Directed by Nora Twomey. Ireland. 2017. PG-13. 1 hour 34 minutes. Gkids. Digital.
Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest . . .
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1975. PG. 2 hours 4 minutes. Universal. 35mm.
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies: here comes the Colonial’s annual screening of Steven Spielberg’s first blockbuster – Jaws! In this summertime classic a hungry stranger (Bruce the Shark) comes to the beaches of Amity Island and all hell breaks loose. Now it’s up to the town’s police chief (Roy Scheider,) a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss), and a salty shark . . .
Directed by Michael Ritchie. US. 1976. 13+. 1 hour 42 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
In order to turn his team of misfits around, their washed-up coach (Walter Matthau) enlists the help of a teenage girl (Tatum O’Neal) with a killer arm and a juvenile delinquent (Jackie Earle Haley) with a dynamite swing. Can the Bears go from last place to champs? Find out in this cult comedy classic . . .
Directed by Trace Beaulieu. US. 1994. NR. 1 hour 33 minutes. Shout Factory. DVD.
Mike and the ‘bots riff Coleman Francis’ “classic” Cold War thriller . . .
It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! A hilarious journey for the audience, the original Broadway production garnered 8 Tony nominations in 2007 including . . .
Directed by George Dunning. UK. 1968. G. 1 hour 30 minutes. Abramorama. Digital Restoration.
Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating . . .
Directed by Iram Haq. Norway. 2017. 14+. 1 hour 46 minutes. Kino Lorber. Digital.
Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a normal Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend in her room, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, her parents send Nisha against her . . .