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, Feb 22 at 8PM
MAGIC MEN is the story of a 78-year-old Greek man and his Hasidic rapper son, who have been estranged for many years. They embark together on a road trip from Israel to Greece searching for an old magician who saved the father’s life during World War II. The journey leads them to absurd encounters, and ultimately brings them to a final confrontation of father and son.
Thu, Feb 23 at 8PM
DISTURBING THE PEACE follows a group of former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have come together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film traces their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to non-violent peace activists and their founding of Combatants for Peace (CfP).
Sat, Feb 25 at 10AM
Avalon favorite the RTTs (also known as the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours) bring their toe-tapping, award-winning, original roots rock back this winter! The whole family will want to dance along as they play hits like “Snack Time” and “Turn it Up, Mommy.”
Sat, Mar 4 at 10AM
Marsha and the Positrons is led by singer/songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood with djembe drummer & drum-maker extraordinaire Kweku Owusu, and skilled & smooth bassist Wardell Howell. 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.
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 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.