New and Noteworthy
The world’s first fully-painted animated feature film, brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings is his passionate, ill-fated life and mysterious death. In this biopic painted in Vincent van Gogh’s signature style, Armand Roulin (voiced by Douglas Booth), who sat for van Gogh, sets out to investigate how the artist died. The voice cast also includes Chris O’Dowd and Saoirse Ronan.
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts.
Wed, Oct 18 at 8PM
A powerful biopic based on the fascinating story of Egyptian-born Italian/French music icon Dalida, whose repertoire of hits was as vast and varied as her private life was tumultuous and tragic, with three of her romantic partners committing suicide before her own death by suicide in 1987. With more than 70 gold records, Dalida was the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs with hits including “Bang Bang”, “Paroles Paroles”, and “Avec Le Temps”. DALIDA is the intimate portrait of a strong, fiercely independent, liberated, complex and talented woman.
Wed, Oct 25 at 8PM
Nominated for a record-tying 12 Israeli Academy Awards (and winner of 2), this visceral thriller follows a morally conflicted nightclub bouncer with frustrated dreams of becoming a father who finds himself entangled in the Israeli underworld. A tough but honorable man, Ovadia Rachmim works as a doorman at a Tel Aviv nightspot. Life at home with wife is strained by their efforts to conceive a child. Desperate to save his marriage, the cash-strapped Ovadia goes to work for a small-time mobster as a way to pay for his wife’s expensive fertility treatments.
Sat, Oct 28 at 10AM
For the thirteenth year, John Henry brings his playful musical style to the Avalon for our annual Halloween concert party. Children are encouraged to come in costume (adults too!) and sing and dance along during the show! Treats will be distributed afterwards.
Sun, Nov 12 at 10:30AM
Given complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this film provides a revealing, fresh look at the life of one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. This definitive, award-winning documentary showcases Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and features exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum.
Wed, Nov 15 at 8PM
Django Reinhardt was one of the most brilliant pioneers of European jazz and the father of Gypsy Swing. DJANGO grippingly portrays a chapter in the musician’s eventful life in this semi-fictional biopic set in German-occupied Paris in 1943. While many other Romani people are finding themselves the target of racist persecution and being murder, Django believes himself to be safe due to his popularity – until agents of the Nazi propaganda machine demand that he goes on tour to Germany.
Wed, Dec 13 at 8:00PM
A record-breaking smash in the Czech Republic, nominated for two Czech Lion Awards, ANGEL OF THE LORD 2 is the sequel to the popular Czech fairy tale about the angel Petronel who works at Heaven’s door, but is convinced that he deserves a better job. His eternal tempter, devil Uriah, provokes Petronel by saying, “Just pick an apple from the tree of knowledge and you will know what only God knows and the way to well-deserved recognition.” In the skirmish, the rare fruit rolls off to the Earth and the scatterbrained angel and his nemesis must go find the apple in the world of people.
Sun, Jan 21 at 10:30AM
No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. A remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at London’s Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. Cinema-goers visit the sites immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.