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The Congress

 

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright's digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in "The Congress" convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

 

"3/4 Stars.  A dystopian blend of live-action and animation that acidly comments on some of Hollywood's touchiest issues before drifting off into an existential fog." - New York Post.

 

"Ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable." - Los Angeles Times.

 

"4/5 Stars.  It's like Folman took several different genres-Hollywood satire, speculative dystopian fiction, family melodrama-and fused them into something amorphous and nebulous." - Time Out New York.

 

122 min., Unrated.

 

 

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Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives

One Time Showing: Friday, September 19th at 7pm

$10 Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.

 

Pranayoga Institute and Cinema Center are partnering together to bring Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives to Fort Wayne.  A discussion will follow the movie.  You don't want to miss this fantastic documentary!

 

This movie captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all US babies are born via C-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth.

 

95 min., Unrated.

 

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The Goonies Downtown Fort Wayne Treasure Hunt

Saturday, September 20th at 2:00pm

$5 Movie Admission. 

FREE Event!

 

Discover all the great treasures in downtown Ft. Wayne at Cinema Center's Goonies Downtown Fort Wayne Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Downtown Fort Wayne!  This FREE, fun and family friendly-event starts at 2pm. Each family or team will be given a treasure map, a passport and a clue to the next location in the hunt to find all downtown treasures.  The first team to collect them all wins a Cinema Center Family Membership, other goodies, and FREE admission to a special screening of The Goonies at 5:30! There will be much more booty for participants of the treasure hunt.  Admission to the Goonies screening is only $5.  Goonies never say die and neither will you at this chance to discover all the great treasures downtown Fort Wayne offers!  Cinema Center is located at 437 E. Berry St., downtown Ft. Wayne.

 

The film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue.

 

115 min., Rated PG.

 

 

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Paragraph 175 - One Time Showing

Sunday, September 21st at 2pm

Regular Pricing Applies.

 

In partnership with IPFW Communications Department to bring Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 art gallery to Artlink, Cinema Center will be showing Paragraph 175.

 

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175. Through the testimonies of these men and woman, an untold chapter of the Holocaust unfolds. It is extremely painful for these survivors to recall what they went through, and their expressive silences speak volumes.

 

76 min., Unrated.

 

 

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Boyhood

 

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.

 

"100% Fresh." - RottenTomatoes.com.

 

"5/5 Stars.  One of the most remarkable moviegoing experiences I've ever had." - Richard Roeper.

 

"4/4 Stars.  Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

 

165 min., Rated R.

 

 

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God Help the Girl - Last Shows!

 

Eve is a catastrophe-low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a pop group. In God Help the Girl, writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop's biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance. While a treat for the eyes, thanks to the candy-colored cinematography, as well as the ears, thanks to Murdoch's undeniable gift for crafting fantastic pop songs, it's the top-notch cast that delivers the film. Star turns from Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch), Olly Alexander (Le Week-End, Bright Star) and Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins) elevate what might have been an exercise in twee to an emotional, heartfelt film that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

 

"This debut film by Belle and Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch is a slender exercise in self-conscious charm." - Variety.

 

"Browning captures Eve's weariness and enthusiasm, and her lovely voice and crisp delivery gives Murdoch's labored lyrics a vulnerable immediacy." - Village Voice.

 

"The gorgeous heartache of songs by the group Belle and Sebastian gives God Help the Girl its dreamy appeal." - New York Post.

 

111 min., Unrated.

 

 

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Calvary - Last Shows!

 

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. 

 

"3.5/4 Stars.  Calvary offers a fascinating look at contemporary attitudes toward the priesthood and Catholicism, as well as an impeccable lead performance by Brendan Gleeson and darkly sharp wit." - USA Today.

 

"Brendan Gleeson gives a performance of monumental soul in John Michael McDonagh's masterful follow-up toThe Guard." - Variety.

 

"4.4 Stars.  Twice I have left a "Calvary" screening feeling dazed and moved." - New York Post.

 

100 min., Rated R.

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