Film showing of Le-Weekend, directed by Roger Michell and starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum. Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become.
"Smart, wickedly funny, and surprisingly touching." --Entertainment Weekly
Rated R, 93 minutes. Feel free to bring your lunch for this midday showing. Beverages provided.
Film showing of Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson. A man is appointed by God to carry out a crucial mission of rescue before a calamitous flood destroys the world.
"...Noah" manages to blend the expected with the unexpected and does it with so much gusto and cinematic energy you won't want to divert your eyes from the screen." --Los Angeles Times
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film."--Richard Roeper
"...Noah is a daringly inventive, thoroughly entertaining and ultimately very serious movie." --Newsday
Film showing of Bad Words, Jason Bateman's directorial debut in which he also stars. Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of the Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward ten-year-old Chaitanya Chopra, who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life.
"The performances are funny, appealing and, in the case of Allison Janney, as a spelling bee official, wonderful." --New York Times
"In this profanely funny comedy of bad manners and hurts that won't heal, Bateman shows the same skill as a filmmaker that he does as an actor. And that's something to see." --Rolling Stone
Rated R, 89 minutes. Feel free to bring your lunch for this midday showing. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.
Film showing of The Railway Man, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, and Stellan Skarsgard. Eric Lomax is a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering from the psychological trauma, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors. Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor from the prison camp in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate. Based on a true story.
"Lomax found heroism in compassion, and that attitude is what audiences are bound to connect with so deeply here." --Variety
"Firth and Kidman are both up for the challenge, complementing the compelling story with measured and memorable performances." --San Francisco Chronicle
"An impressively crafted, skillfully acted, highly absorbing journey into a dark corner of world history." --Los Angeles Times
"It's an inspiring and unforgettable story about cruelty, endurance, courage and making peace with the past."--Rex Reed
Rated R, 116 minutes. Feel free to bring your lunch for this midday showing. Popcorn and beverages provided.