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Of all of Shakespeare’s classic works, Macbeth must surely be amongst his most famous. The tragic tale of a fearless Scottish general haunted by his own ambition, and a prophecy that he will one day become King of Scotland, has long fascinated actors, directors and audiences. On the big screen, this has led to adaptations by directors from Orson Welles to Akira Kurosawa to Roman Polanski. Now, from the producers of The King’s Speech, comes a new version starring Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, 12 Years a Slave) as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) as the ambitious Lady Macbeth, who urges him to use wicked means to gain the power of the throne. A thrilling interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most compelling characters, Macbeth is an action-packed reimagining of the realities of war-torn times and a tale of all-consuming passion and desire. Also starring Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series), Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki. (R, 111 mins)
"This cinematic Macbeth possesses a terrible beauty, evoking fear, sadness, awe and confusion. Presented with the aesthetic of a dark comic book, it’s also a mournful masterpiece, rendering Shakespeare’s spectacle with all the sorrow and majesty that it deserves." – Michael O'sullivan, Washington Post
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards (including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay), winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or (Best Film), and nominated for several Golden Globes.
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara give brilliant, emotional performances in this highly anticipated romantic drama from Oscar nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven). Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel 'The Price of Salt', the drama follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. Haynes’ exquisitely crafted film comes alive with lush cinematography, a haunting score, and rich period detail. (R, 118 mins)
“It’s possible to watch Carol simply for its velvety beauty, but chances are that, by that stunning final moment, filmgoers will realize with a start that they care far more about the problems of these two people than they might have realized.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“Even high expectations don’t quite prepare you for the startling impact of Carol, an exquisitely drawn, deeply felt love story that teases out every shadow and nuance of its characters’ inner lives with supreme intelligence, breathtaking poise and filmmaking craft of the most sophisticated yet accessible order.” – Justin Chang, Variety
Fred (Michael Caine) and Mick (Harvey Keitel), two old friends, are on vacation in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda (Jane Fonda). And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy (Paul Dano), an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance? Set against a sprawling landscape of unforgettable sights and intoxicating music, Youth asks if our most important and life-changing experiences can come at any time—even late—in life. From Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). (R, 118 mins)
"4 Stars!" - Mal Vincent, Virginian Pilot
"Youth is a film that goes its own way. Quixotic, idiosyncratic, effortlessly moving, it's as much a cinematic essay as anything else, a meditation on the wonders and complications of life, an examination of what lasts, of what matters to people no matter their age." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Youth is a voluptuary’s feast, a full-body immersion in the sensory pleasures of the cinema." – Todd McCarthy, Variety
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short and more! Program includes: “Historia de un Oso (Bear Story)” (Chile), in which an old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama; Pixar Animation Studios' “Sanjay’s Super Team” (USA), about a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop-culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions; “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” (Russia), in which two cosmonauts who are friends try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality; writer/director Don Hertzfeldt’s “World of Tomorrow” (USA), in which a little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future; and “Prologue” (UK), in which a small girl bears witness as warriors battle to death during the Spartan-Athenian wars of 2,400 years ago. Additional animated shorts will also be shown. (Note: “Prologue” contains mature content and will be shown last, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if desired. Other shorts in the program are acceptable for kids of all ages.) (86 mins)
The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. All shows feature live cast performances by Norfolk's own Fishnet Inc. No props allowed--throw your imagination! Tickets go on sale about 1/2 hour before showtime; plenty of seats always available. Shows every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
Sunday Mornings, Feb 14, 21 & 28; March 6; April 3, 10 & 17 (makeup day for cancellation is Feb 14)
All 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.
All five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short program includes: 'Ave Maria' (Palestine/France/Germany), in which the silent routine of five Palestinian nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect; 'Day One' (USA), depicting a new translator’s first day accompanying a U.S. Army unit as it searches for a local terrorist; 'Everything Will Be Okay' (Germany/Austria), about a divorced father who picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea, as he does every second weekend, but she can‘t help feeling that something isn't right; 'Shok' (Friend) (Kosovo/UK), in which the friendship of two boys is tested to its limit as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war; and 'Stutterer' (UK/Ireland), the story of Greenwood, whose online girlfriend Ellie travels to London on the eve of their six-month anniversary to surprise him. (total program runs 107 mins)
Frankfurt, Germany in 1958: nobody as yet wants to look back to the recent past of the reign of horror of the National Socialist regime. Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) comes across some documents that help initiate the trial against some members of the SS who served in Auschwitz. But both the horrors of the past and the hostility shown towards his work bring Johann close to a meltdown. It is nearly impossible for him to find his way through this maze; everybody seems to have been involved or guilty. Subtitled. (R, 124 mins)
Guest facilitator for post-film discussion is Kerstin Steitz, Ph.D. who is a faculty member at ODU in German Language.
"It’s one of the most important and revelatory films of the year." – Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Labyrinth of Lies is an eye-opening story about the importance of seeking the truth — even when it’s complicated, ugly and buried beneath years of secrecy and deceit." – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post