The Skeleton Twins

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. more »

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Boyhood

Filmed from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood covers 12 years in the life of a family. Mason and his older sister, Samantha, learn to face the realities of growing up, while their divorced parents cope with the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-evolving landscape. more »

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Love is Strange

ENDS 10/2! After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily more »

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My Old Lady

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex ru more »

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4/26

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

ENDS 10/2! With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers more »

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5/26

The One I Love

ENDS 10/2! The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, THE ONE I LOVE is an original tale that continues to showcase McDowell's keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. THE ONE I LOVE, written by Justin Lader, was produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced more »

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6/26

The Trip To Italy

ENDS 10/2! Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the more »

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Lolita

(1962 Stanley Kubrick) “Wild, marvellously enjoyable comedy, adapted from Nabokov's novel. James Mason is the lover of little girls, the smiling, obsequious, phony Humbert Humbert; Shelley Winters is Charlotte Haze, the culture vulture rampant; Sue Lyon is her sexy daughter, Lolita; and Peter Sellers (at his most inspire more »

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Nas: Time is Illmatic

Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-ho more »

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Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded a more »

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The Notebook

Towards the end of World War II, a desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the Hungarian countryside, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They reali more »

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Tracks

Director John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE) and the producers of THE KINGS SPEECH bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Ac more »

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Je t’aime, je t’aime

(1968 Alain Resnais 1922-2014) “A failed suicide agrees to become a guinea pig for scientists exploring time travel and is caught, not just in a given moment, but in an infinite variety of given moments, all variations on one another. And time’s winged chariot will never come to his rescue...” (Raymond Durgnat) “Cinema is more »

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Last Days in Vietnam

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charg more »

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The Two Faces of January

Screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten more »

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Paris, Texas

(1984 Wim Wenders) “The plot of Paris, Texas is disarmingly simple, focusing on the dramatic after-effects of a marriage’s breakdown on young Hunter, his father and mother. Travis is found wandering in the desert by his brother, is reunited with Hunter, and sets off with Hunter to find Jane... What turns this fairly ordinar more »

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Men, Women & Children

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, inf more »

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Pride

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mi more »

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The Card AKA The Promoter

(1952 Ronald Neame) “Denry the audacious, the opportunist who rises from washerwoman's son to town mayor through devious and ingenious scheming, is one of Alec Guinness's most winning roles--he even gets the girl. His performance is neatly matched against Glynis Johns's portrait of a female opportunist--a babyfaced, hu more »

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20,000 Days on Earth

(2014 Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard) “An unclassifiable and frequently spectacular documentary made by British visual artists and videomakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, in close collaboration with Nick Cave. Although it’s in no way a standard biographical picture or music documentary, the film is extremely intimate and more »

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Connected By Coffee

Thread Coffee, Red Emma's roasting arm, will be partnering with the Charles Theatre to bring you a film screening and discussion paired with a coffee and chocolate tasting, in celebration of Fair Trade month. more »

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The Ladykillers

(1955 Alexander Mackendrick) “This sinister black comedy of murder accelerates until it becomes a grotesque fantasy of murder. The actors seem to be having a boisterous good time getting themselves knocked off. Alec Guinness, almost done in by great, hideous teeth-so enormous they give him master-criminal status-is the lea more »

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Blood Feast

(1963 Herschell Gordon Lewis) “The first genuine gore film, Blood Feast became a grassroots phenomenon and enshrined director H.G. Lewis and producer David F. Friedman in the drive-in hall of fame. Bereft of the qualities which characterize ‘good’ movies, this twisted camp classic instead delivers an avalanche of gruesome more »

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an ex more »

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Force Majeure

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing h more »

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Theory of Everything

Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking receive more »

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