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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
While We`re Young
Aging gracefully is never easy, and it may be worse for artists. Josh Srebnick (Ben Stiller) is a New York documentarian who never quite got his due. He and his wife, Cornelia (Naomi Watts), have tried to start a family and were unable — and now that they have become middle-aged, have decided they are okay with that. Yet for Josh, there is something still missing. Enter Jamie (Adam Driver and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), who approach Josh after a class he teaches. A young artist couple, they are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion. For Josh, it's as if a door has opened back to his youth. This is director Noah Baumbach's sparkling follow-up to his 2012 acclaimed film Frances Ha. Also starring Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia, and Adam Horovitz. (97 mins)
"This delicious satire about aging hipsters and their discontents is everything we've come to expect from the best of Noah Baumbach, as well as several things more."
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling (André Dussollier) steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan. From Oscar-winning filmmaker Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum). In French and German with subtitles. (84 mins)
The Naro and AltDaily... this is true love —you think this happens every day? Join us for a special screening of The Princess Bride. Director Rob Reiner's comic fantasy of a perpetually kidnapped and rescued princess features an all-star cast, including Christopher Guest, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Peter Cook, Wallace Shawn, Fred Savage, and Peter Falk. Feel free to bring the kids to this one, it'll be a family-style affair. (PG, 98 mins)
SUNDAY MORNING Apr 19 at 9:30am
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.
Starting in 1788, rebellious poet Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter) and two penniless sisters experience an unforgettable period which will eventually bind them forever. Unhappily married Caroline von Beulwitz (Herszsprung) and her shy sister Charlotte von Lengefeld (Confurius) take their oath to share everything. Schiller marries Charlotte so they may pursue their ménage à trois under the guise of convention, and Caroline, whose novel is published anonymously by Schiller, leaves her husband. The fragile equilibrium of their love triangle becomes unhinged when she gets pregnant but Schiller is determined to fight for both sisters. In German with subtitles. (138 mins)
Earth Day marks the global theatrical premiere of a stunningly beautiful new film dedicated to “worldview interruption” – the act of seeing the world in a radically different way. “We have not only an ecological crisis… but also a kind of story crisis. That is to say there’s something very wrong about the way that we understand who we are, and our relationship with the Earth.” Philosopher David Loy is just one of many visionaries that include Buddhist leaders, ecologists, scientists, activists, authors, and indigenous wisdom teachers. Directed by Guy Reid and featuring leading climate activist Bill McKibben, eco-author Barry Lopez, cosmologist Brian Swimme, biomimicry scientist Janine Benyus, Paul Hawken, and anthropologist Wade Davis. (90 mins)
Speakers and post-film discussion:
Tom Ellis is a liberal arts professor and Gaian teacher.
Catherine Kilduff is a staff lawyer with The Center for Biological Diversity
Virginia Chapter of The Sierra Club
Behind headliners like Frank Sinatra, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Mamas and Poppas, and The Monkees – the unheralded musicians of The Wrecking Crew created the beats and melodies of the great pop hits of the ’60s. Directed by the son of legendary Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, this vibrant, moving portrait pays tribute to the golden age of the “West Coast Sound” and its secret star-making machine. (95 mins)
"There’s a similar shared joy among the participants, a similar sense of discovery for the viewer, and, of course, a killer soundtrack."
– Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
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. Shows every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
‘The Amazing’ Randi performed for years as a world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived. (90 mins)
"If its account of Randi’s work as an exceptional entertainer and a zealous debunker were all that An Honest Liar gave us, it would be a tremendously fascinating film. But the movie also contains a third-act surprise – which won’t be revealed here – that makes it both unexpectedly revelatory and deeply moving."
– Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com