Through Thursday, February 5
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Nominated for FIVE Oscars, Starring Steve Carell
FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner STEVE CARELL, CHANNING TATUM, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee MARK RUFFALO, Academy Award winner VANESSA REDGRAVE and SIENNA MILLER. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee DAN FUTTERMAN. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.
2 hr 10 min • R • Drama • Dir. Bennett Miller
Nominated for FIVE Oscars, Starring Oscar Nominee J.K. SIMMONS
Andrew Neyman (MILES TELLER) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. SIMMONS), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability—and his sanity.
1 hr 46 min • R • Drama • Dir. Damien Chazelle
Nominated for SIX Oscars & Obama's Fave
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's "Yellow" to Arcade Fire's "Deep Blue." BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
2 hrs 45 min • R • Drama • Dir. Richard Linklater
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Nominated for NINE Oscars, Including Best Picture & Director
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop ofa suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
1 hr 39 min • R • Drama, Comedy • Dir. Wes Anderson
Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and journalist Glen Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh.
1 hr 54 min • R • Documentary • Dir. Laura Poitras
2015 OSCAR DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2015: PROGRAM A
JOANNA & CRISIS HOTLINE (Caption-ENG) • 81 min
Dir. Aneta Kopacz • 40 min • Poland • POL (Caption-ENG)
Thanks to her blog, for many people Joanna has become an icon of a thoughtful and joyful life. The blog describes her daily life honestly and accurately: her goals are as simple as a family trip to the Polish lake district; her planning as short-term as witnessing her son's first successful bike ride without training wheels. She starts the blog when she finds out she has cancer and is given three months to live. Then she promises her 5-year-old son, Jas, that she will do her best to survive for as long as possible. And she starts writing for him. The documentary shows the everyday existence of Joanna, her husband Piotr, and little Jas. It is as discreet as it is moving. Through few well-chosen words and observations it manages to be both essential and sensuous. A story of thoughtfulness in death, life and love.
CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1
Dir. Ellen Goosenberg Kent & Dana Perry • 39 min • U.S.
They served their country overseas. Now, many military veterans must turn to the unique services of the Veterans' Crisis Line to help with their own personal and professional traumas at home. This documentary profiles several of the VCL counselors who work the phones of this 24-hour service, providing support, guidance, and hope to active and retired servicemen dealing with emotional, physical and financial troubles.
2015 OSCAR DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: PROGRAM B
OUR CURSE, WHITE EARTH, & THE REAPER (LA PARKA)
(Caption-ENG) • 79 min
Dir. Tomasz Sliwinski & Maciej Slesicki • 27 min • Poland
A mother and father face the difficulties of caring for a baby who has been born with a life-threatening congenital breathing disorder known as Ondine's curse.
Dir. J. Christian Jensen • 20 min • U.S. • ENG & SPN (Caption-ENG)
Three children and an immigrant mother face a long and difficult winter in North Dakota, which has attracted many people seeking work during an oil boom.
THE REAPER (LA PARKA)
Dir. Gabriel Serra Arguello • 29 min • Mexico • SPN (Caption-ENG)
For the past 25 years, Efrain has worked in a slaughterhouse, where he has developed an intimate relationship with both death and what one must sometimes do to live.
A Royal Opera House Production Recorded Live in London
Only Saturday, January 31 @ 11 AM & Monday, February 2 @ 7 PM
Christopher Wheeldon’s ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real.
Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story—a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.
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2 hr 55 min • NR • Ballet • Chr. Christopher Wheeldon