AWAKE | HORNS |OPERA: IL TROVATORE | THE GREAT INVISIBLE | BITTER HONEY | BALLET: JULIA OCH ROMEO | THE OVERNIGHTERS | FOOD CHAINS | REMOTE AREA MEDICAL | BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER | THROUGH A LENS DARKLY |
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Opens October 31st!
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.
87 min • PG • Dir. Paola Di Floria, Lisa Leeman
Opens October 31st!
Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter" films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
122 min • R • Dir. Alexandre Aja
OPERA IN HD: IL TROVATORE
Starring Anna Netrebko & Placido Domingo! Captured live from Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden!
Monday, November 3rd at 7:00pm Saturday, Novermber 8th at 11:00am
This musical feast from Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden stars Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim.
In Italian • Conducted by Daniel Barenboim • Directed by Philipp Stolzl
THE GREAT INVISIBLE
Opens November 7th!
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, 2014 SXSW Film Festival! On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate thriller, a heartbreaking human drama and a peek inside the walls of the secretive oil industry, "The Great Invisible" is the first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.
93 min • NR • Dir. Margaret Brown
Opens November 7th!
BITTER HONEY is a feature-length documentary presenting an intimate and emotionally charged portrait of three polygamous families in Bali, Indonesia. Following these families over a seven year period, the film portrays the plight of Balinese co-wives, for whom marriage is frequently characterized by psychological manipulation, infidelity, domestic violence, and economic hardship.
Living in a society where men have authority in many domains, these women have little voice in steering or protesting the conditions of their domestic lives. Bitter Honey draws attention to their struggle, documents the work of those taking steps to better protect and empower them, and aims to trigger a wider conversation about contemporary polygamy and women’s rights in Indonesia.
81 min • NR • Dir. Robert Lemelson
Opens November 14th!
A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial "overnighters" program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.
90 min • PG-13 • Dir. Jesse Moss
JULIA OCH ROMEO
The Tchaikovsky classic set to modern choreography! Featuring The Royal Swedish Ballet!
Monday, November 17th at 7:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00am
Bringing the focus to Juliet, Director Mats Ek re-examines the ageless story of tragic love. Exploring the subversive power of love as it conflicts with a legacy of violence, Ek highlights the brutal struggle between generations. Love, hate and jealousy - set in a rough urban landscape of grey and black - Ek’s modern take is simultaneously refreshingly funny and tearfully sad.
Opens November 21st!
From Executive Producer Eva Longoria, FOOD CHAINS exposes the abuse of farmworkers within the United States and the complicity of the multibillion dollar supermarket and fast food industries.
There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.
The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.
83 min • NR • Documentary • Dir. Sanjay Rawal
REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
Opens December 5th!
Over three days in April 2012, Remote Area Medical, the pioneers of “no-cost” health care clinics, treated nearly 2000 patients on the infield of Bristol, Tennessee’s massive NASCAR speedway.
NR • Dir. Jeff Reichert
Tchaikovsky's holiday classic performed by the Austrian State Ballet!
Monday, December 8th at 7:00pm Saturday, December 13th at 11:00am
Tchaikovsky’s winter wonderland comes to life in this special production of The Nutcracker. Choreography by Rudolph Nureyev. Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Wiener Staatsballett.
THROUGH A LENS DARKLY
Opens December 12th!
Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is a two-hour film that will explore the role of photography, since its rudimentary beginnings in the 1840s, in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.
NR • 90 min. • Dir. Thomas Allen Harris