Events for April 11th, 2009
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1981. Ages 8+. 115 min.
- Sat, Apr 11, 12:00 pm
“From the first moments, when the star-circled mountain in the Paramount Pictures logo fades into a similarly shaped, fog-shrouded Andean peak, where who knows what awful things are about to happen, Raiders of the Lost Ark is off and running at a breakneck pace that simply won't stop until the final shot, an ironic epilogue that recalls nothing less than Citizen Kane. More»
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1984. Ages 10+. 118 min.
- Sat, Apr 11, 2:15 pm
“This movie is one of the most relentlessly nonstop action pictures ever made, with a virtuoso series of climactic sequences that must last an hour and never stop for a second. It's a roller-coaster ride, a visual extravaganza, a technical triumph, and a whole lot of fun. More»
Directed by Laurent Cantet. France. 2008. PG-13. 128 min.
Fri, Apr 10 thru Thu, Apr 22 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
"When François Bégaudeau, the co-writer and star of Laurent Cantet's The Class, strides confidently into an ethnically mixed middle-school classroom–where he'll spend most of the film's 128 minutes–audiences can be forgiven for expecting him to work miracles. The movies have trained us to believe that an inspirational teacher can turn inner-city thugs into rapping scholars and disaffected private-school kids into barbaric yawpers, so surely a man of Bégaudeau's talents can stir up this melting pot, no? Well, not exactly. The beauty of The Class is that it puts the lie to the one-teacher-can-make-a-difference myth propagated by so many other films; Bégaudeau may well have an impact on his students, but he and the film have the wisdom to understand that some kids can't be reached, and teachers often find that cultural or bureaucratic conditions leave their hands tied." More»