Dangerous Men - Limited Engagement November 27th and November 28th
In 1989, Iranian filmmaker John S. Rad moved to the U.S. to shoot his dream project, a rampaging gutter epic of crime, revenge, cop sex and raw power. Just 26 years later, he completed an American action film masterpiece that the world is still barely ready for today: DANGEROUS MEN.
After Mina witnesses her fiancé's brutal murder by beach thugs, she sets out on a venomous spree to eradicate all human trash from Los Angeles. Armed with a knife, a gun, and an undying rage, she murders her way through the masculine half of the city's populace. A renegade cop is hot on her heels, a trail that also leads him to the subhuman criminal overlord known as Black Pepper.
It's a pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, brain-devouring onslaught of '80s thunder, '90s lightning, and pure filmmaking daredevilry from another time and/or dimension. Blades flash, blood flows, bullets fly and synthesizers blare as the morgue overflows with the corpses of DANGEROUS MEN.
80 min., Unrated.
Life - Opens December 4th
A struggling Life Magazine photographer (Robert Pattinson) receives the assignment to photograph rising Hollywood star James Dean (Dane DeHaan), documenting the actor's violatile romantic escapades, drug usage and eventually, back home in Indiana, where he was shaped by a devout Quaker upbringing.
"An interestingly personal picture about that moment when the shutter snaps, and how it changes the nature of any human interaction." - Daily Telegraph.
"Life is a paean to the lost days when matinée idols were preserved in luminous black and white, in magazine spreads that allowed photojournalists to indulge in deep coverage for months." - Time UK.
" "Life" identifies the key contradiction in Dean's star persona: A shy, genuinely gifted nonconformist, he was eventually (and posthumously) styled, marketed and managed to appear as untamed and undoctored an individual as possible." - Variety.
112 min., Rated R.
Christmas Eve - Opens December 4th
When a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve, they find laughter, romance, and a little holiday magic will get them through - and change their lives in unexpected ways. Starring Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, and Gary Cole.
96 min., Unrated.
Victoria - Opens December 11th
This film is not a movie. It's not about a bank robbery. It is bank robbery. "Victoria" was shot in one single take. Two hours and eighteen minutes. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one shot. Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads have gotten themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening.
"With or without the crazy, single-shot experiment, the German drama is thrilling." - Washington Post.
"Victoria is thrilling cinema, and just plain thrilling, too." - Philadelphia Inquirer.
"This exhilarating tale of a winsome Spanish nightclubber who finds herself spontaneously caught up in a bank robbery... is undeniably a stunt, but one suffused with a surprising degree of grace and emotional authenticity." - Variety.
140 min., Unrated.
Joy - Opens December 25th
JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell's previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
Hateful Eight - Opens January 8th
While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.