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Yarn
 Yarn
Tuesday, August 9 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, Yarn weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends. The film features the noted artist Olek who recently received notoriety for her wrapped—and unwrapped—–King Neptune art project that was a part of the Hi-Fructose show currently at MOCA in Va Beach. (76 mins)

Introduction by Betsy DiJulio, art critic, Virginia Beach high school teacher, and columnist for Veer magazine.

"The film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art." – Amy Brady, Village Voice

"It’s an inspiring portrait of a truly feminist mode of art." – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

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Royal Opera: Lucci di Lammermoor
 Royal Opera: Lucci di Lammermoor
Donizetti’s Italian masterpiece is directed by Katie Mitchell and set in the 1840s. It is the timeless drama about a woman who must reject the man she loves and in order to save the family’s fortune, succumbs to an arranged marriage. Diana Damrau sings the tragic role of Lucia. (170 mins)

With an opening introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters.

Doors open at 12:40pm
All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.

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FlickIt! presents Raising Arizona
 FlickIt! presents Raising Arizona
Once a month we are handing the reins over to one of our local non-profits and giving them the theatre for the night. We're letting loose and allowing them to run the show, with proceeds going to support their cause. We'll be rotating through non-profits and local sponsors each month to spread the love as much as we can. It's a win-win! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @FlickItFridays to stay in the loop.

This August we are partnering with the Naro Expanded Video Archival Library next door to bring you RAISING ARIZONA (1987, PG-13, 94min). In this Coen Bros. classic, an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) and an ex-cop (Holly Hunter) meet, marry, and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that they are unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes.

Panties on your head and Yoda jammies are optional.

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Free To Run
 Free To Run
Wednesday, August 3 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who competed on tracks. That was before women’s liberation and personal freedom movements in the 1960s took the sport out of the stadiums and onto the streets. Director Pierre Morath documents the modern history of running and how such legends as Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, and Kathrine Switzer redefined running and popularized the sport as a mass phenomenon. (100 mins)

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Life, Animated
 Life, Animated
Wednesday, August 10 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

This new documentary by Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda) is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, an autistic young man who was unable to speak as a child. But some years later, he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated storytelling. Adapted from Ron Suskind’s bestselling memoir, the film interweaves sequences of characters from Disney’s most beloved films. (PG, 89 mins)

"It’s a beguiling mix of animated storytelling and narration that doesn’t flinch from exploring the emotional highs and lows that accompany a life with autism." – Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

"In no way does Owen's story claim to be a cure-all. Instead of false hope, it offers up possibility, the chance of a stimulus that might get past the blocks of developmental disorder. That's more than encouraging. Life, Animated is truly inspirational." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone



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48 Hour Film Project 2016
 48 Hour Film Project 2016
48 HOUR FILM PROJECT is a wild and sleepless weekend in which 20+ teams of filmmakers in Hampton Roads make a movie in just 48 hours! On Friday, August 5 at 6:30pm each team receives the character name, occupation and prop that must appear in their short film. Then the teams draw from a hat to find out what genre film they’ll be making—comedy, western, musical, etc. They then write, shoot, edit, score, and drop off the finished film by Sunday, August 7 at 7:00pm. Group A’s films will be shown Tuesday, Aug 16 and Group B’s on Thursday, Aug 18 with the best getting an encore showing on Saturday, Aug 20. Regular admission for Tues & Thur, $7 for Sat (Naro Ticket Books are valid).


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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in Own Words
 Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in Own Words
EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS Born in 1940, Frank Zappa was one-of-a-kind: a self-taught composer, musician, bandleader, producer and independent thinker. He first transcribed his avant-garde, Varèse-influenced compositions onto paper at fourteen. After the '66 release of his debut album, ‘Freak Out!’ with The Mothers of Invention, Zappa swiftly rose to became an iconic rock legend and the most quotable voice of dissent in popular music. He died far too early in life of cancer in 1993. Finally we have  the definitive documentary about the maestro, a skillful montage constructed solely from found historic footage, much of it previously unseen and forgotten. (R, 90 mins)


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Cafe Society
 Cafe Society
Set in the 1930s depression-era, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) who leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. After landing a job with his Uncle Stern (Steve Carell), Bobby falls for a charming woman who happens to be his employer's mistress, Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and is swept up in high society nightclub life. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite (Blake Lively), until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again. (PG-13, 96 mins)

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Mal Vincent Classic Film Festival
 Mal Vincent Classic Film Festival
A series of classic films hosted by the Virginian-Pilot's film and theater critic Mal Vincent on Monday night in July and August (also shows Tuesday afternoons without Mal, with matinee showtimes to be announced each week.) This year's series kicks off July 11th.

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