The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

11:45am 2:15p 4:00p 7:00p 10:00p
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.

R

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

Love Is Strange

11:00am 1:10p 6:30p 8:30p
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.

R

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

11:30am 3:15p 5:30p 7:45p 10:30p
Reviews

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

R

The Drop


Directed by Michaƫl 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

The Trip To Italy

1:45p 4:45p 9:30p
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.

NR

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

Boyhood

11:15am 2:30p 5:45p 9:00p
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.

 

R

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