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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
FirstLook Film Forum - Winter/Spring 2017 Season
Sunday Mornings: Jan 22 & 29; Feb 5, 12 & 26; Mar 5, 19 & 26; & Apr 2
All 9 for $100
Any 7 for $80
Any 4 for $50
Single admission at door on morning of show - $15
If you love movies, join a discriminating group of cinephiles to share brunch, conversation, critique, and an advance screening of the latest offering from a roster of prominent independent, foreign, and American filmmakers. 9:30am is brunch, followed by the film at 10:00, then discussion and rating of the film.
Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well. From director Pablo Larrain whose other upcoming film is Neruda. (R. 95 mins)
"To watch Portman’s every move is to not only watch history being recreated, but to also witness history being made. No one will ever be able to touch this role again. Or, at least, no one should."
– Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Larraín told his producers he wouldn't do Jackie unless Natalie Portman agreed to take on the role, and her superb performance, utterly convincing without being anything like an impersonation, vindicates his determination." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Golden Globes Best Picture Winner and on more Top Ten lists than any other film this year, and championed by audiences and critics alike, Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of Chiron, a young man who struggles to find himself, as told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins has won rave reviews for his adaptation of the play 'In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue'. (110 mins)
"Jenkins burrows deep into his characters' pain-seared memories, creating ferociously restrained performances and confrontational yet tender images that seem wrenched from his very core." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"A socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful." - Peter Debruge, Variety
David Lynch meets Alfred Hitchcock meets Douglas Sirk in this neo-noir psychological thriller based on the 1993 novel 'Tony and Susan' by Austin Wright. This is the second acclaimed film directed by fashion designer Tom Ford (A Single Man). Amy Adams plays a successful Los Angeles art gallery owner whose idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband (Armie Hammer). While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of the manuscript of an unpublished novel written by her first husband (Jake Gyllenhaal), who she has not seen in many years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher whose family trip in the desert is turned into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, she is forced to examine her past and confront some dark truths. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. (R, 116 mins)
"One of the year's Ten Best" - Mal Vincent, Va Pilot
"Ford hits it out of the park again in Nocturnal Animals, a stunning film noir that resonates with ghostly, poetic terror." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Ford is a true moviemaker — a social observer who’s a junkie for sensation and narrative. He has structured Nocturnal Animals beautifully, so that the past feeds into the present, and fiction into reality. " – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Set in Santa Barbara in the seventies, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. 20th Century Women is a poignant love letter by filmmaker Mike Mills (Beginners) to his mom and family. (R, 118 mins)
"The movie belongs wholeheartedly to Bening, and to the age, come and gone, that she enshrines." – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
"20th Century Women is irreducible, too, although certain adjectives and adverbs do leap to mind: generous, reflective, absolutely delightful." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine