Frank Kearns: American Correspondent - FREE
One Time Showing: Saturday, March 15th at 6pm
Donations will be taken for the Frank Kearns Scholarship Fund at the showing.
This is a documentary film that introduces the life and work of the go-to guy for dangerous stories at CBS News in the 1950s to the 1970s. Dan Rather called Kearns “a legend around here.”
This co-production by Greenbriar Group Films and West Virginia Public Broadcasting includes never-seen footage of Frank Kearns in Cairo, Egypt with CBS News President Sig Mickelson and interviews with family members, friends, colleagues and competitors whose lives intertwined with Kearns’ during that time.
The real focus of the film is correspondent’s relationship with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency while working in the Middle East and Africa for CBS News. It’s a subject that first came to light during the Church Committee hearings in the U.S. Senate in 1976. Kearns denied ever having a relationship with the Agency. But for the filmmakers, it was the proverbial “elephant in the room.” It caused some of Kearns’ colleagues to decline to be interviewed. For those who did sit with the filmmakers, it was an opportunity to share what they knew and to speculate on the CBS-CIA conundrum. It’s a story that has never been told…until now.
60 min., Unrated.
Better Living Through Chemistry
Opens March 21st
The film follows a small town pharmacist's uneventful life as it turns into a walk on the wild side when he embarks on a drug-and-alcohol fueled affair with a seductive customer. This hilariously funny dark comedy features a big-time cast who certainly delivers in laughs and amusement.
91 min., Unrated
Breathe In - Special One Time Showing!
Tuesday, March 25th at 8:00pm
Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Breathe In before it's in theaters! The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on March 28th and wide on April 4th. A live event with Peter Travers interviewing Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy) and Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy) will be recorded on Monday March 17th and shown on screen Tuesday March 25th after the movie. Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!
When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
98 min., Rated R.
Ghostbusters - March 29th at 11:59pm
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based "paranormal investigators". When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties. Tight-lipped bureaucrat William Atherton regards the Ghostbusters as a bunch of charlatans, but is forced to eat his words when New York is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and "channelled" through beautiful cellist Sigourney Weaver and nerdish Rick Moranis. The climax is a glorious sendup of every Godzilla movie ever made-and we daresay it cost more than a year's worth of Japanese monster flicks combined.
105 min., Rated PG.
Knights of Badassdom - One Time Showing!
Thursday, April 3rd at 7:30pm
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.
Come dressed in LARP, D & D, or other cosplay gear and get into the screening for only $4! Regular pricing applies otherwise.
85 min., Rated R.
Tim's Vermeer - Opens April 4th
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer.
"3.5/4 Stars. Art purists can relax since [inventor Tim] Jenison, a video wiz with little talent for painting, never really challenges Vermeer's genius for conception and composition. Technology is the thing at issue here."-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
"A fascinating new documentary about art, obsessions, ideas and answers."-Los Angeles Times.
"3/4 Stars. This is a diverting 80-minute account of one man's mission to explore the Vermeer optics theory in detail."-Chicago Tribune.
80 min., Rated PG-13.
Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 - Opens April 11th
This is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashbacks by newcomer Stacy Martin).
"This smorgasbord of talk and sex constitutes a very full meal."-Hollywood Reporter.
"Racy subject aside, the film provides a good-humored yet serious-minded look at sexual self-liberation, thick with references to art, music, religion and literature."-Variety.
123 min., Rated NC-17.
Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 - Opens April 18th
This story picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications.
"Newcomer Stacy Martin and old-hand Charlotte Gainsbourg anchor these two films with performances you can't take your eyes off. They're the calm eyes of Von Trier's storm."-Time Out.
123 min., Rated NC-17.
Orson Welles' Othello - Limited Engagement
May 9th, 10th, & 11th
Digitally Restored, Regular Pricing Applies.
Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello's envious underling Iago. Alas, Iago knows Othello's weakness, and with chilling malice works on him with but too good effect.
90 min., Unrated.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Henry IV Part 1
June 6th at 7pm & June 8th at 2pm
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Henry IV Part 1 will be playing at Cinema Center June 6th at 7pm and June 8th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
The heir to the throne, Prince Hal, defies his father, King Henry, by spending his time at Mistress Quickly’s tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal’s rival, Hotspur, his father Northumberland and his uncle Worcester. In the face of this danger to the state, Prince Hal joins his father to defeat the rebels at the Battle of Shrewsbury and kill Hotspur in single combat.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Henry IV Part 2
July 11th at 7pm & July 13th at 2pm
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Henry IV Part 2 will be playing at Cinema Center July 11th at 7pm and July 13th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts, on behalf of the increasingly frail King, to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet. The rebel forces are overcome. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal’s coronation with expectations of high office.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
September 26th, 28th, October 10th & 12th
We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Two Gentleman of Verona will be playing at Cinema Center September 26th at 7pm, September 28th at 2pm, October 10th at 7pm, and October 12th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission.
The play centers around Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, who travel to Milan and learn about the world of courtship. They are best friends, but love for the same woman comes between them. Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled.