THE BIG LEBOWSKI
“The result is a lot of laughs and a feeling of awe toward the craftsmanship involved.” – Observer
“Far from being shallow pastiche, it’s actually about something: what it means to be a man, to be a friend, and to be a ‘hero’ for a particular time and place.” – Time Out
“One of a kind.” – Guardian
Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Rated R, 1 hour, 58 mins
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
LIGHT IN THE WATER
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
LOST & FOUND
“An engaging indie that deserves a chance to find its audience.” – The Times
“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
SATAN & ADAM
NOW SHOWING – Selected as New York Times Critic’s Pick!
“Passionate and moving.” – Film Inquiry
“Inspiring… reminds you of what it means to be human. – Nonfics
“Like the blues, there’s real pain here, mixed with real beauty.” – New York Times
In 1986, when harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam with one-man band Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, it was the beginning of an unforgettable collaboration–dubbed Satan & Adam. Amidst the racial tension in New York City, this Jewish Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi blues man made an unlikely pair, but their musical stylings perfectly aligned. After a chance encounter with members of U2 and a celebrated debut record, the duo rose to international acclaim from their Harlem street corner. But as quickly as they were discovered, their meteoric rise was cut short when Mr. Satan mysteriously disappeared. The result is an odyssey 23 years in the making that captures a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music.”
Unrated, 1 hour, 20 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
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY
May 4 & 5
“An unexpectedly moving ode to an ignored creative world.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Anyone who loves musical theater owes it to themselves to see “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” a delightful deep-dive documentary into one man’s obsession with the obscure world of industrial musicals.” – Variety
When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever. Bizarre cast recordings — marked “internal use only” — revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Steve didn’t know much about musical theater, but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.
Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 27 mins
In this biographical film (originally released in 1981) glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan’s attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behavior towards her daughter Christina becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother’s presence still overshadowing her.
Rated R, 2 hours, 9 mins
Joanna hasn’t seen childhood best friend Delilah since she left for a religious mission 2 years ago. Returning for a single night before catching the morning train back home, Delilah accepts Joanna’s offer to stay the night at her apartment, giving them a chance to catch up on the past couple years. As the night unfolds and conversation develops, it appears that their relationship is more strained and complicated than either would like to admit. It also appears that Joanna has a violent secret that Delilah seems to be the only one to know about. Beautiful, painful, confusing feelings and memories resurface — and perhaps the only thing more dangerous than addressing them is not addressing them.
Unrated, 1 hour, 19 mins