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NOVEMBER SHOWINGS


BODIED

NOVEMBER 23-29

dir. Joseph Kahn, Drama / Comedy / Music, Not Rated, USA, English, 2018, 120 min

Bodied is the satirical story of Adam Merkin, a progressive grad student who becomes an accidental battle rapper whose success breeds outrage. Shoniqua Shandai (Sing It!, The Fosters), Walter Perez (The Avengers, Fame), Rory Uphold (Hella) also star in the film. Well known battle rappers Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, Hollow Da Don and media personality Charlamagne Tha God are among the supporting cast.

 

SECOND TIME AROUND

NOVEMBER 23-29

dir. Leon Marr, Comedy / Romance, Not Rated, USA, English 2018, 107 min.

Katherine Mitchell (Linda Thorson), a widowed yet vibrant senior, wasn't looking for love a second time - not at her age, and certainly not with grumpy Isaac Shapiro (Stuart Margolin). Despite the nosey bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music. Against unforeseen obstacles, their love blooms and together they set out to fulfill Katherine's lifelong dream of going to the opera in Milan.

100% ROTTEN TOMATOES

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

NOVEMBER 28 7PM

ONE SHOW ONLY
Pre-Release Preview of the Director’s Cut
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Directed by Lars von Trier
Starring Matt Dillon   Bruno Ganz   Uma Thurman

dir.  Lars von Trier, Drama / Thriller, Not Rated, Denmark,  English, parts subtitled, 2018, 152 min.

Hold your breath or maybe your nose. The latest from the always controversial Lars von Trier.  To describe audience reaction to his movies at Cannes as ‘mixed’ is misleading. People either love or hate his work….sometimes to the point of near violence.  “The House That Jack Built”  met with dozens of walk outs and a standing ovation at the 2018 Cannes Festival. Here is 1 chance to see his latest in the director’s cut a month before its NYC premier trimmed for mass consumption.
We follow Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer (what else it’s von Trier) through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view where each murder is a work of art.  His goal is the ultimate artwork:  A collection of all his killings manifested in a House that he builts.
Von Trier has won numerous prizes at international festivals over the years and has been vilified almost as much.

Come see for yourself.

 

BORDER

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 6

 

dir. Ali Abassi, Mystery / Suspense / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Romance, Rated ‘R’, Sweden, Swedish, 2018, 110 min.


Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can't identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore's

1st prize Un Certain Regard – Cannes 2018
96% Rotten Tomatoes

 

SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 6

 

dir. Margarethe Von Trotta, Documentary, Not Rated, Germany, English / German / Swedish / French with subtitles, 2018 99 min.

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman’s life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman’s creative achievements.
Interviews with Carlos Saura, Jean-Claude Carriere, Liv Ullmann, Olivier Assayas, Margarethe Von Trotta and others


 

ELLIOT THE LITTLEST REINDEER

DECEMBER 1,2,21,22,27

dir. Jennifer Westcott, Animation / Family, Rated ‘PG’, Canada, English, 2018, 88 min.


When one of Santa’s reindeer suddenly announces his retirement, he needs to find a replacement and fast! Against all odds, Elliot and his best friend Hazel set out to prove that he is the horse for the job. As Elliot and Hazel take on the North Pole reindeer try-outs, Hazel learns that Christmas as we know it may be headed for disaster. Meanwhile, back at the farm a potential new owner has plans that threaten the lives of their friends. Elliot is faced with the biggest decision of his life: save his friends, or follow his dreams and save Christmas. Maybe he doesn’t have to choose; after all, big dreamers dream big!

With the voices of John Cleese, Martin Short, Samantha Bee and Jeff Dunham

 

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