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The Wrecking Crew
 The Wrecking Crew
Behind headliners like Frank Sinatra, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Mamas and Poppas, and The Monkees – the unheralded musicians of The Wrecking Crew created the beats and melodies of the great pop hits of the ’60s. Directed by the son of legendary Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, this vibrant, moving portrait pays tribute to the golden age of the “West Coast Sound” and its secret star-making machine. (95 mins)

"There’s a similar shared joy among the participants, a similar sense of discovery for the viewer, and, of course, a killer soundtrack."
– Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

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Two Days, One Night
 Two Days, One Night
For the first time, the Dardenne Brothers (The Kid With a Bike) have teamed with a major international star, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose). Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from an illness. Realizing that the company can operate with one less employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go while the remaining employees will each receive a bonus. Over the course of a weekend, Sandra, often with the help of her loving husband (Fabio Rongione), races against time to convince each of her fellow co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses in order for her to keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results while her fate hangs in the balance. The Dardennes have brought an extremely relevant social inquiry and turned it into a powerful statement on community solidarity. And Cotillard gets so persuasively inside Sandra’s skin that it’s not at all surprising that this performance has earned her another Oscar nomination. (95 mins)

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The Hunting Ground
 The Hunting Ground
Wed, April 15 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Over the next year, over 100,000 women will be sexually assaulted on college campuses. From the filmmakers of the game changing film about sexual assault in the military, The Invisible War, comes a startling expose of rape crimes on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll that they take on students and their families. Weaving together first person testimonies, the film follows the shattered lives of several undergraduate assault survivors from UVA and other prestigious universities as they attempt to pursue – despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath – both their education and societal justice. (102 mins)

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Red Army
 Red Army
Wed, April 8 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Red Army is about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Filmmaker Gabe Polsky tells an extraordinary human story from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov – the friendships, the betrayals, and the personal dramas – which led to his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. Produced by Werner Herzog and directed by Gabe Polsky. In Russian with subtitles and English. (76 mins)

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While We`re Young
 While We`re Young
Aging gracefully is never easy, and it may be worse for artists. Josh Srebnick (Ben Stiller) is a New York documentarian who never quite got his due. He and his wife, Cornelia (Naomi Watts), have tried to start a family and were unable — and now that they have become middle-aged, have decided they are okay with that. Yet for Josh, there is something still missing. Enter Jamie (Adam Driver and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), who approach Josh after a class he teaches. A young artist couple, they are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion. For Josh, it's as if a door has opened back to his youth. This is director Noah Baumbach's sparkling follow-up to his 2012 acclaimed film Frances Ha. Also starring Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia, and Adam Horovitz. (97 mins)

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Monk with A Camera
 Monk with A Camera
Wed, April 1 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

This acclaimed documentary chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, who for the past twenty-eight years has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling. He moved to India, cutting his ties with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next 14 years studying to become a monk. Only later would Nicky go back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery. (90 mins)

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Timbuktu
 Timbuktu
Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In northern Mali not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants. Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako's unsparing, humane film is surprisingly funny when exposing the absurdities of fundamentalism. In Arabic, Bambara, French, English, Songhay, and Tamasheq. (97 mins)

"It's an obviously timely movie, but also, in the manner of political films like 'Modern Times' and 'The Bicycle Thief', it feels permanent and essential."
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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Faith in Film: Vertigo
 Faith in Film: Vertigo
Sunday, April 12 at 7:15pm—Hosted by Rev. Scott Hennessy, a film buff and teacher, and the priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk.

VERTIGO Alfred Hitchcock’s brilliant but despicably cynical view of human obsession and the tendency of those in love to try to manipulate each other—voted in the recent Sight & Sound Magazine as the the greatest film of all time, unseating the former topper, Citizen Kane—stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. (1958, 128 mins)

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AltDaily presents The Princess Bride
 AltDaily presents The Princess Bride
Fri, April 17 at 9:15

Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair. This is not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill fairy tale! Director Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy of a perpetually kidnapped and rescued princess features an all-star cast, including Christopher Guest, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Peter Cook, Wallace Shawn, Fred Savage and Peter Falk. (PG, 98 mins)

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Mal`s Epics: Lawrence of Arabia
 Mal`s Epics: Lawrence of Arabia
Saturday afternoon, April 11 (time to be announced)

Hosted by Mal Vincent. Random screenings of classic films that are too long to show in the evenings. Fear not... Mal will continue his classic series this summer.

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Peter O’Toole stars as T.E. Lawrence, a young WW1 intelligence officer in Cairo who organizes a guerrilla army and leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks, eventually helping to destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire. True, you can watch David Lean’s epic (winner of 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture) on your home television, but you can’t beat the experience of this digitally restored classic on the big Naro screen. Mal Vincent will offer a brief introduction. (1962, PG, 216 mins)

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