Sunday October 16 @ 7pm + discussion after the film
Three sisters live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their estranged father dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage orphaned half-sister. Bonding quickly, they invite her to live with them. She eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
Japanese language with English subtitles.
Closing Thursday August 25
Edina and Patsy are still living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Closing Thursday September 22
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Have I ever mentioned that I have only walked out of a movie once, and that this occurred roughly a month ago? I made it nearly all the way through High-Rise, the new Ben Wheatley film that adapts JG Ballard, before I had to bail out of respect for my sense of imagination.
It came out this week that researchers were able to peer into the neurons of mice who were made to watch Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. The video of the experiment is worth watching. Beyond the more significant implications of this work, what interests me most is that researchers are able visualize what the process of having an experience—watching a movie, say—looks like from a neural perspective.
What can I say? In the coming weeks, we have films that offer gassy magical corpses, an exploration of the nefarious world of competitive endurance tickling, and Showgirls, a work that has mainly been filma non grata since it entered the world in 1995. Nonetheless, I am excited to see all of these disparate things, and the gamut of films to come.
Based on A. Scott Berg’s biography, Genius follows the travails of renowned editor Max Perkins’ (Colin Firth), who worked alongside such luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce) and Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West), as he tackles his greatest challenge, corralling the creative energies of Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law).
Now Playing / Closing July 28
Following Zappa from clean-shaven, besuited youth, to fearless chief freak, to his relentlessly productive final days before his death at 52, Eat That Question-Frank Zappa in His Own Words seats us right up front from the start; close enough to Zappa to read the flickering emotions in his eyes.