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The Happy Prince
 The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts that haunted them—are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut. Everett gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde’s final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed. Co-starring Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas and Emily Watson. (R, 105 mins)

"This film is a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian"

"Everett looks at home in this role and breathes new life into Wilde. The Happy Prince proves that Rupert Everett was born to tell the tumultuous story of a kindred spirit. Oscar Wilde would be proud." – Tiffany Tchobanian, Film Threat

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The Sound of Music
 The Sound of Music
Sat matinee, Oct 20 at and Monday matinee, Oct 22
The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein

The recent book by Todd Purdum about the lives of composer Ricard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, 'Something Wonderful', has sparked interest in their brilliant collaboration. As a tribute to their work, the Naro will present four of their best-loved filmed musicals. Each film will have a Saturday and Monday matinee, with times to be determined for each film event.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain (Christopher Plummer) with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. (1965, G, 172 mins)

Mandy
 Mandy
Bubbling up from somewhere in the realm of madness and chaos comes the eagerly awaited latest from grandiose filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only—to hunt down these maniacal villains and exact swift vengeance. (R, 121 mins)

“Nicolas Cage gives the performance of a lifetime.” – The Playlist

"The movie’s imagery is consistently unearthly; its pacing has a magisterial weight. Call it pulp Tarkovsky, maybe." – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times



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Tea with the Dames
 Tea with the Dames
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats – up close and unfiltered. (95 mins)

"Tea With the Dames is one of the most delightful documentaries to come along in a period that has been full of wonderful documentaries." – Neely Swanson, Easy Reader

"The assembled dames are so smart, witty, and strong-willed, it's a wrench to have to part company from them at the end of the film." – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

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The Public Image is Rotten
 The Public Image is Rotten
Tuesday, Oct 30 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon, aka John Rotten, formed Public Image Ltd (PiL) – his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality. With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers. (103 mins)

"... a solidly made niche documentary, one that can stand as a more or less definitive chronicle of a band that started off as an experimental art-rock curiosity and became, over time, a potently danceable and influential musical collective." – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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Fahrenheit 11/9
 Fahrenheit 11/9
Wed, Oct 24 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Michael Moore declares Trump to be “the last president of the United States” and then goes on to defend his position. Reversing the title of his top-grossing 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore compiles evidence since Trump’s election to suggest a disaster comparable to the Sept. 11 attacks. For his new film, Moore borrows much material from his recent one-man Broadway show. The film is more than just a polemic against Trump. Moore spares no one – especially self-satisfied, apathetic liberals. And he skewers Obama, the Clintons, and the Democrats for their failures and complicity. (R, 128 mins)

"Moore's film is a proudly subjective patchwork that scampers in many directions, but it's also by far his most vital, cautionary, and urgent work; it's unmissable." – Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media

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Bergman at 100: Wild Strawberries
 Bergman at 100: Wild Strawberries
Mon, Oct 29 at 7:15pm – Bergman Centennial
Presented by Swedish Women's Educational Association
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's birthday, the Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) presents three of his best films on consecutive Monday nights.
https://virginiabeach.swea.org/

WILD STRAWBERRIES The film that catapulted Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s richest, most humane movie. Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström), is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. In Swedish with subtitles. (1957, 93 mins)

Introduced by Mal Vincent.

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Bergman at 100: Smiles of a Summer Night
 Bergman at 100: Smiles of a Summer Night
Mon, Oct 22 at 7:15pm – Bergman Centennial
Presented by Swedish Women's Educational Association

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's birthday, the Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) presents three of his best films on consecutive Monday nights.
https://virginiabeach.swea.org/

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT In 19th century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. One of cinema’s great erotic comedies. In Swedish with subtitles. (1955, 108 mins)

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The Howling
 The Howling
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. This groundbreaking, darkly comic horror film from director Joe Dante changed the look and feel of werewolf movies. (1981, R, 91 mins)


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Blaze
 Blaze
Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze's past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey. Ethan Hawke has based his film on Sybil Rosen's memoirs, 'Living in the Woods in a Treehouse', and has cast Ben Dickey as Blaze and Alia Shawkat as Sybil. (R, 127 mins)

"It’s a carefully crafted, almost reverential character study of man and music Hawke clearly and greatly admires." – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"Along with Dickey’s equally feral and vulnerable performance, what stands out most in Blaze is just how fully formed and realized Hawke’s vision is as a filmmaker." – Oliver Jones, Observer

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