A Most Violent Year
Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City's history -- "A Most Violent Year" is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
"The performance by Isaac is commanding. His restrained businessman and aspiring immigrant clearly evokes Pacino's Michael Corleone, and it's a testament to Isaac that he can get even within a mile of that comparison." - Associated Press.
"A revelation: meticulously constructed, brilliantly acted, suspenseful and sharply written." - USA Today.
"[Chandor] peels back the layers of his story and characters with the skill of an expert dramatist." - Hollywood Reporter.
110 min., Rated R.
What We Do in the Shadows - Opens March 6th
This film chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet.
"Taps a rich vein of comedy." - Movie Talk.
"What We Do in the Shadows is the vampire mockumentary you've been longing for." - Times UK.
"After a while, I was embarrassed at myself for giggling so much." - The Guardian.
86 min., Unrated.
Patrick's Day - One Time Showing
Sunday, March 8th at 4pm
Feature Film Project
The Feature Film Project's aim is to help a film move from the film festival circuit into neighborhood cinemas with a nation-wide test screening of the film. Viewing audiences are polled as to whether the film is deserving of wider release. The Feature Film Project works best when YOU, the public, gets involved. On entry to each cinema, you will be handed a voting card with the question: "Should this film be seen in cinemas across the USA?"
"Patrick's Day" synopsis: When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
101 min., Unrated.