(David Butler, 1936) · When Garland first signed to MGM at age 13, executives weren’t sure what to do with her. Too old to be a child star and too young for most adult parts, she was often cast as the sibling or friend of the male lead. That's the case in Garland's feature film debut, a musical comedy in which she plays the sister of an Arkansas native scouted to play college football. Fortunately, despite this, Garland takes several opportunities to show off her stunning voice.
runtime: 93 min format: 35mm
(A. Shomali & P. Cowan, 2014) · An innovative mix of stop-motion animation and documentary, The Wanted 18 tells the true story of 18 cows deemed a “security risk” by Israel in 1988 after residents of the Palestinian town Beit Sahour bought them from a local kibbutz in order to produce milk independent of Israeli industry. Israel later declared director Amer Shomali a “security risk” and barred him from attending the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York in 2015.
runtime: 75 min format: DCP
(Pedro Almodóvar, 1988) · Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was Almodóvar’s first international hit and set the stage for a career of female-centric dramas that play with a sensitive balance of humor and heartbreak. A blend of film noir and romantic comedy, the film chronicles the journey of Pepa Marcos, who wants answers after being left by her lover (Antonio Banderas). The film also boasts a strong performance from Carmen Maura, an Almodóvar favorite.
runtime: 90 min format: 35mm
(Mamoru Hosoda, 2009) · Kenji Koiso, your typical teenage math genius, is recruited by Natsuki Shinohara, his longtime crush, to pretend to be her fiancé for her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday party. While with her, he unknowingly cracks the security for the massive virtual reality world, OZ, which becomes infected by a super virus. When the virus causes serious problems in the real world as well, the fate of both worlds is put into the hands of Kenji and the Shinohara family.
runtime: 114 min format: Digital
(David Cronenberg, 1986) · A visceral, disturbing remake of the 1958 classic, David Cronenberg's The Fly stars Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, a scientist dedicated to creating a teleportation device. Brundle meets and falls in love with reporter Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), revealing his project to her. When Brundle attempts to be the first human subject for his device, the presence of a housefly in the teleportation chamber results in dire consequences for his future humanity.
runtime: 96 min format: 35mm
(Randal Kleiser, 1978) · In the summer of '58, teenagers Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) meet, fall in love, and part again—only to find themselves attending the same high school once break is over. Watch to see if "summer lovin'" can turn into romance between good girl Sandy and greaser Danny while singing along to your favorite songs, with lyrics provided on the big screen. The regular, not the sing-along, version will screen on Sunday.
runtime: 110 min format: DCP
(A. MacLane & A. Stanton, 2016) · Everyone's favorite blue tang with short-term memory loss returns in this touching sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Dory (voiced by Ellen Degeneres) suddenly remembers her parents and goes on a quest to a Marine Life Institute in California to find her family and discover her origins. Pixar does it again in this simultaneously adorable, funny, and tear-jerking animated film that will appeal to adults just as much as it will to children.
runtime: 110 min format: DCP
(Peter Greenway, 1982) · England, 1694. Mr. Neville is hired to paint an aristocrat's countryside manor. A lust for power and an unusually demanding contract give him access to a most delightful world of wealth, elegance, and even sexual favors with the women of the house. But this comedy of manners takes a sinister turn when his paintings appear to offer clues to a murder for which he's being framed in this whodunit equally steeped in Baroque and Dutch Golden Age painting.
runtime: 108 min format: 35mm