OUT AT THE MOVIES

Films exploring LGBTQ identities. Free Admission. Discussions to follow.

 

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THE SHAPE OF WATER

Todays Show Times: 5:05 7:25 9:50

Watch Trailer Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer(s): Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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Running Time: 119 minutes119 MIN
R Rated
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Wednesday 01/245:05 7:25 9:50
Thursday 01/255:05 7:25 9:50

More than any movie in recent memory, this is one you really need to discover for yourself.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Todays Show Times: 5:00 7:30 9:40

Watch Trailer Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer(s): James Ivory, Andre Aciman
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

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 (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar 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.

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Running Time: 132 minutes132 MIN
R Rated
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Wednesday 01/245:00 7:30 9:40
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Unforgettable on every level, the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire.

Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com
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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME with Discussion

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Watch Trailer Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer(s): James Ivory, Andre Aciman
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

On Sunday, January 21st, the first 100 tickets to the 7:30PM showing of Call Me By Your Name will be FREE thank you to the generous sponsorship of Hillel and LGBT Center. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting the day of the showing. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the film’s theme of intersecting LGBTQ and Jewish identities.

Free admission only applies to the first 100 patrons to this particular showing. Click here for other showtimes for Call Me By Your Name.

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Running Time: 132 minutes132 MIN
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DARKEST HOUR

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Watch Trailer Director: Joe Wright
Writer(s): Anthony McCarten
Cast: Lily James, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill [Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman]. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

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Running Time: 125 minutes125 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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It feels alive and fresh -- the kind of cinema that doesn't waste a second.

Sasha Stone
TheWrap
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LADY BIRD

Todays Show Times: 5:10 7:40 10:05

Watch Trailer Director: Greta Gerwig
Writer(s): Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

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Running Time: 93 minutes93 MIN
R Rated
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There are no fireworks or twists or unnecessary frills here, nor should there be - this is simply perfect filmmaking from a voice that demands to be heard.

Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail
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THE DISASTER ARTIST

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Watch Trailer Director: James Franco
Writer(s): Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen

With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.

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Running Time: 104 minutes104 MIN
R Rated
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Fans of The Room will find much to love here, but even if you've never heard of it, The Disaster Artist should delight.

David Sims
The Atlantic
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FACES PLACES

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Watch Trailer Director: JR, Agnès Varda
Language: French

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

This film is partially in French and features English subtitles on all showings.

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Running Time: 90 minutes90 MIN
PG Rated
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There's a chemistry and respect between the two of them, palpable in the film's first moments, that is inspiring. And when the credits roll 89 minutes later, you realize that this is one journey where you never once crankily asked, "Are we there yet?

Cary Darling
Houston Chronicle
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PHANTOM THREAD: Starts February 2018

Viewing: February 2, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock [Daniel Day-Lewis] and his sister Cyril [Lesley Manville] are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma [Vicky Krieps], who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Running Time: 130 min130 MIN
R Rated
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'Phantom Thread' is at once an evocative period drama and a magical fable about lonely, solipsistic people finding solace in their mutual sense of alienation.

Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
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I, TONYA: Starts February 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Margot Robbie, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Stan, McKenna Grace

Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked–and checkered–glory.

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Running Time: 119 minutes119 MIN
R Rated
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The dark comedy approach to the story of Tonya Harding that you had no idea you needed as badly as you do.

Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com
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