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COMPLETE SEASON LINEUP

Buy a Season Package to all 5 films for $45; available until the first film night of the season. Scroll down for complete film synopses, trailers and single tickets. The fall package includes: Peanut Butter Falcon, The Great Buster, The Biggest Little Farm, Official Secrets and Luce.

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FALL 2019 FILM LINEUP

1St Fall Film - October 7, 2019 at 7pm

October 7, 2019

Peanut Butter Falcon

Directed by Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz
USA | 93 minutes | English, LevelFilm - Rated PG

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A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck. A strange turn of events pairs him on the
road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

Principal Cast:

Shia LaBeoufDakota JohnsonZack Gottsagen

2nd Fall Film - October 21, 2019 at 7pm

October 21, 2019

The Great Buster: A Celebration

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
USA | 102 minutes | English, MK2 - Rated PG

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In 1965, the year before his death, the Venice Film Festival gave a tribute to Buster Keaton where he received a five-minute standing ovation. In Peter Bogdanovich’s documentary The Great Buster: A Celebration, the director and film historian pays his own tribute to Keaton’s life and legacy, with a focus on the films he made independently before he signed on to a major studio, and how the introduction of sound changed cinema forever.

Bogdanovich sets out to remind us of the star’s influence and ingenuity through a combination of Bogdanovich’s narration, a series of interviews with filmmakers, collaborators, performers, and friends, and, of course, a cavalcade of spectacularly restored footage from Keaton’s films. From his birth, to his time on the vaudeville circuit, to his directing years, to what he called “the biggest mistake of his life,” The Great Buster tracks the highs and lows of Keaton’s professional and personal lives. The final third of the film is a study of the actor-director’s finest and most visionary creative period, citing his dark comedy, The General, as not only his finest work but also one of the best films in cinema history.

Director Werner Herzog may say it best in the film: “He is the essence of movies, one of the inventors of cinema.” Bogdanovich demonstrates this idea quite literally with a sequence featuring one of Keaton’s more daring stunts — his falling house bit, which has been repeated in film and television countless times. The Great Buster is an ode to this cinema legend and evidence that comedy can be timeless.

“Keaton and the era he symbolized is long gone, but this documentary reminds us that he lives forever.” —Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Principal Cast: Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick Van Dyke, Johnny Knoxville

3rd Fall Film - November 4, 2019 at 7pm

November 4, 2019

The Biggest Little Farm

Directed by John Chester
USA | 89 minutes | English, Elevation Pictures - Rated PG

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Emmy Award–winning filmmaker John Chester and his wife, Molly, a culinary writer, trade city life to start their own farm on a stretch of depleted soil outside Los Angeles. Part of their inspiration is to offer a better life outdoors for their rescue dog, Todd. But they also want to live in better harmony with nature. Many of us hold similar dreams — but John and Molly put theirs into action.

John chronicles their efforts for more than eight years in this sweeping epic about the creation of Apricot Lane Farms. New to the world of agriculture and farming, John and Molly enlist the help of Alan York, a plant, soil, and biodynamic consultant whose vision is to raise an array of crops and livestock. Alan cautions that it will take seven years before they fully realize their potential. During that time, they face mounting obstacles: coyotes, insects, bad weather, and disease, like a modern-day enactment of Little House on the Prairie. Most farmers would respond with pesticides, extermination, and concentration on a single crop, but, following their guide, John and Molly remain steadfast in their commitment to working with nature and not against it.

Teeming with stunningly beautiful images of flora and fauna — including a pregnant hog that will melt your heart — The Biggest Little Farm, which played Hot Docs 2018, is a testament to idealism. For urban viewers, it’s a necessary confrontation with how our food is grown. It’s also a family adventure, full of suspense and emotion that will leave a lump in your throat.

“In a time when climate news is near-uniformly depressing, this is a nature documentary that pays loving and hopeful tribute to the complex web of life — and it won’t scare your kids.” —Sara Stewart, New York Post

Principal Cast: John Chester, Molly Chester

 

4th Fall Film - November 18, 2019 at 7pm

November 18, 2019

Official Secrets

Directed by Gavin Hood
UK/USA | 112 minutes | English, eOne - Rated 14A

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Official Secrets recalls the prosecution of real-life whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley, ColetteThe Imitation Game), a story that might otherwise be a footnote in the campaign that led to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by British and American troops. The film offers a behind-the-scenes account of events from the perspectives of Gun and the journalists and lawyers that warn of the perilous state of democracy at times of war.

Gun was a young translator at the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). George W. Bush, President of the United States, and Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, were doing everything in their power to secure a United Nations resolution to sanction war. As part of that effort, the States’ National Security Agency sent a memo to GCHQ with an order to gather information on diplomats from certain nations so they could fix the UN vote and protect themselves from being charged with any unlawful acts.

Gun is reluctant to follow the order, knowing that the case for war has yet to be proven. Weighed down by her conscience, she risks everything and leaks the memo in the hopes of stopping the war — but no one can stand in its way.

Did Gun break the law? Did she violate the UK’s Official Secrets Act? Is she a traitor? These are the motivating questions from here on out. Directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film) and stacked with a who’s who of British acting heavyweights, Official Secrets is an examination of the meaning, value, and act of loyalty.

“A sturdy, entertaining political thriller that pushes all the right buttons and triggers all the right outraged reactions.” —Tim Grierson,Screen International

Principal Cast: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

 

5th Fall Film - December 2, 2019 at 7pm

December 2, 2019

Luce

Directed by Julius Onah
USA | 109 minutes | English, Elevation Pictures - Rated 14A

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Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, LUCE is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?

Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.

Principal Cast: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth