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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Isle of Dogs
The new film from Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom) is an animated feature that tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. (PG13, 101 mins)
"Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film (his second in stop-motion animation) is his wildest and waggiest yet, expanding his wondrous, inventive vision while retaining his meticulous compositions."
– Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Isle of Dogs infuses writer-director Wes Anderson's signature humor in an offbeat, but still heartwarming story about a boy and his dog(s)."
– Molly Freeman, Screen Rant
In his first English language film, Italian director Paolo Virzi has adapted the novel about an aging but youthful thinking couple by Michael Zadoorian. It stars film greats Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, acting together for the first time in almost thirty years. ‘The Leisure Seeker’ is the affectionate name Helen Mirren's character has given to the clunky, old Winnebago that she and her husband navigate in their journey from Wellesley, Mass. to Key West, Florida. Without giving notice to anyone, including their grown children, they take one last road trip before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer catch up with them. (R, 112 mins)
"The Leisure Seeker becomes a defense of a couple's right to live their last days as they see fit — on the road instead of in nursing homes or in hospitals." – Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
"This soft, languid road movie benefits from accomplished actors Mirren and Sutherland; they share a genuine chemistry," – Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
Based on the popular magazine of the same name, this animated cult film interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and fantasy. Each world is dominated by a glowing green orb which embodies ultimate evil and whose power infects all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. The soundtrack includes such rock superstars as Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth and Stevie Nicks. (1981, R, 91mins)
Sunday, April 21 at 10pm – Live on the Naro Stage!
This live performance on the Naro stage is a nostalgic burlesque tribute to iconic women in history. With special guest drag performer, Kiara Queen. Hosted by Rob Floyd. Adults 18 and up. Presented by Burlyville Thrill and Fantasmo After Dark. Sat, April 21.
Tickets are $12 in advance at: https://m.bpt.me/event/3366330 or at the box office. Available at the box office day of the show for $15.
Sunday morning, April 22 at 10am
FirstLook Film Forum Off-Season
Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
Film Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears. From internationally acclaimed filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, The Return). In Russian with subtitles. (127 mins)
Regular film admission – ticket book tickets are accepted.
"Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society." – Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
"... a stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe: a drama with the ostensible form of a procedural crime thriller. It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
This new romantic drama from acclaimed filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days) features three of the finest and most exciting French actors working in film today – Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Mathieu Amalric. The multileveled story follows Ismaël Vuillard, a struggling filmmaker who is working on his next feature film. Ismael's personal life was upended over twenty years ago when Carlotta vanished without warning. He has not heard from her in all that time and has searched in vain for her whereabouts. Yet he has started his life over again with Sylvia, his love and light. Then Carlotta returns from the dead. Sylvia runs away. Ismaël rejects Carlotta. Driven mad by these ordeals, he abandons the film shoot for his family home in Roubaix. There, he lives as a recluse, besieged by his ghosts. This is the director's cut. In French with subtitles. (R, 135 mins)
"Desplechin has frequently acknowledged his debt to psychoanalysis in general and Lacan specifically, but never had he dared plunge as deeply into the mysteries of the psyche as he does here." – Giovanni Marchini Camia, The Film Stage
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? (107 mins)
"I keep finding myself wanting to compare it to 1964's "Dr. Strangelove," Stanley Kubrick's Cold War comic masterpiece -- which, as any movie buff will tell you, is exceptionally high praise. In this case, it's also warranted." – Mike Scott, New Orleans Times
"The Death of Stalin is by turns entertaining and unsettling, with laughs that morph into gasps and uneasy gasps that erupt into queasy, choking laughs." – Manhole Dargis, The New York Times
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)