Denmark • 137 min • Danish w/English subtitles • Narrative • 2012 • R
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Shortlisted for the Academy Award & 2013 Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
Showtimes: Fri, Dec. 21 thru Sun, Dec 23: (4:20), 9:50 Mon, Dec 24: (4:20) Tue, Dec. 25 thru Thu, Dec 27: (1:20), 7:15
Canada • 120 min • French w/English subtitles • 2011 • Narrative • 35mm • NR
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
"This is a gorgeous, flashy, widescreen epic...about the most essential things in life: Family, friends and love. But most of all, love." - Miami Herald
Café de Flore is a love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways. Atmospheric, fantastical, tragic and hopeful, the film chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young mother with a disabled son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a recently divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal. What binds the two stories together is love - euphoric, obsessive, tragic, youthful, timeless love.
Showtimes: Fri, Dec. 21 thru Mon, Dec 24: (1:20), 7:15 Tue, Dec. 25 thru Thu, Dec 27: (4:20), 9:50 Fri, Dec. 28 thru Sun, Dec 30: 9:50
Switzerland, France • 97 min • French w/English subtitles • Narrative • 2012 • NR
Directed by: Ursula Meier
Winner of the Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival
Switzerland's Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film
"An alpine ski resort is the unusual backdrop for an unforgettable story about a young thief and his sister." - Colin Covert, Star Tribune - Read the full review here.
Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.
USA • 105 min • English • Narrative • 35mm • Rated R
Directed by: Yaron Zilberman
"A skillfully performed drama" - Variety
The four members of a world-renowned string quartet (starring Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir) struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.
On the eve of a world renowned string quartet’s 25th anniversary season, their beloved cellist, Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), is diagnosed with the early symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. When Peter announces he wishes to make the upcoming season his last, his three colleagues find themselves at a crossroad. Competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration.
UK • 129 min • English • Narrative • Digital • NR
Directed by: Andrea Arnold
Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë.
An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Cathy, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.
Canada • 84 min • English • Narrative • Digital • 2011 • NR
Directed by: Erik Canuel
Barrymore screens with the "making of" documentary featurette Backstage With Barrymore.
Barrymore (84 min) is the captured-live stage performance starring Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, 12 Monkeys, The Insider, A Beautiful Mind, Syriana, The Last Station, Beginners) in the tour de force film performance of his career. Set in 1942, Barrymore follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood’s most well-known multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, the film finds Barrymore reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer’s audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed and adapted for the screen by Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop).
USA • 95 min • English • Narrative • 35mm • Rated R
Directed by: Ben Lewin
"An exhilarating gift of a movie. Funny, touching, and vital." -Peter Travers Rolling Stone
Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapist and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
USA • 70 min • English • Documentary • Digital • NR (language)
Directed by: Chris Hadland
Take an unprecedented glimpse inside the family, crew, business, and lives of the Doomtree Collective.
Anyone who's seen a live show will tell you: Doomtree (P.O.S, Dessa, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger) is more than a rap crew. It's a family--with all the love and dysfunction of families everywhere--and it's a business, run by 7 people without an MBA between them. It's a group of artists who've bound their lives together to try and do something bigger than any could do alone.
Most of the members of Doomtree met as teenagers. They burned their own CDs, Xerox copied album art at Kinko's, and cold called venues trying to score a gig. Ten years later, they're turning heads at Rolling Stone, MTV, VH1, and competing with major labels for Billboard chart positions. They're touring the country and the world sharing victories, successes, bottles of whiskey, and common colds. A couple members can even call themselves 'proficient' at Microsoft Excel. When they take the stage together, they’re an unstoppable storm of knuckle tattoos, fedoras, high-tops, and sensible flats—they’re funny together, desperately serious together, and their loyalty to one another is palpable to everyone in the room.
For the first time, Team The Best Team provides a real look at what happens before and after the show--in the van, backstage, and back home. Seven friends, partners, and musicians share their biggest year--the year of No Kings--with all the attendant thrills, scares, punch lines, rap snacks, losses, laughter, and regular unleaded. Members have babies, bad kidneys, good shows, bad days, broken fingers, and a long history together, living a life of high hopes and long odds.