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Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. Subtitled. (80 mins)
"[A] splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary." – Joe Leydon, Variety
"Director Ceyda Torun was born in Istanbul and lived there as a young girl, leaving the city with her family at age 11 to live in Jordan and later New York City, but it’s abundantly clear her heart has never left her birthplace. Kedi is a valentine to her childhood home." – Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
"I am a cat owner, I admit, but even I was surprised at the power of Kedi. Where did all that emotion come from? It's because what Torun really captures in her unexpectedly powerful film is kindness in its purest form." – Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry as a "slop" scriptwriter charged with bringing "a woman's touch" to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin's artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. (R, 117 mins)
"Their Finest" is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I’ve seen in years. -- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Beautifully cast, intelligently written and a gorgeously assembled range of beautifully gauged emotions about movies and war, Their Finest is one of the best films of a still-young 2017. I was enchanted and overwhelmed by it and my prediction is that, if you care about filmmaking, you will be, too. -- Rex Reed, New York Observer
Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him. (105 mins)
At once poignant and chilling, Personal Shopper is a wonderful evocation of that maddening sensation. -- David Sims, The Atlantic
Assayas has always worked at a consistently high level of excellence, but “Personal Shopper” is his most vital film in years, at times recalling the verve of his 1996 breakthrough “Irma Vep.” -- Pat Padua, Washington Post
The Trump regime will need to work hard to top the Obama administration’s record of weapon deals. During eight years the Nobel Peace Laureate brokered more arms deals with foreign countries than any other presidency since World War II. Based upon the groundbreaking book of the same name by Andrew Feinstein, this incendiary British produced film exposes the corruption, lies, and greed that exists between the defense industry, the military, and Congress. Their common goal is to perpetuate and expand wars around the world so as to generate more corporate profit, no matter what the human and social costs may be. (94 mins)
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired US Army Colonel and the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary. He is a frequent media guest on MSNBC, Bill Maher, and numerous documentaries including Shadow World.
“A new film about the world arms trade merges two artistic styles and creates a political cinematic masterpiece. ….Facts revealed in the film are devastating while presented in a creative artistic style.” – Bill Meyer, Hollywood Progressive
In a distant galaxy, the evil leaders of Planet Spaceball have foolishly squandered their precious atmosphere, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Planet Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But the princess skips town and joins forces with renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy). May the schwartz be with you. (1987, PG, 96 mins)
A benefit for the Ghent Dog Park Association, we will have Coelacanth Beer and wine available for purchase (CASH ONLY) before and during the show.
Sponsored by Local Heroes, Quixotic Arts, and Stage Right Lighting.
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)