Don't Think Twice
Friday, 8/19 – Thursday, 8/25
Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Birbiglia, Gillian Jacobs, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci
Writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia captures universal human experiences that happen in the lives of professional funny people. From the creator of THIS AMERICAN LIFE and with a top-flight ensemble of comic actors including Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher and Birbiglia, Don't Think Twice tells a nuanced story of friendship, aspiration and the pain and promise of change.
For eleven years, an improv group called The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater. Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves.
When scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent, only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on.
- Director: Mike Birbiglia
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Comedy
Friday, 8/26 – Thursday, 9/1
Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts
Based on Philip Roth's latest novel, Indignation marks the directorial debut by long-time screenwriter and film producer James Schamus (The Ice Storm, Brokeback Mountain).
In 1951, Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test.
- Director: James Schamus
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 50 minuts
- Genre: Drama
- Fri, 8/26 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
- Sat, 8/27 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
- Sun, 8/28 — 3 & 5:30 pm
- Mon, 8/29 — 3 & 7 & 9:15 pm
- Tue, 8/30 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
- Wed, 8/31 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
- Thu, 9/1 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
“The elegant execution, the incisive grasp of character and milieu, and the stealthy but sure arrival of pathos are extremely gratifying.”
– Hollywood Reporter
Friday, 9/2 – Thursday, 9/8
Starring: Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia
Writer/director Ira Sachs' follow-up to Love is Strange, Little Men is a quiet story that feels lifted from real life. Newcomers Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri play two thirteen-year-olds who strike up an unlikely friendship. Little Men premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
- Director: Ira Sachs
- Rating: PG
- Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Family
- Fri, 9/2 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Sat, 9/3 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Sun, 9/4 — 3 & 5:30 pm
- Mon, 9/5 — 3 & 7 & 9 pm
- Tue, 9/6 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Wed, 9/7 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Thu, 9/8 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
“The remarkable, magical thing about this film is that, at 85 minutes, it’s so whole. With its fully-formed people and changing places, Little Men is a film a viewer can live in, and think about while they’re there.”
– Screen International