Current Schedule

Feb
21
Tue
2017
TAMPOPO
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

(Japan, 1987) Written and directed by Juzo Itami. Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Koji Yakusho, Mampei Ikeuchi.

Cinestudio presents a superb 4K restoration from the original camera negative! When Tampopo opened in the States in 1987, it is fair to say that few (non-Japanese) Americans truly understood the characters’ hilarious obsession with making perfect noodles. But times change, and Japan’s love affair with noodles (we’re not talking about packaged Ramen!) has swept the restaurants and kitchens of everywhere from Las Vegas to Miami. Tampopo is the name of a young widow with the ambition to open the best little noodle shop in Tokyo. Her quirky collection of accomplices and rivals include a truck driver/noodle connoisseur named Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki), a wealthy old man whose noodle-philia defines obsession, and a gangster (KÙji Yakusho) whose passion for noodles is right up there with the usual sex & violence. 114 min.
“A DAZZLING RESTORATION! Tampopo’s right up there with Ratatouille and Big Night when it comes to peerless movies about food.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Tampopo Trailer

Feb
22
Wed
2017
TAMPOPO
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

(Japan, 1987) Written and directed by Juzo Itami. Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Koji Yakusho, Mampei Ikeuchi.

Cinestudio presents a superb 4K restoration from the original camera negative! When Tampopo opened in the States in 1987, it is fair to say that few (non-Japanese) Americans truly understood the characters’ hilarious obsession with making perfect noodles. But times change, and Japan’s love affair with noodles (we’re not talking about packaged Ramen!) has swept the restaurants and kitchens of everywhere from Las Vegas to Miami. Tampopo is the name of a young widow with the ambition to open the best little noodle shop in Tokyo. Her quirky collection of accomplices and rivals include a truck driver/noodle connoisseur named Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki), a wealthy old man whose noodle-philia defines obsession, and a gangster (KÙji Yakusho) whose passion for noodles is right up there with the usual sex & violence. 114 min.
“A DAZZLING RESTORATION! Tampopo’s right up there with Ratatouille and Big Night when it comes to peerless movies about food.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Tampopo Trailer

Feb
23
Thu
2017
LOVING
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, based on the documentary ‘The Loving Story’ by Nancy Buirski.
Cast:Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Alano Miller, Michael Shannon.

Like many landmark choices that opened a door to freedom, the Supreme Court decision to legalize interracial marriages in every state began with ordinary people who wanted the protection of the Constitution to apply to them, too. In 1967, those people were Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested for the crime of ‘miscegenation.’ Without much education, connections or money, they started a case that would change their lives, and so many more. A subtle film that allows for complexity while holding out hope for humanity.
“The power of the film’s final act, where the Lovings finally have created a safe place for themselves and their children, cannot be exaggerated,…. the director’s subtlety, and Edgerton and Negga’s commitment to their characters’ emotional truth, has already conveyed the true heart of Loving.” David Sims, The Atlantic. 123 min.

Feb
24
Fri
2017
LOVING
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, based on the documentary ‘The Loving Story’ by Nancy Buirski.
Cast:Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Alano Miller, Michael Shannon.

Like many landmark choices that opened a door to freedom, the Supreme Court decision to legalize interracial marriages in every state began with ordinary people who wanted the protection of the Constitution to apply to them, too. In 1967, those people were Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested for the crime of ‘miscegenation.’ Without much education, connections or money, they started a case that would change their lives, and so many more. A subtle film that allows for complexity while holding out hope for humanity.
“The power of the film’s final act, where the Lovings finally have created a safe place for themselves and their children, cannot be exaggerated,…. the director’s subtlety, and Edgerton and Negga’s commitment to their characters’ emotional truth, has already conveyed the true heart of Loving.” David Sims, The Atlantic. 123 min.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
LOVING
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, based on the documentary ‘The Loving Story’ by Nancy Buirski.
Cast:Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Alano Miller, Michael Shannon.

Like many landmark choices that opened a door to freedom, the Supreme Court decision to legalize interracial marriages in every state began with ordinary people who wanted the protection of the Constitution to apply to them, too. In 1967, those people were Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested for the crime of ‘miscegenation.’ Without much education, connections or money, they started a case that would change their lives, and so many more. A subtle film that allows for complexity while holding out hope for humanity.
“The power of the film’s final act, where the Lovings finally have created a safe place for themselves and their children, cannot be exaggerated,…. the director’s subtlety, and Edgerton and Negga’s commitment to their characters’ emotional truth, has already conveyed the true heart of Loving.” David Sims, The Atlantic. 123 min.

LOVING
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, based on the documentary ‘The Loving Story’ by Nancy Buirski.
Cast:Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Alano Miller, Michael Shannon.

Like many landmark choices that opened a door to freedom, the Supreme Court decision to legalize interracial marriages in every state began with ordinary people who wanted the protection of the Constitution to apply to them, too. In 1967, those people were Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested for the crime of ‘miscegenation.’ Without much education, connections or money, they started a case that would change their lives, and so many more. A subtle film that allows for complexity while holding out hope for humanity.
“The power of the film’s final act, where the Lovings finally have created a safe place for themselves and their children, cannot be exaggerated,…. the director’s subtlety, and Edgerton and Negga’s commitment to their characters’ emotional truth, has already conveyed the true heart of Loving.” David Sims, The Atlantic. 123 min.

Feb
26
Sun
2017
Exhibition On Screen: MONET – I, Claude Monet
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Phil Grabsky. Narrator: Henry Goodman.

From Exhibition on Screen and award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes a deeper look at arguably the world’s best-loved artist – through his own words.
Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who gave birth to Impressionism. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of nature led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humor, insight and love of life were reborn.
Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration – in Ultra High Definition – of some of the most influential and transcendent scenes in western art.
“It humanizes a figure who has become somewhat devalued by modern-day blockbuster art shows. This graceful film finds the passion beneath the beautiful surface.” Andrew Pulver, The Guardian.

Exhibition On Screen: MONET – I, Claude Monet
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Phil Grabsky. Narrator: Henry Goodman.

From Exhibition on Screen and award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes a deeper look at arguably the world’s best-loved artist – through his own words.
Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who gave birth to Impressionism. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of nature led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humor, insight and love of life were reborn.
Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration – in Ultra High Definition – of some of the most influential and transcendent scenes in western art.
“It humanizes a figure who has become somewhat devalued by modern-day blockbuster art shows. This graceful film finds the passion beneath the beautiful surface.” Andrew Pulver, The Guardian.

MOONLIGHT
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

(US, 2016) Director and writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Mon·e, Naomie Harris.

What may be the best film made to date about navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man, also happens to be the best film about coming of age in America since Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Moonlight drops us in three time periods in Chiron’s life over 16 years in South Florida: a chaotic boyhood where he is bullied for his ‘softness,’ high school years as his mother falls into addiction and he questions his sexual identity, and the young man he has become in his 20s. As played by three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), Chiron is an utterly believable person whose life, it still must be said, matters. Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay. 111 min.
“Best film I’ve seen a long time and best take on black masculinity….ever. You need to see it.” writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

MOONLIGHT
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Director and writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Mon·e, Naomie Harris.

What may be the best film made to date about navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man, also happens to be the best film about coming of age in America since Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Moonlight drops us in three time periods in Chiron’s life over 16 years in South Florida: a chaotic boyhood where he is bullied for his ‘softness,’ high school years as his mother falls into addiction and he questions his sexual identity, and the young man he has become in his 20s. As played by three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), Chiron is an utterly believable person whose life, it still must be said, matters. Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay. 111 min.
“Best film I’ve seen a long time and best take on black masculinity….ever. You need to see it.” writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Feb
27
Mon
2017
MOONLIGHT
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Director and writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Mon·e, Naomie Harris.

What may be the best film made to date about navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man, also happens to be the best film about coming of age in America since Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Moonlight drops us in three time periods in Chiron’s life over 16 years in South Florida: a chaotic boyhood where he is bullied for his ‘softness,’ high school years as his mother falls into addiction and he questions his sexual identity, and the young man he has become in his 20s. As played by three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), Chiron is an utterly believable person whose life, it still must be said, matters. Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay. 111 min.
“Best film I’ve seen a long time and best take on black masculinity….ever. You need to see it.” writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
MOONLIGHT
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Director and writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Mon·e, Naomie Harris.

What may be the best film made to date about navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man, also happens to be the best film about coming of age in America since Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Moonlight drops us in three time periods in Chiron’s life over 16 years in South Florida: a chaotic boyhood where he is bullied for his ‘softness,’ high school years as his mother falls into addiction and he questions his sexual identity, and the young man he has become in his 20s. As played by three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), Chiron is an utterly believable person whose life, it still must be said, matters. Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay. 111 min.
“Best film I’ve seen a long time and best take on black masculinity….ever. You need to see it.” writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
MOONLIGHT
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Director and writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Mon·e, Naomie Harris.

What may be the best film made to date about navigating life as a young black child, teenager and man, also happens to be the best film about coming of age in America since Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Moonlight drops us in three time periods in Chiron’s life over 16 years in South Florida: a chaotic boyhood where he is bullied for his ‘softness,’ high school years as his mother falls into addiction and he questions his sexual identity, and the young man he has become in his 20s. As played by three actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), Chiron is an utterly believable person whose life, it still must be said, matters. Golden Globe Nominations: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Screenplay. 111 min.
“Best film I’ve seen a long time and best take on black masculinity….ever. You need to see it.” writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Mar
2
Thu
2017
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, C.J. Wilson, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Josh Hamilton, Anna Baryshnikov, Matthew Broderick, Gretchen Mol.

Life in a New England working class seaside town, with its authentic grit, silence, resilience and poetry is the animating force of Manchester by the Sea’s unique cinematic magic. Casey Affleck stars as Lee Chandler, a sad-eyed exile working as a janitor in Boston, who returns to his hometown when his brother dies. Lee had good reasons for leaving, so he is shocked to learn he has been named the sole guardian of his mouthy 16 year old nephew (Lucas Hedges of Moonrise Kingdom.) It takes everything he’s got to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the town where he learned to be a man.
“A masterpiece with the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.” 137 min.

Mar
3
Fri
2017
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, C.J. Wilson, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Josh Hamilton, Anna Baryshnikov, Matthew Broderick, Gretchen Mol.

Life in a New England working class seaside town, with its authentic grit, silence, resilience and poetry is the animating force of Manchester by the Sea’s unique cinematic magic. Casey Affleck stars as Lee Chandler, a sad-eyed exile working as a janitor in Boston, who returns to his hometown when his brother dies. Lee had good reasons for leaving, so he is shocked to learn he has been named the sole guardian of his mouthy 16 year old nephew (Lucas Hedges of Moonrise Kingdom.) It takes everything he’s got to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the town where he learned to be a man.
“A masterpiece with the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.” 137 min.