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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
The Old Man and The Gun
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Co-starring Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter. Written and directed by David Lowery (A Ghost Story). (PG-13, 93 mins)
"It’s a puckish film with a wistful quality, a gently comic end-of-the-line adventure about doing what you love, the passage of time and the things that might have been." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The Old Man & the Gun — which, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is based on real characters — is a natural fit for both star and director, and in Lowery’s hands, it feels like both an homage to the past and a gentle step toward the future." – Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France upon her marriage to successful Parisian writer commonly known as Willy (Dominic West). Soon Colette (Keira Knightley) begins to ghostwrite for him and pens a semi-autobiographical novel that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. (R, 112 mins) https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/colette
"Colette is an origin story, a tale of metamorphosis rather than of already formed greatness." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"This is the firebrand Colette that Knightley plays with every fiber of her being. She’s something to see." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The best and most lavishly appointed, gorgeously photographed period movie in years." – Rex Reed, Observer
Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) has remade the legendary Italian supernatural horror film for modern audiences. Young American dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for a world-renowned dance company. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, the woman she replaces breaks down and accuses the company's female directors of witchcraft. With Chloe Grace Moretz and Tilda Swinton. (152 mins)
"Suspiria is an alluring blend of sociopolitical allegory and visceral supernatural horror that yields imperfect, yet all the same fascinating results." – Sandy Schaefer, Screen Rant
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for this riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon. Told from Neil Armstrong’s perspective and based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous public missions in history. Claire Foy ('The Crown') stars as the grounded other-half of their marriage. (PG13, 141 mins)
"After seeing First Man, it’s doubtful you’ll think about space flight, or Armstrong’s historic walk, in quite the same way. You’ll know more deeply how it happened, what it meant and what it was, and why its mystery — more than ever — still lingers." – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"Astonishing. The definitive take on a monumental moment in history — without ever losing sight of the man underneath the visor." – John Nugent, Empire
John Hughes's third directorial effort follows high-school geeks Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they design their ideal woman, and a freak electrical accident brings her to life in the form of the lovely superhuman, Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). She outfits Gary and Wyatt in cool clothes, surprises them with a Porsche, and helps them stand up to jerks Ian (Robert Downey Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler). But the boys must hide Lisa's existence from Wyatt's cruel nightmare of a big brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), who begins to realize that something is not as it should be. (1985, PG-13, 94 mins)
Here is the 7th in the series of lecture films hosted by musicologist Scott Freiman. Explore the music written for the Magical Mystery Tour TV show, as well as the additional songs that appeared on the album. In 1967, the Beatles embarked on an ambitious project, writing and directing the one-hour film. The music written for the film is some of their psychedelic best. Freiman delves into the creative process behind “The Fool On The Hill,” "Blue Jay Way,” “I Am The Walrus,” “ Strawberry Fields Forever’, and other selections. (98 mins)
A Thanksgiving classic from writer/director John Hughes. Easily annoyed businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative salesman Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely obnoxious. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination. (1987, R, 93 mins)
Beer will be served. Hosted by The Muse and FlickIt!
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.
Want to know the title of Sunday's film?
Click on the link below that takes you to FirstLook Film Forum page and then click on the link under the window – "What's Playing?" to find out details about the Film Forum screening.
The film title is announced and posted on Film Forum webpage a few days before each scheduled Forum date.
Tuesday, Nov 20 at 7:15pm – Presented with Chrysler Museum
Described as a poet, an athlete, and a philosopher of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the America of the 1960s and ‘70s. From the Mad Men era of New York to the early years of the Women’s Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood, Gary shot untold numbers of iconic photographs. (90 mins)
Introduction by Seth Feman, curator of photography at Chrysler Museum
"An exceedingly good documentary, produced by American Masters in the sturdy and enlightening house style of that series, and in this case the adventure emerges directly from the work itself." – Owen Gleiberman
"Winogrand, in recordings taken from lectures, interviews and casual conversations, betrays a surprisingly contemplative attitude toward the act of picture making." – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Wed, Nov 21 at 7:15pm – Presented with Veer Magazine
In 1998 there were less than 1,500 breweries in the United States—now there are over 7,000. This new documentary tells the story of the rise of craft beer through the dreamers in the world of beer – including Brian, who is studying to become a Master Cicerone—the beer equivalent of a sommelier— which requires taking a test only 13 people have ever passed. Brewmaster features innovative brewers Sam Calagione, John and Jen Kimmich, Jim Koch, Garrett Oliver and Rob Tod. (95 mins)
All proceeds from beer sales go to Hope House Foundation.
Post-film discussion: Area brewmasters will speak about their craft following the film. Moderated by Veer Magazine beer columnist and expert Diane Catanzaro.
Actor-turned-director Paul Dano has superbly adapted Richard Ford’s novel for the big screen. We are transported back to 1960s rural Montana where young teenager Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggles. Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Oren Moverman star in Dano’s acclaimed first film. (PG-13, 104 mins).
"The entire cast does exceptional work, but the movie is anchored by Carey Mulligan, who gives the best performance in any film I’ve seen this year." – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"An affecting coming-of-age drama based on a superb book and directed by an exceptional actor in his directorial debut." – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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.