It’s the last full week of Women’s History Month and we curate another selection of women-centric films. New is THOROUGHBREDS, a suspense drama that features two up and coming female actors. Also, this weekend our EXHIBITION ON SCREEN art film series continues with the documentary, DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS.
ITZHAK, in its second week, and directed by a woman, pays particular attention to Perlman’s devoted wife, Toby. BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY, in its 4th week, has moved audiences with its complicated tale of the classic Hollywood star. You can’t help but be cowed by her beauty, which blinded everyone from her talent in science.
In THOROUGHBREDS, the debut film from writer/director Cory Finley, two 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. The film stars Olivia Cooke, from the A&E series Bates Motel, Anya Taylor-Joy, who you might have seen here at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA in The Witch, and the late Anton Yelchin in one of his final roles. Creepy, gorgeously shot, and, for the squeamish who avoid scary movies, most grisly acts occur offscreen, best left to your imagination. LEARN MORE.
“Finley remains true to his vision, and it’s a thrilling spectacle to behold.” – Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com
ITZHAK, director Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary, looks beyond the sublime violinist to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak Perlman himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family, friends, and, most endearingly, his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Featuring Billy Joel and Alan Alda. LEARN MORE.
“If you don’t already know and love violinist Itzhak Perlman, you will after watching ‘Itzhak’.” – Zachary Lewis, Cleveland Plain Dealer
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY makes clear that there is more to “the most beautiful woman in the world” than meets the eye. Screen star Lamarr starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable. She also invented a wireless form of communication called “frequency hopping” that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wifi technology. Featuring interviews with Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich and the late Robert Osborne. Directed by Alexandra Dean. LEARN MORE.
“The movie reveals and demonstrates over and over that Lamarr was a fascinating and brilliant person, a true eccentric with considerable will and personal courage.” – Mike LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Did the recent David Hockney show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City whet your appetite for more on the renowned artist? Don’t miss DAVID HOCKNEY AT the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. LEARN MORE.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is a series of art event films about the world’s greatest art exhibitions and this first film takes place in Italy. The work of Seventh Art Productions, one of the UK’s leading independent producers of films for cinema, TV and digital platforms, we will be screening the films Sundays at 12:30 PM and Mondays at 7:30 PM.
Next up: CEZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE (April 8th and 9th), THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM (April 15th and 16th), VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING (June 10th and 11th) and I, CLAUDE MONET (June 24th and 25th). Buy your tickets in advance for these special screenings.
Last week’s screening of CANELETTO and THE ART OF VENICE sold out–it will have a return engagement in May. If you missed it, you have another chance! Details to follow.
THE JERSEY DEVIL FILM FESTIVAL: Tickets are going fast for the first Jersey Devil Film Festival (in partnership with Paranormal Books and Curiosities) which will include a 20th Anniversary screening of the genre defining, Jersey-made, found-film classic THE LAST BROADCAST. The film will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Lance Weiler and cast members, hosted by Alex Biese of the Asbury Park Press. Word from Lance: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Last Broadcast at the Jersey Devil Film Festival. It’s a fitting return to the legend that spawned a $900 digital motion picture that made cinematic history.” Friday, April 6 at 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE. Keep up to date at the event’s FACEBOOK PAGE.
Tickets are now on sale for the special April 12 at 7:30 PM, one night only, worldwide screening of DISTANT SKY: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – LIVE IN COPENHAGEN. Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, the film captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from this unique band. Performing exquisite compositions from the new album Skeleton Tree alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band’s acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career. A Spotify playlist of the show is now available. Directed by award winning filmmaker David Barnard. LEARN MORE.
“Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant.” – The Guardian
FUTURE FILMS WE ARE ANTICIPATING: Movies listed as “Coming Soon” are films The ShowRoom Cinema would like to present and is actively trying to book. However, we don’t always know if or when we will be able to actually get them from distributors. We set showtimes on a week-by-week basis and will announce them as soon as we can confirm them. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We look forward to bringing these films to THE SHOWROOM CINEMA and please help support our theater by seeing them with us: GOLDSTONE; CHAPPAQUIDDICK; THE DEATH OF STALIN; FINDING YOUR FEET; HANNAH; FINAL PORTRAIT; LOVELESS; TULLY; UNSANE; BACK TO BURGUNDY; BEAUTY AND THE DOGS; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; DISOBEDIENCE; LEAN ON PETE; ISLE OF DOGS; MOUNTAIN; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE; RBG; BORG/MCENROE; GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.