"Lady Bird is big screen perfection"- NY Times

Dec 23, 2017

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In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.

Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, also appearing at this year's Festival in On Chesil Beach) - affectionately known and self-proclaimed as Lady Bird - is an ambitious, bright, and precocious high school senior. Longing to break free of suburban Sacramento, she dreams of a different life full of east coast skyscrapers, Ivy League universities, and cosmopolitan culture.

With modest grades and no alumni connections to speak of, Lady Bird needs extracurriculars to beef up her college applications. Joining the drama club leads to new friends (sometimes at the expense of old ones), first loves, and a social life in full swing. Dealing with her critical mother and succeeding at math do not come as easily. With her dad recently laid off, her mom working double shifts as a nurse, and her brother and his girlfriend - Berkeley grads - working at the supermarket, she is keenly aware that post-high school life is no walk in the park. Old enough to appreciate what she has, but not always mature enough to show it, sometimes she just wants to go shopping for her prom dress rather than putting her clothes away.

Navigating the awkward space between adolescence and adulthood, Lady Bird, splendidly brought to life by Ronan, is a character to whom we can all relate. With her solo directorial debut, Greta Gerwig continues the charm and wit of her previous screenwriting work - think Frances Ha and Mistress America but with a more sophisticated approach to character and interpersonal relationships. Incredibly personal and immensely relatable, Lady Bird is sure to be one of the defining coming-of-age films of its generation.

Fri, Dec 22 @ 7pm 
Sat, Dec 23 @ 3pm & 7pm
Sun, Dec 24 @ 1pm & 5pm
Mon, Dec 25 @ 7pm
Tues, Dec 26 @ 7pm
Wed, Dec 27 @ 7pm
Thur, Dec 28 @ 7pm

"Lady Bird is big screen perfection"
-The New York Times

"Funny, ferocious and wise"
-Boston Globe

"Superb" -Los Angeles Times

"A triumph of style, sensibility and spirit"
-Washington Post

-Wall Street Journal


With THE DISASTER ARTIST, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau-an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable-into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds in the making of what may be the worst fil mever made, the midnight cult classic The Room.

Drawing on the memoir of the same name, Franco chronicles the making of
The Room as recalled by Wiseau's friend and reluctant co-star Greg Sestero (played, in a flourish of inspired casting, by Franco's brother Dave). Co-producer and frequent Franco collaborator Seth Rogen plays the foil as the bizarre Wiseau's incredulous script supervisor; also on hand is a cavalcade of surprise comedians and celebrities (no spoilers!), many of whom participate in pitch-perfect recreations of Wiseau's singular vision.

What could have been a mean-spirited mockery of one would-be artist's reach exceeding his grasp instead becomes an empathetic character study that is guaranteed to tear Midnight audiences apart! with uproarious laughter. It is a brilliant comedic portrayal of a Hollywood outsider by a Hollywood insider whose own artistic pursuits have consistently defied easy categorization - and the most sincere veneration of a Z-grade auteur since Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

Fri, Dec 22 @ 7pm 
Sat, Dec 23 @ 3pm & 7pm
Sun, Dec 24 @ 1pm & 5pm
Mon, Dec 25 @ 7pm
Tues, Dec 26 @ 7pm
Wed, Dec 27 @ 7pm
Thur, Dec 28 @ 7pm

"Absolutely Hysterical"
-The Hollywood Reporter

"Extremely Entertaining"
- Boston Globe

"Wonderfully weird" 
-Entertainment Weekly

"Funny...An ode to bad taste" 
- New York Times

- Los Angeles Times


On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment.

Filmmaker Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro capture a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.

Fri, Dec 22 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm & 6:30pm
Mon, Dec 25 @ 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Tues, Dec 26 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Wed, Dec 27 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm
Thur, Dec 28 @ 6:30pm & 8:45pm

"Kate Winslet delivers her most powerful, emotionally resonant performance in more than a decade

"Kate Winslet is on fire in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel...
Her performance is absolutely astounding"
-Rolling Stone

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