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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Manchester by the Sea
This Golden Globe winner nabbed six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Actor (Casey Affleck), Actress (Michelle Williams), Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Director (Kenneth Lonargan) and Original Screenplay. After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester by the Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. (R, 137 mins)
"No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time." – Matt Zoeller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
The much anticipated new film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive). Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine and writes poetry into a notebook and then goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing and new dreams come to her almost daily. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. (R, 113 mins)
"What becomes clear in the course of the movie is that Jarmusch has constructed his own version of a poem, with recurring images and themes that allow him to delve into the nature of commitment, artistic ambition and how inner life is shaped by the tidal pull of place and history." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"I’ve never seen a film that captures the inner world of an artist with such delicacy." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
All five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short. Program includes: Ennemis Interieurs (France), Silent Nights (Denmark), Sing (Hungary), Timecode (Spain), La Femme et la TGV (Switzerland). (132 mins)
ONE WEEK ONLY (Feb 24-March 2) Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. In this heart-wrenching drama, five-year-old Saroo (wonderfully played by Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles away from his home and family, ending up bewildered and afraid in chaotic Kolkata (Calcutta). Somehow he survives living on the streets, before finding shelter in an orphanage and eventually being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman, David Denham). Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Slumdog Millionaire) suppresses his yearning for his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting and the help of Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times. (PG-13, 119 mins)
ONE WEEK ONLY (Feb 24-Mar 2)
Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary. At the time of his death in 1987, James Baldwin left behind an unfinished manuscript for his next project. It was to be a revolutionary, personal account of three assassinated leaders who were also his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Now thirty years later, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Using only Baldwin’s words, either spoken by the man himself or read by Samuel L. Jackson, and a flood of rich archival material, Peck has crafted a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America. I Am Not Your Negro is a poetic journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. (95 mins)
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)
Sat morning, Feb 25 - 10:00am to Noon at Naro Cinema
"Big Music in the Movies" with Christopher Palestrant
Got your Oscar picks yet? How about Best Score? Chris Palestrant, award-winning professor of Music Composition, can help you there. Did you know that when George Lucas was directing Star Wars in 1977, he needed something new for his theme music? John Williams gave it to him: a style taken from….an opera written in 1869! His trick resulted in one of the most popular and important film scores every written. Come discover connections Chris has discovered between movie music and Romantic-era music and the effect it has on you when you go to the movies. Experience the second revolution in film scoring. It will change the way you watch movies! Presented by the community enrichment program "Evenings at St Patrick"
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Palestrant, professor, Elizabeth City State University
Note: Tickets are 2 for $35. Course starts at 10:00 a.m. to 12noon.
Plan B is back at the Naro with a comedy event you won't wanna miss. "My Mother's Boyfriend Made Caramel" will be a fast paced, hilarious comedic romp full of Sketch, Video, and Improv comedy. Bring some beer money and your inhaler... it's gonna be a good time!
Beer from O'Connor Brewing Co will be available for purchase during the show, with all proceeds benefiting Naro Expanded Video.
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.
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.” In this second film (in a series of four--Rubber Soul and Revolver are coming), Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles’ innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr. (90 mins)
Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary. A once peaceful Mediterranean island called Lampedusa located near Sicily has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old Italian boy who lives there with his family. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully places these realities side by side. In English and italian with subtitles.(108 mins)
"Where journalism leaves off, Fire at Sea begins. It takes a unique documentary filmmaker like Gianfranco Rosi to capture the drama through the periscope of his camera focused on the small Sicilian island of Lampedusa." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
The acclaimed female British filmmaker Amma Asante
(Belle) is of Ghanaian heritage. Her new film is the true story of the
love between King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo, Selma) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white working-class woman from London. Their proposed marriage caused an international uproar in the late 1940s and was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The policy of apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. (PG-13, 111 mins)
Join filmmaker John Beder, and Virginia Symphony Music Director JoAnn Falletta, along with the Ambrosia String Quartet for this new documentary film that examines performance anxiety through the experience of professional orchestra musicians. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and always engaging. http://composeddocumentary.com
Tickets are $12 at the door and through the Virginia Symphony website. A social at Ynot Italian will follow the event at the theater.