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FlickIt! presents The Princess Bride
 FlickIt! presents The Princess Bride
Based on the novel by William Goldman and directed by Rob Reiner, this fairy tale adventure sees Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) separated from her one true love Westley (Cary Elwes) and forced to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck. As the wedding day approaches, Buttercup is kidnapped by a giant (Andre the Giant), a scheming criminal mastermind (Wallace Shawn), and a master Spanish swordsman (Mandy Patinkin), while a mysterious masked pirate follows in pursuit. It's an enchanting classic the whole family will love! (1987, PG 98 mins)

A benefit for Tidewater Arts Outreach, we will have Smartmouth Beer and wine available for purchase (CASH ONLY) before and during the show.

Sponsored by Chop Suey Books, Local Heroes, Quixotic Arts, and Stage Right Lighting.

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Naro-Minded presents Do The Right Thing
 Naro-Minded presents Do The Right Thing
Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Spike Lee's thought-provoking and powerful comedy/drama chronicles the events that lead up to a race riot between the residents. On the hottest day of the year, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito) becomes upset when he sees that Sal's (Danny Aiello) pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. He believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. As the story unfolds and the temperature rises, the wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate. Sal is pushed to the breaking point and makes a fateful decision that explodes into violence. (1989, R, 120mins)

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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Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
 Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Tuesday, June 6 at 7:15pm

This documentary features never-before-seen John Coltrane live performance footage and rare television appearances from around the world, Coltrane's incredible story is told by the musicians that worked with him–Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Reggie Workman, and by those who were inspired by him – Common, John Densmore, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington. Directed by John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs, John Lennon). (99 mins)

Introduction by Jae Sinnett of WHRV-FM 'Sinnett in Session' and a exemplary jazz musician.

"Smartly shaped and vigorously told by prolific documentarian John Scheinfeld (Who Is Harry Nilsson, The U.S. vs. John Lennon), the film bulges with insights offered by everyone from family members and close collaborators to the likes of Cornel West and Bill Clinton." – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

"When “Chasing Trane” serves up mesmerizing footage of Coltrane lost in the middle of a long solo, the film communicates something beyond words." – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

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The Coming War On China
 The Coming War On China
Wed, June 7 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Filmed over two years across five potential flashpoints in Asia and the Pacific, journalist John Pilger’s (The War On Democracy) new doc reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a 'perfect noose’. Pilger's film discloses America's secret history in the region - the destruction wrought by the equivalent of one Hiroshima every day for 12 years that made guinea pigs of the people of the Marshall Islands. In key interviews from Pentagon war planners to members of China's confident new political class, who rarely feature in Western reports, Pilger's film challenges the notion and propaganda of China as a new ‘enemy'. (112 mins)

“It sounds like alarmist talk, but over the course of his film, his tenacity for research aims to prove it’s anything but.” – John Noonan, FilmInk

“The great lunacy of [what Pilger's film reveals] is that the brinkmanship is driven not by America's defensive needs but by the hunt for profits.” – Karl Quinn, The Sydney Morning Herald

"John Pilger is the reason I am a journalist, for which I owe him deep gratitude." – Stephan Romei, The Australian

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Obit
 Obit
Wed, May 31 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Ten hours before The New York Times hit neighborhood doorsteps, an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. Focusing on the legendary team at The NY Times, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? (93 mins)

"It is modest, observant, graceful and nonchalantly witty." – Gene Seymour, The New York Times

"Informative, fascinating and surprisingly funny documentary." – Rex Reed, New York Observer

"...rarely does the idea of death elicit the warmth and utter charm as it does in this documentary." – Jose Solis, The Film Stage

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Paris Can Wait
 Paris Can Wait
Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life. The first feature-film directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis and director of the "Apocalypse Now" documentary "Hearts of Darkness." (PG, 92mins)

"One of the sexiest and most joyful road movies in some time." -- Jordan Ruimy, The Film Stage

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My Cousin Rachel
 My Cousin Rachel
A young Englishman (Sam Claflin) plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. (PG-13)

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The Beguiled
 The Beguiled
This atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola, based on the 1971 novel by Thomas P. Cullinan, unfolds at a Southern girls' boarding school during the Civil War. Its sheltered young women (a great ensemble cast featuring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, & Elle Fanning) take in an injured enemy soldier (Colin Farrell). As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. (91mins)

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Pass the Popcorn! Burlesque Show
 Pass the Popcorn! Burlesque Show
Sunday, June 11 at 8:30pm
Summer Movie Blockbuster Burlesque

Ellie Quinn is splicing together burlesque and variety acts based on summer movie blockbusters! Special Guest Stars all the way from Florida!: Florence Rose & Jenny Castle Also starring: Binky Daze, Dahlia Kennedy, Ellie Quinn, Elsie Nouveau, Jim Dandy, and Marie La'Pearl. Featuring Deviant Dollz preshow and intermission hooping. Hosted by Rob Floyd

Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8:30pm.
Ages 18 and up. $10 advance, $15 day of show, VIP $20 limited to 20: reserved front row seating with a gift bag.

Tickets available at http://passthepopcorn.brownpapertickets.com

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The Dinner
 The Dinner
When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year-old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons' identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love. (R, 120mins)

"Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall make a riveting quartet in Oren Moverman's adaptation of the Herman Koch novel about a dark-hearted dinner gathering." -- Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"Outstanding performances, a smart expectations-defying script, a stand-out film in a dreary year, thus far." -- Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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Frantz
 Frantz
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation": Anna (Paula Beer), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks. From gifted and prolific French filmmaker Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool). In French and German with subtitles. (PG-13, 113 mins)

"A very modern period piece — and a beautiful one — with a fascinating lineage." -- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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In Search of Israeli Cuisine
 In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Opens Friday, June 9

It may be surprising to learn that a major culinary revolution is taking place in Israel — a country so frequently associated with political drama. In just thirty years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to call its own to a cuisine that is world-renowned. (96 mins)

"Its best segments are an informative take on a subject that is still very much evolving." -- Neil Genzlinger, The NYTimes

"Solomonov journeys all over Israel, uncovering a country rich with its own ingredients, but whose dishes are influenced by any number of nearby countries." -- Caitlin Moore, Washington Post

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The Death of Louis XIV
 The Death of Louis XIV
Versailles, August 1715. Back from hunting, Louis XIV (Jean-Pierre Léaud) feels pain in his leg. A serious fever erupts, which marks the beginning of the decline of the greatest King of France. Surrounded by a horde of doctors and his closest counselors who come in turns at his bedside sensing the impending power vacuum, the Sun King struggles to run the country from his bed. (115 mins)

"Jean-Pierre Léaud clearly knows something about living in a kind of box, and he plays Louis as a tired but majestic wreck. He’s riveting, and a little alarming." -- Glenn Kenny, The NYTimes
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Queen of the Desert
 Queen of the Desert
Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). From master filmmaker Werner Herzog. (PG-13, 128 mins)

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Deconstructing Beatles Sgt Pepper
 Deconstructing Beatles Sgt Pepper
DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER (matinees) It’s the 50th anniversay of the album’s release and all sorts of re-releases and celebrations are happening around the world. The Naro presents this encore screening of one of the most influential albums of our time, which Rolling Stone described as “the most important rock & roll album ever made.” (95mins)

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Deconstructing Beatles Rubber Soul
 Deconstructing Beatles Rubber Soul
DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ RUBBER SOUL In October 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task—produce a new album of original music for a Christmas release. Within one month, The Beatles had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums—Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides of the single, as well as the album, hit number one on the charts. Composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul. Learn the stories behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man” and other classic Beatles songs. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. (89 mins)


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A Quiet Passion
 A Quiet Passion
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death in 1886. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

An absolute, drop-dead masterwork. -- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

One great artist engages with another in "A Quiet Passion," a bold and brilliant study of the American poet Emily Dickinson by British writer-director Terence Davies. -- Keith Ulrich, Slant Magazine

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David Lynch: The Art Life
 David Lynch: The Art Life
Tuesday, May 30 at 7:15pm

Lynch’s art, music, and early films are examined, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark. (90 mins)

"There’s much to interest the Lynch fan here, but it also might be an unparalleled assessment of the artistic learning of a great American filmmaker." – Ed Frankl, The Film Stage

"Jon Nguyen’s carefully-calibrated ode to Lynch is in itself Lynchian, an essential picture for the director’s legion of fans." – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

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