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Fright Nights presents The Evil Dead (2019 4k Restoration)

Friday, November 15th, at 9:30pm

This special edition presents the horror classic restored from the original 16mm camera negatives with a reimagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca and a thrilling new 5.1 surround mix. “The new music, new sound mix, and new 4K restoration have elevated The Evil Dead from the scary to the sublime.”

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The Report

Opens Friday, November 22nd

The true story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public. Starring Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, and Annette Bening as Senator Dianne Feinstein. Directed by Scott Burns (The Informant). (R, 118 mins)

“With razor-sharp dialogue and a perfect cast, ‘The Report’ hums.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“A gripping procedural about the tenacity and moral certainty needed to navigate a complex Washington minefield.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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Where We Disappear

Sunday, November 24th, at 8:15pm

After committing a crime to protect her son, Anastasia (Georgina Haig) is sentenced to 12 years in a Soviet prison camp. Her arrival upsets the balance between the inmates. There’s the hot-tempered bully, the cowering “mouse,” the hardened elder, the pretty one who prostitutes herself to the guards. Each personality is wrapped in a fragile codependency to stay alive. In a night of backstabbing and shifting alliances, Anastasia must discover the hidden truth to her survival. (74 mins)

Director and Norfolk native Simon Fink will be in attendance to introduce the film. To be followed by a brief Q&A.

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“A beautiful and deliberate exploration of human resilience.” – Bradley Gibson, Film Threat

“Fascinates and prompts discussion and interpretation … were these women real or are they all parts of Anastasia created within her mind as a survival mechanism? Did she imagine these other women? This stays with you long after the curtain falls.” – Debbie Elias, Behind the Lens Online

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Babette’s Feast

Tuesday, November 26th, at 7:15pm

The beautiful but pious sisters Martine and Philippa grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the family’s dwindling congregation, who abjure such fleshly pleasures as fine foods and wines. A perennial Naro favorite. (1987, G, 103 mins)

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The Irishman

Opens Wednesday, November 27th

This acclaimed new crime thriller from Martin Scorsese, follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. The WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in particular, considers his involvement with his good friend and union boss, Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance in 1975. (R, 210 mins)

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Van Gogh and Japan

Tuesday, December 3rd, at 7:15pm
Presented with Chrysler Museum

One cannot understand Vincent Van Gogh without understanding how exhibitions of Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Before leaving Paris for the south of France, Van Gogh created his own image of Japan through an in-depth study of the artwork that was arriving in the new galleries and through discussions with the artists. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore Van Gogh’s remarkable heritage. (85 mins)

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Where’s My Roy Cohn

Wednesday, December 4th, at 7:15pm

One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump. (97 mins)

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Marriage Story

Opens Friday, December 6th

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, the film stars Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta. (R, 136 mins)

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The Aeronauts

Opens Friday, December 6th

Wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) mount a balloon expedition in 1862 to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other—and themselves—that help them find their place in the world they have left behind. (PG-13, 101 mins)

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Friday, December 6th, at 9:15pm

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs. (1989, PG-13, 87mins)

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Scrooged

Saturday, December 7th, at 9:15pm

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past. (1988, PG-13, 101mins)

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Fantastic Fungi

Wednesday, December 11th, at 7:15pm

An immersive journey through time and space into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network of fungi that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, and Andrew Weil – we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions that the fungi kingdom offers us for mankind’s pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg. (74 mins)

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Gremlins

Friday, December 13th, at 9:15pm

Seeking a unique gift for his son, an erstwhile inventor and gadget salesman purchases a cute and fuzzy little “Mogwai” from a Chinatown shop with the warning “Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight.” This Christmas favorite directed by Joe Dante stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates and is chock-full of cameo appearances from pop-culture icons. (1985, PG, 107mins)

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Love Actually

Saturday, December 14th, at 9:15pm

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: Love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary. (2003, R, 135mins)

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American Dharma

Wednesday, December 18th, at 7:15pm

After documenting some of the most controversial figures of our time, including Donald Rumsfeld and Robert McNamara, filmmaker Errol Morris trains his lens on Stephen Bannon. In their wide ranging conversation spanning over 16 hours, Morris questions Bannon on his background, belief system, his worldview, and his current feelings on President Trump. (97 mins)

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FlickIt! presents Akira

Friday, December 20th, at 9:15pm

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo’s supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment’s secrets. (1989, R, 125mins)

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A Christmas Story

Friday – Tuesday, December 20th – 24th
Holiday Double Feature
See both this and “It’s A Wonderful Life” for a single admission

There’s never been a Yuletide movie as funny as this 1983 Bob Clark classic. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, the story is full of wonderful glimmers of nostalgia unhampered by sentimentality. With Peter Billingsley and Darren McGavin. (PG, 95 mins)

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It’s A Wonderful Life

Friday – Tuesday, December 20th – 24th
Holiday Double Feature
See both this and “A Christmas Story” for a single admission

Jimmy Stewart plays small-town good guy George Bailey, who is confronted by his guardian angel (the jolly Henry Travers) while attempting suicide on Christmas Eve. It just isn’t Christmas without seeing Frank Capra’s heartwarming holiday classic on the big Naro screen with a crowd. With Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. (G, 129 mins)

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Saturday, December 21st, at 9:30pm

It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. This darkly comic gem quickly became required perennial holiday viewing. In Finnish with English subtitles. (2010, R, 85mins)

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Ad Astra

Thirty years ago, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones) led a voyage into deep space, but the ship and crew were never heard from again. Now his son (Brad Pitt) – a fearless astronaut – must embark on a daring mission to Neptune to uncover the truth about his missing father and a mysterious power surge that threatens the stability of the universe. Directed by James Gray (The Lost City Of Z). (PG-13, 122 mins)

“Existential but also intimate, ‘Ad Astra’ is a stunning, sensitive exploration of the space left by an absent parent — and the infinite void of actual space.” – John Nugent, Empire

“The film’s geography takes us on a cross-solar system journey but the real trajectory is deep into the human experience – finding meaning in life and coming to grips with being left behind.” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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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)

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Cyrano, My Love

In December 1897, in Paris, playwright Edmond Rostand has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. There’s one problem: it is not written yet. Edmond must focus and put pen to paper. For now, he has only the title—Cyrano de Bergerac. In French with subtitles. (R, 110 mins)

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Dark Waters

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything—his future, his family, and his own life—to expose the truth. Directed by Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven). Also starring Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins. (PG13)

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Honey Boy

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and his later struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject. (R, 93 mins)

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Jojo Rabbit

Writer director Taika Waititi (Thor, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. (PG-13, 108 mins)

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Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in New England in the aftermath of the Civil War. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times. This new adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott is directed by Greta Gerwig (Ladybird). The stellar cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, and Timothée Chalamet. (PG, 135mins)

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The Two Popes

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Directed by Fernando Meirelles (City Of God). (PG-13, 125 mins)

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