Showing Today Tue, Apr 25

New and Noteworthy

Their Finest
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Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to a morale-boosting propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. She is noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin). As bombs are dropping all around them during the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

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The Way We Were
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Opposites attract when, during their college days, Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand), a politically active Jew, meets Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), a feckless WASP. Years later, they meet again and, despite their obvious differences, marry. Hubbell wants to be a screenwriter, so the two move to California. They prosper there, but as the Hollywood blacklist looms, Katie’s activism threatens her husband’s reputation. Part of the Avalon’s “High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist” Spring benefit event.

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Frantz
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Francois Ozon’s FRANTZ recalls the mourning period after WWI as seen through the eyes of Europe’s “lost generation”: Anna, a bereft young German whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed, and Adrien, a French veteran who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien’s presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man.

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Paterson
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Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing with a different and inspired project each day. Paterson supports her ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry.

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Mr. Gaga
One Show Only!
Wed, Apr 26 at 8PM
Reel Israel DC

The story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance, filmed over a period of eight years. Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company created the daring form of dance and “movement language” gaga. Even after achieving worldwide acclaim, Naharin continues to fight every day, sometimes with his own dancers, once even with the president of Israel, to make his vision come to life.

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Good Night, and Good Luck
One Show Only!
Thu, Apr 27 at 8PM

When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy’s Senate “investigation,” despite pressure from CBS’ corporate sponsors to desist. Part of the Avalon’s “High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist” Spring benefit event.

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Trumbo
One Show Only!
Sat, Apr 29 at 1PM

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Inspired by these true events, TRUMBO recounts how Dalton (Bryan Cranston) used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist. Part of the Avalon’s “High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist” Spring benefit event.

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Colossal
Opening Fri, May 5
Coming Soon

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) drinks too hard and parties too much. Her boyfriend has enough of it and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start, but instead revives her childhood friendship with Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who runs a bar. After drinking a night away with Oscar and his friends, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her.

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A Quiet Passion
Opening Fri, May 12
Coming Soon

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (HOUSE OF MIRTH, THE DEEP BLUE SEA) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

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The Country Doctor
One Show Only!
Wed, May 17 at 8PM
French Cinémathèque

This social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet (INTOUCHABLES) as a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by a middle-age woman who has come from the city hospital to earn her chops (Marianne Denicourt). Challenging each other with opposite views on medicine, the pair eventually bonds and learns from one another.

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Admission (as of July 1, 2016): $12.25 Adults, $9.00 Matinee Shows, $9.50 Seniors (62+), $9.75 Students, $9.25 Children (12 & under) and Military, $8.00 Avalon Members, $7.00 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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