Black Stories: Rural Voices

Now Playing • Feb 11–Feb 22

Vice

The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the world as we know it.

VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell), reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Now Playing • Feb 12–Feb 14

Cold War

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall deeply, obsessively, and destructively in love. As performing musicians forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. But one day, as they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever. As the years march on in the wake of that moment, Wiktor and Zula watch the world changing around them, always struggling to find their moment in time.

Now Playing • Feb 15–Feb 21

Capernaum

Capernaum (“Chaos”) follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), is jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom.

Now Playing • Feb 15–Feb 21

Stan and Ollie

Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Hardy (John C. Reilly), one of the world's greatest comedy teams, face an uncertain future with their golden era long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in 1953 Britain. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tensions and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

Now Playing • Feb 16–Feb 23

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. 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.

Coming Soon • Feb 19

We The Animals

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.

This film is part of our "OUT Here" series.

Coming Soon • Feb 20

The People Under the Stairs

When young Fool breaks into the home of his family’s greedy and uncaring landlords, he discovers a disturbing scenario where "Mommy" and "Daddy" have locked a group of children in their creepy basement. As Fool attempts to flee, he meets their daughter, Alice, who has been spared any extreme discipline by her deranged parents. Can Fool and Alice escape before it’s too late?

This film is part of our "Black Stories: Rural Voices" series. Curated by Thaddeus Jones Jr.

Coming Soon • Feb 22

They Shall Not Grow Old

Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

The transformation from black and white footage to colourised can be seen throughout the film, revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

Screenings of THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD begin Friday, February 22. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 19. 

Coming Soon • Feb 24

Red Carpet Awards Party

Join us for the ultimate Academy Awards watch-party as we laugh, cry, and cheer over surprise winners, fashion triumphs, and celebrity mishaps. Our annual Red Carpet party is a night of glamour, libations, and hilarious award show commentary, hosted by the inimitable Patti O' Furniture and a new, mysterious cohost. 

High fashion encouraged—prizes will be awarded for predicting the winners and the best-dressed guests! 

Behind The Scenes coverage of Director Roni Henderson's Production Bridge Refrain

Coming Soon • Feb 27

Afrofuturist Shorts

The series of short films I've chosen reflect the multifaceted experience of blackness through the lens of several Black filmmakers. These filmmakers choose to give voices to blackness from perspectives of life far exceeding society’s portrayals of a cookie-cutter, status quo black experience.

I felt the need to curate films that would bring a wider perspective and greater understanding of Afrofuturism; which could include the ever so popular Wakanda, without Wakanda being the primary focus of what blackness means.  This reflection on Afrofuturism is important at a time when it is continuing to become more and more expansive and reflective of African diasporic experiences. - Cedric Umoja

These films are part of our "Black Stories: Rural Voices" series. Curated by Cedric Umoja.

Coming Soon • Mar 1

Everybody Knows

A psychological thriller, filled with puzzles and masterfully performed. 

Laura (Penélope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding, but unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past. Featuring Javier Bardem. 

Screenings of this film begin March 1. Tickets go on sale February 26. 

Coming Soon • Mar 3

Bricked

Trevor (Tracy J. Campbell) is an intelligent young man with a bright future. He also suffers from bipolar disorder and is in denial about the nature of his illness. After a violent episode of mania, his mother sends him to an old family friend, Dr. Robert Weldon (TC Carson), for treatment. As Trevor contends with his own brain, he discovers a twenty-year-old secret that may determine if he conquers his illness or his illness conquers him.

This film is presented in partnership with City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and the Mental Illness Recorvery Center, Inc. (MIRCI).

Coming Soon • Mar 5

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché is a timely, exhilarating rediscovery of a forgotten woman. Guy-Blaché, who made her initial film in 1896 Paris, was not only the first female filmmaker but one of the first directors to make a narrative film. Be Natural follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production at Gaumont a mere year later,  and then her career in France and the United States as a writer, director, and producer of 1,000 films, both feature-length and shorts, as well as the founder of her own studio.

Coming Soon • Mar 8

Arctic

A man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash 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.

Screenings of this film begin March 8. Tickets go on sale March 5. 

Coming Soon • Mar 13

Shoplifters

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.

This film is part of our "Foreign Focus" series.

Coming Soon • Mar 16

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. He learns the high-flying sport Quidditch and plays a thrilling game with living chess pieces on his way to face a Dark Wizard bent on destroying him.

$5 tickets for children 12 and under! 

This film is part of our "Saturday Stories" series.

Coming Soon • Mar 19

Rafiki

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. 

This film is part of our "OUT Here" series.

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00pm.

Coming Soon • Apr 10

Birds of Passage

Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture's values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.

This film is part of our Foreign Focus series.

Coming Soon • Apr 20

Valley Maker

On Valley Maker’s second full-length album, Rhododendron, songwriter Austin Crane sings about movement – from one kind of belief to another, from place to place, through time. Out October 12, 2018 on Frenchkiss Records, Rhododendron is an album about transition, about leaving, but also arriving, a document of the journeys in-between.