New and Noteworthy
This week we open “Amazing Grace,” the critically acclaimed documentary featuring never-before-seen concert footage of Aretha Franklin; “Drunk Parents,” a comedy starring Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin from writer and director Fred Wolf; and “Peterloo, ” a portrayal of the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819 from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh. We will also be hosting the Reel Work Labor Film Festival’s screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh” on Tuesday, April 23.
One Night Showings
Paris to Pittsburgh
7:00 pm Tuesday, April 23 with Lacey Raak,
Director of Sustainability at CSUMB
From coastal cities to the U.S. heartland, the film celebrates how citizens are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren't waiting on Washington to act.
Run Time 1 hr 20 min
Shows: 2:30, 6:00
In 1819 more than 60,000 protestors gathered at St. Peter’s field in Manchester to demand democracy as well as political reform to stem the rising tide of poverty. When government forces intervened and massacre ensued, many were killed and hundreds more were injured.
Run Time 2 hrs 45 minutes
Weekday Shows: 2:30, 5:30, 7:30
Weekend Shows: 12:30, 2:30, 5:30, 7:30
This concert documentary captures the legendary artist in her prime, performing at New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir, under James Cleveland’s direction, Amazing Grace pays testimony to Aretha Franklin’s towering and singular talent.
Run Time 1 hr 40 minutes
98% on rottentomatoes.com
Shows: 3:00, 6:30
No 6:30 pm showing Tuesday, April 23rd
Meet Frank and Nancy Teagarten: The staunchly lower upper-class family with their shiny black Range Rover and tasteful Tudor style home. They’re anxiously dropping off their daughter at her first day of college, and the two parents couldn’t be prouder. However, a visit by the repo man shortly after leaves them scrambling to make ends meet & their wealth, it seems, is less secure than we thought! Committed to getting their daughter through college, they hold a house-wide yard-sale coupled by a night of heavy drinking, & wake up to some very regrettable decisions. This sees them try to hide their evaporating net worth from friends and family-alike in an ever increasing downward spiral of elaborate neighbourhood schemes.
Run Time 1 hrs 37 minutes
Weekday Shows: 1:45, 4:15, 7:00
Weekend Shows: 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7:00
No 7:00 pm showing Tuesday, April 23rd
When sub-zero temperatures reach downtown Cincinatti, patrons of the public library- many of them homeless or mentally ill- stage a sit-in, refusing to leave the library and face the dangerously inclement weather. The situation evolves into a stand-off with the local authorities as the media and public watch on. Writer/director Emilio Estevez uses the provocative story and excellent cast to tackle important social issues such as poverty, mental illness and the commodification of news media.
Run Time 2 hr 10 min
Shows: 2:30, 7:30
Assuming the identity of a deceased author, Georg flees Nazi occupied France during World War II. When he is delayed in Marseilles he meets a woman desperately seeking her missing husband. The very man who’s identity Georg has stolen. TRANSIT is the third entry in Petzold’s “Love in Times of Oppressive Systems” trilogy, following Barbara and Phoenix and is not to be missed.
Run Time 1 hr 55 min
Weekday Show: 5:00
Weekend Shows: 12:00, 5:00
Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.
Run Time 1hr 50min
95% on rottentomatoes.com