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A United Kingdom
 A United Kingdom
The acclaimed female British filmmaker Amma Asante
(Belle) is of Ghanaian heritage. Her new film is the true story of the
love between King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo, Selma) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white working-class woman from London. Their proposed marriage caused an international uproar in the late 1940s and was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The policy of apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. (PG-13, 111 mins)

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St Patrick Classes for the Community
 St Patrick Classes for the Community
Sat morning, Feb 25 - 10:00am to Noon at Naro Cinema
"Big Music in the Movies" with Christopher Palestrant

Got your Oscar picks yet? How about Best Score? Chris Palestrant, award-winning professor of Music Composition, can help you there. Did you know that when George Lucas was directing Star Wars in 1977, he needed something new for his theme music? John Williams gave it to him: a style taken from….an opera written in 1869! His trick resulted in one of the most popular and important film scores every written. Come discover connections Chris has discovered between movie music and Romantic-era music and the effect it has on you when you go to the movies. Experience the second revolution in film scoring. It will change the way you watch movies! Presented by the community enrichment program "Evenings at St Patrick"

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Palestrant, professor, Elizabeth City State University

Note: Tickets are 2 for $35. Course starts at 10:00 a.m. to 12noon.

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Va Symphony presents Composed
 Va Symphony presents Composed
Sunday, March 5 at 7:00pm

Join filmmaker John Beder, and Virginia Symphony Music Director JoAnn Falletta, along with the Ambrosia String Quartet for this new documentary film that examines performance anxiety through the experience of professional orchestra musicians. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and always engaging. http://composeddocumentary.com

Tickets are $12 at the door and through the Virginia Symphony website. A social at Ynot Italian will follow the event at the theater.



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Fire At Sea
 Fire At Sea
Wed, March 1 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary. A once peaceful Mediterranean island called Lampedusa located near Sicily has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old Italian boy who lives there with his family. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey­. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully places these realities side by side. In English and italian with subtitles.(108 mins)

"Where journalism leaves off, Fire at Sea begins. It takes a unique documentary filmmaker like Gianfranco Rosi to capture the drama through the periscope of his camera focused on the small Sicilian island of Lampedusa." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter


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Lion
 Lion
ONE WEEK ONLY (Feb 24-March 2) Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. In this heart-wrenching drama, five-year-old Saroo (wonderfully played by Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles away from his home and family, ending up bewildered and afraid in chaotic Kolkata (Calcutta). Somehow he survives living on the streets, before finding shelter in an orphanage and eventually being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman, David Denham). Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Slumdog Millionaire) suppresses his yearning for his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting and the help of Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times. (PG-13, 119 mins)

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Deconstructing The Beatles: Sgt Pepper`s
 Deconstructing The Beatles: Sgt Pepper`s
Tuesday, Feb 28 at 7:15pm

One of the most influential albums of our time, Rolling Stone described it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made.” Composer, musician and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles’ innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, (90 mins)

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2017 Oscar Nominated shorts: Live Action
 2017 Oscar Nominated shorts: Live Action
Thursday, Feb 23 at 7:15pm

All five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short. Program includes: Ennemis Interieurs (France), Silent Nights (Denmark), Sing (Hungary), Timecode (Spain), La Femme et la TGV (Switzerland). (132 mins)

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I Am Not Your Negro
 I Am Not Your Negro
ONE WEEK ONLY (Feb 24-Mar 2)
Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary. At the time of his death in 1987, James Baldwin left behind an unfinished manuscript for his next project. It was to be a revolutionary, personal account of three assassinated leaders who were also his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Now thirty years later, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Using only Baldwin’s words, either spoken by the man himself or read by Samuel L. Jackson, and a flood of rich archival material, Peck has crafted a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America. I Am Not Your Negro is a poetic journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. (95 mins)

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Neruda
 Neruda
In addition to his acclaimed film Jackie, prolific Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain made this film about the beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) set during post-WWII Chile. Forced underground by the government for his communist writings, Neruda goes into hiding with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend. In Spanish with subtitles. (107 mins)

"Mr. Larraín invites us to believe that history is on the side of the poets and the humanists, and that art will make fools of politicians and policemen. But he is also aware, as Pablo Neruda was, that history sometimes has other plans." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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