Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
Opens Friday, September 27th
When “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries explore the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical. The musical is still performed today more than any other show around the world. (92 mins)
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Tuesday, October 1st, at 7:15pm
More than any other black musician of the later 20th century, Miles Davis challenged the dominant culture. He broke boundaries as a black man and lived life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. In music and in life, Miles broke with convention. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and hip-hop. (115 mins)
Roger Waters US + THEM
Wednesday, October 2nd, at 8:00pm
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force, and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, US + THEM, featuring state-of-the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.
Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?
Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love. (135 mins)
I Found It at the Video Store
Thursday, October 3rd, at 8:15pm
Three years in the making, the filmmakers had just finished editing I Found it at the Video Store when they heard the heartbreaking news that Naro Video would be shutting its doors within the month. The documentary movingly chronicles Tim Cooper and Linda McGreevy’s devotion to the store they purchased in 1996, which opened with a modest collection of several hundred movies, to its becoming one of America’s most extraordinary film collections of over 43,000 titles. The film also documents Naro Video’s transition from retail store to nonprofit organization, the inspiring support of the Hampton Roads community who rallied to its defense in 24 hours with an amazing Kickstarter campaign, and of course the beloved staff whose warmth and film knowledge made us feel as though they were family. Come say farewell to one of Norfolk’s jewels and relive the memories of this revered cultural institution at the world premiere of I Found it at the Video Store. (45 minutes)
All seats $10. Naro Ticket Books are NOT valid.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Opens Friday, October 4th
October 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and to celebrate we present a restored print of their first feature film.
A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen. (1975, PG, 91 mins)
Friday, October 4th, at 9:15pm
Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it’s no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It’s also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall). (1985, R, 106 mins)
An American Werewolf in London
Saturday, October 5th, at 9:15pm
David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast. (1981, R, 97 mins)
Wednesday, October 9th, at 8:00pm
On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M², a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.
See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront.
Including several tracks from the original ’99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Opens Friday, October 11th
This top-secret project was just recently revealed by Netflix. The new film, written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of the cult television series Breaking Bad, is a sequel to the series that concluded six years ago. It will center on Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), the excitable meth cook who was the former partner of Walter White (Bryan Cranston). In the series finale, Jesse is seen speeding off in a stolen Chevrolet El Camino to parts unknown.
Friday, October 11th, at 9:15pm
Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she also becomes increasingly isolated and believes that her offspring is not of this world. (1968, R, 137 mins)
Saturday, October 12th, at 9:15pm
When young Regan starts acting odd—levitating, speaking in tongues—her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job. Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller and Max von Sydow star in William Friedkin’s horror classic based on the William Peter Blatty novel. (1973, R, 122 mins)
48 Hour Film Project: Horror 2019
Tuesday, October 15th, at 8:00pm
Thursday, October 17th, at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19th, at 5:00pm
In early October local filmmakers will take 2 days to make a short, 4-7 minute horror genre film. Everyone’s films screen and the participants compete for Audience Favorite Award and to make The Best Of Horror 48 Hour Film Project Hampton Roads screening. Audiences choose their favorite films on Tuesday & Thursday nights.
Screening Group A’s films are shown Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8:00pm. $8 admission.
Screening Group B’s films are shown Thursday, Oct. 17, 8:00pm. $8 admission.
The Best Of Screening is Saturday, Oct. 19, 5:00pm. $5 admission.
(Naro Ticket Books are valid).
Corporate Coup d’Etat
Wednesday, October 16th, at 7:15pm
A democracy should protect its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but increasingly the United States is failing to do so. American workers in the Rust Belt, where the steel industry once flourished, have experienced closures and outsourcing brought on by Washington’s neoliberal policies. It’s here that Donald Trump finds some of his most fervent supporters. Journalist Chris Hedges, author Cornell West, and Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul propose that the crisis predates Donald Trump’s election by many years. They regard Trump as the symptom rather than the disease. Decades ago, lobbyists and corporatism took control in Washington, gradually undermining the will of the people. Journalist and author Naomi Klein (Everything Must Change) recently described Trump’s administration as a “corporate coup d’état”. This provocative new documentary argues that the real coup took place long before. (90 mins)
FlickIt! presents Hocus Pocus
Friday October 18th, at 9:15pm
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. (1993, PG, 96mins)
A benefit for the LGBT Life Center.
Sponsored by Aries Apothecary, Just a Little Hocus Pocus, Quixotic Arts, & Velvet Witch.
Saturday, October 19th, at 9:15pm
In an effort to avoid spending time with her father and his creepy new lover, young Gorgeous (Kimiko Ikegami) resolves to visit her aunt’s remote mansion. With six of her closest friends in tow, including the musically inclined Melody (Eriko Tanaka) and the geeky Prof (Ai Matsubara), Gorgeous arrives at the estate, where supernatural events occur almost immediately. A severed head takes flight, household appliances come to life, and a portrait of a cat seems to contain an evil spirit. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1977, 88 mins)
Sunday, October 20th, at 5:00pm
Presented with Virginia Opera
When exiled Cuban poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) arrives on a tiny Italian isle, there’s so much new mail that Mario (Massimo Troisi), an unemployed, uneducated layabout, is hired as a postman. His job is simply to deliver Neruda’s daily mail. Mario soon becomes a student of the poet, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) and tell about the struggles of the working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman turns into a changed man. In Italian and Spanish with subtitles. (1995, 116 mins)
Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:15pm
Acclaimed photographer Jay Maisel bought a six-story, 72-room building on the Bowery in 1966. Ever since, the site has served as his home, studio and repository for a breathtaking collection of items that inspires his photographic work. But now it must be emptied out following its sale in the largest private real estate deal in NYC history. As Maisel prepares for this monumental move, a true end of an era, he reflects on his life and work for the camera of photographer and filmmaker Stephen Wilkes. (76 mins)
Friday, October 25th, at 9:15pm
Sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself. (1987, R, 94mins)
Saturday, October 26th, at 9:15pm
In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn. (1976, R, 98 mins)
Creeps and Cheeks: An Ode to Movie Murderers
Saturday, October 26th, at 11:30pm
It’s that time again! Burlyville Thrill and Fantasmo After Dark are bringing back sexy spooks for their annual Halloween Burlesque Show with Creeps and Cheeks: An Ode to Movie Murderers. Come see these slashers shimmy and shake their best assets but don’t get too close! These dames are DEADLY!! Hosted by Rob Floyd.
Naro Ticket Books are NOT valid.
Sunday, October 27th, at 5:15pm
Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings — Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) — when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help. (1982, PG, 114 mins)
Tuesday, October 29th, at 7:15pm
Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. (81 mins)
Wednesday, October 30th, at 8:00pm
On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. (1978, R, 91 mins)
PlantPop Film Awards
Sunday, November 3rd, at 7:15pm
Celebrate the culture of horticulture at the First Annual PlantPop Film Festival organized by PlantPop, the world’s only horticultural film studio. Over the past year, this locally based video production studio produced and released over 50 short videos by a dozen talented filmmakers. The festival will highlight the best films and award prizes for the best videos of the year.
Naro Ticket Books are NOT valid.
Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. The film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela’s main character, with Russian director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity. Filmed in such diverse locations as Greenland, Venezuela, Siberia’s Lake Baikal and the middle of the Atlantic. (PG, 89 mins)
The Current War
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse—the greatest inventors of the industrial age—engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. (PG-13, 108 mins)
The Day Shall Come
Before you can win the war on terror you need a terrorist—even if you have to invent one yourself. Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) is a small-time Miami street preacher whose far-fetched revolutionary ideas find unexpected legitimacy when a Middle Eastern terrorist organization offers to help fund his dream of overthrowing the US government. The problem? His backer is the US government and it’s all part of an elaborate scheme to entrap Moses and make his arrest the latest national security “win.” But when Moses doesn’t take the bait, FBI agent Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) must resort to increasingly outlandish—and risky—lengths to get her man. Crackling with fast-and-furious one-liners, the new film from button-pushing comedic renegade Chris Morris (Four Lions) is an audacious, bitingly hilarious takedown of our political theater of the absurd. (88 mins)
This feature film follows the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. (PG, 122 mins)
Please note that we will not open on the national release date due to distributor demands, but we will play it in October, so hopefully you’ll wait for us!
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. (PG-13, 118 mins)
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern gothic masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are transformative in their roles as tortured individuals who try to maintain their sanity while living in complete isolation and battling the harsh and extreme environment of the rugged Maine coastline. (R, 110 mins)
Based on world-shaking true events, this is the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involved routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun received a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way. (R, 112 mins)
Pain and Glory
Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline, experiences a series of reencounters. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. His childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; the first desire; his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s and the pain of the breakup while this love was still alive and intense; writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; the early discovery of cinema; and the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it and, in that need, he also finds his salvation. (R, 112 mins)
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort. (132 mins)
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell! (93 mins)
The Sound of Silence
There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is determined to catalogue them all. Through his job as a New York City “house tuner,” the hyper-methodical Peter works meticulously to diagnose the discordant ambient noises—produced by everything from wind patterns to humming electrical appliances—adversely affecting his clients’ moods. When he takes on the particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by chronic exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mysteries of sound. (87 mins)
Them That Follow
Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Academy Award Winner Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father’s church. (98 mins)
Vita & Virginia
Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works. (R, 110 mins)