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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Friday, 4/17 – Thursday, 4/23

Starring: Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Q&A with directors David Zellner and Nathan Zellner by skype on Saturday, April 18 following the 7pm show

A young woman goes on a quixotic quest from Japan to the American Midwest in search of buried treasure in this delightful, dreamlike film from indie favorites the Zellner Brothers.

After discovering a VHS copy of the Coen Brothers’ film Fargo, Kumiko, a demure office worker in Japan played by Babel’s Rinko Kikuchi, becomes obsessed with the idea of finding the suitcase of money left buried in the snow at the end of the film. After studying grainy freeze-frames, oversized atlases of Minnesota and hand-stitched treasure maps, Kumiko embarks upon her treasure hunt, overloaded with quiet determination but lacking any real plans once she lands in Minneapolis in the dead of winter. Blithely blustering out into the ice and snow, Kumiko charms and confounds most of the locals she meets. When they try to explain Fargo and its buried treasure is just a movie, Kumiko simply answers, “It is my destiny.” A long gestating project for filmmakers the Zellner Brothers (and, like Fargo, “inspired” by a true story), Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is a charmingly peculiar modern-day fable—its humor tempered with a touch of melancholy—about embracing in the intersection of fantasy and reality.

AFTER IMAGES: Following the 7pm screening on Saturday, April 18 of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, filmmakers and brothers David and Nathan Zellner will join Images Executive Director Doug Jones for a Skype Q&A. David directed the film, which they both wrote together.

  • Director: David Zellner
  • Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

Showtimes

  • Tue, 4/21 — 7 & 9 pm
  • Wed, 4/22 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Thu, 4/23 — 7 & 9 pm

“Kumiko The Treasure Hunter is a striking film, a bizarre joy and a beautiful delight.”

– The Playlist

Next Week

Woman in Gold

Friday, 4/24 – Thursday, 4/30

Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Charles Dance, Daniel Brühl

Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting 'The Lady in Gold'. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

  • Director: Simon Curtis
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

Showtimes

  • Fri, 4/24 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat, 4/25 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun, 4/26 — 3 & 5:30 pm
  • Mon, 4/27 — 3 & 9:15 pm
  • Tue, 4/28 — 7 & 9 pm
  • Wed, 4/29 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Thu, 4/30 — 9:15 pm

“It’s a touching film that entertains with warmth and humor while teaching us something about history, law and justice with enormous heart, subtlety and compassion, brilliantly acted and skillfully written. Is there anything Helen Mirren cannot do?”

– New York Observer

Coming Soon

While We're Young

Friday, 5/8 – Thursday, 5/14

Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin

In this critically-acclaimed, coming-of-middle-age comedy, filmmaker Josh Srebnick has reached the age when his eyesight is failing, his memory is unreliable and his marriage to Cornelia is settled and comfy. He just doesn’t have the spark or ambition he once possessed. Everything changes when Josh meets aspiring filmmaker Jamie and his wife Darby. Josh is flattered by their attention and attracted by the energy and idealism of a young couple who soon become close friends. It is a second chance to be young at heart and one that Josh and Cornelia grab with more enthusiasm than prudence. The breezy comic tone deepens into something more profound in this smartly observed portrait of a loving couple and what it takes to make them count their blessings.

Relishing what is easily his best role in years, Ben Stiller leads a phenomenal cast that includes Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and MVP Charles Grodin. Poignant, charming and illuminating in some delightfully grown-up ways, While We’re Young will have you squirming with recognition even as you rock with laughter.

  • Director: Noah Baumbach
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

Showtimes

  • Fri, 5/8 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat, 5/9 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun, 5/10 — 3 & 5:30 pm
  • Mon, 5/11 — 3 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Tue, 5/12 — 7 & 9 pm
  • Wed, 5/13 — 4:30 & 7 & 9 pm
  • Thu, 5/14 — 7 & 9 pm

“While a truly original comedy, While We're Young is the rare one that also laces rich thematic elements with wonderfully drawn characters to create a picture that's as genuinely hilarious as it is thoughtful about how hopes, ambitions, dreams and ideals of personal and creative accomplishments that ebb and flow across decades.”

– Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

Coming Soon

White God

Friday, 5/15 – Thursday, 5/21

Starring: Zsófia Psotta, Body

Winner of Cannes Film Festival's Prize Un Certain Regard Award, White God is at once a urban adventure like no other—it starts as a Benji movie and ends as a Charles Bronson film—and an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe.

13-year-old Lili is devoted to her pet Hagen, but when a new state regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds, her father—definitely not a dog person—eventually abandons Hagen on the streets. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Running with a gang of stray dogs, Hagen is soon captured and sent to the pound, where, with nothing to lose, the dogs rise up against their oppressors and revolt. Soon, they have taken the street for their own, and Lili, who had given up hope for ever seeing her canine friend again, may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

  • Director: Kornél Mundruczó
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 2 hours1 minute
  • Genre: Drama

Showtimes

  • Fri, 5/15 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Sat, 5/16 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Sun, 5/17 — 3 & 5:30 pm
  • Mon, 5/18 — 3 & 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Tue, 5/19 — 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Wed, 5/20 — 4:30 & 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Thu, 5/21 — 7 & 9:15 pm

“A triumphantly idiosyncratic film with smarts and visceral impact in equal measure.”

– Jessica Kiang