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The Immigrant



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July 11 - July 23

  • Nominated for Palme d'Or — Cannes Film Festival

"In its stripped-down realism and blistering fixation on its main character's grappling with life and mortality, the film is kin to Roberto Rossellini's collaborations with Ingrid Bergman." —The Slant

"It's Cotillard, recalling icons of the silent screen, whose face reflects the bruised heart of 'The Immigrant', a timeless film from a director whose work rewards the closest attention." —Rolling Stone Magazine

"This rich, beautifully rendered film boasts an arrestingly soulful performance from Marion Cotillard." —Variety

In James Gray’s The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. (c) Weinstein Co

2hrs | English | R

Directed by: James Gray

Featuring: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner


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  • Tue (07/22) 6:30
  • Wed (07/23) 8:45



Life Itself



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July 19 - July 23

"Far more than just a tribute to the career of the world’s most famous and influential film critic, the often revelatory "Life Itself" is also a remarkably intimate portrait of a life well lived — right up to the very last moment." —Chicago Sun-Times

"James cuts — as in all of his best work — straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert’s own words." —Variety

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (C) Magnolia

1hr 55min | English | NR

Directed by: Steve James

Featuring: Martin Scorsese, Roger Ebert, Werner Herzog


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  • Tue (07/22) 8:45
  • Wed (07/23) 6:30



Manon Lescaut



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July 24 - July 27

This early Puccini masterpiece makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Ticket Cost: $20 which includes a bag of popcorn.


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  • Thu (07/24) 6:30
  • Sun (07/27) 2:00



Yves Saint Laurent



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Opening Friday, July 25, showtimes TBA

In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) - aged merely 21 - was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture’s elite class. During Saint Laurent’s breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet. Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster, Yves Saint Laurent is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love. (C) Weinstein

1hr 46min | French | R

Directed by: Jalil Lespert




Snowpiercer



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Opening Friday, August 1, showtimes TBA

"In the thick of summer, while Hollywood is busy cranking out cookie-cutter superhero movies and giant robot sequels, along comes 'Snowpiercer' to show everyone how it's done." —Miami Herald

"'Snowpiercer' sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again." —Entertainment Weekly

"This is exactly the sort of ambitious, audacious, and uncompromising filmmaking that deserves to be seen." —NPR

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. (c) TWC-Radius

2 hr 6 min | English | R

Directed by: Joon-ho Bong

Featuring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer


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