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Now Showing and Upcoming Films
My Old Lady
Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost. Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, is not prepared to budge. With no place to go, Mathias strikes a tentative lodging arrangement with Mathilde, instantly clashing with suspicious, lovelorn Chloé over his private dealings with a rapacious property developer. With its unique blend of comedy, drama and ultimately romance, My Old Lady marks the directorial debut of internationally celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz, adapting his own hit play. (104 mins)
Award-winning independent filmmaker Rory Kennedy’s new film chronicles a story few of us have heard before. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The prospect of an official evacuation of the remaining Americans and their South Vietnamese allies becomes hopelessly delayed by Congressional gridlock and a delusional U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. (98 mins)
David Swanson will return to speak at the Naro from his home in Charlottesville. He is a nationally renowned journalist, teacher, peace activist, and author of War Is A Lie, When The World Outlawed War, and War No More: The Case For Abolition.
Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson's latest version of their story combines his previous two films—titled Him and Her—uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships. (122 mins)
SUNDAY MORNINGS (Oct 26; Nov 9, 16 & 23; Dec 7) at 9:30am
All 5 for $60
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.<
Sign up by calling 625-6275 (days) or 625-6276 (nights) or fill out a form when you're in the lobby.
This stirring documentary follows Dan Cohen, the founder of ‘Music & Memory’ as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss in patients with Alzheimer's and dementia, thereby returning a deep sense of self to those suffering from these diseases. The film features renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin in an uplifting exploration of music and mind. Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival. (75 mins) Presented in association with Tidewater Arts Outreach
Speakers and post-film discussion
Dr. Paul Aravich, EVMS, Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
Robert Bryant, Riverside, Senior Vice President, LifeLong Health Division
Bruce Robertson, Sentara, President of Life Care Services
"A gloriously inspirational film documenting music’s healing power in Alzheimer patients."
– Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
In this witty and incisive follow-up to The Trip, filmmaker Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan (Philomena) and Rob Brydon for a new culinary road trip. Re-whetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity. (108 mins)
Happy Halloween from the AltDaily crew as we show the scariest movie of all time! BYOPeasoup! Costume contest and an O'Connor Beer Bar on site with proceeds benefiting The Muse Writers Center. Let's get creepy! (1973, R, 122 mins)
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The Virginia Festival of Jewish Film and the Simon Family JCC present the Virginia Premiere of Eitan Reuven’s Another World
In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from "the infected"—mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth. (93 mins)
Fantasmo Cult Cinema Explosion and Focus Fox Burlesque come back to the Naro stage with their live horror-themed burlesque show, Return of the Twirling Dead! Live burlesque by six of the loveliest performers on the East Coast, live music by the Sons of Frankenstein and the Cemetery Boys, and classic horror trailers up on the big screen. Hosted by Rob Floyd. What better way to celebrate the Halloween season? Tickets $10 in advance (at twirlingdeadreturn.bpt.me) and $15 at the door. 18 and older only.