The Oscar nominations have been announced and our 3 films have a total of 10 nominations between them! Meryl Streep has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in THE POST, and the movie has been nominated for Best Picture. LADY BIRD has also been nominated for Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Saoirse Ronan, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Laurie Metcalf, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Greta Gerwig, for both Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Gerwig is only the 5th woman to receive a nomination for Best Director. I, TONYA rounds it out with nominations for Margot Robbie, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Allison Janney, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Editing. We send good luck wishes to all the nominees.
It’s worth noting that out of all the films nominated for 2018 Academy Awards, THE SHOWROOM CINEMA screened 11 of those films over the past year (that’s counting the 3 current films) for a total of 30 nominations between them. The other films are Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Florida Project, The Disaster Artist, Faces Places, The Square, and one of our biggest hits, Loving Vincent. We bring you the best of current independent, documentary and international films and, if award nominations and wins are any indication, we are choosing the best films – which we will strive to continue doing throughout the coming year.
This is the 21st Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep and she’s won 3, just one award shy of record-holder Katharine Hepburn. Is there anything this acting treasure can’t do? In THE POST, she brings The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, to vivid life. Graham and the newspaper’s editor Ben Bradlee (played by the equally gifted actor Tom Hanks) race to catch up with The New York Times in order to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Steven Spielberg directed this thrilling drama. LEARN MORE.
“Streep is superb. What else is new?” – Scott Marks, San Diego Reader
Allison Janney has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her ice-cold turn as Tonya Harding’s mother in I, TONYA: will she make it an actor’s award trifecta? Margot Robbie has received award nominations and critical praise for her spot-on portrayal of Harding in this darky comedic look at one of the most bizarre events in sports history, told from the differing viewpoints of the motley crew involved. Directed by Craig Gillespie. LEARN MORE.
“It is, in truth, very much worth seeing … for the most obvious reasons. Quite predictably, Robbie as Harding and Janney as her mother are tremendous.” – Jeff Simon, Buffalo News
Could Saoirse Ronan be a Meryl Streep in the making? This is the 23 year-old’s third Oscar nomination, and she recently won the golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in the title role in the universally lauded film LADY BIRD. Laurie Metcalf plays her mother, a nurse working tirelessly to keep the family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, it is an affecting look at personal relationships and home. This is Greta Gerwig’s first solo stab at both writing and directing: and after years as an actor, her future as a director looks very bright indeed. LEARN MORE.
“With writing and direction this smart, ‘Lady Bird’ is a joy to watch.” – Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail
ONE NIGHT ONLY: The New York Film Critics Series returns in February with a pre-release screening of PERMISSION, a subversive, feminist, romantic comedy. Anna (Rebecca Hall) and Will (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey’s Matthew Crawley) were each other’s first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. When an ill-timed joke prompts Anna to propose that they try opening their relationship as a sexual experiment, they venture out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their life together and, along the way, evolve. Also starring Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, David Joseph Craig, Morgan Spector, and Jason Sudeikis.
The screening will be followed by a live-to-tape, Q&A with star/producer Rebecca Hall, director Brian Crano, and stars Dan Stevens, and François Arnaud. Hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. Remember, this is a ONE NIGHT ONLY screening, Monday, February 5th at 7:30 PM, buy your tickets in advance here.
OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: We’ll soon have more information on the OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS series, which will return to our screens for 2 weeks only, starting on February 9th. The programs will feature the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary categories and will give you the opportunity to see all the nominated films before the Oscar Awards ceremony on March 4th. This is always a very popular series that you won’t want to miss.
LOVE THE MOVIES on VALENTINE’S DAY: What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the indie movie lover in your life? A SHOWROOM CINEMA Gift Card, of course. Our special offer includes one bonus movie pass with each $30 gift card purchase. And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday, which is our co-promotion with MOGO Fusion Tacos offering a special deal for 2 tacos and one movie for only $16.00. Can’t find a better buy, better people, and YOU will be the star for thinking of it.
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: IN THE FADE, IN BETWEEN, OSCAR SHORTS LIVE ACTION – ANIMATION – DOCUMENTARY, A FANTASTIC WOMAN, BPM, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF WATER, PHANTOM THREAD.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.