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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
I`ll See You in My Dreams
In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). Blythe Danner makes an elegant, warmly sympathetic heroine in director Brett Haley’s buoyant second feature. (PG-13, 92 mins)
"Now after 43 years in feature films, Danner has gotten the opportunity to show what she can do, and in I’ll See You in My Dreams, she is simply jaw-dropping, just wonderful."
– Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic, director Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy vibrantly illuminates two major breakthroughs — one artistic, one personal — in the life of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. Alternating back and forth in time, Paul Dano plays Wilson in the period covering 1965-68. Wilson has stopped touring with his band and masterminds ‘Pet Sounds’, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest masterpieces. In the second narrative set in the 1980s, John Cusack embodies Wilson as a broken, confused man under the pharmacological and legal thrall of manipulative therapist Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). He eventually finds love and healing with a Cadillac dealer named Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks), who will later become his second wife. (PG-13, 120 mins)
"Love & Mercy doesn’t claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from." – A.O.Scott, The New York Times
Wednesday, July 1 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
Grand Jury Prize Winner at Sundance Film Festival.
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood. Filmmaker Crystal Moselle has directed a mesmerizing documentary that’s stranger than any fiction. (80 mins)
Post-film speaker and discussion: Tim Sanderson is a psychiatrist in private practice who specializes in Jungian analysis. He is past president of the largest group of Jungian Analysts in the U.S.
Alex (Adam Scott), Emily (Taylor Schilling), and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’s Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at his home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing as the couples begin to open up in unexpected ways. (R, 80 mins)
"The Overnight invites the audience to keep guessing exactly who is seducing whom, and exactly where the temptations will lead, right up to its final few beats. " – Geoff Bershire, Variety