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Animal House
 Animal House
** Please note: This event is on Sunday night, Jan 28 at 7:15. The date on our Nov/Dec/Jan program is incorrect.**

The Virginia Festival of Jewish Film proudly presents a tribute to Norfolk native actor and director Stephen Furst with a rare screening of ANIMAL HOUSE. Stephen was born in Norfolk on May 5 1954 as Stephen Fuerstein and passed away on June 16 2017. Stephen's widow Loraine is traveling from California to attend this event. Animal House is Stephen's most well-known and popular movie, which takes place in 1962 Faber College, where Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. (1978, R, 109 mins)

Tickets at the door, and ticket books are valid.

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Cabaret (introduced by Mal Vincent)
 Cabaret (introduced by Mal Vincent)
**Please note: This film event will show Monday, Jan 22 at 7:15. Our Nov/Dec/Jan program has the wrong date listed.**

Come enjoy the classic Hollywood musical Cabaret at the Naro hosted by Mal Vincent.
Cabaret is presented by the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film and the Simon Family JCC.
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. This multi-Oscar winner stars Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Michael York; directed by Bob Fosse.(1972, Rm 122 mins)

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Naro Minded presents Fargo
 Naro Minded presents Fargo
We’re kickstarting 2018 with this black comedy (and seven-time Oscar nominee) from Naro favorites Joel and Ethan Coen. Set in Minnesota, Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. But when the scheme goes sour - and wood chippers get involved - the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious. Frances McDormand took home the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as the quite pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson. (1996, R, 98mins)

Naro-Minded is a monthly collaboration between Naro Cinema and Naro Video, bringing much-loved classics back to the big screen. Sponsored by O'Connor Brewing Co., beer and wine will be available for purchase at the show, with all proceeds benefiting Naro Video.

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The Last Dalai Lama?
 The Last Dalai Lama?
Wed, Dec 20 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Tibetan Buddhist psychology teaches techniques for overcoming negative, afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed, jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In this new documentary, His Holiness explains that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a “science of the mind”. He shares his understanding of the nature of mind, and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering. As he now turns 82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he will reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage that has existed for a millennia. Directed by Michel Lemle. (82 mins)

Post-film discussion: Nicole Willock, Ph.D. is an asst. professor of Asian Religions at ODU with a specialty in Tibetan Buddhist studies.

"A surplus of wisdom and benevolence radiates from The Last Dalai Lama." – Helen Verongos, The New York Times

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FlickIt! presents Time Bandits
 FlickIt! presents Time Bandits
A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarfs on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy from visionary director Terry Gilliam. History buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on an entertainment-starved Napoleon (Ian Holm), a surprisingly stuffy Robin Hood (John Cleese), and a powerful King Agamemnon (Sean Connery) before the Supreme Being catches up with them. (1981, PG, 116mins)

This month's show is a benefit for our friends at the Ghent Dog Park. Sponsored by Coelacanth Brewing Company - CBC, Chow, and Stage Right Lighting.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). (R, 115 mins)


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The Shape of Water
 The Shape of Water
7 Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Doug Jones. (R, 119 mins)

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Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album
 Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album
Sat matinee, Dec 16

Composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album). Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation. In this multimedia presentation, Mr. Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” and other great songs from the White Album. (90 mins)



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It`s a Wonderful Life *
 It`s a Wonderful Life *
*Playing in a double-feature with "A Christmas Story."

Jimmy Stewart plays small-town good guy George Bailey, who is confronted by his guardian angel Clarence (the jolly Henry Travers) while attempting suicide on Christmas Eve. Clarence shows George what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never been born. It just isn’t Christmas without seeing Frank Capra’s heartwarming holiday classic on the big Naro screen with a crowd. With Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. (G, 129 mins)

"The most well-loved of all Christmas movies." – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

"The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience." – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"Not only is it beautifully photographed, but it also contains enough emotional strength to hold your attention for all of its two-hour running time." – David Stratton, At The Movies

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A Christmas Story *
 A Christmas Story *
*Playing in a double-feature with "It's a Wonderful Life."

There’s never been a Yuletide movie as funny as this 1983 Bob Clark classic. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s, “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”, the story is full of wonderful glimmers of nostalgia unhampered by sentimentality. With Peter Billingsley and Darren McGavin. (PG, 95 mins)

"It is pitch-perfect, telling the story through the enthusiastic and single-minded vision of its hero Ralphie, and finding in young Peter Billingsley a sly combination of innocence and calculation." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

"In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come." – Jay Carr, Boston Globe


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