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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
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
"Nostalgia trips are fun, but when they intersect with genius, virtuosity and genuine revelatory insight, they take viewers to a higher place." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Kolya (AlexeÏ Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (SergueÏ Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive..... In Russian with subtitles (140 mins)
"Simultaneously a modern essay on suffering, an open-ended thriller, and a black social comedy, it is most importantly of all a thinly-veiled political parable drenched in bitter irony that takes aim against the corrupt, corrosive regime of Vladimir Putin."
– Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
"Magnificently acted, expertly crafted and unerringly sure of every treacherous step it takes, Leviathan is an indictment, but also an elegy, a film set among the monumental ruins of a culture, whether they’re the skeletal remains of boats, a whale’s bleached bones, a demolished building or a trail of lives that are either ruined or hopelessly resigned." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
‘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)
Speakers and post-film discussion:
Rob Wescott is an award-winning professional magician. He has undertaken a lifelong study of the history of magic and its uneasy alliance with those that claim paranormal powers.
Nathan Miller is a contributor to Doubtful News, a human test subject for the James Randi Educational Foundation's 'Million Dollar Challenge', and a practicing civil engineer.
"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