👑 the brilliance of Basquiat 🎨May 19, 2018
Your favorite independent cinema is bringingyou more of the kind of movies you love."Enthralling” -The New York Times"Alluring" -Variety"A Treasure" -The Hollywood Reporter"Illuminating"- ArtForumCo-Presented withBOOM FOR REALThe Late Teenage Yearsof Jean-Michel BasquiatSara Driver explores the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.Jean-Michel Basquiat's artistic flame burned intensely before his death at age 27 in 1988. His recognition has only increased since then. He was memorialized in Julian Schnabel's film Basquiat and recently set the auction record for an American artist with his Untitled graffiti painting of a skull.Filmmaker Sara Driver brings a fresh perspective to the life of this mercurial figure during his formative years, when he was a homeless teenager in New York City. His story is told through the memories of people who knew him personally, including rapper Fab 5 Freddy, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and graffiti artist Lee Quiñones. Conveying Basquiat’s personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him, the doc serves as another chapter in the ongoing effort to rescue Basquiat from his own hype.Boom for Real, tell's the story of Jean-Michel’s downtown NYC, immersing us in an era when traditional hierarchies were breaking down, pre Aids, President Reagan, the real estate and art boom, and before anyone was motivated by money and ambition.Through his friends' interviews and archival footage, the young Basquiat comes across as magnetic and ambitious. His friend Felice Rosser puts his career in perspective: "In a world where Black people are not celebrated, he did it; he blew the roof off that sucker."SHOWTIMESFri, May 18 @ 7pm & 9:30pmSat, May 19 @ 2pm, 3:40pm,5:20pm, 7pm & 8:45pmSun, May 20 @ 2pm, 3:40pm,5:20pm, 7pm & 8:45pmMon, May 21 @ 7pm & 8:45pmTues, May 22 @ 7pm & 8:45pmWed, May 23 @ 7pm & 8:45pmThurs, May 24 @ 7pm & 8:45pm"Mind-bending twists and turns.”– The New York Times"Magnificent"-Los Angeles TimesTHE ENDLESSFollowing their Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with THE ENDLESS– a mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier.Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.MORE SHOWS ADDEDBY POPULAR DEMANDSHOWTIMESFri, May 18 @ 11pmSat, May 19 @ 10:15pm"Moving" - Los Angeles Times"Stirring" - The New York Times"Essential" - The Film Stage"Fierce" -Entertainment WeeklyRBGAs the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining gender-discrimination law. Intent on systematically releasing women from second-class status, she argued six pivotal gender-bias cases in the 1970s before an all-male Supreme Court blind to sexism.Now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land."I ask no favors for my sex. … All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks."— Sarah Moore Grimké, 1837SHOWTIMESFri, May 18 @ 6:30pm & 8:30pmSat, May 19 @ 2:30pm, 4:30pm,6:30pm & 8:30pmSun, May 20 @ 2:30pm, 4:30pm,6:30pm & 8:30pmMon, May 21 @ 6:30pm & 8:30pmTues, May 22 @ 6:30pm & 8:30pmWed, May 23 @ 6:30pm & 8:30pmThurs, May 24 @ 6:30pm & 8:30pmSUPPORT O CINEMABECOME A MEMBERAs a nonprofit cinema, the proceeds from our membership program go right back into increasing the diversity of our film presentations and events. An O Cinema membership supports a cornerstone of the cultural life of our community- so you can both feel good and do good by joining. Become a member today!