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Leave No Trace
 Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a powerful and moving drama from Debra Granik, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of Winter’s Bone, which introduced the world to Jennifer Lawrence. Will (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services and traditional housing. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. (PG, 109 mins)

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Won`t You Be My Neighbor?
 Won`t You Be My Neighbor?
An intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius and humanitarian who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. From director Morgan Neville (The Music of Strangers, 20 Feet From Stardom). (94 mins)


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Live Burlesque
 Live Burlesque
Burlyville Thrill is back with a teaseing tribute to movie musicals! Old time live burlesque with a modern twist. Hosted by Rob Floyd. $12 in advance. $15 at the door.



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48 Hour Film Project
 48 Hour Film Project
Independent filmmaking at its best! Local filmmakers have had 2 days to make a 5-7 minute short film. In these screenings they compete for Audience Favorite and The Best Of the 48HFP Hampton Roads. The 48HFP is like improv for filmmakers. In early August, they draw their genre, character, line of dialogue and a prop from a hat and then have 2 days to make their film. Audiences choose their favorite films on Tuesday/Thursday nights. Screening Group A’s films are shown Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8:00pm and Screening Group B’s on Thursday, Aug. 16, 8:00pm with the Best Of Screening on Sunday, Aug 19, 5:00pm. $9 admission for Tues & Thur, $5 for Sun. (Naro Ticket Books are valid).



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Eighth Grade
 Eighth Grade
This Sundance Film Festival favorite is a brilliantly raw, honest portrayal about the life of a middle schooler. Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school. As the lead character, actress Elsie Fisher delivers a glorious symphony of awkward poignancy. She wields her character’s roller-coaster mood swings and open-wound insecurities with bravery and wit. Director Bo Burnham’s narrative feature debut finds humor and hope in even those most painful moments of growing up. (94 mins)

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Birth of the Beatles
 Birth of the Beatles
After years of touring the country performing his dynamic lectures live in cinemas, theaters and corporate boardrooms, composer/producer Scott Freiman, through the auspices of “In Performance at the Jacob Burns Film Center,” has recorded his second series of lectures on The Beatles. Note that 1963 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! and Magical Mystery Tour will follow on our Sept/Oct program.

THE BIRTH OF THE BEATLES In the late fifties, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were just four Liverpudlian teenagers who picked up guitars (or drumsticks) and decided to play music. With no formal training and no ability to read or write music, they tried to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history (and the world) forever. (90 mins)


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The King
 The King
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s (Why We Fight) new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the current state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others. (R, 107 mins)


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Boundaries
 Boundaries
Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister in L.A. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family. (R, 104 mins)

"Plummer is particularly good, delivering every line of dialogue as if it’s improvised, and with an astringent snort that only partially hides the fact that Jack really does care about people. Farmiga, for her part, never strays into histrionics, although she comes close after allowing herself to be seduced by her caddish ex." – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

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Silent Films with Live Piano
 Silent Films with Live Piano
Once again, we present a silent classic featuring the amazing live keyboard accompaniment of Chris Kypros. This time it’s Buster Keaton’s SHERLOCK, JR (featuring great special effects for its time), where he plays a film projectionist who longs to be a detective. Also included will be a Charlie Chaplin short.


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Three Identical Strangers
 Three Identical Strangers
Wed, July 25 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'


THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS This is the incredible true story of three strangers who are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their feel-good story became a global sensation, bringing the 19-year-olds fame and celebrity. But the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – and could transform our understanding of human nature. Filmmaker Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary is investigative journalism at its best. (96 mins)

"What begins as a light and fluffy, too-weird-to-be-fiction story goes unimaginably deeper, stranger, darker." – Brent McKnight, The Seattle Times

"A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them." – Peter DeBruge, Variety



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Mountain
 Mountain
Tuesday, July 31 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heli-skiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration. (74 mins)

"The result is one of the most visceral essay films ever made, with Peedom and her Sherpa altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk unfurling a series of glistening images that should be seen only on the biggest of big screens." – Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter

"For those terrified of heights, Mountain will be a nonstop nightmare. Yet big scares are a small price for the awe-inspiring footage you’ll see. As for what you’ll hear, that takes a little explaining." – Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

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The Guardians
 The Guardians
Tuesday, July 17 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

The women of the rural French farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye), must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are fighting in World War I. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet). Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War. In French with subtitles. (R, 135 mins)

Film introduction by film curator Barbara Gardner.

"The Guardians is an intimate French epic, elegantly made and quietly emotional, a family story filled with characters whose lives we sink into, feeling the hope, the sadness, the sorrow and the joy right along with those on the screen." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Rodin
 Rodin
Tuesday, July 24 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

In 1880 Paris, sculptor Auguste Rodin (Vincent Lindon) has finally received his first state commission, ‘The Gates of Hell’, which includes ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Thinker’, two of his most famous creations. Constantly working, he shares his life with his lifelong partner, Rose, and his mistress, the young Camille Claudel, the gifted student who becomes his assistant and a talented sculptor in her own right during a decade of passion, mutual admiration and creative collaboration. From acclaimed filmmaker Jacques Doillon (Ponette). In French with subtitles. (119 mins)

Film introduction by film curator Barbara Gardner.

"Not since Jacques Rivette's magnificent La Belle Noiseuse (1991) has a film zeroed in on creative process with the same obsessive care it devotes to the artist's volatile love life." – Ella Taylor, NPR

"Doillon's filmmaking perfectly matches the passion of Rodin, like a musician biopic that feels like one of their songs." – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

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Mal Vincent Summer Movie Classics
 Mal Vincent Summer Movie Classics
Again this summer, Mal Vincent, local movie critic and entertainment writer, will host a series of classic films on Monday evenings. As usual, this year’s films will be shown on Monday evenings at 7:15 (with Tuesday matinees without Mal) starting July 9.

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Woman Walks Ahead
 Woman Walks Ahead
Based on the true story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position. (R, 101 mins)

"Woman Walks Ahead is a story of defying expectations, finding common ground and gaining knowledge." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

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Little Pink House
 Little Pink House
Wed, July 18 at 7:15pm

A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette's battle goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that has helped curb eminent domain abuse. (98 mins)

Post-film discussion: attorneys Brian Kunze and Joshua Baker ​of the law firm Waldo & Lyle will speak about some prominent local eminent domain cases that they've argued for their clients who will also be joining them.

"Little Pink House brings urgency to a fascinating, underexplored theme." – Stephen Faber, The Hollywood Reporter

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FlickIt! presents Black Dynamite
 FlickIt! presents Black Dynamite
Friday, July 13 at 9:15
He’s super bad. He’s outta sight. He’s Black Dynamite! This blaxploitation parody stars the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s and he’s a powder keg of black fury that's about to explode. Former CIA agent and full-time ladies man Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) wages war against "The Man" for killing his brother Jimmy, pumping heroin into local orphanages, and flooding the ghetto with hopped-up malt liquor. His quest for justice will take him all the way to Nixon’s White House. (2009, R, 90 mins)

Beer and fun stuff will be available. A benefit for the Dominion Derby Girls. Sponsored by Center of the Universe Brewing, Chow, Doughminion Donuts, Local Heroes, & Waffletina.

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FlickIt! presents Batman (1989)
 FlickIt! presents Batman (1989)
Friday, July 20 at 9:15
Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself "The Joker" (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger). This all-out spectacular was directed by Tim Burton and set to songs by Prince with a musical score by Danny Elfman. (1989, PG-13, 126 mins)

Beer and fun stuff will be available. A benefit for Billy the Kidden Rescue. Sponsored by Smartmouth Beer, Local Heroes, Stage Right Lighting, and Tortilla West.

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