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NOVEMBER
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm

From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November.

In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by a visiting German baroness. When Liina sets out to win Hans’ love, things grow incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded – but come quite cheap.

Highlighted by mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography by Mart Taniel – winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography award – November is a dark and brilliant fairy tale that marks the arrival of a daring new visionary filmmaker.  As Nick Schager of The Daily Beast summarized, “November is all-caps CRAZY in the best, funniest, most exhilarating way possible. A mere description cannot, I recognize, do its out-there-ness true justice.”

Friday, April 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Monday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 25 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 26 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

“This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it’s meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, “November,” written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story – a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun – in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“A deeply peculiar folklore-informed picture in which unrequited love is more troubling than the plague, the Devil and a forest full of ghosts.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter 

94% Rotten Tomato rating.

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

NOVEMBER
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm

From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November.

In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by a visiting German baroness. When Liina sets out to win Hans’ love, things grow incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded – but come quite cheap.

Highlighted by mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography by Mart Taniel – winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography award – November is a dark and brilliant fairy tale that marks the arrival of a daring new visionary filmmaker.  As Nick Schager of The Daily Beast summarized, “November is all-caps CRAZY in the best, funniest, most exhilarating way possible. A mere description cannot, I recognize, do its out-there-ness true justice.”

Friday, April 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Monday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 25 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 26 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

“This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it’s meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, “November,” written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story – a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun – in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“A deeply peculiar folklore-informed picture in which unrequited love is more troubling than the plague, the Devil and a forest full of ghosts.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter 

94% Rotten Tomato rating.

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

NOVEMBER
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November.

In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by a visiting German baroness. When Liina sets out to win Hans’ love, things grow incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded – but come quite cheap.

Highlighted by mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography by Mart Taniel – winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography award – November is a dark and brilliant fairy tale that marks the arrival of a daring new visionary filmmaker.  As Nick Schager of The Daily Beast summarized, “November is all-caps CRAZY in the best, funniest, most exhilarating way possible. A mere description cannot, I recognize, do its out-there-ness true justice.”

Friday, April 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Monday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 25 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 26 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

“This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it’s meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, “November,” written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story – a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun – in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“A deeply peculiar folklore-informed picture in which unrequited love is more troubling than the plague, the Devil and a forest full of ghosts.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter 

94% Rotten Tomato rating.

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

Apr
24
Tue
NOVEMBER
Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm

From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November.

In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by a visiting German baroness. When Liina sets out to win Hans’ love, things grow incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded – but come quite cheap.

Highlighted by mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography by Mart Taniel – winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography award – November is a dark and brilliant fairy tale that marks the arrival of a daring new visionary filmmaker.  As Nick Schager of The Daily Beast summarized, “November is all-caps CRAZY in the best, funniest, most exhilarating way possible. A mere description cannot, I recognize, do its out-there-ness true justice.”

Friday, April 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Monday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 25 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 26 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

“This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it’s meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, “November,” written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story – a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun – in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“A deeply peculiar folklore-informed picture in which unrequited love is more troubling than the plague, the Devil and a forest full of ghosts.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter 

94% Rotten Tomato rating.

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

NOVEMBER
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm

From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November.

In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by a visiting German baroness. When Liina sets out to win Hans’ love, things grow incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded – but come quite cheap.

Highlighted by mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography by Mart Taniel – winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography award – November is a dark and brilliant fairy tale that marks the arrival of a daring new visionary filmmaker.  As Nick Schager of The Daily Beast summarized, “November is all-caps CRAZY in the best, funniest, most exhilarating way possible. A mere description cannot, I recognize, do its out-there-ness true justice.”

Friday, April 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Monday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 25 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 26 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

“This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it’s meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, “November,” written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story – a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun – in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“A deeply peculiar folklore-informed picture in which unrequited love is more troubling than the plague, the Devil and a forest full of ghosts.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter 

94% Rotten Tomato rating.

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR