Events for September, 2009
Directed by Martin Provost. France. 2008. PG. 125 min.
Fri, Aug 28 thru Thu, Sep 3 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“A luminous, slow-moving period piece with a central core of quiet mystery, French director Martin Provost’s film about self-taught “modern primitive” painter Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau) will provide immense rewards to patient viewers. A multiple award-winner at the Césars, or French Oscars, “Séraphine” is not a picture that yields its secrets easily.” More»
Directed by Sophie Barthes. US. 2009. PG-13. 101 min.
Fri, Sep 4 thru Thu, Sep 10 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Sophie Barthes’s clever metaphysical comedy Cold Souls has been dubbed “Being Paul Giamatti” more than once since its Sundance 2009 debut. But if comparisons to the films of Charlie Kaufman are inevitable, the similarities only go so far. Sure, Paul Giamatti plays “Paul Giamatti,” another “real” actor unwittingly embroiled in a mind/body conundrum; there’s a semi-futuristic doctor’s office that could sit next door to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘s Lacuna, Inc.; and a comparable intellectual wit underscores much of the humor. But Cold Souls exists on a different, surrealist plane: more lyricism, less misanthropy. More»
Directed by Sam Raimi. US. 1992. R. 81 min.
- Fri, Sep 4, 9:45 pm
“If the ending of Evil Dead 2 left you wanting more, then see how it all concludes in Raimi’s final Evil Dead installment: Army of Darkness (1992). Raimi and Campbell return and pay homage to not only their own work but the films of Ray Harryhausen as well. The first two films were straight up horror but Army of Darkness finds Ash in battle with demons, swords and sorcerers as he fights to protect an entire kingdom. The humor takes precedence here but it still delivers a kick ass adventure and the best collection one liners ever!” Watch the trailer here. (Bob Trate) More»
Directed by John Ford. US. 1956. NR. 119 min.
Sponsored by Halladay Florist
- Sun, Sep 6, 2:00 pm
Considered by many to be (along with the seminal Stagecoach) the greatest of all the many great westerns created by John Ford, The Searchers is an epic saga of a fanatical hero (played, of course, by John Wayne) and his relentless search for his niece (Natalie Wood), who was kidnapped by the renegade Indians that had slaughtered her family. More»
Directed by Louie Psihoyos. US. 2009. PG-13. 92 min.
Fri, Sep 11 thru Thu, Sep17 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“You try to do the story legally,” says director Louie Psihoyos at the start of his rousing documentary film The Cove, speaking of the process by which he ideally would have liked to expose the tangled web that connects the sea parks of the world to a mysterious cove in Taiji, Japan, “a little town with a really big secret.” More»
Directed by David Lean. UK. 1962. G. 227 min.
- Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
One of the greatest adventure-biographies ever filmed, it is no wonder that Lawrence of Arabia was nominated for ten Academy Awards and carried off seven of them, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography. More»
Directed by Armando Iannucci. UK. 2009. R. 106 min.
Fri, Sep 18 thru Thu, Sep 30 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Armando Iannucci’s debut feature In The Loop carries on the staggering comedic traditions of its source material, his critically embraced BBC series The Thick of It, hardly ever missing a step—a nonstop riot of fumbling, ego-fueled, lunatic politicians making wrongheaded decisions left and right, cutting off each other heads in the process.” More»
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. UK. 1968. G. 141 min.
Sponsored by Sphere College
- Sun, Sep 20, 2:00 pm
This one-of-a-kind masterpiece has, in many ways, greatly influenced all science-fiction films that have arrived in its wake. More»
Tickets: $20 - $25 Available at the door..
Presented by City Rhythm Orchestra
- Sun, Sep 20, 7:00 pm
“The Benny Goodman Centennial Concert” is a salute to the King of Swing. Join City Rhythm in a tribute to the great music of Benny Goodman as we celebrate his 100th birthday. The band will be joined by special guest clarinetist Dan Levinson as they perform Don’t Be That Way, Sing Sing Sing, Stompin’ at the Savoy and authentic arrangements from the famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert. More»
Tickets: $15 - $25.
Presented by Theatre Horizon
Fri, Sep 25 thru Sun, Sep 27 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
William Shakespeare penned 37 plays in his lifetime – and in a daring fit of insanity, we’re performing all of them in just two hours. This side-splitting, record-breaking marathon of Elizabethan virtuosity stars three actors playing 63 roles in the funniest, fastest ride ever through the Bard’s bookshelf. Thy tickets await…get thee to the theatre! More»