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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the gripping drama Whiplash stars Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) as Andrew Neiman, a 19-year-old jazz drummer determined to rise to the top of the country's most elite music conservatory. One night, Terence Fletcher (Oscar nominee J.K. Simmons), a conductor equally known for his talent for teaching as he is for the terrifying method of his instruction, discovers Andrew practicing the drums, and the next day requests that he be transferred into his band. At first, Andrew is an "alternate," confined to turning the pages of the "core" drummer, but at the band's next competition, the core drummer's sheet music is misplaced and Andrew gets the opportunity to play. Though the act further alienates him from his fellow musicians, the band nonetheless wins the competition, and he seems poised to become Fletcher's new "favorite son." A journey that can be seen alternately as a descent into madness or an ascent to greatness comes to a crescendo on the biggest platform for Andrew's talents—the unforgiving stage of Carnegie Hall. (R, 106 mins)
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Actor (Steve Carell), and Best Director (Bennett Miller). Two brothers, both former Olympic wrestling champions (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, nominated for Best Supporting Actor) become involved in a fateful and fatal friendship with a neurotic millionaire (Carell), in this true-life drama from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball). When Mark is invited by John du Pont (Steve Carrell) to join the US team preparing for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, he asks his brother to take part, but the smarter, more seasoned Dave (Mark Ruffalo) refuses to uproot his family for the sake of glories already achieved. Foxcatcher locates a balance of excitement and burgeoning dread, and keeps us firmly in its hold until its harrowing finish. (R, 130 mins)
SUNDAY MORNINGS (Feb 1, 8 & 22; Mar 1, 15 & 22; Apr 12 & 19) at 9:30am
Remaining 8 for $90
Any 7 for $80
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.
Golden Globe nominee – Best Foreign-Language Film. A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsil) calls for her husband Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life. Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. (118 mins)
Tuesday, Feb 3 at 7:15pm – Reel It Out Film Festival
This is the film adaptation of the theatrical experience of writer/director Del Shores’ GLAAD Award-winning play about four gay boys growing up in the church. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope. The intimate experience of theatre on the film screen reveals the complicated emotions from all sides – the confused child, the struggling adolescent and the angry and damaged adult. (138 mins)
Special festival admission required through reelitout.org
Shows Wed, Feb 4 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"
There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of living wages. In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their successful organizing which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the U.S. The Fair Food Program asks supermarkets and fast food restaurants to pay just a penny more per pound of tomatoes and to refuse to buy tomatoes from farms with human rights violations. This new movement is now spreading to support other workers in Napa Valley and beyond.
Presented with The Sustainable Living Fair and Virginia Organizing
Speakers and post-film discussion:
Teresa Stanley is the Hampton Roads director of Virginia Organizing
Bev Sell is founder and director of Five Points Community Farm Market