New and Noteworthy
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.
In this thriller from director Paul Verhoeven, the head of a successful video-game company (Isabelle Huppert) has her world turned upside down when she is sexually assaulted in her home. Instead of reporting the crime to the police, however, she opts to hunt down the man responsible on her own. When she finally tracks down her assailant, they become locked in a dangerous game that threatens to consume them both.
Wed, Mar 1 at 8PM
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. In this lecture filmed live at New York’s Jacob Burns Film Center, composer, producer, and celebrated Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper and the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles’ innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.
Sat, Mar 4 at 10AM
Marsha and the Positrons is led by singer/songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood with skilled, smooth bassist Wardell Howell and accomplished guest drummer Devin Walker. Their concerts are fun, playful, and educational — and entertaining for adults as well as kids!
Wed, Mar 8 at 8PM
Marc Châtaigne, an intern at the Norms and Standards Ministry, is sent to Guiana to ensure the implementation of European standards for GUYANEIGE – the first indoor ski slope in Amazonia designed to boost tourism in French Guiana. There, he meets Tarzan, an attractive intern at the National Forestry Office, with whom he’ll get tangled in one misadventure after the other.
Please note: opening date for Paterson is TBD. 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.
Sat, Mar 11 at 10AM
You and your child are invited to shake, whistle, giggle, and wiggle in this fun, interactive musical experience with Imagination Stage! In this workshop, an Early Childhood Teaching Artist accompanied by a live percussionist explores a popular children’s book with your family through song, movement, and instrument play.
Wed, Mar 15 at 8PM
In this epic WW2 comedy—in the vein of LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (which was for 40 years the most popular French film in the history of France)—our two heroes, Max and Léon, will try by all means possible to avoid going into battle… which leads the duo into a series of demented and wild adventures. This over-the-top but good-natured parody is filled with truculent puns, unusual details and a strong desire to laugh at everything and never apologize for it.
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience. Directed by Bill Condon (DREAMGIRLS) and featuring an all-star cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
Sat, Mar 18 at 10AM
Lukas suffers at the hands of a father who has withdrawn since the loss of his wife. Killed whilst rescuing the infant Lukas, the boy now carries the burden of her death. Our eagle’s story begins in the nest. The first-born chick pushes his weaker brother to a certain death on the forest floor. But fate intervenes and the chick is found by Lukas. Naming him Abel, Lukas cares for the creature in secret, finding a love and companionship denied to him at home.
Sat, Mar 18 at 1PM
Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience. While gathering the memories and present views of these very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.
Wed, Mar 22 at 8:00PM
Based on the best-selling novel by Eli Amir, THE DOVE FLYER tells the story of the most ancient Jewish community in the world – the Jewish community of Iraq. In this coming of age tale, 16 year old Kabi is transformed from a studious lad to one of the central activists in the Zionist underground helping to enable the immigration of the Jews of Iraq to Israel.
Wed, Mar 29 at 8PM
The final film of the great Polish director Andrzej Wajda, AFTERIMAGE is a passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art.