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God Help the Girl
(final day!)



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September 12 - September 23

  • Special Jury Prize — Sundance Film Festival

"Polished, poised and endearingly confident, driven by editing and performances every bit as precise as the wordplay in Murdoch's lyrics." —New Statesman

"Stuart Murdoch's story of three Scottish misfits who start a band is rife with the kind of giddy thrills and hormonal flushes you associate with being a teen." —Esquire

Experience Belle & Sebastian on the Silver Screen as the Hippodrome Presents GOD HELP THE GIRL!

Written and directed Stuart Murdoch, from the Scottish indie pop sensation Belle & Sebastian, GOD HELP THE GIRL doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical.


Eve is a catastrophe, low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a pop group. In GOD HELP THE GIRL, writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow’s West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance. While a treat for the eyes, thanks to the candy-colored cinematography, as well as the ears, thanks to Murdoch’s undeniable gift for crafting fantastic pop songs, it’s the top-notch cast that delivers the film. Star turns from Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch), Olly Alexander (Le Week-End, Bright Star) and Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins) elevate what might have been an exercise in twee to an emotional, heartfelt film that will resonate with audiences of all ages. (c) Amplify

1 hr 46 min | English | NR

Directed by: Stuart Murdoch

Featuring: Emily Browning


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  • Tue (09/23) 8:45



The Trip to Italy



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September 19 - October 2

"As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived." —The Hollywood Reporter

"The real richness of the movie, though, comes well in, as the improvised script gets around to deeper anxieties of aging and avoidance." —Time Out New York

"British comedians and dueling partners Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this witty and incisive follow up to 'The Trip.'" —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - or semifictionalized versions thereof - on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads.

The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity. (c) IFC Films

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Featuring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon


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  • Tue (09/23) 6:30
  • Thu (09/25) 5:30
  • Fri (09/26) 8:30
  • Sat (09/27) 6:00
  • Sun (09/28) 4:30
  • Wed (10/01) 8:30
  • Thu (10/02) 7:00



Calvary


September 26 - October 2

  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury — Berlin International Film Festival
  • FIPRESCI Prize — Transylvania International Film Festival

"An inventive whodunit with a pitch black heart." —Indiewire

"Visually, intellectually and emotionally, McDonagh’s film is one to savor." —The Hollywood Reporter

"Grounded by a performance of monumental soul from Gleeson... the film offers a mordantly funny survey of small-town iniquity that morphs, almost imperceptibly, into a deeply felt lament for a fallen world." —Variety

Calvary‘s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. (c) Fox Searchlight

1 hr 40 min | English | R

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

Featuring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly


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  • Fri (09/26) 6:30
  • Sat (09/27) 4:00 8:15
  • Sun (09/28) 2:30
  • Wed (10/01) 6:30
  • Thu (10/02) 9:15



Honeymoon


Opening Friday, October 3, showtimes TBA

"...the kind of movie that worms its way underneath your skin and sits there." —The Playlist

"'Honeymoon' covers a lot of emotional and intellectual terrain for such an unassuming and modest indie horror film, and that's only part of what makes it so impressive." —FEARnet

Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) and Leslie (HBO’s Game of Thrones) give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing, giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller. (c) Magnet Releasing

1 hr. 27 min. | R | Horror

Directed by: Leigh Janiak

Featuring: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway


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