Programmed by Daniel Frankel
(Nicholas Stoller, 2014) · Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star as Mac and Kelly Radner—parents pitted against noisy fraternity neighbors (Zac Efron and Dave Franco). When the parties start to get too loud, the Radners ask the brothers to keep it down. The brothers oblige, asking that the Radners talk to them directly instead of calling the police in the future. However, when their agreement is broken, the Radners begin an all out war to force the fraternity to leave their house.
runtime: 97 min format: 35mm
(Matt Reeves, 2014) · Equal parts summer blockbuster and Shakespearean tragedy, the newest entry in the Apes series picks up ten years after the previous film, when Caesar and his team of apes escaped into the woods and left humankind to succumb to the virus ALZ-113. Now, Caesar believes his apes and the few remaining humans can live side by side, but his vengeful military leader Koba (Cassius/Brutus to the ape Caesar) disagrees, dividing the apes and igniting a civil war.
runtime: 131 min format: DCP
(Steve James, 2014) · Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself is an intimate documentary about the life and legacy of esteemed Chicago film and social critic Roger Ebert. Delving into his award-winning criticism, his relationship with Gene Siskel, and the battle with cancer that ultimately claimed his life, Hoop Dreams director Steve James offers a warm but never sentimental look at one of the most beloved and influential cultural icons of modern times.
runtime: 120 min format: DCP
(Dean DeBlois, 2014) · His second in the trilogy, Dean DeBlois breathes fire into the Dragons franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a fiercely emotional, visually stunning film that evades sequel-itis with all the grace of a Nightfury. While exploring, Hiccup and Toothless find themselves within the grasp of a trapper who works for the deadly Drago Bludvist. Will the town of Berk find help in the form of an unknown dragon-rider? Or will they be crushed by Drago?
runtime: 105 min format: 35mm
(Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013) · Shot in austere black-and-white, Ida tells of an eighteen-year-old nun on the verge of taking her vows. Before committing herself to sisterhood, the Mother Superior asks Anna to visit her only living relative—an estranged aunt named Wanda. As Wanda and Anna search for the answers behind Anna's parents' death, the characters often occupy just a small portion of the frame, emphasizing the deep personal impact of post-war Poland on both of their lives.
runtime: 80 min format: 35mm
(Woody Allen, 2014) · Woody Allen's most recent comedy Magic in the Moonlight tells the story of world-renowned stage magician Wei Ling Soo, real name Stanley Crawford (Collin Firth), in his goal to unmask the clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) as a fraud. Set in the stunning Côte d'Azur estate of the American Catledge family, what follows is a light-hearted exploration of a cynical man coming to terms with the possibility that not all magic is illusion.
runtime: 100 min format: 35mm
(John Michael McDonagh, 2014) · Brendan Gleeson stars as Father Lavelle, a senior priest in a small Irish parish who is forced to face the realities of living as a man of faith in an age of doubt. When one of the members of his congregation reveals that he intends to murder Father Lavelle in one week's time, Lavelle is forced to decide whether he should send the man to the authorities or simply wait things out and see what happens, hoping that he doesn't carry out his word.
runtime: 105 min format: DCP
(Tsai Ming-Liang, 2014) · Put simply, Stray Dogs is director Tsai Ming-Liang's attempt to depict a family that is forced to live without any money. Pervaded with melancholy, harsh emotional consequences follow the family wherever they go (usually wherever they can find refuge long enough to sleep through the night). The matriarch is depicted by three different actors, but the father (longtime collaborator Lee Kang-shen) steals the show with a devastating performance.
runtime: 138 min format: DCP
(Richard Linklater, 2014) · Shot over eleven years, Richard Linklater's Boyhood follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows and develops from a boy to a man. Ambitiously conceived, the film uses a series of mundane vignettes to show Mason and his family through the years. As Mason changes, so do his parents—played by Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. An ode to memory and the complexities of childhood, the film is a poignant exploration of nostalgia, growth, and parenthood.
runtime: 165 min format: DCP