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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
The Shape of Water
Winner of 4 Critics' Choice Awards including Best Picture and Best Director
7 Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture.; Winner Best Director--Guillermo del Toro
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Doug Jones. (R, 119 mins)
"There’s something here for lovers of all kinds of movies — even silents and musicals — but the director transcends mere pastiche to craft a work that feels like the product of our collective film-going subconscious."– Alonso Duhalde. The Wrap
"Perhaps the greatest of The Shape of Water’s many surprises is how extravagantly romantic it is, driven throughout by an all-conquering belief in soulmates as lifelines." – Guy Lodge, Variety
"It's both weird and wonderful." – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
Best Film of the Year--New York Film Critics Circle
Winner of Golden Globes for Best Picture (Comedy) and Best Actress (Comedy)
Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Christine’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. This is the directorial debut of indy actress Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha, 20th Century Women). (R, 93 mins)
"As warm as it is smart — and it is very smart — Lady Bird marks actor/screenwriter Greta Gerwig's superb debut as a solo director and yet another astonishing performance by star Saoirse Ronan." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times<
"Lady Bird is a triumph of style, sensibility and spirit. The girl at its center may not be a heavyweight, but her movie is epic." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post<
Winner of 4 Golden Globes: Best Picture (Drama), Best Actress (Drama), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor.
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths). (R, 115 mins)
"Traverses a high wire between comedy and tragedy and does so without a safety net. Outside the Coen Brothers, it’s hard to find a filmmaker with that skill and with this production, McDonagh has placed himself in august company." – James Berardinelli
"McDormand is an unstoppable force in a fiercely intelligent, profanely poetic movie that shifts tonal gears at breakneck speed." – Jamie Graham, Total Film
In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one. (1982, R, 109mins)
Sunday Mornings Jan 21 & 28; Feb 4, 11 & 25; Mar 4, 18 & 25; Apr 8
Remaining 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.
**Please note: This film event will show Monday, Jan 22 at 7:15. Our Nov/Dec/Jan program has the wrong date listed.**
Come enjoy the classic Hollywood musical Cabaret at the Naro hosted by Mal Vincent.
Cabaret is presented by the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film and the Simon Family JCC.
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. This multi-Oscar winner stars Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Michael York; directed by Bob Fosse.(1972, Rm 122 mins)