Current Schedule

Feb
21
Wed
2018
The Sacrifice
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

(Sweden/UK/France, 1986) Written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Filippa Franzén, Allan Edwall, Gudrun Gisladottir, Tommy Kjellqvist. With the music of J.S. Bach.

Cinestudio is pleased to present the stunning 4K Ultra HD restoration of the final film of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s celebrated cinematographer Sven Nykvist and starring Erland Josephson, the film is a masterpiece of visual imagery that looks for humanity’s redemption in our willingness to sacrifice for others. It opens as Alexander, a middle-aged intellectual who lives in a beautiful home on a remote island with his wife and young son, is celebrating his birthday with friends. Suddenly, news breaks that a nuclear war may have begun. In the panic that follows, Alexander vows to a God he hadn’t believed in that he will give up everything, even his son, to avert the apocalypse. “Hang on to the very end and you may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before.” – Andrew Sarris, Village Voice. Winner, Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival. 142 min.

Feb
22
Thu
2018
Downsizing
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Alexander Payne. Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor. Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Keir, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern,

Although director Alexander Payne has made an impressive series of great films about real people – Election, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, & more – he never seems to get the recognition he deserves. His newest humorous satire looks at our ecological crisis, suggesting that shrinking down humans (including Matt Damon and Hong Chau) to a more manageable size might conserve our resources. But small isn’t always beautiful, as our species flaws follow wherever we go. Hong Chau won a Best Supporting Actress Nomination from The Screen Actors Guild, The Critics Choice, and The Golden Globes. 135 min
“The rewards are rich and revelatory in a film that doesn’t soft-pedal the woes facing the planet, but celebrates the kind of direct, healing action that makes it worth fighting for.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Downsizing
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Alexander Payne. Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor. Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Keir, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern,

Although director Alexander Payne has made an impressive series of great films about real people – Election, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, & more – he never seems to get the recognition he deserves. His newest humorous satire looks at our ecological crisis, suggesting that shrinking down humans (including Matt Damon and Hong Chau) to a more manageable size might conserve our resources. But small isn’t always beautiful, as our species flaws follow wherever we go. Hong Chau won a Best Supporting Actress Nomination from The Screen Actors Guild, The Critics Choice, and The Golden Globes. 135 min
“The rewards are rich and revelatory in a film that doesn’t soft-pedal the woes facing the planet, but celebrates the kind of direct, healing action that makes it worth fighting for.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

The Princess Bride
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm

(US, 1987) Directed by Rob Reiner. Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel. Music by Mark Knopfler. Cast: Cary Elwes; Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin; Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn; Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal.

This month’s Moonlight Movie is one of the best-loved films of the 1980s, on the giant screen as it was intended to be experienced! Like The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride transcends its time period and genre, becoming almost a rite of passage for lovers of fairy tales, humor, sword fights and Peter Falk, who reads the bedtime story of The Princess Bride to his grandson. Everyone has their own favorite line, but we’re pretty sure it’s a tie between: “Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I’ve got a mind, Westley. Talk about that,” and “My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!”

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Downsizing
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Alexander Payne. Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor. Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Keir, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern,

Although director Alexander Payne has made an impressive series of great films about real people – Election, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, & more – he never seems to get the recognition he deserves. His newest humorous satire looks at our ecological crisis, suggesting that shrinking down humans (including Matt Damon and Hong Chau) to a more manageable size might conserve our resources. But small isn’t always beautiful, as our species flaws follow wherever we go. Hong Chau won a Best Supporting Actress Nomination from The Screen Actors Guild, The Critics Choice, and The Golden Globes. 135 min
“The rewards are rich and revelatory in a film that doesn’t soft-pedal the woes facing the planet, but celebrates the kind of direct, healing action that makes it worth fighting for.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

Downsizing
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Alexander Payne. Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor. Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Keir, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern,

Although director Alexander Payne has made an impressive series of great films about real people – Election, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, & more – he never seems to get the recognition he deserves. His newest humorous satire looks at our ecological crisis, suggesting that shrinking down humans (including Matt Damon and Hong Chau) to a more manageable size might conserve our resources. But small isn’t always beautiful, as our species flaws follow wherever we go. Hong Chau won a Best Supporting Actress Nomination from The Screen Actors Guild, The Critics Choice, and The Golden Globes. 135 min
“The rewards are rich and revelatory in a film that doesn’t soft-pedal the woes facing the planet, but celebrates the kind of direct, healing action that makes it worth fighting for.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

Feb
25
Sun
2018
NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm

(UK, 2018) Director: Benedict Andrews. Stage play by Tennessee Williams. Cast: Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Colm Meaney, Hayley Squires. A Young Vic Production.

Tennessee Williamsí masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Benedict Andrews thrilling revival – following his smash hit of Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – stars Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell, and Colm Meaney. On a steamy Mississippi night, a family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell, as the (closeted) gay Brick and the feline Maggie dance round the secrets that could destroy their marriage.
“A bold reimagining. Innovative and powerfully acted.” Sunday Times

Happy End
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm

(France, 2017) Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden.

“Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth.” – Michael Haneke.
After the uncharacteristically compassionate Amour, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the Austrian master of dark humor returns to his devastating take on Europe, as seen in Cachè, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. The great (now 86-year-old) Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of Amour and The Conformist, plays a rich Frenchman who gathers his avaricious son Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie), daughter Isabelle Huppert (Story of Women), and grandchildren to the family home in Calais. It’s not a loving reunion he wants, but someone to help him commit euthanasia. And if his kids won’t do it, he’ll find someone even worse. 107 min
“Haneke chips away at an upper-class family whose members are ensconced in their own privilege, deaf to the guilty howls of conscience and oblivious to the suffering in their midst.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.

Happy End
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 2017) Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden.

“Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth.” – Michael Haneke.
After the uncharacteristically compassionate Amour, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the Austrian master of dark humor returns to his devastating take on Europe, as seen in Cachè, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. The great (now 86-year-old) Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of Amour and The Conformist, plays a rich Frenchman who gathers his avaricious son Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie), daughter Isabelle Huppert (Story of Women), and grandchildren to the family home in Calais. It’s not a loving reunion he wants, but someone to help him commit euthanasia. And if his kids won’t do it, he’ll find someone even worse. 107 min
“Haneke chips away at an upper-class family whose members are ensconced in their own privilege, deaf to the guilty howls of conscience and oblivious to the suffering in their midst.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.

Feb
26
Mon
2018
Happy End
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 2017) Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden.

“Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth.” – Michael Haneke.
After the uncharacteristically compassionate Amour, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the Austrian master of dark humor returns to his devastating take on Europe, as seen in Cachè, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. The great (now 86-year-old) Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of Amour and The Conformist, plays a rich Frenchman who gathers his avaricious son Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie), daughter Isabelle Huppert (Story of Women), and grandchildren to the family home in Calais. It’s not a loving reunion he wants, but someone to help him commit euthanasia. And if his kids won’t do it, he’ll find someone even worse. 107 min
“Haneke chips away at an upper-class family whose members are ensconced in their own privilege, deaf to the guilty howls of conscience and oblivious to the suffering in their midst.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Happy End
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 2017) Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden.

“Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth.” – Michael Haneke.
After the uncharacteristically compassionate Amour, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the Austrian master of dark humor returns to his devastating take on Europe, as seen in Cachè, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. The great (now 86-year-old) Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of Amour and The Conformist, plays a rich Frenchman who gathers his avaricious son Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie), daughter Isabelle Huppert (Story of Women), and grandchildren to the family home in Calais. It’s not a loving reunion he wants, but someone to help him commit euthanasia. And if his kids won’t do it, he’ll find someone even worse. 107 min
“Haneke chips away at an upper-class family whose members are ensconced in their own privilege, deaf to the guilty howls of conscience and oblivious to the suffering in their midst.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.

Feb
28
Wed
2018
Happy End
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

(France, 2017) Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden.

“Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth.” – Michael Haneke.
After the uncharacteristically compassionate Amour, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the Austrian master of dark humor returns to his devastating take on Europe, as seen in Cachè, The White Ribbon and Funny Games. The great (now 86-year-old) Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of Amour and The Conformist, plays a rich Frenchman who gathers his avaricious son Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie), daughter Isabelle Huppert (Story of Women), and grandchildren to the family home in Calais. It’s not a loving reunion he wants, but someone to help him commit euthanasia. And if his kids won’t do it, he’ll find someone even worse. 107 min
“Haneke chips away at an upper-class family whose members are ensconced in their own privilege, deaf to the guilty howls of conscience and oblivious to the suffering in their midst.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.

Mar
1
Thu
2018
All The Money In The World
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Ridley Scott. Screenplay: David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson. Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris.

Ridley Scott turns a true story into a thrilling bit of cinema, with Christopher Plummer filling in for the ejected Kevin Spacey as billionaire J. Paul Getty, whose grandson was snatched off the streets in Rome in 1975 and held for a (huge) ransom. Plummer is magnificent as the center of the storm, whose dislike of caving to terrorists is equalled by his disinterest in his children and grandkids (“He’s only one of 14 of them”). But it is Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea) who serves as the emotional engine of the action; as the kidnap victim’s mother, she is willing to do anything – from making deals with the Devil to standing up to her contemptuous father-in-law – to bring her son back home. 132 min
“At 88, Plummer is at the top of his game. There hasn’t been such a lonely mogul in the movies since Orson Welles’s Charles Foster Kane expired with “Rosebud” on his lips.” Peter Rainer, CS Monitor.com

Mar
2
Fri
2018
All The Money In The World
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Ridley Scott. Screenplay: David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson. Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris.

Ridley Scott turns a true story into a thrilling bit of cinema, with Christopher Plummer filling in for the ejected Kevin Spacey as billionaire J. Paul Getty, whose grandson was snatched off the streets in Rome in 1975 and held for a (huge) ransom. Plummer is magnificent as the center of the storm, whose dislike of caving to terrorists is equalled by his disinterest in his children and grandkids (“He’s only one of 14 of them”). But it is Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea) who serves as the emotional engine of the action; as the kidnap victim’s mother, she is willing to do anything – from making deals with the Devil to standing up to her contemptuous father-in-law – to bring her son back home. 132 min
“At 88, Plummer is at the top of his game. There hasn’t been such a lonely mogul in the movies since Orson Welles’s Charles Foster Kane expired with “Rosebud” on his lips.” Peter Rainer, CS Monitor.com

Mar
3
Sat
2018
All The Money In The World
Mar 3 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Ridley Scott. Screenplay: David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson. Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris.

Ridley Scott turns a true story into a thrilling bit of cinema, with Christopher Plummer filling in for the ejected Kevin Spacey as billionaire J. Paul Getty, whose grandson was snatched off the streets in Rome in 1975 and held for a (huge) ransom. Plummer is magnificent as the center of the storm, whose dislike of caving to terrorists is equalled by his disinterest in his children and grandkids (“He’s only one of 14 of them”). But it is Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea) who serves as the emotional engine of the action; as the kidnap victim’s mother, she is willing to do anything – from making deals with the Devil to standing up to her contemptuous father-in-law – to bring her son back home. 132 min
“At 88, Plummer is at the top of his game. There hasn’t been such a lonely mogul in the movies since Orson Welles’s Charles Foster Kane expired with “Rosebud” on his lips.” Peter Rainer, CS Monitor.com