Now Playing • Jul 18–Aug 7
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
Now Playing • Jul 26–Aug 26
A Lotta Talent and A Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen
Columbia, South Carolina native Stanley Donen is the last of the notable directors from Hollywood’s golden age still living. In celebration of his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon Theatre is hosting a citywide celebration of Donen’s work. Recipient of an honorary Academy Award in 1998, Donen, who worked closely with Gene Kelly, directed such classic films as Singin’ in the Rain, On the Town, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The series kicks off on July 26 with an outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain in Hollywood Park - the same neighborhood where Stanley grew up. The celebration continues with a lecture by Stephen Silverman, author of Stanley’s biography Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies. And for the next five weeks, the Nickelodeon will host Monday evening and Tuesday matinee screenings of classic Donen films with pre-film discussions led by local film experts and enthusiasts.
Coming Soon • Aug 1
Disclaimer: This film exhibits extreme violence, nudity and sexuality. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Primarily a showcase for the gory special-effects artistry of Gianetto de Rossi, this revolting horror film stars Giovanni Lombardo Radice (also known as "John Morghen") as a drug-dealer who comes to the Amazon jungle from New York looking for a cache of stolen emeralds.
Coming Soon • Aug 4–Aug 5
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she discovers that her husband has been murdered.
Coming Soon • Aug 6–Aug 10
Monty Python Live (Mostly)
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe.
Coming Soon • Aug 9
The Little Prince
Stanley Donen directed this lugubrious musical fantasy based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupery children's parable, featuring a musical score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe -- their first film score since Gigi. The simple story concerns a French aviator who crashes his airplane in the middle of the Sahara desert and comes upon a young blonde prince from another planet.
Coming Soon • Aug 11–Aug 12
Two real-life events were incorporated into the plot of the 1951 MGM musical Royal Wedding. One, the marriage of Fred Astaire's sister Adele to a British nobleman had occurred years earlier; the other, the wedding of England's Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip was only four years in the past.
Coming Soon • Aug 15–Aug 21
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
Coming Soon • Aug 17
Marta Cunningham’s stirring pro-tolerance documentary, Valentine Road, chronicles the emotional aftermath and clumsy legal process that followed the killing of 15-year-old Lawrence “Larry” King by a middle-school classmate in 2008.
Coming Soon • Aug 18–Aug 19
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
Coming Soon • Aug 25–Aug 26
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.