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Venus in Fur


Opening Friday, August 8, showtimes TBA

  • Palme d'Or Nominee — Cannes Film Festival
  • Best Director — César Awards

"There’s a masterfully light touch at work, both from the director and his two wonderful actors. They make this chamber piece lip-smacking entertainment, giving the dense text the semblance of more intellectual heft or sexual transgression than it ultimately contains." —The Hollywood Reporter

"As the actors move fluidly between various states, shedding one skin while assuming another, Polanski makes this subversive parlour game matter." —Time Out London

Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic - energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.(C) IFC

1hr 36min | French | NR

Directed by: Roman Polanski



Cocktails & Classics: West Side Story



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August 9 - August 9

Save the date for Saturday, August 9 as the Hippodrome Cinema presents WEST SIDE STORY, part of the Cocktails & Classics series!  Join us for an evening of light hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails for a one-night showing of this musical masterpiece. The reception begins at 7PM and the screening starts at 8PM. Tickets are $20 which includes admission to both the reception and the film. Whether you’re a Jet or a Shark, come dressed to impress as we relive the magic of Bernstein & Sondheim!



The Grand Seduction


Opening Friday, August 15, showtimes TBA

  • Best Supporting Actor — Genie Awards

"'The Grand Seduction' will effortlessly charm anyone susceptible to an endearing story told with modesty, wit and unprepossessing sweetness." —Washington Post

"The movie equivalent of a warm blanket." —Toronto Star




The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. (c) eOne

1 hr 53 min | English | PG-13

Directed by: Don McKellar



Life After Beth


Opening Friday, August 22, showtimes TBA

  • Grand Jury Prize Nominee — Sundance Film Festival

"Sometimes tender, sometimes frantic, and always funny, the film's surprising coherence is exemplified in a climactic scene that pairs credible heartbreak with pure slapstick." —The Hollywood Reporter

“Writer-director Jeff Baena cleverly turns the teenage rom-com genre upside-down by integrating certain aspects of the zombie mythos into the mix.” —Film Threat

Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.

1 hr 31 min | English | R

Directed by: Jeff Baena

Featuring: Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon



A Coffee in Berlin


Opening Friday, August 29, showtimes TBA

  • Outstanding Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and three other awards — German Film Academy Awards

"An engaging take on a drifting character at an age when we’re all adrift." —Movie Nation

"There's wisdom lurking in its light, witty approach, which gradually transforms from a series of silly misadventures into something far more perceptive." —indieWire

"As sure of itself visually in its black-and-white evocations of Berlin as its protagonist is unsure of himself and his future." —Chicago Tribune


Jan Ole Gerster’s wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. Niko lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his ‘emotional imbalance’. Meanwhile, a former classmate insists she bears no hard feelings toward him for his grade-school taunts when she was “Roly Poly Julia,” but it becomes increasingly apparent that she has unfinished business with him. Unable to ignore the consequences of his passivity any longer, Niko finally concludes that he has to engage with life. Shot in timeless black and white and enriched with a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience. (c) Music Box Films

Directed by: Jan Ole Gerster



To Be Takei



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September 2 - September 2

"A unique blend of camp and conviction, 'To Be Takei' deftly showcases George Takei's eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements, from 'Star Trek' crewmate to gay-rights activist." —Variety

Join us September 2 for a one-night only special screening of TO BE TAKEI! (Special Event, no discounts, all seats $7.50)


Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star’s playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love. (C) Official Site


1 hr 30 min | English | NR

Directed by: Jennifer M. Kroot

Featuring: George Takei, William Shatner, Walter Koenig



The One I Love


Opening Saturday, September 6, showtimes TBA

"Charlie McDowell makes an incredibly assured directorial debut with this smart crowd-pleaser, featuring spectacular performances from Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss." —Variety

"A tightly constructed and cleverly designed take on the modern love story." —Film.com

"Justin Lader’s screenplay is contained but also funny, emotionally honest and nails its pivot from the conventional to something much richer." —The Playlist

The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, The One I Loveis an original tale that continues to showcase McDowell’s keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. The One I Love, written by Justin Lader, was produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced by Mark Duplass who stars opposite Elisabeth Moss. On the brink of separation, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. (c) Radius

1 hr 31 min | English | R

Directed by: Charlie McDowell

Featuring: Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass



Policeman


September 9 - September 9

  • Best Feature Film — Locarno International Film Festival
  • Best Feature Film — Philadelphia International Film Festival
  • Best Film, Best Director — Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival

"Mr. Lapid, making an electrifying feature directing debut, traces the line between the group and the individual in a story that can be read as a commentary on the world as much as on Israel." —The New York Times

"It's been a long time since a first feature has displayed such masterly direction as Nadav Lapid's 'Policeman (Hashoter)', such a sense of connection to the films of Godard, Bresson, Fassbinder, Kubrick, and Haneke, and giving those more perceptive viewers such a conviction of witnessing the arrival of an outstanding filmmaker while also discovering a major film as brilliant in formal terms as in its ideas." —Cinema Scope

Join us for a special showing of POLICEMAN with an In-Person Q&A session with Yiftach Klein (“Fill the Void”)

Yaron (Yiftach Klein), an elite special operations squad leader, is the spiritual leader and alpha male among his peers, a small, highly trained team that is part of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Anti-Terrorism unit. Like a band of brothers, these men work, play, laugh, and cry together. They are true patriots; they love their country, their families, and each other. Yaron is ambitious and energetic, but a cyclone of emotions consumes him. His wife is expecting their first child, and the failing health of a team member weighs on his soul as the men contend with an unforgivable accident resulting from a miscalculation during a recent rescue mission, and the price that must be paid as a result of this.

As the story shifts, the antagonists are introduced: a small group of young, passionate, idealist, and politically extreme individuals with their own vision of how Israeli society should be. They see themselves as a Robin Hood of sorts, and although their means involve methods of terrorism, set forth to make their misguided vision a reality.

Circumstances swell, and Yaron faces something he never imagined; the prospect of the very sort of evil he works to eliminate taking on the form of his beloved Israeli countrymen. For the sake of his team, his expectant wife, and himself, he must hold himself together and perform his duties. © 2014 Corinth Films

1 hr 45 min | Hebrew with English Subtitles | NR

Directed by: Nadav Lapid



God Help the Girl


Opening Friday, September 12, showtimes TBA

  • 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


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



The Trip to Italy


Opening Thursday, September 18, showtimes TBA

"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



The Green Prince


Opening Friday, October 10, showtimes TBA

  • Audience Award — Sundance Film Festival

"The human journey behind a most unusual collaboration in the Middle East slowly comes into focus in this documentary." —Hollywood Reporter

"Schirman's film (produced by the team behind 'Man on Wire' and 'Searching For Sugarman') is as gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller and as psychologically knotty as Greek tragedy." —The Guardian

"Captivating and emotional. Full of twists and turns." —Screen International

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. (C) Music Box

1 hr 39 min | English & Hebrew | R

Directed by: Nadav Schirman



Horns


Opening Friday, October 31, showtimes TBA

"A fable-like horror mystery with strong comic and romantic tendencies, Alexandre Aja's 'Horns' draws on source material by cult scribe (and son of Stephen King) Joe Hill to deliver something much more beguiling than the straighter genre fare ('High Tension', 'The Hills Have Eyes') that made his name." —The Hollywood Reporter

"It's like a supernatural version of 'Gone Girl,' and yet, there is some very, very dark comedy in the film as well, and by keeping it dark instead of letting the humor undercut the severity of the situation, Aja has made what has to be his most commercial film so far." —HitFix

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer. (c) Radius-TWC

2 hr 3 min | English | NR

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Featuring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Heather Graham




SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE CINEMA



Resistance


Join Food & Water Watch Sunday August 10th for the screening of the new documentary Resistance, a film about the overuse of antibiotics. The film starts at 7:30 and will be followed by a panel discussion.

The film is FREE and open to the public. Please spread the word! RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/869541503074258/











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