Based on Philip Roth's late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family's best laid plans to the ultimate test.
" "Indignation" is an elegant debut for longtime producer Schamus; a visit to the past, with both sunshine and darkness." - Seattle Times.
"This is one helluva compelling film that presents us with several of the very best performances of the year." - Chicago Sun-Times.
"Schamus delivers Philip Roth to the screen with his claws intact. It's riveting cinema. Lerman and Letts give performances that will knock the wind out of you." - Rolling Stone.
110 mins., Rated R.
My Blind Brother
Robbie (Adam Scott), a blind athlete, is loved and adored as a local sports hero, and his brother, Bill (Nick Kroll), has never received the same adoration, which leads to a rivalry that boils over when they both fall for the same girl (Jenny Slate).
90 mins., Rated R.
Idiocracy - Special 10th Anniversary Screening
Sponsored by Heather and Patrick Gillan
Tuesday, October 4th at 9:45pm
Celebrate Idiocracy's triumphant return to Cinema Center on Tuesday, 10/4 at 9:45pm, followed by a livestream q & a with the cast and crew. This event was made possible with the support of Heather and Patrick Gillan.
Mike Judge’s 2006 satirical comedy “Idiocracy” follows a US Army librarian selected for government-sponsored suspended animation and wakes up five hundred years later to find out that he’s the smartest person alive after society has become dangerously stupid. Though the film didn’t have a large theatrical release and was subsequently a box office bomb, the film received generally positive reviews and has since become a cult item.
Now, ten years later, “Idiocracy” returns to theaters for one night only, courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse, along with the network of Art House Convergence Theaters and local League of Women Voters chapters, on October 4th.
Members of the cast and crew of “Idiocracy” will be live in person at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for a screening of the film and a post-movie conversation. Mike Judge and star Maya Rudolph will be in attendance. Concurrent screenings will also take place at Alamo Drafthouse locations and Art House Convergence theaters across the country and the post-movie conversation will be live-streamed to those audiences.
Tickets for the event will only $5!