Events for January, 2011
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Japan. 2009. Ages 10+. 114 min.
- Mon, Dec 27, 8:30 pm
- Wed, Dec 29, 4:00 pm
- Sat, Jan 1, 2:00 pm
Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake. More»
Directed by Preston Sturges. US. 1941. NR. 91 min.
- Sun, Jan 2, 2:00 pm
What better way to usher in a bright new year than with the wit and insight of Preston Sturges, one of Hollywood’s greatest writer/directors. In this film, considered by many to be Sturges’ masterpiece, we are provided with a merciless satire of the movie business, combined with a truly moving commentary on the Great Depression. More»
Directed by Alex Proyas. US. 1998. R. 111 min.
- Fri, Jan 7, 10:00 pm
Alex Proyas’s noisy psychedelic movie nightmare, Dark City, is so relentlessly trippy in a fun-house sort of way that it could very easily inspire a daredevil cult of moviegoers who go back again and again to experience its mind-bending twists and turns. More»
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Japan. 1989. 6+. 103 min.
- Sat, Jan 8, 2:00 pm
“An extremely sweet-natured film, Kiki features the adventures of a young witch (voiced by Kirsten Dunst) who sets out on her own with her intelligent cat Jiji (voiced by the late Phil Hartman, who’s great) at the age of 13. Once settled in a new city, she takes advantage of her broom-flying abilities to start a courier service with the aid of a helpful baker and other new friends. More»
Directed by David O. Russell. US. 2010. R. 115 min.
Sat, Jan 1 thru Thu, Jan 13 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Virtually flawless performances and directorial execution render The Fighter one of the most thrilling movies of 2010. Yes, The Fighter offers a new riff on the old standby genre of the boxing film, but to regard the movie solely in those terms vastly diminishes its import. More»
Directed by Preston Sturges. US. 1942. NR. 90 min.
- Sun, Jan 9, 2:00 pm
Joel McCrea again in this hilarious screwball comedy, which unlike Sullivan’s Travels, at no time takes itself seriously. This time Sturges takes aim at the idle rich, personified hilariously be the likes of Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor. More»
Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. Japan. 2004. 12+. 106 min.
- Sat, Jan 15, 2:00 pm
A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. (Sony) More»
Directed by Preston Sturges. US. 1944. NR. 99 min.
- Sun, Jan 16, 2:00 pm
This Sturges comedy classic was considered very controversial at the time of its release, due to its subject matter. (It was produced in 1942 but wasn’t released until 1944 due to problems with the censors.) The irrepressible Betty Hutton stars as Trudy Kockenlocher, an energetic man-crazy young lass, who finds herself pregnant after getting drunk at a party for GIs who were heading off to war, and can’t remember who might be the father and/or whether she had married him. More»
Directed by Mark Hopkins. US. 2008. NR. 93 min.
- Sun, Jan 16, 4:00 pm
- Wed, Jan 19, 7:00 pm
Update 1/17/11: The Monday (1/17) screening is canceled because of an error with the DVD. A new disc is on its way to us and should arrive in time for the Wednesday (1/19) 7PM screening. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year-old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city. Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out. More»
Directed by Aleksandr Rou. Russia. 1964. NR. 84 min.
- Fri, Jan 21, 10:00 pm
In this beautifully shot 60’s Russo-Finnish film, a boy and the girl he is destined to be with must navigate plethora of wacky Slavic fairy tale rejects, in order to be together. Can they overcome wicked mushroom pixies, crazy forest witches and an evil stepmother to be with one another? How they do so and whether the titular Jack Frost will actually make an appearance in his own film is not nearly as critical to your entertainment as you may think. For you’re accompanied on this strange journey by Tom Servo, Crow and Mike Nelson, who are in rare form during the entirety of this wildly popular fan favorite episode. (Chuck Francisco) More»
Directed by Sotoshi Kon. Japan. 2001. 10+. 87 min.
- Sat, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
In this unique epic adventure, the lines between the past and the present, and truth and fiction, are blurred when a documentary filmmaker fulfills his quest to find the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, and learn why she mysteriously vanished at the height of her brilliant career. (Go Fish Pictures) More»
Tickets: $20/advance and $24/door. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Jan 22, 8:00 pm
A great night of music for the whole family! Featuring songs by: THE BEATLES, ROLLING STONES, DAVE CLARK FIVE, GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS, THE ZOMBIES, THE KINKS, THE ANIMALS, THE YARDBIRDS, THE WHO, HERMAN’S HERMITS, and many many more! More»
Directed by Preston Sturges. US. 1944. NR. 101 min.
- Sun, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Sturges was Oscar-nominated for writing this fast-paced comedy, which stars Eddie Bracken, this time in a satire on hero-worship and home-front patriotism during wartime. Bracken, the son of a WW I Marine Corps hero, is rejected by the Corps and rendered 4-F for hay fever, but somehow ends up mistaken for a war hero by his home town. More»
Directed by Tricia Regan. US. 2007. NR. 94 min.
- Sun, Jan 23, 4:00 pm
“The children in Elaine Hall’s musical theater camp, dubbed “The Miracle Project” aren’t your average pre-teen theater students. The Miracle Project is a musical theater camp solely for autistic children who, despite their many problems engaging with the world, delight and thrive in musical theater. In just 22 weeks, the kids put together a musical performance, lovingly documented in Autism: The Musical. More»
Directed by Tom Hooper. UK. 2010. R. 118 min.
Fri, Jan 14 thru Thu, Feb 3 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The King’s Speech — directed by Tom Hooper, who made the 2009 football rouser The Damned United — is a direct and heartfelt piece of work. It’s conventional, maybe, in its sense of filmmaking decorum, but extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are. The picture’s fervent mouthpiece for those ideas is Colin Firth — in what may be the finest performance of the year — as Albert, the second son of King George V, who would go on to become a reluctant, stammering king. More»
- Fri, Jan 28, 6:00 pm
The Whisky Tasting is SOLD OUT.
Riannon Walsh, a world-renowned single malt whisky expert, returns to bring us exceptional single malts from around the world that she will speak about in terms of their qualities, taste and cultural influences. Paired with wonderful cheeses and outrageous chocolates, this great experience will open your eyes and your palates!
- Head Stillman: Century 21 Norris-Valley Forge
- Cask Tender: Dr. Donald J. Rosato
You can join them in supporting this event, which in turn supports the Classic Film Series at the Colonial. Email Mary for more information.
Tickets: $7-$8. Buy tickets online. 4+. 60 min.
- Sat, Jan 29, 2:00 pm
John Cassidy, our most popular kids performer at the Colonial, is an eccentric comedian whose bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original and unique performers today. He has also made numerous television appearances having appeared on such popular shows as Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC’s Today Show and Martha Stewart Living and regularly plays Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and his native Philadelphia. John also holds several Guinness World Records for speed in balloon sculpting. You can learn more about John and check out some amazing videos and photos online at johncassidy.com.
Directed by Preston Sturges. US. 1948. NR. 105 min.
- Sun, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
In this, Sturges’ last major Hollywood production, he provided a masterpiece of black comedy. Rex Harrison stars as an egocentric symphony conductor who suspects his wife (lovely Linda Darnell) of having an affair. As he is conducting the works of Tchaikovsky, Rossini and Wagner, he imagines three devastatingly funny scenarios of revenge, including murder. More»
Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson. US. 2008. NR. 104 min.
- Sun, Jan 30, 4:00 pm
Join us for a Q&A after the screening hosted by MontCoLyme.
A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money Under Our Skin investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are “all in their head.” More»