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FlickIt! presents The Return of the Living Dead
 FlickIt! presents The Return of the Living Dead
Once a month we are handing the reins over to one of our local non-profits and giving them the theatre for the night. We're letting loose and allowing them to run the show, with proceeds going to support their cause. We'll be rotating through non-profits and local sponsors each month to spread the love as much as we can. It's a win-win! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @FlickItFridays to stay in the loop.

Who's hungry for BRAAAINS?!? Written and directed by Dan O'Bannon (Dark Star, Alien), THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985, R, 91mins), is a zombie punk classic that centers around a group of teens (and some kooky adults) who have to deal with a horde of brain-hungry zombies attacking the town after the accidental release of a toxic gas into the air.

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London Town premieres
 London Town premieres
Thursday, Oct 6 at 7:15pm

When fifteen- year-old Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) hears the music of The Clash for the first time, it’s a revelation, opening up a new world of social consciousness and anti-establishment defiance beyond anything he’s known in his dead-end London suburb. Drawn into the heart of the city’s burgeoning punk scene, he forges two relationships that will change his life, falling in love with rebellious cool girl Vivian (Nell Williams) and finding an unexpected connection with none other than The Clash’s electrifying frontman, Joe Strummer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Propelled by a blistering soundtrack that bounces from The Clash to The Ramones to Buzzcocks, London Town captures the sound and spirit of a scene that shook the world. (92 mins)

Post-film discussion on Thursday, Oct 6: Filmmaker Derrick Borte will be in attendance to introduce his film and lead discussion.

"Rhys Meyers is captivating as Strummer." – Gil Kaufman, Billboard Magazine

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When Two Worlds Collide
 When Two Worlds Collide
In this tense and immersive tour de force, we are given a glimpse of earth’s future – the battle to protect biological life from the corporate state’s siege of nature. The viewer is brought directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian factions who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia and the Peruvian government who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from the indigenous peoples lead by Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of Peruvians. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence. In Spanish with subtitles. (103 mins)

"The film makes its case powerfully, and the myriad parallel situations in which private commercial interests continue to trump environmental ones worldwide makes that viewpoint easy to accept as valid." – Dannis Harvey, Variety

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Manhattan Short Film Festival
 Manhattan Short Film Festival
Sat, Oct 1 at 12:30pm

This 19th annual worldwide festival of short films drew an unprecedented 844 entries from 52 countries. This program showcases the 10 finalists selected by a panel of judges. The selection for this year's Best Short Film will be voted on by cinema audiences viewing the film in 250 cities worldwide. The Festival will be held throughout the world during the last week in September. (120 mins)

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Hell or High Water
 Hell or High Water
Two brothers—Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger—come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide. (R, 102 mins)


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A Tale of Love and Darkness
 A Tale of Love and Darkness
Natalie Portman has directed a new film that's based on the memories of Amos Oz about growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood. His academic father Arieh and imaginative mother Fania (Portman) were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 40s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future of Israel but Fania wanted much more from her life and the new nationstate. The terror of the war and running from home had been followed by the tedium of everyday life, which weighed heavily on Fania’s spirit. Unhappy in her marriage and intellectually stifled, she would make up stories of adventures to cheer herself up and entertain her 10-year-old son Amos. As Amos matures, he witnesses the birth of Israel, and must come to terms with his own new beginning. In Hebrew with subtitles (PG13, 98 mins)

"There are many lovely and memorable moments in this film, which is in every way the opposite of a vanity project. If anything, Ms. Portman seems constrained by her own modesty, by a justified but nonetheless limiting reverence for her source material." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"While A Tale of Love and Darkness is often difficult to watch — because of all the sadness it presents — it is also a beautiful film in that it makes us think about existing in a world where we do not completely fit in." – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times

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The Dressmaker
 The Dressmaker
Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet). After years of working as a dressmaker in the exclusive fashion houses of Paris, she returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis). During her time there, she happens to fall in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). And armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. (118 mins)


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An Art That Nature Makes
 An Art That Nature Makes
Tuesday, Sept 27 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'
Presented with Chrysler Museum

The renowned artist Rosamond Purcell creates collages of natural objects (bones, feathers, leaves, fossils) and found objects (distressed books, industrial scrap, cast-off objects of all stripes) and imbues them with life through her photography. Among her many books are three with scientist Stephen Jay Gould, in which her visuals and his words complement one another. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, one of Purcell’s admirers, extolls her ability to reveal “the hidden history of the world” and to “find art in really strange places.” Bernstein’s portrait reveals an artist whose work defies our basest materialist impulses and celebrates the beauty of decay, the poetry of destruction, and the ineffable effects of time – on everything. Filmmaker Molly Bernstein, whose superb portrait of magician Ricky Jay, 'Deceptive Practices', premiered here, now embraces another type of conjurer. (75 mins)

Introduction by Alex Mann, the Brock Curator of American Art at Chrysler Museum. He will speak about Purcell's work in relation to Chrysler's newest photographs and exhibitions including The wildLIFE Project by Wendy Maruyama.

"Ms. Purcell, whose work recalls a time when the visual arts were often closely linked to scientific inquiry and philosophical speculation, uses her camera to accomplish a more radical species of time travel. Before seeing Ms. Bernstein’s documentary, I had seen and admired some of Ms. Purcell’s art, but never taken the full measure of her accomplishment. Now it’s clear to me that she is without question our greatest living 17th-century photographer.” – A.O Scott, New York Times

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Anthropoid
 Anthropoid
This World War II thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. The main architect behind the Final Solution, Heydrich was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lock down, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever. Directed and co-written by Sean Ellis (Cashback). (R, 120 mins)

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Captain Fantastic
 Captain Fantastic
Captain Fantastic is a charmingly eccentric, sweet and funny look at an unconventional family living deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, The Road) stars as Ben, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. After the death of his absent wife, he is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent. Winner of the Un Certain Regard award for directing at Cannes Film Festival, this heart-wrenching drama from writer/director Matt Ross also stars Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Annalise Basso, George MacKay, Ann Dowd, Samantha Isler and Nicholas Hamilton. (R, 118 mins)

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