Oscar's biggest winners on screen at O this weekend.Mar 23, 2018
Your favorite independent cinema is bringing you more of the kind of movies you love.A STYLISH AND TWISTED MIX OF HEATHERS AND MEAN GIRLS.THOROUGHBREDSTwo upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems - no matter what the cost.Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.SHOWTIMESFri, Mar 16 @ 7pmSat, Mar 17 @ 3pm & 7pm
Sun, Mar 18 @ 3pm & 7pmMon, Mar 19 @ 7pmTues, Mar 20 @ 7pmWed, Mar 21 @ 7pmThus, March 22 @ 7pm"Sleek and stylish...one of the best surprises out of Sundance"-Screencrush"Delectably twisted mean-girls"-Los Angeles Times- The Hollywood ReporterACADEMY AWARD WINNER- BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMA FANTASTIC WOMANMarina (Daniela Vega), the transgender heroine of A FANTASTIC WOMAN, is beautiful, enigmatic, and plunged into a precarious situation after her boyfriend dies unexpectedly in her company.Fifty-seven-year-old divorcé Orlando (Francisco Reyes) wakes in the middle of the night, suffers an aneurism, and falls down some stairs, sustaining injuries that will come to haunt Marina after she takes him to the hospital and attempts to slip away before authorities and family members begin prying. Marina knows she's regarded with suspicion for her youth, class, and, above all, gender status. She expects to gain little from Orlando's demise, but the viciousness of Orlando's son, the cold-heartedness of Orlando's ex-wife, and the intrusiveness of a detective from the Sexual Offenses Investigation Unit force Marina to not only clear her name, but also to demand the very thing no one seems willing to give her: respect.Making subtle nods toward Almodóvar and Fassbinder, Lelio suffuses his scenes with an air of subversive noir, emphasizing Marina's quest to prove she is not the femme fatale her adversaries make her out to be. A FANTASTIC WOMAN is an alluring exercise in style, a smart spin on the genre, and a much-needed entry into the category of films that move trans characters from the margins to the spotlight.POPCORN FRIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL & O CINEMApresentACADEMY AWARD WINNER- BEST PICTURE & BEST DIRECTOR!THE SHAPE OF WATERAn other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation, but her life is changed forever when she discovers a secret classified experiment.Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret - a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank.As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.ACADEMY AWARD WINNER- BEST ACTORDARKEST HOURDuring the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its DARKEST HOUR as the threat of invasion looms.A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Working from Anthony McCarten's ingeniously structured script, director Joe Wright deploys a battery of inventive visual designs to capture his story in flights of Wellesian dazzle. Yet for all the spectacle, Darkest Hour is at heart a character piece, and Oldman has transformed himself utterly, rendering Churchill a living, breathing lion of a leader.SHOWTIMESFri, Mar 16 @ 6:30pmSat, Mar 17 @ 1:30pm & 6:30pm
Sun, Mar 18 @ 1:30pm & 6:30pmMon, Mar 19 @ 6:30pmTues, Mar 20 @ 6:30pmWed, Mar 21 @ 6:30pmThus, March 22 @ 6:30pm"One of the year's best movies"-Access Hollywood"An energetic, showy piece of work...as a portrait of a wildly eccentric, believable human being, it succeeds beyond doubt"-Los Angeles TimeslSUPPORT O CINEMABECOME A MEMBER!As a nonprofit cinema, the proceedsfrom our membership program go right back intoincreasing the diversity of our film presentations andevents. An O Cinema membership supports acornerstone of the cultural life of our community-so you can both feel good and do good by joining.Become a member today!