Current Schedule

Jan
17
Tue
2017
THE FOREST FOR THE TREES – 35mm film
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm

(Germany, 2004) Directed and written by Maren Ade. Cast: Eva Loebau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann, Ilona C. Schulz, Robert Schupp.

Eva Loebau gives a completely fearless performance in a dark comedy about a young teacher whose idealism transforms into isolation and terror. Things start of well as 27-year-old Melanie Proeschle leaves her rural home and boyfriend to teach middle-school in the southwestern German city of Karlsruhe. Melanie’s progressive methods are disliked by her colleagues and taken advantage of by her students. As her social ties devolve into a friendship with a less-than-eager neighbor, Melanie battles both with reality and the increasing delusions of her daily life.
Director Maren Ade – who won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film for her new film, Toni Erdmann – shot the film in the classrooms of her hometown, where both of her parents were teachers. 81 min.
The Forest For the Trees will be presented in a 35mm film print.

“One of the best movies about the travails of being a teacher…the director and her star make you care for Melanie the way Flaubert makes us care for Emma Bovary.” – Phillip French, The Guardian.

Jan
18
Wed
2017
THE FOREST FOR THE TREES – 35mm film
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm

(Germany, 2004) Directed and written by Maren Ade. Cast: Eva Loebau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann, Ilona C. Schulz, Robert Schupp.

Eva Loebau gives a completely fearless performance in a dark comedy about a young teacher whose idealism transforms into isolation and terror. Things start of well as 27-year-old Melanie Proeschle leaves her rural home and boyfriend to teach middle-school in the southwestern German city of Karlsruhe. Melanie’s progressive methods are disliked by her colleagues and taken advantage of by her students. As her social ties devolve into a friendship with a less-than-eager neighbor, Melanie battles both with reality and the increasing delusions of her daily life.
Director Maren Ade – who won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film for her new film, Toni Erdmann – shot the film in the classrooms of her hometown, where both of her parents were teachers. 81 min.
The Forest For the Trees will be presented in a 35mm film print.

“One of the best movies about the travails of being a teacher…the director and her star make you care for Melanie the way Flaubert makes us care for Emma Bovary.” – Phillip French, The Guardian.

Jan
19
Thu
2017
THE LION IN WINTER
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

(UK, 1968) Director: Anthony Harvey. Screenplay by James Goldman, based on his stage play. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry.

It’s a movie lovers’ dream come true: a 4K restoration of The Lion in Winter – the film that inspired the Cinestudio logo! Before BBC (Wolf Hall) and Netflix (The Crown) put British history on TV, movies lik The Lion in Winter told the story of tempestuous royals with the larger-than-life drama only found in a movie palace. How else to capture the reckless beauty of Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, the intricacies of Anthony Hopkins’ Richard the Lion Hearted, or the delicious sarcasm of a regal Katharine Hepburn asking (in a world of patricide, incest & treason), “Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” 134 min.
“When Henry calls out to Eleanor, ‘You know, I hope we never die! Do you think there’s any chance of it?’ it’s impossible not to hear it as a question Peter O’Toole is posing to Katharine Hepburn. Movie lovers know…that for these two celluloid gods, immortality is a given.” – Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice.

Jan
20
Fri
2017
THE LION IN WINTER
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm

(UK, 1968) Director: Anthony Harvey. Screenplay by James Goldman, based on his stage play. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry.

It’s a movie lovers’ dream come true: a 4K restoration of The Lion in Winter – the film that inspired the Cinestudio logo! Before BBC (Wolf Hall) and Netflix (The Crown) put British history on TV, movies lik The Lion in Winter told the story of tempestuous royals with the larger-than-life drama only found in a movie palace. How else to capture the reckless beauty of Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, the intricacies of Anthony Hopkins’ Richard the Lion Hearted, or the delicious sarcasm of a regal Katharine Hepburn asking (in a world of patricide, incest & treason), “Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” 134 min.
“When Henry calls out to Eleanor, ‘You know, I hope we never die! Do you think there’s any chance of it?’ it’s impossible not to hear it as a question Peter O’Toole is posing to Katharine Hepburn. Movie lovers know…that for these two celluloid gods, immortality is a given.” – Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice.

Jan
21
Sat
2017
THE LION IN WINTER
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm

(UK, 1968) Director: Anthony Harvey. Screenplay by James Goldman, based on his stage play. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry.

It’s a movie lovers’ dream come true: a 4K restoration of The Lion in Winter – the film that inspired the Cinestudio logo! Before BBC (Wolf Hall) and Netflix (The Crown) put British history on TV, movies lik The Lion in Winter told the story of tempestuous royals with the larger-than-life drama only found in a movie palace. How else to capture the reckless beauty of Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, the intricacies of Anthony Hopkins’ Richard the Lion Hearted, or the delicious sarcasm of a regal Katharine Hepburn asking (in a world of patricide, incest & treason), “Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” 134 min.
“When Henry calls out to Eleanor, ‘You know, I hope we never die! Do you think there’s any chance of it?’ it’s impossible not to hear it as a question Peter O’Toole is posing to Katharine Hepburn. Movie lovers know…that for these two celluloid gods, immortality is a given.” – Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice.

THE LION IN WINTER
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm

(UK, 1968) Director: Anthony Harvey. Screenplay by James Goldman, based on his stage play. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry.

It’s a movie lovers’ dream come true: a 4K restoration of The Lion in Winter – the film that inspired the Cinestudio logo! Before BBC (Wolf Hall) and Netflix (The Crown) put British history on TV, movies lik The Lion in Winter told the story of tempestuous royals with the larger-than-life drama only found in a movie palace. How else to capture the reckless beauty of Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, the intricacies of Anthony Hopkins’ Richard the Lion Hearted, or the delicious sarcasm of a regal Katharine Hepburn asking (in a world of patricide, incest & treason), “Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” 134 min.
“When Henry calls out to Eleanor, ‘You know, I hope we never die! Do you think there’s any chance of it?’ it’s impossible not to hear it as a question Peter O’Toole is posing to Katharine Hepburn. Movie lovers know…that for these two celluloid gods, immortality is a given.” – Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice.

Jan
22
Sun
2017
BOLSHOI BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY (Live)
Jan 22 @ 12:55 pm

(Russia, 2017) Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa. Original Choreography: Marius Petipa. New version: Yuri Grigorovich.

After creating an appetite for everything modern, Sergei Diaghilev was dismayed when 1921 London didn’t appreciate his Ballet Russe production of a classical, full- length ballet set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Today’s more eclectic dance fans are sure to be thrilled by a live performance of this magical ballet, directly from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre! When Princess Aurora turns 16, she pricks her finger on a spindle, setting of a curse that sends her into a dreamless sleep – from which she can only be awakened by a kiss. Spoiler – the charming epilogue features a wedding, attended by fairy tale characters including Blue Bird, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood (& the Gray Wolf), Cinderella, and The Lilac Fairy.
“This production works at every level, speeding through wave after wave of beautiful classical dance… Grigorovich’s modernisations retain all the respect for the traditions of these great ballets!” – Graham Watts, Londondance.com. 160 min, with one intermission.

BOLSHOI BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm

(Russia, 2017) Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa. Original Choreography: Marius Petipa. New version: Yuri Grigorovich.

After creating an appetite for everything modern, Sergei Diaghilev was dismayed when 1921 London didn’t appreciate his Ballet Russe production of a classical, full- length ballet set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Today’s more eclectic dance fans are sure to be thrilled by a live performance of this magical ballet, directly from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre! When Princess Aurora turns 16, she pricks her finger on a spindle, setting of a curse that sends her into a dreamless sleep – from which she can only be awakened by a kiss. Spoiler – the charming epilogue features a wedding, attended by fairy tale characters including Blue Bird, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood (& the Gray Wolf), Cinderella, and The Lilac Fairy.
“This production works at every level, speeding through wave after wave of beautiful classical dance… Grigorovich’s modernisations retain all the respect for the traditions of these great ballets!” – Graham Watts, Londondance.com. 160 min, with one intermission.

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

(Mongolia/US, 2016) Directed by Otto Bell. Music by the Jingle Punks. With: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Al- magul, Boshai Dalaikhan. Narrator: Daisy Ridley.

Who rules the world? Girls like Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a fierce 13-year-old living in a remote Mongolian village, who dares to take part in a 2,000 year-old all-male competition: hunting wild game with the help of a trained golden eagle. This thrilling documentary set in the starkly beautiful Altai Mountains shows life at its most primal and vitally dramatic. As Aisholpan finds, rears, and trains her eagle to hunt foxes and rabbits on the frozen Central Asian steppes, she takes each challenge with a fearless intensity. The first film by Otto Bell explores the life of a girl in an ancient nomadic culture with nothing less than respect. “Aisholpan is one of life’s trailblazers – hardwired inside her is the belief that girls can do anything boys can; and she’s got the iron will to prove it.” – Cath Clarke, Time Out. 87 min.

Jan
23
Mon
2017
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

(Mongolia/US, 2016) Directed by Otto Bell. Music by the Jingle Punks. With: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Al- magul, Boshai Dalaikhan. Narrator: Daisy Ridley.

Who rules the world? Girls like Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a fierce 13-year-old living in a remote Mongolian village, who dares to take part in a 2,000 year-old all-male competition: hunting wild game with the help of a trained golden eagle. This thrilling documentary set in the starkly beautiful Altai Mountains shows life at its most primal and vitally dramatic. As Aisholpan finds, rears, and trains her eagle to hunt foxes and rabbits on the frozen Central Asian steppes, she takes each challenge with a fearless intensity. The first film by Otto Bell explores the life of a girl in an ancient nomadic culture with nothing less than respect. “Aisholpan is one of life’s trailblazers – hardwired inside her is the belief that girls can do anything boys can; and she’s got the iron will to prove it.” – Cath Clarke, Time Out. 87 min.

Jan
24
Tue
2017
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

(Mongolia/US, 2016) Directed by Otto Bell. Music by the Jingle Punks. With: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Al- magul, Boshai Dalaikhan. Narrator: Daisy Ridley.

Who rules the world? Girls like Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a fierce 13-year-old living in a remote Mongolian village, who dares to take part in a 2,000 year-old all-male competition: hunting wild game with the help of a trained golden eagle. This thrilling documentary set in the starkly beautiful Altai Mountains shows life at its most primal and vitally dramatic. As Aisholpan finds, rears, and trains her eagle to hunt foxes and rabbits on the frozen Central Asian steppes, she takes each challenge with a fearless intensity. The first film by Otto Bell explores the life of a girl in an ancient nomadic culture with nothing less than respect. “Aisholpan is one of life’s trailblazers – hardwired inside her is the belief that girls can do anything boys can; and she’s got the iron will to prove it.” – Cath Clarke, Time Out. 87 min.

Jan
25
Wed
2017
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

(Mongolia/US, 2016) Directed by Otto Bell. Music by the Jingle Punks. With: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Al- magul, Boshai Dalaikhan. Narrator: Daisy Ridley.

Who rules the world? Girls like Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a fierce 13-year-old living in a remote Mongolian village, who dares to take part in a 2,000 year-old all-male competition: hunting wild game with the help of a trained golden eagle. This thrilling documentary set in the starkly beautiful Altai Mountains shows life at its most primal and vitally dramatic. As Aisholpan finds, rears, and trains her eagle to hunt foxes and rabbits on the frozen Central Asian steppes, she takes each challenge with a fearless intensity. The first film by Otto Bell explores the life of a girl in an ancient nomadic culture with nothing less than respect. “Aisholpan is one of life’s trailblazers – hardwired inside her is the belief that girls can do anything boys can; and she’s got the iron will to prove it.” – Cath Clarke, Time Out. 87 min.

Jan
26
Thu
2017
ARRIVAL
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Director: Denis Villeneuve. Screenplay: Eric Heisserer, based on the short story by Ted Chiang. Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nathaly Thibault, Mark O’Brien.

All bets are on Amy Adams for an Academy Award® nomination for her transcendent performance as a linguist scholar who is called in by the military to communicate with a fleet of extraterrestrial visitors who make a mysterious visit to Earth. Arrival is more Interstellar than Star Wars, with less action and more exploration into where humans fit in the awesome expanse of the universe. The sense of wonder and beautiful visuals are the work of Award-winning Québecois director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Polytechnique). Rounding out the inspired cast are Forest Whitaker as a gravelly-voiced General, and Jeremy Renner as a skeptical physicist. The eerily meditative music is the work of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. 116 min.
“Furiously intelligent…Arrival brings the beyond to us. Carl Sagan would be proud.” – Andrew Lapin, NPR.

Jan
27
Fri
2017
ARRIVAL
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Director: Denis Villeneuve. Screenplay: Eric Heisserer, based on the short story by Ted Chiang. Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nathaly Thibault, Mark O’Brien.

All bets are on Amy Adams for an Academy Award® nomination for her transcendent performance as a linguist scholar who is called in by the military to communicate with a fleet of extraterrestrial visitors who make a mysterious visit to Earth. Arrival is more Interstellar than Star Wars, with less action and more exploration into where humans fit in the awesome expanse of the universe. The sense of wonder and beautiful visuals are the work of Award-winning Québecois director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Polytechnique). Rounding out the inspired cast are Forest Whitaker as a gravelly-voiced General, and Jeremy Renner as a skeptical physicist. The eerily meditative music is the work of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. 116 min.
“Furiously intelligent…Arrival brings the beyond to us. Carl Sagan would be proud.” – Andrew Lapin, NPR.

PRINCESS MONONOKE
Jan 27 @ 10:00 pm

(Japan, 1999) Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki; English adaptation by Neil Gaiman. Score by Joe Hisaishi. With the voices of: Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Billy Bob Thornton.

Our continuing series of Moonlight Movies on Friday nights at 10:00 pm for our crepuscular crowd of students, and those who avoid the light of the sun continues, with one of the very best films by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Friend Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service). A malevolent wild boar – and an encroaching mining operation – attacks the beauty of an unspoiled forest in Japan. Fighting for the harmonious ecosystem they call home are a brave band of woodland creatures, mysterious plants, ancient spirits, a young Prince, and a wild girl (Princess Mononoke) who was raised by spirit-wolves.
“A great achievement, a wonderful ex- perience, and one of the best lms of any year.” – Roger Ebert.