Boyhood

11:25am 2:35p 3:45p 7:00p 8:45p
Reviews

"Richard Linklater’s masterpiece, he both captures moments in time and relinquishes them as he moves from year to year." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

"A masterpiece that isn't quite like anything else in the history of cinema." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.

 

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Boyhood


Directed by Richard Linklater

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 163 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Trip To Italy

12:00p 2:15p 5:45p 9:45p
Reviews

"As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Highly entertaining...casts a warm, enveloping spell." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

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The Trip To Italy


Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.

 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 108 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Love Is Strange

11:00am 1:00p 4:30p 8:00p 10:10p
Reviews

"A total triumph… John Lithgow and Alfred Molina turn in career-topping work in a sensitive domestic tragedy about the finite nature of any union." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York.

“Never feels anything less than authentic, like a true story shared by close friends.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety.

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Love Is Strange


Directed by Ira Sachs

After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bedroom. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 94 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Macedonia

The Drop

11:15am 1:30p 3:00p 5:15p 6:30p 7:30p 10:00p
Reviews

"James Gandolfini’s final film, provides worthy sendoff to late, great actor." - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News.

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The Drop


Directed by Michaël R. Roskam

The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 106 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Walkabout

Tuesday, September 16 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

"For many years now, one legendary film has appeared on every list of fine movies... no one who saw Walkabout has ever forgotten it. Walkabout is one of the great films." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

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Walkabout


Directed by Nicolas Roeg

A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.

This film is presented as part of the CRITERION PRESENTS series presented in partnership with THE CRITERION COLLECTION.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 100 mins
Release Year: 1971
Country of Origin: Australia

Somos Mari Pepa

Wednesday, September 17 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

"A gently endearing portrait of four amiable Mexican teenagers feeling their way toward adulthood." - Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times.

"The film is full of such miraculous moments of life. Somos Mari Pepa is a sweaty, urgent, beautifully honest bliss out." - Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice.

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Somos Mari Pepa


Directed by Samuel Kishi

Alex, a 16-year-old teenager living with his grandma, has various plans to occupy himself during the summer: write a new song with his rock band, find a job and have his first sexual experience. He also becomes aware that his grandma is increasingly dependent on him. As the summer continues, Alex realizes that things are going to change forever and that he will have to grow up and learn to say goodbye.

Presented as part of Arthouse Monthly, an ongoing series showcasing internationally acclaimed art cinema.

Co-presented with Cine Las Americas International Film FestivalCLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 100 mins
Release Year: 2013
Country of Origin: Mexico

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

STARTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Reviews

"A film of marked ambition that turns out to know a fair bit about love and loss and the various ways in which we do and don’t grow up to become our parents." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

“Absolutely worth watching for the performances alone.” – Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist.

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby


Directed by Ned Benson

With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson's latest version of their story combines his previous two films - titled Him and Her - uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 123 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Skeleton Twins

STARTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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Reviews

"Warm, funny, heartfelt and uplifting, the film is led by revelatory performances from Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Distinguishes itself with a pair of knockout performances." - Geoff Berkshire, Variety.

 

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The Skeleton Twins


Directed by Craig Johnson

After many years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 93 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Last Days in Vietnam

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
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Reviews

"In Kennedy’s scrupulous, adroit hands, Last Days in Vietnam plays like a wartime thriller, with heroes engaging in jaw- dropping feats of ingenuity and derring do." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

"The story is full of emotion and danger, heroism and treachery, but it is told in a mood of rueful retrospect rather than simmering partisan rage." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

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Last Days in Vietnam


Directed by Rory Kennedy

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 98 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Pride

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
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Reviews

"The film is so warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant." - Charles Grant, Variety.

"Crowd-pleasing, funny, warm-hearted and enormously satisfying." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

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Pride


Directed by Matthew Warchus

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 120 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Birdman

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
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Reviews

"Michael Keaton pulls off a startling comeback in Alejandro G. Inarritu's blistering showbiz satire." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

"Hubristic, humble, heartfelt and hotheaded, Birdman is phenomenal." - Jessica Kiang, Indiewire.

 

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Birdman


Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 119 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Whiplash

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
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Reviews

“Revealing both the dangers and payoffs of artistic ambition, Whiplash is sure to establish Chazelle as a directorial force to be reckoned with.” – Emma Myers, Indiewire.

"Filmmaker Damien Chazelle proves an exceptional builder of scenes, crafting loaded, need-to-succeed moments that grab our attention and hold it tight." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

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Whiplash


Directed by Damien Chazelle

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 106 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Listen Up Philip

Listen Up Philip

COMING IN OCTOBER
Coming Soon
Reviews

"A tale told with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish, and acted by an exceptional ensemble cast." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

"Exudes a kind of affectation that charms." Emma Myers, Indiewire.

NR

Listen Up Philip


Directed by Alex Ross Perry

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 108 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Theory of Everything

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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Reviews

"A heartbreaking inspiration… stands among the year's early Oscar contenders.” - Christopher Rosen, Huffington Post.

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The Theory of Everything


Directed by James Marsh

Academy Award winner James Marsh helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones. The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing. Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the new film.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time:
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Foxcatcher

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
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Reviews

"A superbly modulated study of a twisted mind with a career-changing performance by Steve Carell." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum give superb performances in Bennett Miller's powerfully disturbing true-crime saga." - Justin Chang, Variety.

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Foxcatcher


Directed by Bennett Miller

Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, the films is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 130 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA
Wild

Wild

COMING IN DECEMBER
Coming Soon
Reviews

"Alternately harrowing and heartbreaking, but laced with saving bursts of humor." - Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Heartfelt and haunting, sympathetic while still aware of the limits of sympathy, Wild incorporates beautiful direction, smart writing and brave acting." - James Rocchi, Film.com.

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Wild


Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

From Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of Dallas Buyers Club and starring Reese Witherspoon.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 115 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA