She’s back – and her star is rising, just ask all those who have already seen RBG, that is. This documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg enters its 4th big week along with 2 NEW films from A24, the distributor that brought us hits like MOONLIGHT, LADY BIRD, ROOM, MENASHE and THE DISASTER ARTIST. FIRST REFORMED was written and directed by Hollywood heavyweight Paul Schrader, who made his first big splash with his screenplay for TAXI DRIVER, while HEREDITARY is a first feature, and racking up praise for writer/director Ari Aster.
EXPANDED SHOW TIMES: All three films have high Rotten Tomatoes scores and you’ll have plenty of chances to see them all, as we’ve added later screenings on Friday and Saturday, and earlier screenings Monday through Thursday. You know we so DISLIKE to turn people away so don’t get sold out, buy ahead of time or come to an earlier time slot and beat the crowds. At the early shows you’ll find parking more accessible (don’t forget about the Municipal and Transportation lots!!!) and late night is just right for the after dinner bunch. Mark your calendars for Sunday and Monday screenings only for the latest installment of our popular Exhibition on Screen artist series, VINCENT van GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING.
With so many options for watching movies elsewhere, we appreciate your patronage and loyalty to The ShowRoom Cinema. From movie producer Moctesuma Esparza: “…like food and shelter, all people need the communal experience that movies provide. Everyone should have a right to dream. Movies allow people to dream, to think of a world outside their experiences.” We couldn’t agree more.
MOVIE DETAILS: FIRST REFORMED is the story of the Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future.
FIRST REFORMED has what makes for a true indie of note, and just like THE SHOWROOM CINEMA, it has a lot of heft for its size. According to INDIEWIRE, “it doesn’t fit the mold of what gets made, it challenges audience beliefs, it proudly appeals to a narrower audience, it doesn’t demand film literacy and it could stick around for awards season.” WATCH THE TRAILER.
“This is a movie about faith tested, and people trying to reconcile hope with a world that can feel hopeless. It’s a film to be seen in a dark theater with an audience hushed in reverence of the power of cinema.” – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
Toni Collette has done so much on screen lately it seems ironic that with her performance in the horror film HEREDITARY, she is really getting noticed. When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain. WATCH THE TRAILER.
“In its sense of poisoned family bloodlines, of the everyday invaded by unspeakable evil, of bonechilling terror you won’t be able to shake, Hereditary is a new horror landmark. Toni Collette should have Oscar calling.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
RBG is one of our most contemporary documentaries. She can’t be stopped, just the other day, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned another dissent after the court voted 7-2 in favor of a bakery that refused to serve a same-sex couple. At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg or RBG as she has come to be called, has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown- until now. An opera fan, a workout cyborg, with fan boys and girls a quarter of her age, who knew? RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career, from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen. WATCH THE TRAILER.
“Inspiring documentary, highlighting this ‘notorious’ trendsetter’s dissenting opinions.” – Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: VINCENT van GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING: Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. VINCENT van GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING plays Sunday at 12:30 PM and Monday at 7:30 PM ONLY. The films in this series or art exhibited in new and creative ways have been very popular – purchase your tickets in advance at the box office or on our website.
There is just so much variety COMING SOON:
HORROR CHURCH is back next Sunday, June 17th, at 11am. Don’t miss another in the Hammer Studios fine offerings of creep with THE MUMMY. Bring Dad for Father’s Day, buy him a donut and don’t tell Mom.
YANNI 25th ANNIVERSARY LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS is a special event on Tuesday, June 19th, at 7:30pm. See this beloved singer with all the dazzle and beauty the venue can offer.
New York Film Critics’ Series presents an all-star cast headed up by Paul Rudd in the true life story, CATCHER WAS A SPY on Wednesday, June 20th, at 2pm. See this exclusive sneak-preview one before it opens nationwide with a live-to-tape interview afterwards.
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 want you to know how much you support our theater by seeing them with us: HEARTS BEAT LOUD; AMERICAN ANIMALS; HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; A KID LIKE JAKE; WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR; GENERATION WEALTH; EIGHTH GRADE; CRAZY RICH ASIANS; THE LITTLE STRANGER.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.