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Lucky
 Lucky
This warm dramatic comedy follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and all the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky, embodied by the late Harry Dean Stanton, finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut (no relation to David) is at once a love letter to the life and long career of Stanton (Alien, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, Paris, Texas) as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality and human connection. Also starring David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Beth Grant. A fitting tribute to a legendary actor. (88 mins)

"It’s the humblest deep movie of recent years, a work in the same vein as American marginalia like “Stranger Than Paradise” and “Trees Lounge,” but with its own rhythm and color, its own emotional temperature, its own reasons for revealing and concealing things." – Matt Zoeller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

"Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in 'Lucky', an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important" – Joe Leydon, Variety

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Loving Vincent
 Loving Vincent
On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story using over 65,000 painted animated frames created by dozens of artists. (95 mins)

"Loving Vincent is gorgeous. It's a film of immersive beauty." – John Semley, The Globe and Mail

"The painstaking work done by Kobiela and Welchman to turn some of the artist’s most prized canvases into animated scenes can be impressive to behold." – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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The Florida Project
 The Florida Project
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, filmmaker Sean Baker’s acclaimed new film is set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World. The film follows the precocious six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at 'The Magic Castle', a budget motel managed by Bobby (played by a career-best Willem Dafoe). Seen largely though the eyes of its pint-sized protagonists, the film is an uncommon look at the struggles and hardships faced by impoverished Americans living on the edges of an uncaring society. (115 mins)

"This movie accomplishes something almost miraculous — two things, actually. It casts a spell and tells the truth." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Willem Dafoe should be on top of Oscar's Best Supporting Actor list for his stellar work in The Florida Project, a film that's as hilarious and heartbreaking as it is unclassifiable." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
 Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Wed, Nov 8 at 7:15pm and Sat, Nov 11 at 9:15pm

This is the remarkable story of Laird Hamilton, an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. The film transcends the surf genre. It's an in-depth portrait of a hard-charging super athlete and explores the fear, courage and ambition that pushes a man to greatness and worldwide recognition. But there are the cost that comes with it. Directed by noted filmmaker Rory Kennedy (Last Days In Vietnam, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) of that famous Kennedy family. (118 mins)

"Hamilton's story is so filled with dramatic incident and personal and psychological complexity, not to mention spectacular visuals of waves upward of 100 feet tall, that it compels attention whether surfing means anything to you or not." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"The expertly shaped narrative zigs and zags like the most dexterous board rider between Southern California and Hawaii, with detours to Bermuda, Tahiti and briefly to Europe for one particularly amusing daredevil adventure." – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

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1804: The Hidden History of Haiti
 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti
Thursday, Oct 26 at 8:00pm

Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed’s (Hidden Colors) new documentary tells the untold history of Haiti and the Haitian Revolution, the most successful and one of the earliest slave rebellions in the western hemisphere. The perseverance of the Haitian people and the story of their organizing against the state and the country’s slave owners is a source of inspiration for all advocates for liberty and democracy.

Doors open at 7:30pm
Advance tickets are $20 at eventbrite.com
Admission at the door $25
(Note: This is a third party presentation. Naro Ticket Books are not valid for this performance)

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Goodbye Christopher Robin
 Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? (PG, 107 mins)


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Birthright: A War Story
 Birthright: A War Story
Wed, Oct 25 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'
Presented with NARAL of Virginia

This new documentary tells the story of a radical movement enabled by the Republican Party and Evangelicals that has tightened its grip across America. They have developed an aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. As more clings close throughout the South, a public health crisis is precipitating, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America. (100 mins)

"Birthright: A War Story packs a powerful message: that reproduction has become perilous for women in America." – Helen Verongos, The New York Times

"With its chilling evidence of fetus-centric policies in practice, Birthright shows Big Brother in action, and at his most misogynistic." – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times


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Plan B presents Trolling Troll 2
 Plan B presents Trolling Troll 2
It's Naro-Minded Theater 3,000,000,000!

Naro-Minded and Plan B Comedy bring you TROLL 2. Often cited as one of the worst films ever made, this low-budget horror comedy has gained a cult following over the years. The plot concerns a family pursued by vegetarian goblins who seek to transform them into plants so that they can eat them. Presented as a benefit for Naro Video, Plan B will do an MST3K-style live riff during the movie. (1990, PG-13, 95mins)

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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FlickIt! presents Evil Dead II
 FlickIt! presents Evil Dead II
This horror-comedy directed by Sam Raimi is better, funnier, scarier, and all-around superior to its predecessor. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again finds himself battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash's girlfriend Linda becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. (1987, R, 84mins)

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

All 5 for $60
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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