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WAKEFIELD United States. 2017. Directed by Robin Swicord. (106 mins.) Rated R.
Rich in emotional depth and moral complexity, WAKEFIELD is the riveting character study of a man who suddenly chooses to watch his life from the outside.
"Wakefield is a terrific movie, with a devastatingly bravura performance by Bryan Cranston that seizes and grips attention from first scene to last." - Rex Reed, New York Observer
Robin Swicord's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's short story, a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, is laced with humor and irony. When the pressures of modern family life become too much for successful suburbanite Howard Wakefield (impeccably portrayed by Bryan Cranston), he makes a dramatic exit, hiding in the attic of his garage to secretly observe the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner), children and neighbors. WAKEFIELD is a deeply absorbing tale about the never ending quest to figure out one's place in the world.
MONTEREY POP 50th Anniversary Restoration! Monday, June 26th only at 7:45PM!
All seats only $10! ONLINE TICKET SALES END 6/26 AT 1PM AND ANY REMAINING TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT OUR BOX OFFICE
United States. 2017. Directed by D.A. Pennebaker. (78 mins.) Not Rated.
Join us for the 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration of MONTEREY POP, the perfect kick off for our upcoming Summer of Love retrospective!
"The effect is one of estranging intimacy, bringing us impossibly near to these sublime beings onstage and yet somehow ensuring that they remain forever mysterious, magical, and untouchable." - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his.
PARIS CAN WAIT United States. 2017. Directed by Eleanor Coppola. (92 mins.) Rated PG.
PARIS CAN WAIT is a charming and effervescent romantic escapade that celebrates the beauty of France and the importance of stopping to smell the roses!
"A modest, genteel piece of cinematic escapism, a silky testament to sensuality as impeccably tasteful as it is utterly undemanding." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A sun-dappled road-trip ramble rich in the buttery wonders of French cuisine." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
At age 81, Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis and mother of Sofia!) takes the helm with her narrative directorial debut PARIS CAN WAIT, a delightfully delectable treat that proves as much a feast for the eyes and stomach as it does the heart. Anne (Diane Lane) finds herself at a crossroads when her high-powered film producer husband (Alec Baldwin) gets called away on business during their French vacation. A light-hearted associate offers to drive her from Cannes to Paris to meet up him, but what should be a seven-hour trip turns into an unexpected journey of self-discovery filled with mouth-watering cuisine, breathtaking scenery, humor, wisdom and insight. Coppola takes us on an elegantly elegiac exploration of rejuvenation and joy!
THE WEDDING PLAN Israel. 2017. Directed by Rama Burshtein. (110 mins.) Rated PG. in Hebrew with English subtitles
THE WEDDING PLAN, a splendid mix of comedy and sentiment, revels in the pursuit of love along with all its absurdity, intensity and power!
"An engaging (and surprisingly entertaining) examination, not of belief, but of a believer, a struggling soul who more often than not blocks her own path to paradise." - Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
Hilarious, tantalizing and uncanny, this poignant romantic comedy proves that finding love is equal parts luck, determination and blind faith. Spirited bride-to-be Michal is eager for the comfort and companionship of marriage, so when her fiancé bows out a month before their wedding, she is devastated but undeterred and refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. Instead, she enlists a crew of matchmakers to help in her search for the perfect mate, firm in her belief that God will provide a husband by the eighth day of Hanukkah.THE WEDDING PLAN is pure gold -- an unforgettable, unique and quirky crowd-pleaser!
MY COUSIN RACHEL UK/United States. 2017. Directed by Roger Michell. (106 mins.) Rated PG-13.
MY COUSIN RACHEL is a staggering, complex and candid character study about revenge and romance!
"There's a dark sizzle between leads Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin and My Cousin Rachel delivers a disquieting shiver of a conclusion." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
From the director of Notting Hill comes this visually sumptuous tale of mystery and intrigue. Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star in the mid-19th century adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's (Rebecca, The Birds) romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL, which tells the story of a young man who suspects that the guardian who raised him was poisoned by his wily widow. But when he falls under her spell, losing his resolve for revenge as his infatuation grows, he may be endangering his own life in the process. It crackles with dangerous allure!
GIFTED United States. 2017. Directed by Marc Webb. (101 mins.) Rated PG-13.
GIFTED is sweet, satisfying and irresistibly winsome story about our many blessings and where to find them!
"Everybody shows their work in the winning math of Gifted, which finds a simple formula for success with a flawed father figure and his prodigious niece." - Brian Truitt, USA Today
Anchored by an exceptional performance from savvy young actor Mckenna Grace, GIFTED is a charming and thoughtful exploration of childhood, friendship and family. When seven-year-old Mary's extraordinary mathematical mind comes to light, everyone has an opinion on what is best for the young prodigy -- her uncle Frank (Chris Evans), her formidable grandmother (Lindsay Duncan), Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend (Octavia Spencer) and Mary's teacher (Jenny Slate). With elegant simplicity and pure authenticity, director Marc Webb (500 DAYS OF SUMMER) draws out the emotional vibrancy of this magical and moving story about acceptance and understanding.
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