(Denis Villenueve, 2017) · Denis Villeneuve's sequel to Blade Runner returns to the synth-laden, neon-drenched streets of LA. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a young Blade Runner tasked with the retirement of a Nexus 9 replicant, comes across a buried and forgotten secret large enough to topple the very structure of society. With vibrant and lush visuals to complement an extravagant vision, Blade Runner: 2049 both lives up to its predecessor and stands on its own, delivering a powerfully emotive experience.
runtime: 164m format: DCP
(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017) · In the follow up to his breakout hit The Lobster, director Yorgos Lanthimos serves up an ice cold shot of cinematic adrenaline. Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell play a pair of highly respected doctors, luxuriating in their own success - until a malign force encroaches on their immaculately manicured existence. This film presents a fresh take on the elemental question of revenge, posed with Lanthimos' characteristically idiosyncratic and surreal touch.
runtime: 121m format: DCP
(Darren Aronofsky, 2017) · Jennifer Lawrence plays a nameless, loving wife who breaks her back (and every other part of her body) for her narcissistic husband (Javier Bardem) and his country home. But when an obnoxious older couple shows up unannounced, they initiate a series of symbolic events that propel the story into the realm of apocalyptic allegory. Both claustrophobic haunted house thriller and biblical allegory, Mother! offers up a thrillingly visceral experience.
runtime: 121m format: DCP
(Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) · Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro follows Satsuke, her younger sister Mei, and their father as they move into an old house in the country. While they await their mother's recovery from illness in the local hospital, the two girls explore their house and the surrounding woods. There, they befriend cute spirits, including the giant, cuddly creature called Totoro. Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Hayao Miyazaki's greatest films! Note: Sunday matinee screening of the film will be dubbed in English.
runtime: 86m format: DCP
(Greta Gerwig, 2017) · Lady Bird transcends its familiar premise, and all other attempts at containment, with its irrepressible energy and deeply humane vision. The loving but fraught relationship between Lady Bird (the self-named heroine, given life by Saoirse Ronan) and her mother (a knockout performance from Laurie Metcalf) takes center stage; but director Gerwig's cup runneth over with love, gracing every character, even "minor" ones, in this thoroughly wonderful reflection on life's disappointments.
runtime: 93m format: DCP
(Sean Baker, 2017) · Sean Baker's The Florida Project is an expressive, and adventurous exploration of youth that follows one summer in the life of six-year old Moonee who spends her days wandering her colorful surroundings and causing mischief with her rag-tag gang of friends. Living in a budget motel in the shadow of Disney World, Moone's wonderment and care-free spirit thrives despite the larger struggles of her mother and those around her, juxtaposing the raw unbridled optimism of youth with the social disparity of adulthood.
runtime: 111m format: DCP
(John Carroll Lynch, 2017) · In the last role of his life, Harry Dean Stanton plays Lucky: a 90 year old atheist exploring the serendipitous adventures that life has to offer to those near the end. In his directorial debut, John Carroll Lynch of Shutter Island, Zodiac, and Fargo tells a gentle and understated story about a man who refuses to die or quit the things that should kill him. The character driven story also stars David Lynch and Ron Livingston.
runtime: 88m format: DCP
(Hong Sang-soo, 2017) · On the Beach at Night Alone follows a young actress trying to disentangle herself from an upsetting romantic relationship with a married director in Korea as she travels to Hamburg to collect her thoughts. She wanders, broods, and explores the intimate problems of identity and heartbreak in the quiet of a wintry landscape. On the Beach at Night Alone meditates on human connection in a dead landscape with genuine sincerity and melancholy.
runtime: 101m format: DCP
(Ruben Östlund, 2017) · "The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations." Winner of the Palme d'Or, The Square is a brilliant satire of the world of modern art. It follows Christian (Claes Bang), the director of an art museum struggling to stay at the front of the industry. He attempts to balance running the museum and promoting their newest exhibit, the Square, while also fighting to retrieve his stolen wallet and phone.
runtime: 142m format: DCP
(Lee Unkrich, 2017) · Disney-Pixar's newest film, Coco, follows a young boy named Miguel as he fights his family's generations-old ban on music. Journeying across Mexico to achieve his dream of becoming a great musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel finds himself in the vibrant Land of the Dead. There, he becomes friends with a charming trickster named Hector, and together they seek to uncover the truth behind Miguel's family's dislike of music.
runtime: 105m format: DCP