Our three award-winning films return for another week. THE POST; I, TONYA and LADY BIRD are now certified hits, judging from the large audiences that have been coming out to see them. In an attempt to accommodate the crowds during the more popular times, we’ve created an EXPANDED WEEKEND SCHEDULE. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance when possible, either at the box office or on our website, particularly on the weekend. We want you to see every movie you want to see with us.
With women’s issues front and center in the media of late, it’s worth noting that all three films focus on strong, female characters finding their way in an often less than welcoming world. We have Katharine Graham doing battle with both the White House and the male-dominated newspaper business; Tonya Harding overcoming abusive relationships and class to become a Olympic figure skater; and Lady Bird, whose anguish at being a misfit in her own home town may seem trivial in comparison to the troubles of Ms. Graham and Ms. Harding, but whose story is no less affecting. Their stories are intimate, contemporary and universal.
Meryl Streep plays the unexpected owner of THE POST (as in Washington Post), Katharine Graham, co-starring with Tom Hanks as the newspaper’s steely editor Ben Bradlee. The film is a thrilling drama about the pair’s unlikely partnership as they 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. Hanks and director Steven Spielberg have worked together before but this is a first time Streep has joined these Hollywood heavy-hitters and she shows, as usual, she is their equal. LEARN MORE.
“In an era in which journalistic outlets are increasingly accused of delivering ‘fake news,’ this film is a reminder that few things are as precious – and vital – as the truth.” – Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tonya Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, but her legacy has forever been defined by her association with and culpability in an infamous, ill-conceived and disastrously executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. I, TONYA tells that darkly comedic story, one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Margot Robbie plays an over-the-top Harding and Allison Janney won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for her ice-cold turn as Tonya’s mother and early trainer. Directed by Craig Gillespie. LEARN MORE.
“…just a few minutes into ‘I, Tonya,’ I found myself captivated by the anger and blunt physicality that define Robbie’s performance.” – Angelica Jade Bastién, Wall Street Journal
Spirited and dissatisfied, this young woman who has named herself LADY BIRD (Golden Globe winning Saoirse Ronan) has a tendency to butt heads with her loving but deeply-opinionated mother (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s mild-mannered father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in a lush and brightly-colored Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, it is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig. LEARN MORE.
“‘Lady Bird’ is a deeply accomplished debut, as much a love letter to Gerwig’s hometown as it is to awkward adolescence. It flies.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News
NYFC Series Special Screening: 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 session with star/producer Rebecca Hall, director Brian Crano, and stars Dan Stevens, and François Arnaud. Hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday, February 5th at 7:30 PM.
OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILM PROGRAMS: This series returns in February, featuring the year’s most spectacular shorts, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, across the categories of Live Action, Animation and Documentary film. The entire roster of the 2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters on Friday, February 9th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before the Awards ceremony on March 4th. Look for the announcement of the Oscar-nominations this coming Tuesday, January 23rd to find out the titles of the films that will make up this ever-popular program. For some of our audience members, we’ve been told that this is the high point of their year of film-going and they make it a point to see each and every program.
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, MOLLY’S GAME, BPM, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF WATER, PHANTOM THREAD.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.