Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Jan 30 – Feb 2
Mon 7:30
Tue 7:30
Wed 7:30
Thu 7:30 (last show)

(UK / 2011 / Dir by Tomas Alfredson)
R / 128 mins
In this new adaptation of John le Carré’s bestselling novel, beautifully directed by Tomas (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN) Alfredson, George Smiley is pulled in from the cold to ferret out a Soviet mole within M16, the Brit’s secret service.
Gary Oldman (long ago the screen incarnation of Sid Vicious) plays the rather sad, unassuming spy who seems quite comfortable operating in an atmosphere of mistrust. Shot in a subdued palette that mimes le Carré’s world of muted treachery, Smiley is haunted by his decades-earlier interaction with a shadowy Russian spy master. In trying to identify the mole, he sees betrayal as “an aesthetic choice as much as a moral one.” The stellar cast includes John Hurt, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy.
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The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire
August 6 – 12
Fri 9:30
Sat 1:45 4:20
Sun 9:30
Mon 8:30
Tues 8:30
Wed 5:45
Thur 5:45 – LAST SHOW

(Sweden / 2010 / dir by Daniel Alfredson)
The follow-up to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is the second film adaptation based on the best-selling Millennium trilogy written by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), the petite, damaged but genius computer hacker and tattoed tough girl, is back as is journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael Nyqvist). He and his colleagues have decided to publish an exposé about a sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden. They know that it will rock their country as it implicates well-known and poweful members of Swedish society. On the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters, a young couple, are brutally murdered. When the fingerprints on the murder weapon are Lisbeth Salander’s, only spurned lover Blomkvist believes in her innocence. As he follows Lisbeth, to find her before something horrible happens, he learns much about her tortured past and much about the nastiness of some of his fellow countrymen. In Swedish with English subtitles.
R / 129 mins.
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The City Of Your Final Destination

The City Of Your Final Destination
May 14 – 16
Fri 4:45
Sat 4:45
Sun 3:45 – Last Show
(UK / 2010 / dir by James Ivory)

James (Remains of the Day, Howard’s End, A Room with a View) Ivory’s latest film is an adaptation by long-time collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala of Peter Cameron’s 2002 novel.
It’s a gently witty tale of a young Iranian-American doctoral student who’s determined to write the authorized biography of Jules Gund, a dead Uruguayan novelist. Both Omar (Omar Metwally) and his girlfriend Deirdre (Alexandra Maria Lara) are academics. Omar has won a grant to write the author’s biography, but when the novelist’s family turns down Omar’s request, his teaching job is in jeopardy. Desperate, Omar travels to the family’s crumbling estate, Ocho Rios, to petition the author’s three executors in person: Gund’s widow Caroline (Laura Linney); his much younger mistress, the waiflike recluse Arden (Charlotte Gainsbourg); and his brother Adam (Anthony Hopkins), a gentleman of leisure who lives on the estate with his much younger lover Pete (Hiroyuki Sanada). Omar is welcomed into the home, but he’s made no promises, and his arrival sets in motion a series of events that upsets the precarious financial and emotional equilibria.
PG-13 / 117 mins.
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Synecdoche, New York

Starts Nov 21: Check for showtimes

(US, 2008 wr/dir by Charlie Kaufman)





Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) Kaufman makes his directorial debut with this ambitious film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Hope Davis, and Michelle Williams.

Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a theater director living in Schenectady, NY, is undergoing a major physical and personal crisis. He has begun to suffer from a litany of gross physical maladies, as well as coming to the realization that directing others’ plays doesn’t allow much room for his own artistic expression. When his wife Adele (Catherine Keener) uninvites him from attending her gallery opening in Berlin, Caden is left with his deteriorating body and the cadre of other women in his life. Arguably the most ambitious, multi-layered, and serious of Kaufman’s scripts, this bizarre post-modern, fractured, self-conscious, and self-reflexive feature demonstrates his commitment to meta-narrative and personal expression. R. 124 mins.

“To say that Charlie Kaufman’s SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK is one of the best films of the year is such a pathetic response to its soaring ambition that I might as well pack it in right now.” 
-Manohla Dargis, the New York Times

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