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The Legacy of The Naro
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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful but still single screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when Lori is forced to demand personal boundaries, Marnie is left to find new ways to channel her eternal optimism and generosity. In so doing she changes the lives of others and along the way enriches her own life when she develops a relationship with a new male friend played by J.K. Simmons (Oscar winner for Whiplash). (PG13, 100 min)
"The Meddler belongs to Sarandon, a famously no-bull actress who digs in deep, showing us how moms aren't one thing, they're all things. How else can they make you laugh from love and cry from crazy? The Meddler knows how. Listen up." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A diminutive and misleading title for such an affecting, often profound film." – Matt Zoiller Seltz, RogerEbert.com
In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. (R, 100 mins)
"The story can shift from uproarious to heartbreaking in the span of a scene, but Cheadle, in his feature directorial debut, controls the tone like a veteran.' – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"To give a performance this layered and complex and unstinting while also directing the film around it, which is risky and imaginative and full of life, testifies to impressive powers of concentration." – Andrew O'Heir, Salon.com
Wednesday matinee, June 1 at 1:00pm
Presented with Virginia Opera
Royal Opera House in London presents two short Italian operas in one: 'Cavalleria Rusticana', Mascagni’s greatest opera, a tragic tale of forsaken love and jealous revenge; and 'Pagliacci', Leoncavallo’s thrilling tragic opera of a violent jealousy. Directed by Damiano Michieletto who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. (186 mins)
Doors open at 12:40pm
All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.
With an introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters.
A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules. The stellar cast includes Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, and Ben Whishaw. (R, 118 mins)
Friday, June 3... Join us for our first FlickIt! Fridays event, a new monthly movie series that combines having a great time with supporting your local community.
In addition to catching a beloved flick (this one is FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, 1982, PG13, 90 mins) and snacking on our fabulous concessions, we're letting loose and will be selling beer from one of our neighborhood faves, Smartmouth Brewery. And the best part is, proceeds from beer sales go to support our good friends at the Muse Writers Center. It's a win-win!
So come say "Aloha" to Mr. Hand while catching some tasty waves and a cool buzz. We have some totally awesome surprises in store for you...
Hosted by Rev. Scott Hennessy, a film buff and teacher, and the priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk.
First Naro showing in decades! Orson Welles’ first feature (he also starred, directed, and co-wrote it) is consistently ranked as one of the most innovative and beloved films in movie history. It follows a reporter’s quest to discover the mystery of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane’s dying words, “Rosebud.” (1941, 119 mins)