Hamlet - A Royal Shakespeare Co. Performance
Sunday July 3rd at Noon
Sunday July 10th Time TBD
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
175mins + 20 min Interval, Unrated
Summer Documentary Series
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Dark Horse - Opens June 24th
An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.
"The special appeal of "Dark Horse" is that it's about many more things, all of them fascinating, than its starting point would suggest." - Wall Street Journal
"Oh, just try to resist this one." - Seattle Times
"An inspiring tale heard, as it were, straight from the horse's mouth." - Globe and Mail
85 mins., Rated PG
Weiner - Opens July 1st
Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner's catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
"There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there's one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just HOW did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there?" - Associated Press.
"A riveting portrait of a man so consumed by hubris and confidence that he is utterly blind to his failings." - Miami Herald.
"This film doesn't lionize Weiner or justify anything he did. What it does is capture the frenzy of politics, the iron-clad egos of politicians, and the failure of the media to cover the parts of campaigning and government that actually matter." - AV Club.
97 mins., Rated. R.
De Palma - Opens July 8th
One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. In the end, what emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly seen it all.
"Steered by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, Brian De Palma holds court in a delightful, illuminating career reflection." - Variety.
"Garrulous and good-humored, De Palma presides over Paltrow and Baumbach's film, taking us through his life and career step by step, title by title, in chronological order." - Village Voice.
"Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's De Palma is a cineaste's dream. Better yet, it's like getting a minor in film studies, with De Palma as the the candid, mensch-y professor." - Consequence of Sound.
107 mins., Rated R.
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
One-Time Screening - July 10th
Filmmakers and Documentary Subjects Chris Strompolos & Eric Zala In Attendance!!!
The true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made.
After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece.
Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic—to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.
There will be a screening of The Adaptation, as well!
See a truly infectious look at the power of filmmaking.
"If you see only one movie this summer, see the movie about the movie it took seven summers to make." - Globe & Mail.
"Raiders! nicely interweaves the bittersweet history of the remake with a behind-the-scenes look at the middle-aged Strompolos and Zala collaborating for the first time in decades." - NPR.
"It's amazing." - Entertainment Weekly.
104 mins., Unrated.
Tickled - Opens July 15th
After stumbling upon a bizarre "competitive endurance tickling" video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking-the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity. Discovering the truth becomes Farrier's obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling worm hole.
"The movie draws you in with its eyebrow-raising look at an erotic subculture, then quickly escalates into a harrowing tale of alleged identity theft, online intimidation and American privilege gone dangerously awry." - LA Times.
"In its genial, low-key way, the film ... is a chilling account of cyberbullying, perpetrated on a disturbingly wide scale over many years." - Hollywood Reporter.
"Begins as a lighthearted look at the alleged sport of "competitive endurance tickling" and gradually turns into something much more disturbing." - AV Club.
97 mins., Rated R.
Music of Strangers - Opens July 22nd
From the director of the Oscar (R)-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, and shape lives.
"It resonates as a portrait of artists trying to figure out their own paths toward making valuable contributions to the world." - Slant Magazine.
Wiener-Dog - Opens July 29th
A dachshund is taken in by a veterinary technician named Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), who soon sets off on a road trip. The lovable dog also encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter. The character of Dawn Wiener first appeared in the 1995 coming-of-age film Welcome to the Dollhouse, which was also written and directed by Todd Solondz. Wiener-Dog made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
"A hapless Dachshund witnesses the spectrum of human unhappiness in this sly, stimulating provocation from Todd Solondz." - Variety.
"Aptly described by Solondz as Au Hasard Balthazar meets Benji, there's no denying it bears his brand of humor and heartbreak in every scene." - The Film Stage.
"It's light but nihilistic, bleak but also incredibly beautiful." - The Young Folks.
90 mins., Rated R.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Opens April 5th
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.
"A deliciously good time at the movies." - Hollywood Reporter.
"Neil proves compellingly gruff as a reluctant father figure, though it's the trash-talking, family-craving ten-year-old Dennison who steals the show, exuding a wacko, wounded attitude rooted in Ricky's backwoods Rambo-Scarface-Mad Max reveries." - Village Voice.
"It's off-beat in all the best ways, has fantastic actors all delivering fantastic performances, and is a uproarious adventure with endless heart." - Cinemablend.com.
101 mins., Rated PG-13.