Friday, May 26th: 7:30
Saturday, May 27th: 2:30, 7:30
Sunday, May 28th: 1:00
Monday, May 29th: 4:00
Tues, May 30th & Wed. May 31st: 7:00
The new film from writer/director Joseph Cedar (Oscar nominees Footnote and Beaufort) is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive—a need to matter. Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers. With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman’s kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.
Rated R, Runtime 1 hr 58 mins
Friday, May 26th: 5:00
Saturday, May 27th: 5:00
Sunday, May 28th: 3:30
Monday, May 29th: 7:00
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is a thought-provoking, uplifting and powerful film about jazz giant John Coltrane, an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds—a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Although Coltrane never participated in any television interviews (and only a handful for radio), he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words—spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington—illuminate what Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career. Includes appearances by Coltrane’s children, President Bill Clinton, Common, John Densmore of The Doors, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Dr. Cornel West and more.
Directed by John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon).
Rated NR, Runtime 1 hr 39
Friday, May 26th: 5:30, 8:00
Saturday, May 27th: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
Sunday, May 28th: 1:30, 4:00
Monday, May 29th: 4:30, 7:15
Tues, May 30th & Wed. May 31st: 7:15
Thursday, June 1st: 7:00 (upstairs)
The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, The Lovers is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage. Written and directed by Azazel Jacobs (Terri).
Rated R, Runtime 1 hr 34 mins