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.
Sat, Apr 29 at 1PM
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.
Sat, Apr 29 at 10:30AM
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.
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.
Free sneak preview for Avalon members! Dean (acclaimed comedian Demetri Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for LA. His retired engineer dad Robert (Academy Award winner Kevin Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including selling the family home. Both set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances threaten to thwart all plans.
Sun, May 14 at 10:30AM
in French with English subtitles
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.
Wed, May 17 at 8PM