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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
FirstLook Film Forum - Fall 2017 Season
Sunday Mornings Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 12 & 19; Dec 3
All 7 for $70 ($80 after 9/30/17)
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.
Thurs, Sept 21 at 7:30pm
Outwire757 presents the Hampton Roads Premiere
(alos shows Fri & Sat, Sept 22 & 23 at 9:10)
It's been seventeen years since the release of Del Shores' cult classic Sordid Lives, and life has moved into the present for the residents of Winters, Texas. As the original film dealt with coming out in a conservative southern world, this sequel explores the issues raised when gay marriage comes to small-town America and the God-fearing residents are not quite ready to accept it. In the hands of Del Shore, the culture clash makes great fodder for comedy among the much-beloved Sordid Lives characters. (R, 109 mins)
"If you liked the original, the overdue sequel to 'Sordid Lives' will both delight you and warm your ever-lovin' heart.'
- David Noh, Film Journal International
Advance tickets available for Premiere on Thurs, Sept 21 at EventBrite linked below
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women's balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi's wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. His patriarchal preachings test the women's resolve and creates a dispute between the community's men and women of Lysistrata proportions. In Hebrew with subtitles. (96 mins)
"It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining." -- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"'The Women's Balcony' is an equally hilarious and infuriating look at how patriarchies attempt to assert themselves and how terrified men often get when women stand up for themselves." -- Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly
When Fiona’s (Fiona Gordon) orderly life as a small-town Canadian librarian is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Aunt Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Dominique Abe), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the intricate choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon's work, Lost In Paris is a fun tale of peculiar people finding love in while lost in the City of Lights. In English and French with subtitles. (83 mins)
"A throwback to a kinder, gentler comic sensibility combining the surreal, the whimsical and vaudeville, Lost in Paris successfully delights as two misfits continue to find themselves beholden to the kind of destiny that only graces visitors to the city of lights." – John Fink, The Film Stage
"Who wouldn’t want a picturesque trip to the French capital that delivers more laughs than a nitrous oxide leak near the hyena compound?" – Peter Debruge, Variety
India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country's transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy's House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. (106 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. Until further notice , 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)
Tuesday, Sept 26 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'
Presented with Chrysler Museum
The towering statue of David, the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter, and the Sistine Chapel ceiling still leave us breathless today. Spanning his 89 years, this beautiful documentary takes a cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most legendary Renaissance man through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words. (91 mins)
Wednesday, Sept 27 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
The Pulitzer at 100 celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The totality of the Pulitzers has had an immeasurable impact on the American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech – all issues that are ever more relevant in America today. (91 mins)
"Must-see. What can I say? I’m a print journalism sentimentalist. Yes, even now. Maybe especially now. So how can director Kirk Simon’s documentary about the creation and history of journalism’s greatest nod not inspire?" - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post