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Killing For Love
 Killing For Love
Wed, March 7 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

The gruesome murders of a wealthy Virginia couple, Nancy and Derek Haysom created a media sensation in 1985. The murder conviction of their daughter Elizabeth and her German boyfriend Jens Soering resulted in their having spent over 30 years behind bars. Even though new forensic evidence has now cast doubt on Soering’s conviction, he’s been denied parole over the years more than a dozen times. (130 mins)

Post-film discussion: Bill Sizemore, retired Va Pilot journalist and author of the new book 'A Far, Far Better Thing: Did a Fatal Attraction Lead to a Wrongful Conviction?'will introduce the film and answer questions in a post-film discussion.

"Killing for Love is still a gripping murder mystery about the fated coupling of a pair of calculating romantics too smart for their own good, and the limits of the American justice system" – Robert Abele, Los angeles Times

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I, Tonya
 I, Tonya
Nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. But her world soon comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding's life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she's forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history. Oscar nominations for performances by Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. (R, 120 mins)


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Phantom Thread
 Phantom Thread
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Directed by Paul thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood) (R, 130 mins)

"On first viewing, the captivating strangeness of the mood and the elegant threading of the plot are likely to hold your attention, but later you can go back to savor the lustrous colors, the fine-grained performances and the romantic mystery that holds the whole thing together." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Absurdly pleasurable to watch and to listen to, an effortless display of poise from its camerawork and costumes to the characters and the things they say." – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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Murder On The Orient Express
 Murder On The Orient Express
From the novel bY Agatha Christie, the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branaugh directs and stars as Hercule Poirot and the stellar cast includes Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, and Willem Dafoe. (PG-13, 114 mins)

"Despite the bright cinematography, there’s something quaint and comforting about this film and its brand of old-fashioned storytelling, where coincidences are extremely likely, everyone somehow knows a countess, and a man puts honor above all else." – April Wolfe, Village Voice

"Handsomely staged, exceptionally well-cast, and reasonably faithful, Branagh has revived Murder on the Orient Express in a highly pleasing fashion." – Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound

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Big Time
 Big Time
Tuesday, Feb 27 at 7:15pm
Presented with AIA of Hampton Roads

The film follows Bjarke Ingels, one of architecture’s biggest stars, during the course of five years, while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too. Bjarke Ingels’ company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been given the task of designing and building one of the skyscrapers, which will replace the Twin Towers. The film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious Danish architect, whom the entire world is celebrating as a young genius. (93 mins)

"Somewhat incredibly, the buildings come to life: Kaspar Astrup Schröder puts Ingels's remarkable communication skills to work through a series of sketches and chats, and then shows us the finished products." – Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail

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Happy End
 Happy End
Wed, Feb 28 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

The new Michael Haneke film (Oscar nominated Amour) is set in northern France, where the Laurents are a clan to be reckoned with. Thomas (Mathieu Kassovitz) is a surgeon. His sister, Anne (Isabelle Huppert), oversees the family’s construction company. After Thomas’s former wife attempts suicide, their daughter, Eve (Fantine Harduin), aged thirteen, comes to live with her father, who is now married to Anaïs (Laura Verlinden). They have a baby son, for whose safety you fear. There is also a sizable dog, whose bite is worse than his bark. They all dwell in a mansion with Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant), the elderly father of Thomas and Anne, who is at the end of his life and longs to die. In French with subtitles. (R, 110 mins)


"It has an uncommonly strong ensemble cast...but the movie belongs to Mr. Trintignant." – GlennKenny, The New York Times

"Happy End is a puzzle and it's our job to connect the pieces. If it doesn't drive you crazy first, you'll find yourself maddened and mesmerized to the bitter end." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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In The Fade
 In The Fade
Wed, March 14 at 7:15pm – World Cinema
Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign-Language Film

Out of nowhere, Katja’s (Diane Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival) life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice. Directed by Faith Akin. In German with subtitles. (106 mins)

"Akin holds nothing back, and Kruger, starring in a German film for the first time in her career, brings the grief and anger and pain to life — never overdoing any of it, yet refusing to submerge it." – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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BPM (Beats Per Minute)
 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Tues, March 20 at 7:00pm – Presented with LGBT Life Center

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. In French with subtitles. (135 mins)

"BPM is vital for the history it depicts, but it’s also important in the here and now, as a testament to public action — even messy, not-always-effective public action." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

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2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary
 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary
Thursday, March 1 at 7:15pm

All five Oscar nominees in the category of Best Documentary Short. The program is divided into two parts with an intermission. All selected films were produced in the U.S.

Part I – (102 mins)
Traffic Stop A 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher named Breaion King was pulled over by a white police officer for a routine traffic stop. The incident escalated into a violent arrest, but also resulted in a necessary conversation about race in America.
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 Artist Mindy Alper has spent most of her life combating severe depression and anxiety. Drawing and sculpture have given her a creative outlet for her fears and mental battles.
Edith & Eddie 96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie Harrison are newlyweds, unconcerned that one is African American and the other is white. The couple is torn apart, however, when Edith is forced by her family to leave her Virginia home and move to Florida

Part II – (82 mins)
Heroin(e) Huntington, West Virginia is known as the overdose capital of America. Three women — a fire chief, a drug court judge and the head of an outreach ministry — are attempting to take back their community by using compassion to break the cycle of despair and addiction.
Knife Skills The Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland is considered one of the best French restaurants in America. The restaurant staff are men and women recently released from prison – and they have only six weeks to learn their culinary skills.

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The Music of Silence
 The Music of Silence
Based on his own published memoir, this is the extraordinary true story of Andrea Bocelli from his early life growing up in Tuscany, Italy in a loving family. Although he shows much talent, he loses his sight by the age of twelve due to glaucoma. Fortunately love and destiny intervene, and against all odds, he becomes the world-renowned opera singer. Bocelli has sold over 80 million records worldwide, and has entertained audiences all over the world, performing for Popes, Presidents, and Royals. Directed by Academy Award nominee Michael Radford (Il Postino, The Merchant of Venice), the film stars Toby Sebastian (Game of Thrones), Luisa Ranieri, Jordi Mollà, and the acclaimed Antonio Banderas as Bocelli’s maestro. With a film appearance by the real Andrea Bocelli, The Music of Silence features unreleased songs composed by Bocelli when he was an up-and-coming artist. In English and Italian. (126 mins)

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Faces Places
 Faces Places
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:15pm – Presented with Chrysler Museum
Oscar Nominee for Best Feature Documentary

Agnes Varda, one of the leading filmmakers of the French New Wave is now 89 years old. She has teamed up with acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. In English and French with subtitles. (89 mins)

"Faces Places is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Faces Places reveals itself as a powerful, complex and radical work." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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