OUR FILMS

SHOPLIFTERS

NOW SHOWING

“At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.” – Variety

“This wise and insightful film is delicate, poignant and unexpectedly powerful.” – Los Angeles Times

“A moving meditation on what truly constitutes the meaning of family.” – Toronto Star 

A family relies on shoplifting to cope with poverty. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Rated R, 2 hours, 1 mins * Japanese with English subtitles

GREEN BOOK

NOW SHOWING

“A heartfelt ode to the bond between two real-life men.” – indieWire

“In a world that seems to get uglier every day, this movie’s gentle heart and mere humanity feel like a salve.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A touching and meaningful look at race and class in America, the likes of which studios rarely produce anymore.” – Newsday 

Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Rated PG-13, 2 hours, 10 mins 

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH MIDNIGHT INSANITY SHADOWCAST

EVERY Saturday at MIDNIGHT

If you haven’t seen ROCKY with the Midnight Insanity shadowcast you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Costumes and audience participation galore! This show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of newly engaged couple inside a mad scientist’s strange mansion and crazy party that they come across on a rainy night after their car breaks down in the woods.

Rated R, 1 hr, 40 mins

STUDIO 54 – Screening will feature a live Q&A with the Director Matt Tyrnauer!

February 21 – Please arrive early in your most stellar Studio 54 outfit. The best dressed will win some fabulous prizes!!!

“Studio 54 captures the club on its best nights and on its worst mornings.” – Chicago-Sun Times

“Studio 54 shows what it is like to capture lightning in a bottle, as well as what it means to get burned. The archival footage is fabulous, and this film is a rollicking good time.” – San Francisco Bay Times

Studio 54 was the epicenter of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrnauer chronicles the rise and fall of this nightclub’s founders: two best friends from Brooklyn, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, who conquered New York City only to have it crumble before their eyes.

With rare footage, a parade of colorful patrons and staff, and brutally honest interviews with Schrager himself, Studio 54 is a riveting study in contradictions. Inside the palatial theatre-turned-disco, the crowd revelled in an atmosphere of total acceptance, whether drag queen, octogenarian, waiter, or celebrity. Yet outside, a frenzied, excluded mob yearned to be noticed by the doorman and ushered into the sanctum of pulsating love. Schrager and Rubell’s glittering creation sprang from carefree naiveté and unbridled ambition—yet those same instincts managed to destroy it. This bracing story reveals how even the most culturally potent and transformative phenomena can be vulnerable and fleeting.

Unrated, 1 hour, 38 mins 

JIMI HENDRIX: Electric Church

February 22 & 23, March 2 & 3

“It has the added poignance of being his last major show before his death just 10 weeks later.” – New York Daily News

A chronicle of Jimi Hendrix’s largest U.S. performance at the massive Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July 1970 features previously unseen concert footage of the rock legend performing. Appearing: Paul McCartney; Steve Winwood; Rich Robinson; Kirk Hammett; Derek Trucks; Susan Tedeschi.

Unrated, 1 hour, 35 mins 

OSCAR SHORTS – Animated

February 22 – February 28

Join us for our screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films! With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (the ART will have ballot cards available)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. 

  • Buy 3 shorts tickets and we’ll gift you the 4th! as well. To redeem offer, you must purchase all three in advance (you may split up the days) and the stamp card will let you see all four films. Please visit our lobby for more details.
ANIMATED SHORTS – Rated PG, 1 hour, 15 mins
BAOAn aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. (USA, 8 minutes)
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LATE AFTERNOON: Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories. (Ireland, 10 minutes)
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ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR: A group of five animals with emotional and psychological problems meets for therapy with compassionate canine Dr. Clement. Their group dynamic is rattled by a new member, Victor, a gorilla with anger management issues who believes that talking cannot change someone’s innate tendencies. (Canada, 14 minutes)
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WEEKENDSThe story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto. (USA, 16 minutes)
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ONE SMALL STEP: Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams. (USA, 8 minutes)
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PLUS THESE BONUS ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Wishing Box – 6 minutes
Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes

OSCAR SHORTS – Live Action

February 22 – February 28

Join us for our screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films! With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (the ART will have ballot cards available)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. 

  • Buy 3 shorts tickets and we’ll gift you the 4th! as well. To redeem offer, you must purchase all three in advance (you may split up the days) and the stamp card will let you see all four films. Please visit our lobby for more details.
LIVE ACTION SHORTS – Rated R, 1 hour, 48 mins 
*Please note this is a really heavy group of films this year; controversial matters include imperiled children, murder, racial violence. 
MADRE: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago. (Spain, 19 mins)
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FAUVESet in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought. (Canada, 17 mins)
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MARGUERITEAn aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. (Canada, 19 mins)
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DETAINMENT: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today. (Ireland, 30 mins)
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SKINA small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. (USA, 20 mins)

OSCAR SHORTS – Documentary A

February 22 – February 28

Join us for our screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films! With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (the ART will have ballot cards available)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. 

  • Buy 3 shorts tickets and we’ll gift you the 4th! as well. To redeem offer, you must purchase all three in advance (you may split up the days) and the stamp card will let you see all four films. Please visit our lobby for more details.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS A – Rated R, 1 hour, 20 mins 

BLACK SHEEPFilmed with non-actors in locations where the real events took place 15 years ago, Black Sheep blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction to pose difficult and highly topical questions about race and identity. Who decides what makes us who we are? And what compromises are we prepared to make in order to fit in? (UK, 27 minutes)

END GAMEWhere will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? These questions and more are probed in the context of two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace. (USA, 40 minutes)

THE DRIVER IS RED: This true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run. (USA, 13 minutes)

 

OSCAR SHORTS – Documentary B

February 22 – February 28

Join us for our screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films! With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (the ART will have ballot cards available)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. 

  • Buy 3 shorts tickets and we’ll gift you the 4th! as well. To redeem offer, you must purchase all three in advance (you may split up the days) and the stamp card will let you see all four films. Please visit our lobby for more details.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS B – Rated R, 1 hour 14 mins

A NIGHT AT THE GARDENIn 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. “A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN”, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States. (USA, 7 minutes)

LIFEBOAT: Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. It puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way. (USA, 40 minutes)

PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.: In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. For generations, these women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. (India, 26 minutes)

2019 Red Carpet Oscars Viewing Party

February 24

This is a membership event only. Not a member? Please stop in our lobby and become one today! 

Join us for a night of glitz and glamor, as the World Famous Art Theatre hosts the Ninety-First Annual Academy Awards. Our red-carpet reception starts at 4pm, so come early and wear your best.
Festivities include a silent auction, ballot raffles, best dressed contest, photo booth and lots and lots of prizes. One drink ticket and a ballot is included for each seat purchased. Beer, wine and small bites will be available for purchase at the event. This event will most likely sell out so book your tickets early. Parking can be difficult, we recommend you carpool, use a rideshare, or take advantage of our $5 valet service in front of the theatre.

 

PENGUIN HIGHWAY

April 20 & 21

“A unique, beautifully entertaining and wholly original film.” – FILMINK

“For almost all ages, this is a heart-warming, imagination-tickling joy – and a film that should put Ishida and Colorido on every anime fan’s to-watch list.” – Daily Telegraph

Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Saturday screening: Japanese with English subtitles

Sunday screening: dubbed in English

Unrated (treat as PG), 1 hour, 58 mins 

MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979 film)

April 18

“Still holds up beautifully, as both pointed satire and silly, stakes-free comedy.” – Washington Post

“Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.” – Time Out

“An icon of irreverent comic brilliance.” – Pop Matters

Monty Python delivers the group’s sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood’s epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe them. At it’s center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view.

Rated R, 1 hour, 44 mins 

LOST & FOUND

April 19

“All in all, Lost & Found delivers a rewarding, quirky slice of Irish cinema.” – Film Ireland Magazine

Lost & Found is 7 interconnecting stories set in and around a lost & found office of an Irish train station: ‘DANIEL tries to hold onto his new job in the L&F office. EDDIE begs in the train station, every day he has a different story, which one is his? GABRIEL plans to surprise his girlfriend by proposing in the air but airport security have other plans. A GRANDMOTHER asks her grandson to retrieve a bracelet she buried as a child in the garden of her childhood home. MOYA visits a funeral home and signs the book of condolences not realizing the consequences. PAUDGE keeps redecorating his bar but the locals stay away. SILE has set a date for her wedding not having a groom won’t stop her!”

Unrated, 1 hour, 32 mins 

LIGHT IN THE WATER

April 19

Light in the Water chronicles the birth and life of West Hollywood Aquatics Club, the first openly gay masters swim team. Founded to train for the inaugural Gay Olympic Games in 1982, the team is another lens through which to study LGBTQ history in America. Through archival footage and intimate interviews with members of the club, some of whom are record setting swimmers, Light in the Water celebrates athletes that happen to be gay. Constantly returning to the theme of water, the documentary sheds light on the inclusive team, which today still provides shelter and strength for queer athletes, young and old.

Unrated, 1 hour, 13 mins