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The Hundred-Foot Journey
 The Hundred-Foot Journey
Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in a picturesque village in the south of France to open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai—that is, until the chilly chef-proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classic French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all-out war between the two establishments, until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous-chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures. A stimulating story of triumph over exile and blossoming with passion and heart, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy's drive to find the comforts of home in every pot, wherever he may be. Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). (PG, 122 mins)


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Lucy
 Lucy
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and is transformed into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy also stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby). (R, 97 mins)


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Faith in Film: The Night of the Hunter
 Faith in Film: The Night of the Hunter
In director Charles Laughton’s creepy classic, a religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. (1955, 92 mins)

The Faith in Film series is hosted by Rev. Scott Hennessy, a film buff and teacher, and the priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk.


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Yves Saint Laurent
 Yves Saint Laurent
In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney)—aged merely 21—was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture’s elite class. During Saint Laurent’s breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet. Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplasy by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster, Yves Saint Laurent is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love. Partially subtitled. (R, 106 mins)


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Last Days in Vietnam
 Last Days in Vietnam
Wed, Oct 15 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"

Award-winning independent filmmaker Rory Kennedy’s new film chronicles a story few of us have heard before. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The prospect of an official evacuation of the remaining Americans and their South Vietnamese allies becomes hopelessly delayed by Congressional gridlock and a delusional U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. (98 mins)

David Swanson will return to speak at the Naro from his home in Charlottesville. He is a nationally renowned journalist, teacher, peace activist, and author of War Is A Lie, When The World Outlawed War, and War No More: The Case For Abolition.

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Expedition To The End Of The World
 Expedition To The End Of The World
Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"

On a three-mast ocean schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, an international crew sets sail for the end of the world – the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland. An epic journey where the brave men and women on board encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their encounter with new, unknown parts of the world, the crew of scientists and artists also confront the existential questions of life. (90 mins)

Plus the theatrical premiere of filmmaker Stu Minnis' beautiful documentary short – 'The Old World: Mistaken Point and the Ediacaran Fossils of Newfoundland' (9 mins)

Speakers and post-film discussion:
Victoria Hill is a Research Professor at ODU specializing in the Arctic within the Dept of Ocean, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences.
Stu Minnis teaches film studies and production at Virginia Wesleyan College.


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Alive Inside
 Alive Inside
This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss in patients with Alzheimer's and dementia, thereby returning a deep sense of self to those suffering from these diseases. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett has crafted an uplifting, feel-good cinematic experience that sweeps audiences up in its inspirational and moving story, leaving viewers humming, clapping and cheering. (75 mins)
Presented in association with Tidewater Arts Outreach (celebrating 10 years!)

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My Old Lady
 My Old Lady
Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost. Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, is not prepared to budge. With no place to go, Mathias strikes a tentative lodging arrangement with Mathilde, instantly clashing with suspicious, lovelorn Chloé over his private dealings with a rapacious property developer. With its unique blend of comedy, drama and ultimately romance, My Old Lady marks the directorial debut of internationally celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz, adapting his own hit play. (104 mins)

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The Pleasures of Being /Out of Step
 The Pleasures of Being /Out of Step
Wed, Oct 8 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring critical voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form. His long-running Village Voice column covering culture and politics influenced and inspired many younger journalists who wrote for the alternative press. Commentary and perspective are offered through interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. The film includes interviews with Hentoff as well as rare footage of the legendary Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Bob Dylan, and Lenny Bruce. (86 mins)

Speakers and discussion: Tom Robotham and Maurice Berube are both long-time associates and friends of Nat Hentoff and will share their personal stories.


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