62 years of excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOYHOOD

 

September 5 thru September 11

 

 

BOYHOOD, Directed by Richard Linklater, Drama, Rated R, USA, 162 min

 

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MOST WANTED MAN

 

September 4 thru September 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Anton Corbijn, Thriller/Espionage,  Rated R,  USA/Germany, 122 min

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman's last completed movie, playing a typically enigmatic charcter.

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STARRED UP

September 12 thru September 18

 

 

 

 

Directed by David Mackenzie,  Drama, Not Rated, UK, 106 min

It's time to introduce our audiense to the British actor Jack O'Connell.

19-year-old Eric is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both the prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past the breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him.

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE BLACK BOX THEATRE

Howard Korder's SEARCH & DESTROY

 

September 12th, 13th, and 14th

 

 

$15    2 pm  &  8 pm  shows

This dark comedy follows the adventures of Martin Mirkheim who owes the state of Florida $147,000 in back taxes, but this is not where his mind is focused. Instead he is intent on acquiring the film rights to a novel called Daniel Strong, written by Dr. Waxling, a pseudo-religious-type guru. The first part of Martin's journey is spent trying to meet Dr. Waxling, but he is kept away by secretaries and personal assistants. When finally face to face with Waxling, Martin discovers that the good doctor is less interested in any "higher truth" than in getting $500,000 for the film rights. Still consumed by his desire to make the book into a movie, Martin resorts to deceit, blackmail, fraud, extortion and murder to claw his way to success.

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ABUSE OF WEAKNESS

SEPTEMBER 19 thru September 28

 

 

Directed by Catherine Breillat, Drama, Not Rated, French w/English subtitles, 105 min

Inspired by director Catherine Breillat’s (FAT GIRL, ROMANCE) true life experiences, her latest film, ABUSE OF WEAKNESS, is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN) stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their symbiotic relationship hurdles out of control.

 

                                                                      

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE BLACK BOX THEATRE

Howard Korder's SEARCH & DESTROY

 

September 19th, 20th and 21

 

$15    2 pm  &  8 pm  shows    FINAL WEEKEND!

This dark comedy follows the adventures of Martin Mirkheim who owes the state of Florida $147,000 in back taxes, but this is not where his mind is focused. Instead he is intent on acquiring the film rights to a novel called Daniel Strong, written by Dr. Waxling, a pseudo-religious-type guru. The first part of Martin's journey is spent trying to meet Dr. Waxling, but he is kept away by secretaries and personal assistants. When finally face to face with Waxling, Martin discovers that the good doctor is less interested in any "higher truth" than in getting $500,000 for the film rights. Still consumed by his desire to make the book into a movie, Martin resorts to deceit, blackmail, fraud, extortion and murder to claw his way to success.

 

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OBVIOUS CHILD

 

September 26 thru October 2

 

Directed by Gillian Robespierre, Dramedy, Rated R, USA, 84 min

                 

On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen.

                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANK

 

September 26 thru October 2

 

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Drama/Farce, Rated R, UK/Ireland, 95 min

 

FRANK is an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when
he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank - a musical genius who hides himself
inside a large fake head.

Based on the exploits of Jon Ronson and his time as keyboard player in Frank Sidebottom’s Oh Blimey Big Band.

“It inhabits an alternative universe in which mimicry and tribute form their own kind of strangely
sincere (un)truth.” -Mark Kermode, The Guardian

 

                                                                                    

                

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

 

October 17 thru October 23

 

Directed by Iain Forsyth & Nancy Pollard, Musical / Performing Arts, Unrated,  English, UK, 

2014, 97 min

This innovative drama/documentary features Cave as both subject and coconspirator, intimately documenting his artistic process and combining it with a fictional staged narrative of his 20,000th day on Earth. As a result, the film also explores the creative spirit.  The film weaves two parallel narrative threads. The first is a cinematic portrait of Cave's 20,000th day, created through a series of staged, but not scripted, scenes and encounters. The second looks in depth at his creativityfrom writing through recording and rehearsal to performance.  This unique blend of documentary essay and cinematic fiction demonstrates the connection between Cave and the filmmakers, visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard; all three are illuminating the search for truth through artifice and myth. Ultimately, 20,000 Days on Earth reaches beyond Cave to ask all of us how many days we've been alive and what use we've made of that time.    

                      Double Sundance Winner for Best Directing and Winner Best Editing

 

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