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Victoria and Abdul
 Victoria and Abdul
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. (PG-13, 106 mins)

"Dench is 82 now, but she remains the world's most formidable pixie, and in "Victoria & Abdul" she's in her element and in her snappish, showbiz-melancholy prime." – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"This funny, touching adap of Shrabani Basu’s 2010 biography has its own chemistry, withering wit and unsentimental message of acceptance. A royal treat." – Jamie Graham, Total Film

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Viceroy`s House
 Viceroy`s House
India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country's transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy's House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. (106 mins)

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A Very Sordid Wedding
 A Very Sordid Wedding
Thurs, Sept 21 at 7:30pm
Outwire757 presents the Hampton Roads Premiere

It's been seventeen years since the release of Del Shores' cult classic Sordid Lives, and life has moved into the present for the residents of Winters, Texas. As the original film dealt with coming out in a conservative southern world, this sequel explores the issues raised when gay marriage comes to small-town America and the God-fearing residents are not quite ready to accept it. In the hands of Del Shore, the culture clash makes great fodder for comedy among the much-beloved Sordid Lives characters. (R, 109 mins)

"If you liked the original, the overdue sequel to 'Sordid Lives' will both delight you and warm your ever-lovin' heart.'
- David Noh, Film Journal International

Advance tickets available for Premiere on Thurs, Sept 21 at EventBrite linked below

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Lost In Paris
 Lost In Paris
When Fiona’s (Fiona Gordon) orderly life as a small-town Canadian librarian is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Aunt Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Dominique Abe), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the intricate choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon's work, Lost In Paris is a fun tale of peculiar people finding love in while lost in the City of Lights. In English and French with subtitles. (83 mins)

"A throwback to a kinder, gentler comic sensibility combining the surreal, the whimsical and vaudeville, Lost in Paris successfully delights as two misfits continue to find themselves beholden to the kind of destiny that only graces visitors to the city of lights." – John Fink, The Film Stage

"Who wouldn’t want a picturesque trip to the French capital that delivers more laughs than a nitrous oxide leak near the hyena compound?" – Peter Debruge, Variety

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FirstLook Film Forum - Fall 2017 Season
 FirstLook Film Forum - Fall 2017 Season
Sunday Mornings Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 12 & 19; Dec 3

All 7 for $70 ($80 after 9/30/17)
Any 4 for $50
Single admission at door on morning of show - $15

If you love movies, join a discriminating group of cinephiles to share brunch, conversation, critique, and an advance screening of the latest offering from a roster of prominent independent, foreign, and American filmmakers. 9:30am is brunch, followed by the film at 10:00, then discussion and rating of the film.

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Walk With Me
 Walk With Me
Wed, Oct 4 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

This contemplative new documentary takes us inside the world of Plum Village, the renowned monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Filmed over a period of three years, it captures the four seasons in the life of a monastic community whose members have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness. By filmmakers Marc Francis and Max Pugh, and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. (88 mins)

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

"Walk With Me becomes a moving examination of mortality and life choices." – Ren Jender, Village Voice

"With Me provides an up-close glimpse of the life of devotion, focusing on the monks and nuns who live at a rural monastery led by Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh." – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

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Michelangelo: Love and Death
 Michelangelo: Love and Death
Tuesday, Sept 26 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'
Presented with Chrysler Museum

The towering statue of David, the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter, and the Sistine Chapel ceiling still leave us breathless today. Spanning his 89 years, this beautiful documentary takes a cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most legendary Renaissance man through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words. (91 mins)

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AARP Free Movie: Cantinflas
 AARP Free Movie: Cantinflas
Sunday, Oct 1 at 7:15pm – AARP Virginia Presents
FREE “Movies for GrownUps
In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in Partnership with the Hispanic Leadership Forum

CANTINFLAS From humble beginnings, Cantinflas (Oscar Jaenada) travels from the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood and becomes Mexico's beloved comedy-film star. Based on a true story. In Spanish with subtitles. (2014, PG, 102 mins)

Everyone is welcome, but registration is requested
RSVP for free tickets at 1-844-418-2281 or go to http://aarp.cvent.com/Virginia100117Norfolk

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Whose Streets?
 Whose Streets?
Wed, Sept 20 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, 'Whose Streets?' is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of Ferguson, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. (90 mins)

Post-film discussion:
Deputy Chief John Bell, Jr. has retired from 40 years of serving with the Va Beach Police Department and the New York City Transit Police Department. He is a candidate for the office of Sheriff for the city of Va Beach.
Sheri Bailey is a playwright, event producer, and social justice activist.

"Raw and unadorned, Whose Streets? is a documentary in the truest sense of the word; an actual moving document of events fresh in the country’s memory, but never before laid as bare as they are here." – Jude Dry, IndieWire

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The Pulitzer at 100
 The Pulitzer at 100
Wednesday, Sept 27 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

The Pulitzer at 100 celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The totality of the Pulitzers has had an immeasurable impact on the American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech – all issues that are ever more relevant in America today. (91 mins)


"Must-see. What can I say? I’m a print journalism sentimentalist. Yes, even now. Maybe especially now. So how can director Kirk Simon’s documentary about the creation and history of journalism’s greatest nod not inspire?" - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

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Pearl Jam: Let`s Play Two
 Pearl Jam: Let`s Play Two
Tuesday, Oct 3 at 7:15 (one show, one night only!)

Pearl Jam took footage from their Aug. 21 and 22 performances at Wrigley Field last year (Eddie Vedder is from Chicago) to make a concert film, fittingly titled Let’s Play Two, which for non-sports fans is a reference to Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks. The concert film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers, spanning the band's 25-year career. The film includes exclusive interviews and a behind-the-scenes look as the Wrigleyville neighborhood transitions seamlessly from the atmosphere of a Cubs' win to the anticipation of, and preparation for, the concerts.

Advance tickets are available after Labor Day at the Naro Cinema or Naro Video, or by calling 75-625-6275 or -6.

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13 Minutes
 13 Minutes
Tuesday, Sept 19 at 7:15pm

During Hitler's anniversary speech in Munich on November 8, 1939, a young man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) had just planted a bomb immediately behind the Führer's lectern. The explosion ends up killing eight people but not the man it was meant for. Hitler had left 13 minutes before the detonation. For days, Elser is interrogated by the Gestapo. Finally, he confesses—and relates the story of his deed. Based on true events and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall). In German with subtitles. (R, 116 mins)

Film introduction by FirstLook Film Forum host Barbara Gardner

"A long-overdue tribute to an unsung hero who came that close to changing the course of history." -- Kam Williams, Barat News

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The Women`s Balcony
 The Women`s Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women's balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi's wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. His patriarchal preachings test the women's resolve and creates a dispute between the community's men and women of Lysistrata proportions. In Hebrew with subtitles. (96 mins)

"It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining." -- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

"'The Women's Balcony' is an equally hilarious and infuriating look at how patriarchies attempt to assert themselves and how terrified men often get when women stand up for themselves." -- Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly

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The Midwife
 The Midwife
This touching dramatic comedy from filmmaker Martin Provost is about an unexpected friendship and the healing power of forgiveness. Claire (Catherine Frot) is a talented but tightly wound midwife and single mother, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve at her finest) is the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's deceased father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other to cope with the unusual circumstance that brings them together in this sharp character study. In French with subtitles. (117 mins)

"Provost has once again proven to be a sensitive and sure-handed director of what used to be called 'women's films,' with this one somewhat of a cross between Douglas Sirk and the Dardennes." -- Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"A bittersweet delight written to order for two consummate performers who inhabit their diametrically opposed characters with satisfying élan." -- Lisa Nesselson, Screen International

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