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Bergman at 100: Autumn Sonata
 Bergman at 100: Autumn Sonata
Mon, Oct 15 at 7:15pm – Bergman Centennial
Presented by Swedish Women's Educational Association
Introduction by Mal Vincent

AUTUMN SONATA This iconic film was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans – Ingmar and Ingrid. The monumental star of Casablanca plays an icy concert pianist and Liv Ullmann plays her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. In Swedish with subtitles. (1978, 99 mins)

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Bergman at 100: Wild Strawberries
 Bergman at 100: Wild Strawberries
Mon, Oct 22 at 7:15pm – Bergman Centennial
Presented by Swedish Women's Educational Association

WILD STRAWBERRIES The film that catapulted Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s richest, most humane movie. Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström), is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. In Swedish with subtitles. (1957, 93 mins)

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Bergman at 100: Smiles of a Summer Night
 Bergman at 100: Smiles of a Summer Night
Mon, Oct 29 at 7:15pm – Bergman Centennial
Presented by Swedish Women's Educational Association

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT In 19th century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. One of cinema’s great erotic comedies. In Swedish with subtitles. (1955, 108 mins)

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BlacKkKlansman
 BlacKkKlansman
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. (R, 136 mins)

"Spike Lee’s new joint, BlacKkKlansman, is his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Lee structures BlacKkKlansman like a crackerjack procedural, punctuated by jaunty humor and Mod Squad team dynamics." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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Pick Of The Litter
 Pick Of The Litter
Wed, Oct 10 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil—five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog—who has what it takes? From filmmakers Dana Nachman and Don Hardy. (81 mins)

Post-film discussion: the local non-profit organization Mutts With a Mission trains service dogs for adoption by veterans. In attendance will be dogs and their owners to answer questions from the audience.

"As cuddly as this may sound, the documentary is unexpectedly suspenseful, even intense." – Marissa Martinelli, Slate

"This film — which follows the process as a litter of puppies make their way through training to become guide dogs for the blind — shows us the best in humanity, as well as the best in dogs." – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

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FlickIt! presents The Monster Squad
 FlickIt! presents The Monster Squad
In collaboration with Virginia MOCA's upcoming Fall exhibition, Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail, we're kickstarting everyone's favorite season with a childhood fave.

In an attempt to rule the world, Count Dracula assembles team of classic Universal Monsters — The Mummy, The Gill-Man, The Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster — to invade a small town in search of a magical amulet. He is met with resistance by a young group of monster-movie fanatics who decide to fight back and save their hometown. (1987, PG-13, 82mins)

A benefit for Virginia MOCA. Sponsored by Smartmouth Beer, Just a Little Hocus Pocus, Monster Fest 2018, My Vegan Sweet Tooth, & Quixotic Arts.

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The Shining
 The Shining
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"—or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. (1980, R, 145 mins)


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The Exorcist
 The Exorcist
Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller and Max von Sydow star in William Friedkin’s horror classic based on the William Peter Blatty novel.

When young Regan starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.(1973, R, 122 mins)

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events.

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The Howling
 The Howling
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. This groundbreaking, darkly comic horror film from director Joe Dante changed the look and feel of werewolf movies. (1981, R, 91 mins)


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I Dream of Dance
 I Dream of Dance
Denise Wall is considered one of the great dance teachers of our time, and her dance company of teenagers is one of the best in North America. Her son, Emmy-award-winning Travis Wall is an acclaimed choreographer. Local filmmakers Maria and Stephen Peek have now captured the life and passion of the teachers and their students in their new documentary filmed here in Virginia Beach. The cast and crew, along with some of the biggest names in dance will be in attendance for the red carpet premiere. (105 mins)

Introduction and discussion: Filmmakers Maria and Stephen Peek

$10 for all seats (Naro Ticket Books are NOT valid). Advance tickets are available at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-dream-of-dance-film-red-carpet-premiere-tickets-49795532779


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Love, Cecil
 Love, Cecil
Tuesday, Oct 2 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Oscar-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler, but an arbiter of his time. From the Bright Young Things to the front lines of war to the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue and then onto the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century. In this tender portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel), Diana's granddaughter-in-law, blends archival footage and photographs with voice-over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. (98 mins)

Introduction by film curator Barbara Gardner.

"Vreeland’s willingness to include painful as well as flattering details is what gives 'Love, Cecil' its punch." – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

"38 years after his death, Beaton's name is not so much on everyone's lips, and one of the pleasures of this film is to revisit his gifts beyond his best known work, the Oscar-winning production design and costumes for 'My Fair Lady'. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Blaze
 Blaze
Ethan Hawke has directed a compelling new film inspired by the life of Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey), the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze’s profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey. (R, 127 mins)


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Tea with the Dames
 Tea with the Dames
‘The British Grande Dames’ of film and theater come together for afternoon tea, and we’re invited. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins – together, they're 342 years old. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, savage, clever, caustic, cool, gorgeous, irreverent, and unbelievably young. Enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of archive. (84 mins)


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The Captain
 The Captain
Wed, Oct 3 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

Based on the arresting true story of the Executioner of Emsland, The Captain follows a German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the uniform grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers who cede to his command despite their suspicions. Citing direct orders from the Fuhrer himself, he soon takes command of a camp holding German soldiers accused of desertion and begins to dispense harsh justice. In German with subtitles. (120 mins)

Introduction by film curator Barbara Gardner.

"The Captain is based on the true story of a private who embarked on a brutal odyssey at the end of World War II." – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"Written and directed by Robert Schwentke, 'The Captain' plays like political satire, of the kind that no American could have conceived." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine



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The Children Act
 The Children Act
In this film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel, Emma Thompson plays Fiona Maye, an eminent High Court judge in London presiding over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her. (R, 105 mins)


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The Bookshop
 The Bookshop
Director Isabel Coixet has adapted the bestselling novel by Penelope Fitzgerald for the screen. In England in 1959, a free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? (PG, 113 mins)

“Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.” – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter




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Deconstructing the Beatles: 1963 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
 Deconstructing the Beatles: 1963 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
In late 1962, the Beatles stepped into EMI studios for the first time, meeting producer George Martin and beginning an unparalleled and remarkable recording career. Over the next eighteen months, they would release four number one singles (including “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”) and two number one albums while becoming worldwide superstars. In Deconstructing The Beatles: 1963 “Yeah Yeah Yeah,” Scott Freiman explores the music that helped launch Beatlemania.


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South Pacific
 South Pacific
Sat, Oct 6 & Mon, Oct 8 – The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Mitzi Gaynor stars and shines as a WWII Navy nurse who falls for middle-aged French plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi). (1958, G, 157 mins)

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The Sound of Music
 The Sound of Music
Sat, Oct 20 & Mon, Oct 22 – The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain (Christopher Plummer) with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. (1965, G, 172 mins)

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