Friday, 5/20 – Thursday, 5/26
Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
Sing Street is the latest musical drama from writer/director John Carney, the creator of audience favorites Once and Begin Again.
In 1980s Dublin, 14-year-old Conor is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.
- Director: John Carney
- Rating: PG-13
- Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Musical
Friday, 5/27 – Thursday, 6/2
Starring: Rose Byrne, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, Jason Ritter
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to LosAngeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life.
- Director: Lorene Scafaria
- Rating: PG-13
- Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
- Fri, 5/27 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Sat, 5/28 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Sun, 5/29 — 3 & 5:30 pm
- Mon, 5/30 — 3 & 7 & 9 pm
- Tue, 5/31 — 7 & 9 pm
- Wed, 6/1 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
- Thu, 6/2 — 7 & 9 pm
“A delightful film with an emotional honesty that can be traced back to the real-life mother of writer/director Lorene Scafaria.”
– Consequence of Sound
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly
A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.
- Director: Giorgos Lanthimos
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
- Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama
Embrace of the Serpent
Starring: Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis, Jan Bijvoet, Luigi Sciamanna, Nicolás Cancino, Nilbio Torres, Yauenkü Migue
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
- Director: Ciro Guerra
- Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Love & Friendship
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Emma Greenwell, Xavier Samuel
With a pitch-perfect Jane Austenian sensibility, director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco) breathes new life into Austen's work. This film is based on an early Austen novel, Lady Susan.
Recently widowed, Lady Susan arrives, unannounced, at her brother-in-law's estate to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While there, she becomes determined to secure a new husband for herself, and one for her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica, too. As Lady Susan embarks on a controversial relationship with a married man, seduction, deception, broken hearts, and gossip all ensue.
- Director: Whit Stillman
- Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Romance
“Never before has one of Whit Stillman's films been so crisp, so tart, so laugh-out-loud funny.”
– Village Voice
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph
Critically-acclaimed writer/director or Personal Velocity, Rebecca Miller has created another indelible strong female character with Maggie's Plan.
Maggie Hardin is a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding, an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette Harding, an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's best friends, married couple Tony and Felicia, Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices.
- Director: Rebecca Miller
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
- Genre: Comedy
A Bigger Splash
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts
Sensuously directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), four of cinema's biggest stars, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson come together in this explosive drama set on a remote Italian island.
The lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker, vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.
- Director: Luca Guadagnino
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 2 hour 5 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Mystery