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Sorry To Bother You
 Sorry To Bother You
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. This critically acclaimed new comedy is from filmmaker Boots Riley. (R, 111 mins)

"This is a movie of myriad worthy, even urgently necessary, ideas; when it reaches its climax, it goes completely haywire in a preposterous, increasingly scattershot sci-fi pastiche." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"... a no-mercy satire that gets up in your face, breaks all the rules – and then invents new rules so it can break them too." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Far From The Tree
 Far From The Tree
Wed, Aug 29 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents and their acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children that society deems 'abnormal'. Featuring mothers and fathers who are learning to parent extraordinary children – from those with dwarfism and Down Syndrome to those who are prodigies and transgendered. The film will explore the tensions and questions universal to all families about identity, difference and the ways in which adversity unites us and enriches our love for one another. (93 mins)

"This is a powerful movie about human nature and how no matter where we end up — and who we end up with — we wake up each day and adjust." – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

"It’s quite a mix: Far From the Tree throws so much at you that you’ll want to pick up the book and read (or reread) it." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
 Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Tuesday, Aug 28 at 7:15pm

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet Oudolf's own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. The film follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. (75 mins)

"If Five Seasons is the only opportunity viewers have to experience Oudolf’s artistry up close, Piper’s cinematography (whether through a sunny haze or a snowy blanket) and contemplative storytelling have done these gardens justice." – Tatiana Craine, Village Voice




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Puzzle
 Puzzle
Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of doing something she enjoys and is good at. She sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man (Irrfan Khan) for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. She begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light. (R, 103 mins)

"How wonderful it is to see this fine actress (Kelly Macdonald) carry a film and carry it so beautifully." – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"This is a beautiful, nuanced film with remarkable performances. It's a drama, but it's lively -- and handled with a gentle, light touch that allows for plenty of laughs of recognition." – Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media

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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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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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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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