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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Mal Vincent hosts The Egg and I
Traditionally, the festival ends with a comedy, and this is one of the most appealing, headlined by the highly likable Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurrray as a city couple who try to run an egg farm in the country. Pamper the pullets but keep the roosters out. It is a riotous culture clash especially enjoyable by all those tho made Tammy a surprise hit a year ago. Based on a best-selling novel by Betty MacDonald, it features an Academy-nominated performance by Marjorie Main as raspy-voiced Ma Kettle. (She and Percy Kilbride subsequently co-starred in nine hit sequels that virtually kept Universal Studios in business). This is the night, too, that we vote, choosing the best four performances of the festival: actor, actress and supporting actor and actress. It goes in the record book so, be careful. The closing-night party, to which all ticketholders are invited, will again take place next door at YNot Italian—and why not? A 15-year run is something to celebrate. (1947, 108 mins)
This is the incredible true story of three strangers who are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their feel-good story became a global sensation, bringing the 19-year-olds fame and celebrity. But the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – and could transform our understanding of human nature. Filmmaker Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary is investigative journalism at its best. (96 mins
"What begins as a light and fluffy, too-weird-to-be-fiction story goes unimaginably deeper, stranger, darker." – Brent McKnight, The Seattle Times
"A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them." – Peter DeBruge, Variety
An intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius and humanitarian who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. From director Morgan Neville (The Music of Strangers, 20 Feet From Stardom). (94 mins)
"In these troubled times, it's a good feeling to see a funny, touching and vital doc that is both timely and timeless." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Fred Rogers is gone and the world is a much scarier place; this film, like a gift, briefly transports us back to the calm we felt long ago." – Moira MacDonald, The Seattle Times
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. This revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career is from filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen. (97 mins)
"Ginsburg’s life — and its many lessons, both learned and taught — come to entertaining and energetic life. It’s a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary that makes one heck of a play to remind people of Ginsburg’s vitality and importance, now more than ever." – Kate Erbland, IndieWire
This Sundance Film Festival favorite is a brilliantly raw, honest portrayal about the life of a middle schooler. Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school. As the lead character, actress Elsie Fisher delivers a glorious symphony of awkward poignancy. She wields her character’s roller-coaster mood swings and open-wound insecurities with bravery and wit. Director Bo Burnham’s narrative feature debut finds humor and hope in even those most painful moments of growing up. (R, 94 mins)
"Eighth Grade is an absolute delight that stings with truth. It’s heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a total charmer." – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, Eighth Grade is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking." – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The comedian-turned-filmmaker has the wisdom to know that eighth grade isn't a stage – it's a state of mind most us never entirely grow out of." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Tuesday, Aug 21 at 7:15pm presented with Chrysler Museum
French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was an innovator of modern art, known for experimenting with bold color and distorted proportions, along with his contemporaries Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. By 1891, Gauguin was already well-known in artistic circles, but had grown tired of the civilized world and its political and moral conventions. Leaving his wife and children behind, he ventures alone to Tahiti, consumed with a yearning for new inspiration. Pushing deep into the Tahitian jungle, Gauguin meets Tehura, his muse, who will consume his mind and inspire his most iconic works of art. In French with subtitles. (102 mins)
Film introduction by Erik Neil, the director of the Chrysler Museum.
"Cassel, one of France's singular talents, delivers an absorbing performance, committing to his role on both mental and physical levels." – Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
Artist and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. She documents how America has exported the values of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status to every corner of the globe – from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China. We hear the stories of the ultra-rich, the celebrities, as well as those aspiring for wealth, at any cost. (106 mins)
Post-film discussion: Tim Sanderson, M.D. is a Jungian Analyst, psychiatrist, art therapist, and Assistant Professor in the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program at EVMS.
"Meaty interviews with journalist Chris Hedges, for instance, lend the film needed context and a sense of intellectual detachment." – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Greenfield wraps up this compulsively watchable movie with observations of family love and some of its characters striving for redemption and/or an honest living. But she doesn’t quite dissolve the bitterness of the pill. Because it really can’t be." – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
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. It shows every 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday of each month (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
The pre-show, which runs about 15-20 mins, starts at the stated showtime.
Once again, we present a silent classic featuring the amazing live keyboard accompaniment of Chris Kypros. This time it’s Buster Keaton’s SHERLOCK, JR (featuring great special effects for its time), where he plays a film projectionist who longs to be a detective. Also included will be a Charlie Chaplin short.
Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet Oudolf's own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. The film follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. (75 mins)
"If Five Seasons is the only opportunity viewers have to experience Oudolf’s artistry up close, Piper’s cinematography (whether through a sunny haze or a snowy blanket) and contemplative storytelling have done these gardens justice." – Tatiana Craine, Village Voice
Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents and their acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children that society deems 'abnormal'. Featuring mothers and fathers who are learning to parent extraordinary children – from those with dwarfism and Down Syndrome to those who are prodigies and transgendered. The film will explore the tensions and questions universal to all families about identity, difference and the ways in which adversity unites us and enriches our love for one another. (93 mins)
"This is a powerful movie about human nature and how no matter where we end up — and who we end up with — we wake up each day and adjust."> – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
"It’s quite a mix: Far From the Tree throws so much at you that you’ll want to pick up the book and read (or reread) it." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
Leave No Trace is a powerful and moving drama from Debra Granik, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of Winter’s Bone, which introduced the world to Jennifer Lawrence. Will (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services and traditional housing. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. (PG, 109 mins)