Events for November, 2010
Directed by Lixin Fan. Canada. 2009. NR. 85 min.
Fri, Oct 29 thru Thu, Nov 4 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Lixin Fan’s compelling documentary portrait of the human sacrifice behind China’s economic miracle, begins with a startling statistic. At Chinese New Year, 130 million migrant workers journey from factories in industrial cities to make their way back to rural villages and towns for an annual visit. It is the world’s largest human migration, unfathomable in scope, engorging trains, buses, and boats to the degree that America’s Thanksgiving commute looks like an easy hop. The jostle and bustle is not the point of Fan’s emotionally involving film, which is to show the enormous gulf between the workers and the families left behind, the collateral damage of industrialization. More»
Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. UK. 2009. R. 98 min.
Fri, Nov 5 thru Thu, Nov 11 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Nowhere Boy is a biopic about John Lennon’s very early days (long before the Beatles), and it’s a terrific film: insightful and moving, with rock & roll sequences that give you a tingle. More»
Directed by Michael Dougherty. Canada. 2008. R. 82 min.
- Fri, Nov 5, 9:45 pm
“Trick ’R Treat [is] the rare Halloween feature that’s as interested in the day it exploits as it is in scares. It features monsters, murders, beautiful women, and the unquiet dead, as well as a little man named Sam who takes the rules of All Hallows’ Eve very seriously. Visually, it’s the kind of thing horror fans dream of, full of throbbing oranges and reds.” More»
Ages 6+. 90 min.
- Sat, Nov 6, 2:00 pm
Brats, Help Mates, Music Box and Towed in the Hole are what we have in mind for today’s program of L&H shorts. Total running time is approx. 90 minutes.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1934. NR. 84 min.
- Sun, Nov 7, 2:00 pm
Before legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock came to America and began making a fabled series of hit films, often in the suspense mode (Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, etc.) he had achieved well-deserved renown in his native country. More»
Directed by David Fincher. US. 2010. R. 121 min.
Fri, Nov 12 thru Thu, Nov 18 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The Social Network is terrific entertainment — an unlikely thriller that makes business ethics, class distinctions and intellectual-property arguments sexy, that zips through two hours quicker than you can say “relationship status,” and that’ll likely fascinate pretty much anyone not named Zuckerberg. Oh, and it’s one that sends you out of the theater buzzing, breathless and eager to tell all of your friends, and friends of friends, that you’ve just seen what might end up being the best picture of the year.” (Bob Mondello, NPR) More»
Directed by Sam Wood. US. 1935. Ages 5+. 96 min.
- Sat, Nov 13, 2:00 pm
“A Night at the Opera contains some of the most unforgettably classic Marx Brothers scenes ever: the `Party Of the First Part’ contract scene, the backstage bed-switching, the opera house chase scene, the stateroom scene, Harpo’s Tarzan impression and Chico in a virtuoso turn proving once and for all that in his hands the piano is a very, very funny instrument. More»
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. UK. 1936. NR. 76 min.
- Sun, Nov 14, 2:00 pm
Hitchcock returned to the theme of espionage with this thrilling envisioning of Joseph Conrad’s classic novel, The Secret Agent. The story follows the heroine (Sylvia Sidney) as she grows to suspect that her seemingly kindly husband (Oscar Homolka), a movie-theater manager, might be the mysterious terrorist who is behind a series of vicious bombings throughout London. More»
Directed by Davis Guggenheim. US. 2010. PG. 111 min.
Fri, Nov 19 thru Thu, Nov 25 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“What could be more awkward for a political progressive—Davis Guggenheim, who made “An Inconvenient Truth”—than to open a documentary with the admission that he betrays his ideals every morning, when he drives past his local school in the Washington, D.C., area and drops off his children at a private institution? More»
Directed by Richard Elfman. US. 1982. R. 74 min.
- Fri, Nov 19, 9:45 pm
“One of the last outgrowths of the great run of cult movies that packed midnight screenings from the end of the ’60s until VCRs started keeping everyone home at night, Richard Elfman’s 1980 film Forbidden Zone takes the anything-goes spirit of after-hours moviegoing to its absurd extreme. More»
Directed by Howard Hawks. US. 1938. Ages 6+. 102 min.
- Sat, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
“The definitive screwball comedy and one of the funniest films ever made. Cary Grant gives his best comic performance as a befuddled, bespectacled anthropologist who becomes mixed up with daffy, but determined heiress Katharine Hepburn. More»
Tickets: $30 - $35. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Nov 20, 8:00 pm
Named Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards on ABC, Craig Shoemaker’s half-hour Comedy Central special has been voted by viewers as one of the network’s Top 20 stand-up specials of all time. More»
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. UK. 1935. NR. 89 min.
- Sun, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
In this humorous, yet highly suspenseful, film Hitchcock topped the tremendous success of The Man Who Knew Too Much by bringing us the story of an innocent man (Robert Donat) who must flee London to find the leaders of a spy ring that has, most inconveniently, placed the body of a murdered woman in his flat. More»
Directed by Terry Gilliam. US. 1975. PG. 90 min.
Fri, Nov 26 thru Mon, Nov 29 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
Consistently listed by critics and fans as one of the greatest film comedies of all times, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a very silly retelling of the epic story of King Arthur’s search for the Holy Grail. Along the way, King Arthur and his Knights come upon the Black Knight, the Knights That Say Ni, the Castle Anthrax, the killer rabbit, the bridge of Death, and more. More»
Directed by Tony Goldwyn. US. 2010. R. 107 min.
Fri, Nov 26 thru Thu, Dec 2 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Hilary Swank has a jaw built for gumption, and all her best characters — boxer, teacher, suffragette, transgendered teen — make use of that interesting stubbornness. Betty Anne Waters, the remarkable real-life crusader at the heart of the well-made biopic “Conviction,” is a worthy addition to the sisterhood. More»
Tickets: $7-$8. Buy tickets online. Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Sat, Nov 27, 2:00 pm
Billy Kelly is a guy with a guitar and shoes and a nose and a new CD called “Thank You for Joining the Happy Club” and a couch and other stuff. His songs are humorous as well as funny. Speaking of his songs, his song “People Really Like Milk” went to #1 on the SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio channel “Kids Place Live”! (Please don’t mention this to his other songs.) More»
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. UK. 1938. NR. 97 min.
- Sun, Nov 28, 2:00 pm
Leave it to Hitchcock to take one of the hoariest of plots, “the mystery on a train,” and turn it into a rousing, witty and thrilling joyride. When a seemingly innocuous old lady (Dame May Whitty) suddenly vanishes from aboard a moving train, a young woman acquaintance (Margaret Lockwood) is amazed to find that other passengers claim to have never heard of her, let alone seen her. More»