THE GIVER

THE GIVER

91 min | PG13
Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved bestselling young adult novel, THE GIVER portrays the haunting story of Jonas, a young man who lives in a colorless world of conformity and contentment. As he spends more time with The Giver (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART), who is the keeper of the community’s memories, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites, MALEFICENT) begins to realize the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. Against all odds, he must escape their world to protect himself and his loved ones, a challenge at which no one has ever succeeded.

 

Directed By
Phillip Noyce

Written By
Lois Lowry, Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide

Language
English Cast Includes
Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift

Official Site
thegiverfilm.com

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BIRDMAN

About

A stylish favorite from the Venice, Telluride, and New York International Film Festivals, BIRDMAN is an exciting departure in style for Oscar nominee Alejandro González Iñárritu (BABEL). Michael Keaton stars as a washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero, now attempting to mount his own Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and his sanity. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Andrea Riseborough also star in this strange, dark, and outright hilarious meta-comedy.

Directed By

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written By

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo

Cast

Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone

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WHIPLASH

About

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at its Sundance Film Festival premiere, WHIPLASH is a thrilling, kinetic jazz musical from filmmaker Damien Chazelle. Driven by searing performances from Miles Teller (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) and J.K. Simmons (JUNO), the film explores the relationship between an eager young drummer at a cutthroat music conservatory and a brutally savage music instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Under his ruthless direction, the promising drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.

Directed By

Damien Chazelle

Written By

Damien Chazelle

Cast

Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

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ST. VINCENT

112 min | PG13
Bill Murray is a singularly unlikely role model for an impressionable youth in ST. VINCENT, the feature debut from filmmaker Theodore Melfi. Forced to work long hours, single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) has no choice but to leave her son in the care of their new neighbor, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. As Vincent takes Oliver along his daily routine — the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar — their odd friendship blossoms and Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Directed By
Theodore Melfi

Written By
Theodore Melfi

Language
English Cast Includes
Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Official Site
stvincentfilm.com/

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM & HER

About

With his unique vision, filmmaker Ned Benson ambitiously captures two perspectives on a relationship in this beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy, and truth. Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. This dual version, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, showcases two films side by side – titled HIM and HER – that examine each side’s perspective and take a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

For this special double feature, choose the order in which you experience the stories by selecting one of two programs (alternating showtimes): HIM/HER or HER/HIM.

11:00AM – HER/HIM | 3:00PM – HIM/HER | 7:00PM – HER/HIM*

*SAT 10/11 – Q&A WITH DIRECTOR NED BENSON FOLLOWING THE 7:00PM SHOW

 

Directed By

Ned Benson

Written By

Ned Benson

Cast

James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis

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THE JUDGE

141 min | R
Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall have ferocious on-screen chemistry in THE JUDGE, a drama about an estranged father and son who find their already tense relationship put on trial. Upon returning home to grieve the passing of his mother, big city lawyer Hank Palmer finds his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. THE JUDGE also stars Billy Bob Thornton as the prosecuting lawyer, along with Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, and Vera Farmiga.

 

Directed By
David Dobkin

Written By
Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque

Language
English

Cast Includes
Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga

Official Site
thejudgemovie.com/

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GONE GIRL

148 min | R
Directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, GONE GIRL unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike, DIE ANOTHER DAY), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

Directed By
David Fincher

Written By
Gillian Flynn

Language
English

Cast Includes
Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Official Site
www.gonegirlmovie.com/

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HECTOR & THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

114 min | R
Based on the worldwide bestselling novel, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno, and Christopher Plummer. Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life, so he decides to break out of his routine. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. So begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

 

Directed By
Peter Chelsom

Written By
Maria von Hyeland, Peter Chelsom, Tinker Lindsay, Francois Lelord (novel)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Jordan Schartner

Official Site
www.facebook.com/hectorandthesearchforhappiness

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TUSK

R | 1 02 min

From the singular mind of filmmaker Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcast’s, TUSK is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. Justin Long stars as a podcaster who is targeted by a sadistic killer while attempting to land an interview with a misanthropic adventurer (Michael Parks). Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment co-star in this tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying.

Directed By

Kevin Smith

Written By

Kevin Smith

Cast

Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment

Language

English

Official Site

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THE SKELETON TWINS

Sundance Film Festival Screenwriting Award winner, Grand Jury Prize nominee

R | 1 hour 32 minutes

Saturday Night Live veterans Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig give knockout performances in this fearless indie dramedy about thirty-something angst. As children, Maggie and Milo seemed inseparable. But their father’s death sent them on different paths, and ultimately led to a decade-long estrangement. Now in their thirties, another set of near-tragedies forces them to consider how their lives got so off track. As the siblings reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may lie in repairing their relationship. Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell also star in Craig Johnson’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning sophomore feature.

Directed By

Craig Johnson

Written By

Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson

Cast

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson

CALVARY

100 min | R
A darkly comedic drama from John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD), international film sensation CALVARY follows the story of Father James, a priest driven by spiritual integrity whose world is turned upside down when his life is threatened during confessional. Brendan Gleeson (THE GUARD and IN BRUGES) brilliantly inhabits the fascinating role of a good priest tormented by a cynical, spiteful community. As he continues to minster to the towns lost souls in the week leading up to his threatened murder, he struggles to reconcile himself with God’s will.

 

Directed By
John Michael McDonagh

Written By
John Michael McDonagh

Language
English Cast Includes
Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly

Official Site
www.foxsearchlight.com/calvary/