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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 • R • 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
Opens August 8th!
With Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Jason Ritter and Max Minghella
In ABOUT ALEX, a circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group's best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained.
An honest appraisal of friendship in your 20's, ABOUT ALEX is a lighthearted look at the struggles of a generation that has it all - and wants more.
96 min • R • Dir. Jesse Zwick
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
Opens August 15th! The true tale of one of the greatest discoveries in history.
This is the true tale of one of the greatest discoveries in history. When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.
Based on the book "Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life" by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan.
NR • Dir. Todd Douglass Miller
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.