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HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Fully improvised film starring Anna Kendrick!  Opens August 1st!

Budding novelist Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and her film director husband Jeff (Joe Swanberg) live a peaceful existence with their two-year-old son  in Chicago.  But when Jeff's irresponsible younger sister, Jenny (Anna Kendrick), comes to live with them after a breakup, things start to change.  Jenny begins a rocky relationship with a baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), instigate an evolution in Kelly's life, as her career and her relationship with her husband begin to grow in new directions.  But are they welcome ones?

In HAPPY CHRISTMAS, writer/actor/director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) explores both sibling relationships and the choices women face in young families.  Using his unique improvisational technique, Swanberg creates a dramatic experience that results in a natural, relatable peek into his characters' lives, filled with an engaging warmth and the actors' own natural sense of humor.

 78 min •  •  Dir. Joe Swanberg

A FIVE STAR LIFE

Opens August 1st!

Described by The Hollywood Reporter as "part UP IN THE AIR part EAT PRAY LOVE," A FIVE STAR LIFE is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels in the world.

Stylish and independent, Irena (Margertia Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food to the quality of the bedsheets.

Her elegant, unattached lifestyle affords her the freedom to jet around the glone at a moments notice to experience a world of luxury, but doesn't leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she's not working, Irene's world revolves around her absent-minded sister Silvia (Fabrizia Sacchi), two lively young nieces, and best friend - and former lover - Andrea (Stefano Accorsi).

But when Silvia begins to deal with marital problems and Andrea faces an unexpected life change, Irene's small support network is fractured and she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more. After a chance meeting shakes up her world view even more, she's compelled to re-examine her choices and chart her own path to happiness.

NR  •  Dir. Maria Sole Tognazi

NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY

Opens August 8th!                                                              

An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

Lav Diaz’s epic reimagining of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is both an intimate human drama and a cosmic treatise on the origin of evil. Unfolding across the sun drenched fields and dark city streets of the Filipino island of Luzon, Norte, The End of History is a tale of murder, hate and hope from one of the world’s most uncompromising cinematic visionaries.

NR  •  Dir. Lav Diaz

MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)

LIVE from London's O2 arena!

August 6th -and- August 19th, 7:30pm

For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe on Sunday 20 July.

At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.

Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.

NR  •  Dir. Todd Douglass Miller

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company!  Captured LIVE from RSC's stage in Stratford-upon-Avon!

Monday, September 22nd at 7pm                                                                Saturday, September 27th at 11am                                                         

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.