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Low Down
 Low Down
Based on Amy-Jo Albany's powerful memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, tormented and frequently absent musician father, the bebop jazz pianist Joe Albany,Low Down focuses on the years 1974 to 1976, when Amy (Elle Fanning, Maleficent, Ginger & Rosa) had few resources other than the love of her aging grandmother (Glenn Close) and a ragtag bunch of Hollywood outcasts and eccentrics that were her friends. While Joe (John Hawkes, Winter's Bone, The Sessions) struggles to find gigs, maintain his heroin addiction, and stay out of jail, Amy grows up quickly in a hotel on the fringes of Hollywood. There she bears witness to heartbreak and tragedy as well as soaring beauty and joy—in the jazz music that shaped her, the city and its denizens that nourished her, and the loving bond with her father and grandmother that kept her alive. Creating the gritty textures of a bygone era, director Jeff Preiss returns to the same evocative locale as Let's Get Lost, the Bruce Weber documentary on which he served as cinematographer. Stellar supporting cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Flea. (114 mins)

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Naro Cinema
 Holiday Gift Ideas from Naro Cinema
Now through Dec 31st, 2014

2 or more Ticket Books - $63.00 each (normally $68 each) Now available online.
That's 10 feature film admissions for only $6.30 each!
1 Red + 1 Green Movie Ticket - $16 (available online)

Also in the Naro lobby:
Concession Gift Certificates $5.00
Naro Cinema T-Shirts $16
Naro Cinema & Video Coffee Mugs $6
These items can be purchased at

Naro Cinema Box Office or Concession Stand
Naro Video (next door to Cinema)
By Phone - call 625-6275 (days) or 625-6276 (evenings and weekends)
Also, Birdland Music (Providence Square in Virginia Beach) sells Naro Ticket Books only.


Click here to purchase ticket books & gift passes online.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda
 Awake: The Life of Yogananda
The spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi" has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a favorite book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, this documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west. Awake is the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness. The many voices of prominent musicians and yogis included in the movie include Khrishna Das, Deepak Chopra, Bikram Choudhury, and the late George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. (87 mins)

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Citizenfour
 Citizenfour
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA. The following June, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is a real-life thriller that unfolds before our eyes. Poitras is a masterful storyteller and her film is both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat. (120 mins)

"Citizenfour is a gripping record of how our rulers are addicted to gaining more and more power and control over us – if we let them."
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Listen Up Philip
 Listen Up Philip
Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject — himself. A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. The script is freely adapted by writer-director Alex Ross Perry from Philip Roth's masterly novel "The Ghost Writer". (108 mins)

"Words do more than hurt, they also slash and burn in this sharp, dyspeptic, sometimes gaspingly funny exploration of art and life, men and women, being and nonbeing, and the power and limits of language."
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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Keep On Keepin` On
 Keep On Keepin` On
Saturday, Dec 20

Shot over the course of five years by first-time filmmaker Al Hicks, Keep On Keepin' On depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry—a mentor to Miles Davis—is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the 1960s, he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC—on "The Tonight Show." Today, after a life spent working with and teaching the most totemic figures in jazz history, Terry continues to attract and cultivate budding talents. Keep On Keepin' On highlights his friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who lived in Virginia Beach and attended Salem High School. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry's health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives. (R, 86 mins)

Justin Kauflin will be in attendance to present his film.

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The Two Faces of January
 The Two Faces of January
Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, The Wings of the Dove) makes a stylish directing debut with this smart thriller set in the Meditteranean in 1962. Intrigue begins in Athens at the Parthenon when a glamorous, wealthy American couple (played by Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) meet a handsome young Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide (played by Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis). The couple befriend him, but soon an unexpected turn of events forces all three to  flee from the authorities. A precarious bond develops between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test. Their journey takes them from Athens to Crete to the back alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train). (96 mins)

"Best known as the screenwriter of such subtext-rich adaptations as “The Wings of the Dove” and “Drive,” Amini excels at conveying the subtle, unspoken tensions between characters, selecting a tightrope-risky example with which to make his directorial debut and orchestrating it with aplomb."
– Peter Debruge, Variety

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The Theory of Everything
 The Theory of Everything
This is the extraordinary story one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne in a remarkable performance), who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of -- time. Together they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire). (PG13, 123 mins)

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