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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet). After years of working as a dressmaker in the exclusive fashion houses of Paris, she returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis). During her time there, she happens to fall in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). And armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. (118 mins)
"Kate Winslet as sexy femme fatale with a wicked pair of shears is a lot of fun. As her mum 'Mad' Molly, Judy Davis triumphs." - James Vernier, Boston Globe
Based on the acclaimed book ‘History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier’, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson) to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ('Temple Grandin'). (PG-13, 110 mins)
"Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made." – Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Weisz’s conviction, passion and galvanizing outrage drive Denial. For a Jewish academic, this was no intellectual exercise, and Weisz lets us see it. Between the frames, Weisz likewise assures us that Denial is no routine movie for a Jewish actress." – Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Having 'Downton Abbey' withdrawals? Here's the 25th anniversary presentation of Merchant Ivory’s undisputed masterpiece. This adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel is a saga of class relations and changing times in Edwardian England. Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson) and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) become involved with two couples: a wealthy, conservative industrialist (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife (Vanessa Redgrave), and a working-class man (Samuel West) and his mistress (Niccola Duffet). The interwoven fates and misfortunes of these three families and the diverging trajectories of the two sisters’ lives are connected to the ownership of Howards End, a beloved country home. (PG, 142 mins)
"What sets "Howards End" apart is the complex emotional life of its characters." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A can't-miss opportunity to experience some of the finest filmmaking of the 20th century." – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
This horror classic, at the time the highest grossing independent film of all time, has been digitally restored by the original cinematographer and features an exclusive 15-minute interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter, who explores the history of the film and its impact on the entire film industry. With Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis. (1978, R, 107 mins)
Friday night's showing is presented by FlickIt! Fridays. The Muse Writers Center will be selling Smartmouth Beer in the lobby, will all proceeds benefiting their scholarships and workshops. Reminder that beer sales are CASH ONLY.
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)
Sunday Mornings, Oct 30; Nov 13 & 20; and Dec 4
All 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.
Kick off your Halloween week as Fantasmo Cult Cinema Explosion and Ellie Quinn Presents for our annual night of horror themed burlesque at the Naro!
Starring Dahlia Kennedy debuting on the Naro stage, Eevee Bravura (NYC) returning to her hometown, Ellie Quinn, Elsie Nouveau, Franki Boom Boom (Roanoke) debuting in Norfolk, Miss Bliss (Raleigh), Sindi Ray Boustier (Harrisonburg) debuting in Norfolk, and debuting Abby Normel as our stage kitten. Hosted by Rob Floyd
Costumes encouraged! We would love to do a costume contest this time!!
$10 in advance $15 at door
$20 VIP package limited to 20--seating in first two rows and a gift bag
Click on the link below for tickets. (Also available at the door)
The Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition this year devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrossed the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. (86 mins)
Introduction: Betsy DiJulio is a high school art teacher, artist, cookbook author, blogger, and art critic for Veer magazine.
"Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum. As directed by Pieter van Huystee, the film offers a true immersion in his artistry." – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies like Monsanto control the majority of our seeds, progressive movements around the world are fighting a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Seed is directed by Taggart Siegel (Queen the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?, The Real Dirt on Farmer John). The film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, following passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy.
Post-film speaker and discussion: Tom Ellis is a senior professor at TCC, an environmental activist, an instructor in permaculture, and a Gaian Buddhist philosopher.
"This is a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as its subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds." Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times
"It's a wonder of photography, animation, and sound, and it's a testament to its editors that the many interviews with activists and scientists are compelling and informative, sometimes even poetic." – Daphne Howland, Village Voice