Programmed by Nick Quintana and Anton Yu
(Kenneth Lonergan, 2016) · When his brother dies of a heart attack, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is called in to pick up the pieces. Returning to Boston after years of living alone as a janitor, Lee struggles to care for his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) while confronting his own troubled past. As death wears on Lee and Patrick, their true characters emerge, raising the question of whether they are fit to live together. The film won two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe.
runtime: 137m format: DCP
(Theodore Melfi, 2016) · Hidden Figures tells the story of three pioneering African-American female scientists who played pivotal roles in the space race, including astronaut John Glenn's launch into orbit. The 7 p.m. screening will be followed by a discussion with physics graduate student Andrea Bryant, KICP Fellow Camille Avestruz, and Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor Young-Kee Kim, Chair of the Department of Physics. Co-presented by Science on the Screen, the Association of Women in Mathematics, and Women in Graduate Science.
runtime: 127m format: DCP
(Barry Jenkins, 2016) · Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture,Moonlight is a subtle and haunting aspiration to life in three acts. Beating at the film's heart is the vibrant Chiron (portrayed across three stages of youth), a young and troubled black man struggling with inner conflicts of masculinity, sexuality, and the social struggles of poverty and drugs. Moonlight is an elegiac meditation on pain, suffering, growth and, of course, love—an eloquent must-see.
runtime: 111m format: DCP
(Douglas Trumbull, 1972) · Special effects maven Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey) directed this environmental allegory, notable for its seamless robot puppetry, luminous photographic effects, and majestic takes of spacecraft drifting amid the planets, with biospheres hosting Earth's last surviving flora. Make it through the preachy first act for the hero's (Bruce Dern) radical act of disobedience against his corporate employers, propelling him towards the peril and isolation of space.
runtime: 90m format: 35mm
(Asghar Farhadi, 2016) · While rehearsing for a production of Death of a Salesman, husband and wife Emad and Rana are forced out of their home and move into an apartment owned by a fellow actor, unaware that the previous tenant was a prostitute. This year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, The Salesman traces developments in Emad and Rana's once peaceful relationship following a traumatic event Rana experiences while home alone one night.
runtime: 125m format: DCP
(Chris McKay, 2017) · In a spin-off of the acclaimed The Lego Movie, amid endless snarky remarks and well-timed puns, Batman (Will Arnett) fights to save Gotham from classic villains while struggling to come to terms with his fear of family. Following the appointment of Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) as police commissioner and the induction of his adopted son (Michael Cera) as Robin, Batman finds himself a redefined hero, rescued by the very people he keeps safe.
runtime: 104m format: DCP
(Raoul Peck, 2016) · Thirty years after the death of James Baldwin, Raoul Peck resurrects his unfinished final manuscript for a vital examination of race in America. Deftly editing between black representation in media and archival footage ranging from the past to the present, Peck highlights how Baldwin's words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson) still apply to society today. A panel discussion will follow the 7pm screening. Co-presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
runtime: 95m format: DCP
(Michaël Dudok de Wit, 2016) · Co-produced by Studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle tells the simple story of a man marooned on a small, deserted tropical island. There is no spoken dialogue in the film, but de Wit proves that words are unnecessary. Instead, accompanied by composer Laurent Perez del Mar's airy soundtrack, the film is visually magnificent, as it brings to life the vibrant world of an island teeming with activity and the man's poignant decades-long journey there within.
runtime: 80m format: DCP
(Maren Ade, 2016) · Maren Ade's new feature defies all expectations. The story of an eccentric music teacher (Peter Simonischek), and his attempts to bond with his daughter (Sandra Huller) by posing as a life coach, never succumbs to triteness or cheap sentimentality. Instead Ade gives us a rich character study, sustained by stellar performances from the two leads, that flows from moment to moment, alternately tender, frustrating, or gut-bustingly hilarious.
runtime: 162m format: DCP
(Bill Condon, 2017) · Prepare to be enchanted. Twenty-six years after the original Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast is back, this time with an all-star cast in a live-action and digital hybrid remake. The tale may be as old as time, but the new visuals are stunning, from the entrancingly picturesque French village to the Beast's majestic gothic castle, not to mention the bewitching new songs. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens also shine as Belle and the cursed prince.
runtime: 123m format: DCP