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  • INHERIT THE VIPER Starring Josh Hartnett, Owen Teague, And Bruce Dern STARTS January 10

    INHERIT THE VIPER Starring Josh Hartnett, Owen Teague, And Bruce Dern STARTS January 10

    For siblings Kip (Josh Hartnett) and Josie (Margarita Levieva), dealing opioids isn’t just their family business—it’s their only means of survival. When a deal goes fatally wrong, Kip decides he wants out. But Kip’s attempt to escape his family’s legacy ignites a powder keg of violence and betrayal, imperiling Kip, Josie, and their younger brother, Boots (Owen Teague), in this searing crime-thriller that builds to a shattering conclusion.
  • GET GONE Review By Alex Billington (Firstshowing.net)

    GET GONE Review By Alex Billington (Firstshowing.net)

    "If you create a beast, you best learn how to ride it." 1091 Media has debuted an official trailer for a horror thriller titled Get Gone, which premiered at the Action On Film Festival earlier this year. The film's selling point is this creepy mask, which seems to be a part of the killers' costume. A hoax-busting group goes on a team-building retreat to Whiskey Flats, Oregon, and runs into trouble as they cross paths with an invasive drilling company that is warring with a very private family. Their retreat takes a turn after the group runs into trouble with them. The film stars horror film legend Lin Shaye, plus Weston Cage Coppola (Nicolas Cage's son), Robert Miano, Bradley Stryker, and Silvia Spross. Looks super bizarre and extra strange.
  • INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR Review by Hendrike Bake (INDIEKINO MAGAZIN) Now playing!

    INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR Review by Hendrike Bake (INDIEKINO MAGAZIN) Now playing!

    INTRIGO is the first part of a crime trilogy from Swedish beststelling author Håkan Nesser that will be released in cinemas and bookstores at around the same time. The first part is about writers, real and alleged murders, and the question of who ...
  • ‘The Sonata’ Review: Dir. Andrew Desmond By Kat Hughes (Hollywood News)

    ‘The Sonata’ Review: Dir. Andrew Desmond By Kat Hughes (Hollywood News)

    The Sonata review: The late Rutger Hauer appears in one of his final roles as an obsessed composer in Gothic ghost story The Sonata.
  • THE REPORT Review: Adam Driver Searches for The Truth About Torture. By Peter Travers(Rolling Stone)

    THE REPORT Review: Adam Driver Searches for The Truth About Torture. By Peter Travers(Rolling Stone)

    The ‘Marriage Story’ star continues his hot streak with a smart, compelling take on the Senate investigator who took the government to task on “enhanced interrogation techniques”
  • FILM REVIEW - REALITY QUEEN starts January 10

    FILM REVIEW - REALITY QUEEN starts January 10

    Anyone who has ever watched a reality show has seen Paris Hilton, the Kardashians or similar, will be highly entertained by this witty parody of social media celebs and reality television stars. Our young beauty London's life is a self-indulgent fantasy whirlwind of partying, mansions, yachts, private jets, pet psychics and a celebrity posse. Then, after a drunken fall puts her in the hospital, she sets out to steal back the limelight from her reality television arch-rivals, the Kim sis
  • ‘One Child Nation’ Review: Controlling Minds and Bodies. By Manohla Dargis (NY Times)

    ‘One Child Nation’ Review: Controlling Minds and Bodies. By Manohla Dargis (NY Times)

    This harrowing documentary looks at the history — and brutal costs — of China’s one-child policy.
  • BROKEN DREAMS Q&A with Tomasz Magierski following the 7pm show on Friday, December 20

    BROKEN DREAMS Q&A with Tomasz Magierski following the 7pm show on Friday, December 20

    The film tells the compelling story of two Polish Jewish, teenage sisters, Ariana and Renia Spiegel, struggling to survive the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.The film draws on the journal kept by Renia from 1939 to the summer of 1942. In 1942, Renia was murdered by the Nazis on the street in Przemyśl.
  • LOST HOLIDAY Q&As with the Matthew brothers (writers/directors/actors) on 12/20

    LOST HOLIDAY Q&As with the Matthew brothers (writers/directors/actors) on 12/20

    LOST HOLIDAY Q&As with the Matthew brothers (writers/directors/actors) on 12/20 after the 7:15pm & 9:15pm shows.   Home for the holidays with nothing to do, a young social worker and her high school best friend get in over their heads when they try to solve the kidnapping of a Washington D.C. socialite.
  • BROKEN DREAMS - Published By Joanna Berendt (The New York Times)

    BROKEN DREAMS - Published By Joanna Berendt (The New York Times)

    A Slain Jewish Girl’s Diary of Life Under the Soviets and the Nazis Described as a counterpart to Anne Frank’s diary, a journal written by Renia Spiegel, a Jewish girl who lived in Poland during World War II, is being published in English. PRZEMYSL, Poland — She was a Jewish teenager in a small trade city in southeastern Poland when she began writing her diary, months before the advent of World War II. By the time she was shot in the head by Nazi soldiers, she had chronicled life under two totalitarian regimes: the Soviets who advanced from the east and the Nazis who came from the west. Her journal, hidden in a safe deposit box in New York City for decades, has been described as a counterpart to Anne Frank’s diary, a valuable historical document and a poignant coming-of-age story. Now, the journal of the teenager, Renia Spiegel, all 700 perfectly preserved pages, is to be published in English for the first time. Released on Thursday, it was to arrive in bookstores in 13 countries on Sept. 24, including Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. At a moment when basic agreement over simple truths has become a political battleground and history a weapon, the publication of the book, “Renia’s Diary,” offers a reminder of the power of bearing witness.   In the first entry, Renia made clear why she was writing: “I want someone I can talk to about my everyday worries and joys, somebody who will feel what I feel, believe what I say and never reveal my secrets.” It is Jan. 31, 1939. She does not know that in seven months, war would come to the increasingly ruined town of Przemysl, a place of noisy school grounds, intimate cafes and romantic alleys where first kisses were stolen. By July 30, 1942, less than two months after she turned 18, she would be dead. The last passage in the diary was written by the man she had loved during those terrible years, Zygmunt Schwarzer, who survived Auschwitz and was supposed to look after the diary after Renia and his parents went into hiding to avoid being deported to concentration camps. The Nazis found their hide-out, in the attic of a house in Przemysl, and dragged them into the street. After they were shot, he wrote: “Three shots! Three lives lost! Fate decided to take my dearest ones away from me. My life is over. All I can hear are shots, shots … shots.” Alexandra Garbarini, a professor and historian at Williams College in Massachusetts who specializes in Holocaust diaries, said that Renia’s story was unique because she experienced both Soviet and Nazi rule, providing rare insight into Stalin’s less-examined occupation. “This is such a complete text,” Professor Garbarini said. “It shows the life of a teenager before the war, after the war breaks, until she has to move to the ghetto and is executed. It’s absolutely remarkable.”   It is not clear what Mr. Schwarzer did with the journal before he was sent to Auschwitz, or how he retrieved it in the 1950s, when he was living in New York.   His son, Mitchell Schwarzer, said he did not remember if his father ever told him who had given him the journal. “I just remember him telling me one day: ‘Look, this is my first girl’s journal! We were incredibly close. She was my spiritual soul mate,’” he said by phone. Mr. Schwarzer said his father had become obsessed with the diary. “He made copies of it and read it for hours,” he said. “God knows what my mother made of this.” The journal is first and foremost an intimate testimony of the challenges of becoming a woman and falling in love during a time of war. Renia, in many ways, represents tens of thousands of young women who lived during that time and whose lives were cut short before they could fully embrace their youth and first loves. She was 15 and staying with her younger sister, Elizabeth, a child actress known as the “Polish Shirley Temple,” at her grandparents’ home in Przemysl when the war broke out. Renia’s love for Zygmunt, whom she calls “Zygu” and who was one year her senior, is the main topic of her journal, and her writing reveals a typical teenager with adolescent self-consciousness.   Months of painfully shy romantic advances by Zygmunt and skittish expressions of affection by Renia preceded their first kiss, after a walk on the evening of June 20, 1941: “It was dark; we couldn’t find the way. We got lost, yes, we got doubly lost, or rather — only just found ourselves. It was so sudden and unexpected and sweet and intimidating. I was at a loss for words and terribly mixed up. He said: ‘Renuska, give me a kiss,’ and before I knew it, it happened.” This was just two days before the Third Reich declared war on the Soviet Union, ending the nonaggression pact, with the Germans sweeping into eastern Poland. For Renia, when war and ordinary life intertwined, love was almost a necessity, providing desperately needed comfort. She wrote a few weeks after her first kiss: “When I walk the distant streets with Zygu (such irony of fate: we’re uncertain if we’ll live, the city’s destroyed, war, horrible uncertainty, white armbands), I’m happy, it feels good.” After Renia and Zygmunt’s parents went into hiding — they did not receive the work permit stamps they needed to avoid deportation — he took over the journal. For the next couple of days, he reported on his desperate, unsuccessful efforts to save “these three most precious human beings in my life.” He later made his way to New York, where Renia’s mother, Roza, and younger sister, Elizabeth Bellak, born as Ariana Spiegel, were also living. Mr. Schwarzer eventually passed the diary to them. Ms. Bellak, now 88, said that she stashed it for decades in a safe deposit box because she could not bear to read it. “Renia was like a mother to me when our own beloved mother was far away,” she said. “Every time I opened her diary, I started crying. It was too emotional.” Renia was an aspiring poet, and her journal features mature political manifestoes and captivating love poems for which, Ms. Bellak said, she had won numerous awards before the war. On June 7, 1942, she wrote: “Think, tomorrow we might not be A cold, steel knife Will slide between us, you see But today there is still time for life Tomorrow sun might eclipse Gun bullets might crack and rip And howl — pavements awash With blood, with dirty, stinking slag Pigwash Today you are alive There is still time to survive” It was Ms. Bellak’s daughter, Alexandra Renata Bellak, who recognized the journal’s value. In 2014, she reached out to the Polish film director Tomasz Magierski and asked him to help them find a publisher. Not only did Mr. Magierski help them do so, he also made a documentary, “Broken Dreams,” based on the journal. It opened in a Polish cinema on Sept. 18.   Marcel Tuchman, who was friends with Renia and Zygmunt in Przemysl during the war, recalled the bond the two shared. “They were just two young people who, thanks to their deep love for one another, saved themselves from the horrors of the war,” he said in an interview in 2016. Mr. Tuchman remained close to Mr. Schwarzer after they were both sent to Auschwitz, survived it and immigrated to the United States, where they became doctors. Mr. Schwarzer died in 1992, at age 69, and Mr. Tuchman in 2018, at age 97. But in 1989, during a meeting with Ms. Bellak in New York, he reunited with the diary one last time and wrote: “I get drunk on the sound of your words. They ennoble me. I feel I am rising above, because I love everything that is yours.” Ms. Bellak wrote in the afterword of the diary that Mr. Schwarzer had taught her that the “past isn’t long gone; it’s present in our hearts, our actions and the lessons we teach our children.” “Zygmunt was happily married to Gienia, another Jewish girl from Poland,” Ms. Bellak added. “But he never forgot my sister.”    
  • ''HELL ON THE BORDER'' Q&A on Friday December 13th after the 7:20pm show!

    ''HELL ON THE BORDER'' Q&A on Friday December 13th after the 7:20pm show!

    Q&A with actors  Chris Mullinax,  Manu Intiraymi (Associate Producer) and Amber Sweet on Friday Dec. 13th after 7:20pm show   This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves (David Gyasi), the first black U.S. marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, Reeves arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must hunt down a deadly outlaw (Frank Grillo) with the help of a grizzled journeyman (Ron Perlman). As he chases the criminal deeper into the Cherokee Nation, Reeves must not only dodge bullets in hopes of earing his star, but severe discrimination — and ends up cementing his place as a cowboy legend.
  • Daniel Isn't Real Q&A with star Miles Robbins on 12/6. Josh Rothkopf (Time Out) will be moderating!

    Daniel Isn't Real Q&A with star Miles Robbins on 12/6. Josh Rothkopf (Time Out) will be moderating!

    Q&A with star Miles Robbins on December 6 after the 7:00pm show Josh Rothkopf from Time Out will be moderating the Q&A for Daniel Isn’t Real on 12/6.    Troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind -- and his soul.