Events for November, 2011
Directed by John Turturro. Italy. 2010. NR. 90 min. Cinetic Media. 35mm.
Fri, Oct 28 thru Thu, Nov 3 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“No great city signifies just one thing, least of all a multimillennial melting pot like Naples, Southern Italy’s cradle of fine architecture, world-beating pizza and (as seen in 2008’s corrosive Gomorrah) organized crime. But to watch actor John Turturro’s Passione, a thorough and thoroughly enjoyable documentary about Neapolitan folk music old and new, you might have to give the city the edge on tuneful contributions to world culture. From these narrow streets came opera giant Enrico Caruso, as well as the first six-string guitar and hundreds of years of passionate balladeering. More»
Directed by Asif Kapadia. UK. 2010. PG-13. 106 min. Cinetic Media. 35mm.
- Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 pm
- Sat, Nov 5, 4:45 pm
- Sat, Nov 5, 7:00 pm
- Sat, Nov 5, 9:15 pm
- Sun, Nov 6, 7:00 pm
- Mon, Nov 7, 6:30 pm
- Tue, Nov 8, 7:30 pm
- Wed, Nov 9, 2:00 pm
- Wed, Nov 9, 7:30 pm
- Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 pm
“Audiences don’t need to be familiar with or give a damn about Formula One racing to get drawn into Senna, a finely wrought documentary about Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, known both for his incredible talent and his death at age 34 at the infamous 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Senna is considered one of motorsporting’s greats, but Asif Kapadia’s film also makes it clear he was a sort of artist, his talent accompanied by an unquenchable thirst for excellence and a belief that racing offered him a connection to God. More»
Directed by Clive Barker. US. 1990. R. 102 min. Private Collector. 35mm.
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- Fri, Nov 4, 9:45 pm
“Barker followed up the success of Hellraiser with this flawed but ambitious horror/fantasy epic about the underground city of Midian, where monsters hide from the persecution of humans. Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg), a psychologist who moonlights as a masked serial killer, brainwashes a patient named Boone into thinking he’s the killer. More»
Tickets: $8.50. 4+. 40 min.
- Sat, Nov 5, 2:00 pm
Take a fanciful flight through the seasons in this 40-minute interactive puppet show. This spin of Frank Asch’s story MOONCAKE finds our friends Bartholomew Bear and Patch on a warm summer evening wondering what the moon must taste like. More»
Directed by John Huston. US. 1950. NR. 112 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.
- Sun, Nov 6, 2:00 pm
One dictionary definition of a caper (aside from those little salty berries found in some gourmet Italian dishes) is “an elaborate, well-planned criminal act, especially theft.” Well, this month weʼre serving up some of moviedom’s finest caper flicks, featuring some of the best planned crimes on film. More»
Directed by Andrew Rossi. US. 2011. R. 88 min. Magnolia Pictures. 35mm.
- Sun, Nov 6, 4:30 pm
“It’s not quite the same thrill as glimpsing the man behind the curtain of the great and powerful Oz, but for journalism junkies, the fascination of Page One: Inside The New York Times is something like that. More»
Directed by Walter Hill. US. 1979. R. 92 min. Paramount. 35mm.
- Fri, Nov 11, 9:45 pm
This screening has been rescheduled from 10/21 to 11/11/11 due to the 3mm print being shipped to the wrong theatre. “A moody, eccentric take on the classic Homeric premise of a hero’s journey home. The Warriors opens with delegates from all the New York City street gangs summoned to a single place for a speech by a messianic leader. Shortly after the speaker calls for the gangs to unite to terrorize the populace, he’s shot by crazed hoodlum David Patrick Kelly, who immediately fingers the Coney Island gang The Warriors for the crime. More»
Directed by Nick Park. UK. 6+. 90 min. Aardman Animations. Blu ray.
- Sat, Nov 12, 2:00 pm
We can’t get enough Wallace & Gromit! This time around we’re screening A Matter of Loaf and Death, The Wrong Trousers, and a couple of Shaun the Sheep episodes, another brilliant Aardman creation.
Directed by Harold Warren. US. 1966. NR. 93 min. Best Brains. DVD.
- Sat, Nov 12, 9:45 pm
Have you quested for the fabled “WORST FILM EVER MADE”? Fear not, fellow MSTies, for Dr. Clayton Forrester claims to have found it and is subjecting Joel and the bots to Manos: The Hands of Fate in this experiment. More»
Directed by Jules Dassin. France. 1955. NR. 122 min. Rialto Pictures. DVD.
- Sun, Nov 13, 2:00 pm
Another jewelry store, this time on the fashionable Rue de Rivoli in Paris, is the target in this sophisticated, tense and often charming caper film. The centerpiece of the film (and one of its claims to fame) is the nearly half-hour-long robbery itself, conducted without a word of dialogue and no music soundtrack, making for an almost unbearably suspenseful sequence. More»
Directed by Lech Majewski. Poland. 2011. 92 min. Kino Lorber. 35mm.
Fri, Nov 11 thru Wed, Nov 23 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Here is a film before which words fall silent. “The Mill & the Cross” contains little dialogue, and that simple enough. It enters into the world of a painting, and the man who painted it. If you see no more than the opening shots, you will never forget them. It opens on a famous painting, and within the painting, a few figures move and walk. We will meet some of those people in more detail. The painting is “The Way to Calvary” (1564), by the Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder. We might easily miss the figure of Christ among the 500 in the vast landscape. Others are going about their everyday lives. That’s a reminder of Bruegel’s famous painting “Landscape With the Fall of Icarus,” about which Auden wrote of a passing ship “that must have seen something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.” Extraordinary events take place surrounded by ordinary ones. More»
Tickets: $75 - $100. Buy tickets online.
- Fri, Nov 18, 8:00 pm
Once again the Bacon Brothers have generously donated a concert performance at the Colonial Theatre to support the causes of culture and conservation in our region. The concert, featuring the brothers performing their own material with their band, will benefit both the Association of the Colonial Theatre (ACT) and the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust (FPCCT). More»
Directed by Chris Noonan. Australia. 1995. 4+. 95 min. Universal. 35mm.
- Sat, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
A wonderful, whimsical fantasy that is a delight to folks of all ages, this is the heart-warming and often hilarious story of a young pig’s success and salvation. Young Babe, an orphaned piglet who has been adopted by a family of border collies, learns many of life’s lessons in his barnyard, and goes on to win hearts as well as prizes as he relies upon friendship and cooperation in the world of competitive sheep-dog trials. More»
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. US. 1956. NR. 85 min. MGM. 35mm.
- Sun, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
Stanley Kubrick, like John Huston, is considered to have been one of Americaʼs greatest directors. And, like Huston, he has created one of the greatest caper/crime dramas of all time. Though similar in mood and theme to Asphalt Jungle, and though they share the same lead actor (Sterling Hayden), The Killing is a much grittier and much more cinematically complex film. More»
Directed by Constance Marks. US. 2011. NR. 80 min. Submarine Entertainment. blu ray.
- Sun, Nov 20, 4:30 pm
The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash. More»
Directed by Vincent Morisset. Iceland. 2011. NR. 74 min. Cinema Purgatorio. blu ray. Buy tickets online.
- Tue, Nov 22, 7:30 pm
- Wed, Nov 23, 7:30 pm
Inni is Sigur Rós’s second live film following 2007′s hugely-celebrated Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social, and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, with uplifting results, Inni focusses purely on the band’s performance, which is artfully and intimately captured by French-Canadian director Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir). More»
Directed by James Marsh. UK. 2011. PG-13. 93 min. Roadside Attractions. 35mm.
Fri, Nov 25 thru Thu, Dec 1 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Project Nim, a new documentary by James Marsh, is a probing, unsettling study of primate behavior, focusing on the complex dynamics of power, sex and group bonding in a species whose startling capacity for selfishness and aggression is offset by occasional displays of intelligence and compassion. More»
Directed by James Frawley. US. 1979. 4+. 95 min. Universal. 35mm.
- Sat, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
From Kermit the Frog’s humble origins in a swamp, to the entire gang being hired by studio head Orson Welles, The Muppet Movie is an absolute delight. As Kermit makes his way to fabled Hollywood, he assembles his team of like-minded individuals, including Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo the Great, and others. The movie includes Kermit’s heart-tugging “Rainbow Connection,” and the film ends on a surprisingly existential note. (Universal sent us a print of The Great Muppet Caper by mistake so we have to show The Muppet Movie on DVD.)
Tickets $25 - $38. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Nov 26, 8:00 pm
Craig Shoemaker was named Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards on ABC, his 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 Jules Dassin. US. 1964. NR. 120 min. MGM. 35mm.
- Sun, Nov 27, 2:00 pm
Jules Dassin (Rififi) returns to the scene of the crime (well, not really – this caper takes place in scenic, colorful Greece and Istanbul, Turkey) with a wonderfully comic and fast-paced semi-spoof of the caper films he helped to popularize. More»