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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
The Florida Project
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, filmmaker Sean Baker’s acclaimed new film is set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World. The film follows the precocious six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at 'The Magic Castle', a budget motel managed by Bobby (played by a career-best Willem Dafoe). Seen largely though the eyes of its pint-sized protagonists, the film is an uncommon look at the struggles and hardships faced by impoverished Americans living on the edges of an uncaring society. (115 mins)
"This movie accomplishes something almost miraculous — two things, actually. It casts a spell and tells the truth." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Willem Dafoe should be on top of Oscar's Best Supporting Actor list for his stellar work in The Florida Project, a film that's as hilarious and heartbreaking as it is unclassifiable." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Fri-Tues, Nov 17-21 (various times) and Fri-Sun, Nov 24-26 (noon daily)
On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story using over 65,000 painted animated frames created by dozens of artists. (95 mins)
"Loving Vincent is gorgeous. It's a film of immersive beauty." – John Semley, The Globe and Mail
"The painstaking work done by Kobiela and Welchman to turn some of the artist’s most prized canvases into animated scenes can be impressive to behold." – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
The true identity of the secret informant in the Watergate scandal, ‘Deep Throat’, remained a mystery for more than 30 years. In 2005, special agent Mark Felt (Lliam Neeson) shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice. (PG-13, 103 mins)
"Watched today, in light of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump administration, it has an extra intensity, as a possible preview of coming attractions." – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A solidly engrossing political drama, anchored by a commanding central performance from Liam Neeson." – Allan Hunter, Screen International
At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, it is the lovingly layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne. In Danish, French, and Swedish with subtitles. (104 mins)
Introduction by Rev. Scott Hennessy, an avid film buff and teacher, and the priest at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk.
Note: Pope Francis has recognized 'Babette's Feast' as his favorite movie.
In Victorian England just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to publish A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist but it instead caused a sensation, breathing new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor. In an era desperate for spiritual renewal, the public eagerly embraced a story that ended with blessings for one and all. Starring Dan Stevens as Dickens and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge. (PG, 104 mins)
"In addition to being a rather fine addition to the Christmas-movie canon, the film marks a useful teaching tool — a better option for classroom screenings than any of the previous “Carol” adaptations."– Peter Debruge, Variety
"There are many pleasures along the way, including the effective evocation of Victorian-era London." – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
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)