Current Schedule

Dec
5
Mon
2016
THE HANDMAIDEN
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

(South Korea, 2016) (Ah-ga-ssi) Directed by Park Chan-wook. Screenplay by Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook, based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Cast: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri.

Like a hip hop musical based on Alexander Hamilton, The Handmaiden is one of those cultural mash-ups that you can’t even imagine until you can’t live without it. Welsh novelist Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith follows a Victorian orphan girl-turned-pickpocket, who is engaged by a gold digger to befriend the heiress he wishes to marry and then discard in an asylum. Park Chan-wook transports the story to 1930s Korea, and Japanese colonialism. When the cheerfully “common” pickpocket (played by Kim Tae-ri) and the languorously sensual Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) meet, their mutual desire is only matched by their duplicity of their hearts. 144 min.
“The secret of the film… is its love of secrets. The men and women guard their stratagems like jewels, and their lusts like hidden fires.”ßß Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

Dec
6
Tue
2016
THE HANDMAIDEN
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

(South Korea, 2016) (Ah-ga-ssi) Directed by Park Chan-wook. Screenplay by Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook, based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Cast: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri.

Like a hip hop musical based on Alexander Hamilton, The Handmaiden is one of those cultural mash-ups that you can’t even imagine until you can’t live without it. Welsh novelist Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith follows a Victorian orphan girl-turned-pickpocket, who is engaged by a gold digger to befriend the heiress he wishes to marry and then discard in an asylum. Park Chan-wook transports the story to 1930s Korea, and Japanese colonialism. When the cheerfully “common” pickpocket (played by Kim Tae-ri) and the languorously sensual Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) meet, their mutual desire is only matched by their duplicity of their hearts. 144 min.
“The secret of the film… is its love of secrets. The men and women guard their stratagems like jewels, and their lusts like hidden fires.”ßß Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

Dec
7
Wed
2016
THE HANDMAIDEN
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

(South Korea, 2016) (Ah-ga-ssi) Directed by Park Chan-wook. Screenplay by Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook, based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Cast: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri.

Like a hip hop musical based on Alexander Hamilton, The Handmaiden is one of those cultural mash-ups that you can’t even imagine until you can’t live without it. Welsh novelist Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith follows a Victorian orphan girl-turned-pickpocket, who is engaged by a gold digger to befriend the heiress he wishes to marry and then discard in an asylum. Park Chan-wook transports the story to 1930s Korea, and Japanese colonialism. When the cheerfully “common” pickpocket (played by Kim Tae-ri) and the languorously sensual Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) meet, their mutual desire is only matched by their duplicity of their hearts. 144 min.
“The secret of the film… is its love of secrets. The men and women guard their stratagems like jewels, and their lusts like hidden fires.”ßß Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.

Dec
8
Thu
2016
MULTIPLE MANIACS
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 1970) Written and directed by John Waters. Cast: Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller.

If you have been introduced to John Waters , Baltimore’s bard of bad taste, via the movie/musical/movie musical of Hairspray, hold onto your pearls and prepare to be shocked (and delighted)! Waters’ second film, never released in theaters, can now be experienced in a perfect new 4K restoration on the giant screen. Divine, though unknown, is already a black lipstick-wearing diva as the main attraction in a sleazy tent show called ‘Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversion.’ Her carnival barker beau, David Lochary of Pink Flamingos, inexplicably looks for love elsewhere, sending Divine into a knife-wielding frenzy. We don’t want to spoil the ending, but know that along the way it will involve a raunchy encounter with Mink Stole in a Catholic Church, ravishment by a gigantic lobster, and the transformation of Divine into something like Godzilla. Rated X in 1970, and pretty much the same today. 91 min.
“Obnoxious but not legally obscene.” – Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan.

Dec
9
Fri
2016
DON’T THINK TWICE
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed, written by Mike Birbiglia. Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Richard Masur, Sondra James, Richard Kline, Maggie Kemper.

What happens to the ‘we’re all in this together’ camaraderie when one member of a troupe of six improv comedians finally grasps the brass ring, clinching a gig with a Saturday Night Live – type show in New York City? It’s funny, but it isn’t very pretty: some do their best to befriend celebrities like Lena Dunham and Ben Stiller, some break up with longtime partners, and more than one allows that question in the back of their minds (‘What am I doing with my life?’) move front and center. The second film by writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia (sleeper hit Sleepwalk With Me), finds humor, panic, and affection in a knowing picture of comedians trying to make it in the Big Apple. 92 min.
“stands as the best, most revealing film about comedy people, and one of the best about artistic collaboration.” Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice.

Dec
10
Sat
2016
DON’T THINK TWICE
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed, written by Mike Birbiglia. Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Richard Masur, Sondra James, Richard Kline, Maggie Kemper.

What happens to the ‘we’re all in this together’ camaraderie when one member of a troupe of six improv comedians finally grasps the brass ring, clinching a gig with a Saturday Night Live – type show in New York City? It’s funny, but it isn’t very pretty: some do their best to befriend celebrities like Lena Dunham and Ben Stiller, some break up with longtime partners, and more than one allows that question in the back of their minds (‘What am I doing with my life?’) move front and center. The second film by writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia (sleeper hit Sleepwalk With Me), finds humor, panic, and affection in a knowing picture of comedians trying to make it in the Big Apple. 92 min.
“stands as the best, most revealing film about comedy people, and one of the best about artistic collaboration.” Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice.

DON’T THINK TWICE
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2016) Directed, written by Mike Birbiglia. Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Richard Masur, Sondra James, Richard Kline, Maggie Kemper.

What happens to the ‘we’re all in this together’ camaraderie when one member of a troupe of six improv comedians finally grasps the brass ring, clinching a gig with a Saturday Night Live – type show in New York City? It’s funny, but it isn’t very pretty: some do their best to befriend celebrities like Lena Dunham and Ben Stiller, some break up with longtime partners, and more than one allows that question in the back of their minds (‘What am I doing with my life?’) move front and center. The second film by writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia (sleeper hit Sleepwalk With Me), finds humor, panic, and affection in a knowing picture of comedians trying to make it in the Big Apple. 92 min.
“stands as the best, most revealing film about comedy people, and one of the best about artistic collaboration.” Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice.

Dec
11
Sun
2016
NT LIVE ENCORE SERIES: WAR HORSE
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

(2014) Stage play written by Nick Stafford, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company. Cast: Gareth Aled, Anthony Antunes, Nigel Allen, Ashleigh Cheadle, Eke Chukwu.

The amazing play that first opened at the National Theater in 2007, won a Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway, and was made into a film by Steven Spielberg, returns to England for a brilliant production in London’s West End! War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. The encore presentation of National Theater Live’s War Horse will be broadcast in ultra-high definition at Cinestudio.
“So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive.” – The (London) Times.

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.

Dec
12
Mon
2016
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.

Dec
13
Tue
2016
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.

Dec
14
Wed
2016
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.

Dec
15
Thu
2016
National Theatre Live: NO MAN’S LAND (Live)
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

(2016)Director: Sean Mathias. Stage play by Harold Pinter.
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Owen Teale and Damien Molony.

To cap off our fall season of NT Live, Cinestudio presents a live broadcast of Harold Pinters No Mans Land! Two veteran (and knighted) actors who need no introduction – Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen – follow their hit run on Broadway with a return to Londons West End.

One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinters comic classic, broadcast live Thursday from Wyndhams Theatre London, with an encore on Saturday afternoon.

“a faithful and loving production that captures both the essential bleakness and paradoxical comedy of Pinters enigmatic masterwork.” Four stars, Michael Billington, The Guardian.

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.