Bargain Matinee: $9.50 (All shows before 4pm MON – FRI, and All shows before 2pm SAT – SUN and Holidays)
Description: COLUMBUS (Online ticket purchases are closed 2 hours prior to showtime. If you are unable to purchase tickets not indicative of a sold out show. Please call for seating.)
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin’s estranged relationship with his father, and Casey’s reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada’s COLUMBUS unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, COLUMBUS is also a showcase for its director’s striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.
.Running Time: 1 hr 44 mins
Show Times: FRI – THURS 8:00 / EXCEPT SAT – SUN 4:00 8:00
Description: THE SEAGULL
Yury Butusov’s frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of the theatre that devours its children like monsters. With the shuffling of actors’ roles, you begin to sense something of a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, which demonstrates that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov’s characters are in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be a closely related activity.
.Running Time: 2 hrS 39 mins
Show Times: SUN Stage Russia 1pm
(Online ticket purchases are closed 2 hours prior to showtime. If you are unable to purchase tickets not indicative of a sold out show. Please call for seating.)
On the Fourth of July, single mother Teena is brutally assaulted by a local gang in front of her 12-year-old daughter Bethie. Even though Bethie is able to identify the attackers, the defense hires a local hot-shot defense attorney who manipulates the law to their advantage. When the criminals are set free, Gulf War veteran and detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is dismayed by the lack of justice and plots revenge against the men on Teena’s behalf.
.Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins
Show Times: FRI – THURS 6:00 / EXCEPT SAT – SUN 2:00 6:00
Description: TOP CAT
Witness the beginning of the world’s most audacious cat, Top Cat! Poor, lonely and living on the streets, Top Cat is one sad cat, until a chance meeting with Benny, a naïve and good-hearted feline looking for adventure. The pair quickly become best buddies – and partners in crime – pickpocketing their way out of poverty. Setting their sights higher, they decide to steal from Mr. Big, who rules New York’s backstreets. As Top Cat and Benny hatch a plan, little do they know, success is just the start of their problems
.Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Show Times: OPENS ON FRI – 9/22 6:00pm (ONE SHOW ONLY)
In 1992, two Korean-American brothers and director running a shoe store in South Central Los Angeles share a friendship with an 11-year-old black girl who likes hanging out with them. As news of the verdict in the beating case filters down during the day, their livelihood is upended when riots break out and everything they’ve built in the community is threatened by violence and looting.
.Running Time: 1 hr 34 mins
Show Times: FRI – THURS 8:00 / No show on WED / EXCEPT SAT – SUN 4:00 8:00
Description: TWENTY TWO FOR MORE REVIEW CLICK HERE
An estimated 200,000 Chinese women were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during WWII. Only 22 of them remain today to speak out publicly. This documentary is not a film for political gains or narrow nationalistic purposes. For the director and the crew, each and every one of those elderly women is a brave and strong individual with similar yet distinctive experiences. This is a group that deserves to be known and correctly understood by more people and a history worth being preserved in a most accurate yet sensitive way. In the documentary, the current situation of those 22 elderly women will be presented in an impersonal way. There’s no interrogation, sympathy, nor exaggeration in our film. You will hear them talk about their own experiences, and you will also learn about their perspectives on life, sufferings and happiness. Now all over 80 or 90 years old, those elderly ladies are at the very last stage of their life. This is probably the last chance for the public to actually see their situations and hear their own words while they are still alive. It should not be a history just written on pages.
.Running Time: 1 hr 52 mins
Show Times: FRI – THURS 6:00 / EXCEPT SAT – SUN 2:00 6:00
Description: TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk explores Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock – the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper as well as the Maximum Rocknroll fanzine helped take the punk underground global.
.Running Time: 2 hrs 35 mins
Show Times: WED 9/20 8pm
Description: YOUTH Directed by Feng Xiaogang of “I AM NOT MADAME BOVERY”
The film chronicles the lives of a group of idealistic adolescents who take part in an army art troupe and learn about love and the growing pains of entering adulthood.
.Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Show Times: OPENS 9/29
Schedule will be updated on Tuesday 9/19