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OPENS JANUARY 18th:
 
Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) returns with his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel. Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish (talented newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo (Stephan James, Race, Selma), who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Even more anxious to clear Fonny’s name is Tish’s deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King, Ray), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law’s happiness…and for the couple’s unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.
 
Run time 1 hr 59 mins; Rated R
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OPENS JANUARY 25TH:
 
Affectionately known as Laurel & Hardy, skinny Englishman Stan Laurel and portly American Oliver Hardy are widely regarded as the greatest comedy partnership in movie history, defining the notion of the double act with infectious chemistry and hilarious routines that seemed effortless but were honed down to the finest detail. In Stan & Ollie, set in the twilight of their career together, the duo are magnificently embodied by Steve Coogan (The Trip, Philomena) as Stan and John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers, Chicago) as Ollie. In 1953, unable to get work in Hollywood, they set out on a tour of seedy British variety halls. Despite their waning powers the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, and they reconnect with their adoring fans, turning the tour into a surprise hit. But the pair can’t shake the specter of Laurel & Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. Co-starring Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston and Rufus Jones. Written by Jeff Pope (Philomena) and directed by Jon S. Baird.
 
Run time 1 hr 37 mins; Rated PG
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COMING IN FEBRUARY:
 
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
 
Run time 1 hr 30 mins; Rated R
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COMING IN FEBRUARY:
 

The 2019 OSCAR SHORTS - Once again, all three programs (Animated, Live Action and Documentary) will be offered.   Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 22nd.

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.

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COMING IN MARCH:
 

It's man versus nature in the captivating, nail-biting survival tale Arctic, starring Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” The Hunt). Stranded in the arctic after an airplane crash, he must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. Directed and co-written by Joe Penna.

 
Run time 1 hr 37 mins; Rated PG 13
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COMING IN MARCH:
 

From Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, A Separation, The Past) comes a gripping thriller about the fissures and faultlines that can tear a family apart. Laura (Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver) returns to the small Spanish village where she spent her childhood to attend the wedding of her younger sister. Traveling with her free-spirited teenage daughter, Irene, and her young son, she’s soon reunited with a close friend from days gone by, Paco (Javier Bardem, Skyfall, No Country for Old Men). With Laura’s large extended family gathered to celebrate the nuptials, spirts are high and a sense of frivolity reigns. But the wedding night descends from joy to despair when Irene (Carla Campra) suddenly goes missing from her bed. In the place of the sleeping girl are a selection of newspaper clippings, all with stories about a local child who was kidnapped years earlier in the town. Desperate with panic and wracked with grief, Laura turns to Paco for support and assistance as she searches everywhere for Irene. As time passes, the situation only becomes more fraught. Suspicions mount, loved ones begin to turn on one another, and dark secrets long hidden threaten to come to light, revealing shocking truths. (Fully subtitled)

Rated R; Runtime 2 hrs 12mins
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COMING IN MARCH:
 

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

 
Run time 3 hrs 9 mins; Rated R
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COMING SOON:
 

Electric Church tells the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the ‘Southern Woodstock'.

Jimi Hendrix was the critical component he needed to elevate the three day festival to a major cultural event.  Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and many others.

Paul McCartney freely admits to worshipping him, adding, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.” 

His performance at the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival was not only significant on a musical level, but also in terms of socio-political dynamics. It was assumed that rural audiences would not take kindly to “long-hair” bands, and that black and white artists could not comfortably exist on the same bill; Atlanta Pop set out to challenge those beliefs. Hendrix’s music and message of universal love made him the ideal artist and, appropriately, was the first act booked for the festival.

Runtime 1 hrs 30 mins