five years after the tragic death of her high-school sweetheart Ronnie (Connor Jessup) during an eventful prom-night date, Melissa (Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon) turns up unannounced to inform the dead boy's family that she is miraculously pregnant with his baby. Ronnie's embittered, grief-scarred mother Charlene (Ryan) dismisses the mentally fragile Melissa as delusional, angrily sending her away. But both she and her surviving son Philip (Nick Robinson) are sufficiently intrigued to investigate further, exploring possible angles from frozen sperm to occult ritual. The plot thickens when Charlene contacts her semi-estranged ex-husband Richard (Kinnear), a hospital surgeon who was on duty the night Ronnie died. Richard has since made a new life for himself in Florida with his younger second wife, but Charlene is shocked to discover he has kept up clandestine contact with Melissa. It soon becomes clear that everyone in Strange But True has murky motives and double lives. Even the kindly old couple who have essentially adopted Melissa as a surrogate daughter, avuncular retired cop Bill (Brian Cox) and his sunny wife Gail (Danner), appear to be guarding shady secrets behind their wholesome Norman Rockwell facade. Unfolding like a slow-motion striptease, Strange But True maintains a steady mood of creeping tension with fragmentary flashbacks and drip-feed revelations that gradually fill in the bizarre backstory behind Melissa's immaculate conception. The suspenseful setup is rich in clues, hinting at secret trysts, religious cults and supernatural interventions. The truth, once it finally emerges, is disappointingly prosaic, falling back on lurid crime-thriller tropes that stretch credibility by transforming mild-mannered characters into murderous monsters. This clumsy tonal shift into gothic melodrama weakens the film, but not fatally. Whatever the plausibility of its baroque plot twists, Strange But True features fine-grained performances across the board, especially from the older castmembers. Ryan delivers some great diva lines with pleasingly caustic force, while Danner expertly conveys mounting panic behind her surface serenity. Cox is often guilty of hammy bombast, especially when attempting a hit-and-miss American accent, but he does unusually subtle work here. Impressively assured for such an inexperienced director, Athale elevates Eric Garcia's screenplay with arresting visual flourishes and a strong command of mood. Held back until the finale, the dreamy flashbacks to Ronnie's death invest Strange But True with a haunting lyricism that transcends its occasionally overcooked plot.
  • Q&A with Morgan Spurlock on Friday (9/6) and Saturday (9/7) after the 7:15pm show

    Q&A with Morgan Spurlock on Friday (9/6) and Saturday (9/7) after the 7:15pm show

    Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.  
  • Go see #YesterdayMovie with the one that has your heart. Tickets on sale now for date night!

    Go see #YesterdayMovie with the one that has your heart. Tickets on sale now for date night!

    A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
  • TONE DEAF starts Friday August 23rd

    TONE DEAF starts Friday August 23rd

    A woman goes to the countryside to spend a quiet weekend after losing her job and having her last complicated relationship implode. She rents a country house to an old-fashioned widower, who struggles to hide his pyschopatic tendencies.
  • MIKE WALLACE IS HERE “GO OUT AND SEE THIS FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY. A MUST WATCH” 8/23

    MIKE WALLACE IS HERE “GO OUT AND SEE THIS FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY. A MUST WATCH” 8/23

    A look at the career of 60 Minutes (1968) newsman, Mike Wallace.