COMING SOON: FALL 2019 MOVIES & EVENTS CALENDAR

306 Hollywood trailer

306 Hollywood

Directed By Jonathan and Elan Bogarin

(DOCUMENTary feature)

Discussion to Follow 

Playing Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 am at            The Book House in Millburn 

This film follows the sibling filmmakers’ archaeological excavation of their late-grandmother Annette Ontell's Hillside, NJ home; a process which transformed the dusty fragments of an unassuming life into an epic metaphor for the nature

of memory, time, and history. The Bogarins bring the viewer along on a journey to find what life remains in the objects we leave behind. Ultimately a profound reflection on how we examine and deal with the past, the film can also be viewed as a quirky instruction manual on how to live in the present.

   

Tickets: $40 for matinee + lunch          

281 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ

Be Natural trailer

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

Directed By Pamela B. Green

(documentary feature)

Discussion to Follow with Katie Chambers 

Playing Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 pm

“A timely contribution to the conversation about the challenges facing women filmmakers… someone who really should be better known by now.” The Hollywood Reporter

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894. But her career ended and she, and the 1,000 films that bore her name, were largely forgotten. This film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

 

Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster.

 

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

 
Get Out trailer

GET OUT 

Directed By Jordan Peele

(Horror/Mystery & SUSPENSE)

Discussion to Follow with Adam Aresty 

Playing Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 pm

Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.  Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

 

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

PAVAROTTI 

Directed By Ron Howard

(DOCUMENTary feature)

Discussion to Follow 

Playing Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 pm

A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.  

PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

Pavarotti trailer

ECHO IN THE CANYON  

Directed By ANDREW SLATER 

(DOCUMENTary feature)

Discussion to Follow 

Playing Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 pm

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

 

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

Echo In the Canyon trailer

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love  

Directed By Nick Broomfield

(DOCUMENTary feature)

Discussion to Follow 

Playing Sunday, Oct. 27 at 5 pm

An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.   The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

Marianne and Leonard trailer

VARDA BY AGNES   

Directed By Agnes Varda

(DOCUMENTary feature)

Discussion to Follow 

Playing Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 pm

In French with English sub-titles

The last film from the late French New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda (Faces Places) traces her legendary career and life with characteristic humour and vibrant energy, presenting a portrait of an artist who lived through her films and revealed the extraordinary in the ordinary. In her final work, partially constructed of onstage interviews and lectures, interspersed with a wealth of clips and archival footage,  Agnès Varda guides us through her career, from her movies to her remarkable still photography to the delightful and creative installation work.  In her final work, partially constructed of onstage interviews and lectures, interspersed with a wealth of clips and archival footage, Agnès Varda guides us through her career, from her movies to her remarkable still photography to the delightful and creative installation work.  

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

Varda by Agnes trailer

CAPERNAUM  ("CHAOS")

Directed By NADINE LABAKI

(dRAMATIC feature)

In Arabic with English Subtitles

Discussion to Follow w Producer Jason Kliot

Playing Fall 2019

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.  The film follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son, Yonas, being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. Although it is set in the depths of a society's systematic inhumanity, CAPERNAUM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.

Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door.   

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