Showing Today Thu, Mar 26

New and Noteworthy

Human Capital
Limited Engagement!
Now Playing

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life. Paolo Virzi’s taut character study is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy reprise their roles in this entertaining follow-up to the original hit film.

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Leviathan
Oscar Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film!
Now Playing

A modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Job set in contemporary Russia. Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. Vadim Sergeyich, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. As Vadim Sergeyich starts being more aggressive, Kolia asks his best friend Dmitri, a lawyer from Moscow, to help him, unaware that this would change his life forever.

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Ballet 422
Opening Fri, Mar 27
Limited Engagement!
Coming Soon

From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an unembellished vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.

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Merchants of Doubt
Opening Fri, Mar 27
Limited Engagement!
Coming Soon

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

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Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
One Show Only!
Wed, Apr 1 at 8PM
Avalon Docs

Portraits of two beloved icons–Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel–are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit. The new film THEODORE BIKEL: IN THE SHOES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM combines Bikel’s charismatic storytelling and masterful performances with a broader exploration of Aleichem’s remarkable life and work.

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Woman in Gold
Opening Fri, Apr 3
Coming Soon

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

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Nowhere in Moravia
One Show Only!
Wed, Apr 8 at 8PM
Lions of Czech Film

This directorial debut by renowned actor Miroslav Krobot centers on life in a small Moravian village. Former German teacher Maruna (Tatiana Vilhelmová) has returned home to live with her mother and run the local pub. She hopes to get married, but potential suitors include a hunting obsessed mayor, grave digger, and a Don Juan roofer. Her sister Jaruna finds a way out, but Maruna seems stuck in her mother’s ways. One day, though, something unexpected happens in the middle of “nowhere.”

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Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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