MONDAY - OPENS APRIL 16TH
MONDAY follows the story of Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denis Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, who meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend. When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can stand the reality of the inevitable Monday.
Directed By: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Written By: Rob Hayes & Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Denise Gough, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Dominique Tipper
Rated R; Runtime 1 hr 56 min
THE HUMAN VOICE / WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (A PEDRO ALMODOVAR DOUBLE FEATURE) - OPENS APRIL 23RD
Join us for a special double feature screening of THE HUMAN VOICE, Pedro Almodóvar's newest short film, along with a retro screening of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. Two extraordinary films for the price of one! (Total Run Time: 1 hr 58 min)
THE HUMAN VOICE: A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up, but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him.
Rated R; Run Time: 30 min
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: Melding melodrama with screwball farce, this Academy Award–nominated black comedy was Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema. Continuing the auteur’s exploration of the female psyche, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the story of Pepa—played by the director’s frequent collaborator Carmen Maura—who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Rated R; Run Time: 1 hr 28 min
LIMBO - OPENS APRIL 30TH
Limbo is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.
Directed & Written By: Ben Sharrock
Starring: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Kwabena Ansah, Ola Orebiyi, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Kenneth Collard, Lewis Gribben, Kais Nashif
Rated NR; Runtime 1 hr 43 min
TRUFFLE HUNTERS - OPENS APRIL 30TH
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS follows a handful of men, seventy to eighty years young, in Piedmont, Italy, on the search for the elusive Alba truffle. They’re guided by a secret culture passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs. The documentary subtly explores the devastating effects of climate change and deforestation on an age-old tradition through a visually stunning narrative that celebrates life and exalts the human spirit.
Directed By: Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw
Written By: Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw
Starring: Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù
Rated PG-13; Runtime 1 hr 24 min
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS - OPENS APRIL 30TH
A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.
“★★★★★ A MASTERPIECE. Utterly unique. A mesmerizing odyssey to the heart of existence.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Directed By: Roy Andersson
Written By: Roy Andersson
Starring: Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms, Marie Burman
Rated NR; Runtime 1 hr 18 min
GUNDA - OPENS MAY 7TH
Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an otherworldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
Directed By: Victor Kossakovsky
Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix
Rated G; Runtime 1 hr 33 min