The Death of Stalin
Weekday Showtimes: 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40
Weekend Showtimes: 11:30 am, 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
Running time: 2 hours
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough
Lives Well Lived
Weekday Showtimes: 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:25
Weekend Showtimes: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:25
Q&A with the director, Sky Bergman, on Friday March 30th after the 7:00pm showing
Lives Well Lived is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.
Running Time: 1 hours and 25 minutes
Directed by Sky Bergman
Starring Doris Achterkirchen, Rose Albano Ballestero, Susy Eto Bauman
Showtimes: 1:15, 6:30
Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alexey. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alexey disappears.
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minute
Directed Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov
Isle of Dogs
(Starting on Thursday April 5th, Tickets available for advance purchase)
Showtimes for Thursday April 5th: 5:00, 7:30, 9:50
ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Running Time: 1 hours and 50 minutes
Directed Wes Anderson
Starring F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Mari Natsuki, Yojiro Noda, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama, Courtney B. Vance, Frank Wood
Weekday Showtimes: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
(Thursday April 5th NO 7:00 SHOWTIME)
Weekend Showtimes: 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
Sawyer Valentini relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania to escape from the man who's been stalking her for the last two years. While consulting with a therapist, Valentini unwittingly signs in for a voluntary 24-hour commitment to the Highland Creek Behavioral Center. Her stay at the facility soon gets extended when doctors and nurses begin to question her sanity. Sawyer now believes that one of the staffers is her stalker -- and she'll do whatever it takes to stay alive and fight her way out.
Running time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cast: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Amy Irving, Polly McKie, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Gibson Frazier
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Weekday Showtimes: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10
Weekend Showtimes: 12:00PM, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10
The drama-comedy tells the story of Setsuko Kawashima (Terajima), a lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo who is past her prime. After deciding to take an English class, she discovers a new identity in her American alter ego, 'Lucy,' and falls for her instructor, John (Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears, Setsuko earnestly sets out on a quest to find him, eventually leading her to the outskirts of Southern California.
Cast: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Kôji Yakusho, Shioli Kutsuna, Megan Mullally, Reiko Aylesworth, Nick Gracer
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Genres: Comedy drama
A Fantastic Woman
(Thursday April 5th NO SHOWING)
Marina, a trans woman, is a singer and waitress. She has just moved in with her lover, Orlando. One night, Orlando wakes up feeling very unwell. Unable to stand up, he collapses and falls down a staircase. Marina rushes him to a hospital, but Orlando dies, apparently from a brain aneurysm. Marina is viewed with suspicion both by the doctors and Orlando's family. A detective comes to the restaurant where Marina works, and asks Marina questions suggesting that Orlando's death had resulted from a physical altercation between the two of them. Meanwhile, Orlando's ex-wife and Orlando's son forbids Marina from attending the wake or the funeral. Marina struggles for the right to be herself in spite of the allegations. And to make matters worse, the exclusions might have more to do with her identity rather than the death of Orlando.
Running time: 1 hour and 55 minutes
Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco and Aline Küppenheim
Call Me By Your Name
(Thursday April 5th NO SHOWING)
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17-year-old young man, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. One day, Oliver, a 24-year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Running Time: 2 hour and 20 minutes
Directed by Lucu Guadagnino
Starring Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stulbarg