Events for February 4, 2017
Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert stars in THINGS TO COME, coming to The Frida Cinema for just four days this weekend!
What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (Huppert, in a radiant, award-winning performance) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family (including frequent visits to her drama queen mother, played by the legendary Édith Scob). But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself.Find out more »
Past and future loves, and long-forgotten ties come together on the sunny Greek island of Kalokairi. Wanting her father to give her away at her wedding, Sophie (Seyfried) sends three wedding invitations to three different men, each of whom might be the the real thing. Sophie does so without the knowledge of her mother, feeling that she will be able to determine who her father is after spending an amount of time with each of the men. What'll happen? Join us to find out (or simply to relive the magic)!Find out more »
Celebrate the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds as as Meryl Streep stars in Fisher's semi-autobiographical POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Written by Fisher herself, director Mike Nichols' 1990 classic finds Streep playing Suzanne Vale, a recovering addict trying to kick a rather nasty cocaine-acid-Percodan habit while trying to revive her flat-lined acting career. Not wanting to remain in rehab, her only choice to remain on her studio's insurance is to live with an individual deemed "responsible" enough to keep an eye on her. Who does the studio select? Suzanne's overbearing, self-centered mother Doris (Shirley MacLaine), who Suzanne worked for years to escape after growing up in her shadow.Find out more »
Voted the Greatest Film Performance by an Actress by Premiere Magazine and several other ranking lists, Meryl's Streep's legendary, unforgettable embodiment of Sophie Zawistowski in Alan J. Pakula's SOPHIE'S CHOICE is nothing short of remarkable - and absolutely heartbreaking.
Based on the novel by William Styron, Sophie's Choice is at heart the story of Stingo, a naive and sweet-natured young American writer who arrives in New York City to launch his career. Staying at a boarding house, he soon befriends his passionate neighbors - Nathan (Kevin Kline), a manic and temperamental bon vivant who is obsessed with the Holocaust, and his lover Sophie, a concentration camp survivor bound at the hip to Nathan, with whom she feels she has a deep understanding. The three embark on a friendship brimming with art, music, and bohemian adventures, until their happiness is endangered by both Nathan's temperament, and the deep wounds of Sophie's past she has been unable to grapple with.Find out more »
An outlandish 2008 celebration of dirty, gory excess, replete with family melodrama, mysterious illnesses, mind-blowing future-drugs, designer organ repossessions, a few surprising cameos, and a superabundance of bloody stabs and slices, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA will be brought to life in front of your eyes by ADDICTED TO THE KNIFE, an all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip syncing troupe of actors who have excelled at performing the film Rocky Horror-style! All this, and musical numbers too!Find out more »