NEW this week at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA are 2 films, CHAPPAQUIDDICK and LET THE SUNSHINE IN. Continuing for a second week is the powerful 1945. These films have garnered great reviews, are internationally recognized and provide new perspectives on the moral dilemmas inside the Kennedy power machine, middle-age relationships and the fallout of World War II in small towns across Europe. These movies, the best of cinema, provide you with a window on other countries, the struggles of individuals and possible solutions that might help you better cope with your own world view.
MOVIE DETAILS: LET THE SUNSHINE IN (UN BEUR SOLEIL INTERIEUR) stars the ever-mercurial Julliete Binoche as a divorced woman who is re-entering the dating world and looking for love…again. A cliché plotline is given a fresh take as she weighs the advantages of each of the men she encounters in her journey. In French, with subtitles.
“It’s Binoche, here delivering one of her finest and most subtly calibrated performances, who imbues Isabelle with the heart and earthy eroticism that makes her far more appealing, even heroic, than the pathetic figure she might have been” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
CHAPPAQUIDDICK looks at the incident in 1969 where a young woman died while in the car with Senator Ted Kennedy, who drove it off the bridge late one night. Kennedy’s presidential aspirations died that night as well, and this fictionalized retelling tries to recreate what may have gone on behind the scenes, after the fact. A stab at the truth, and not strictly a Kennedy-follower film, starring Jason Clarke, Bruce Dern, Kate Mara, Jim Gafigan, and Ed Helms.
“Coming out in a time of US President’s facing allegation of criminal behavior and the rise of the #MeToo movement, Chappaquiddick is a fascinating look at an under-examined, key moment in American history. ” James Croot, Stuff.co.nz
The film, 1945, is a powerful film, shot in B&W, focuses on the tensions still alive in the small towns that went back to the life and ownerships of properties that existed before the war. Winner of the Best Feature at the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival it leaves the audience struck with how to deal with recuperation and restitution after conflict still plaguing the world at war today. Directed by Ferenc Torok in Hungarian and Russian with subtitles.
“Torok juggles plenty of character and themes – guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice – but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted.” – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
COMING SOON: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN – These art films return in June and we know that many of you have been seeing all of them, so mark your calendars. Coming up: 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.
HORROR CHURCH – MAY 20th Sunday, we will be screening the second in our series of classic Hammer horror films, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Bring the family, buy our specially- themed donuts – hand crafted by our friends at Purple Glaze – and enjoy the screams on the screen, starting at 11am. We’ll be taking your suggestions for other titles you’d like to see on the big screen for future HORROR CHURCH mornings.
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: RBG; BOOK CLUB; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; MOUNTAIN; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE; ISMAEL’S GHOSTS; HEARTS BEAT LOUD; FIRST REFORMED; AMERICAN ANIMALS; HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES.
Finally, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of you out there who brought life into the world. (We know what birthing feels like, having brought THE SHOWROOM CINEMA to life in a town that was lacking in the cinematic arts. It can be thankless, at times.) We want YOU to feel appreciated, so on Sunday, we’ll offer a free small popcorn to any mom coming into the movies with a child (grown or otherwise). It’s a day to celebrate, validate and offer a moment of indulgence to women who have given a lot to others. Hey big spender, you can even buy your mom a gift card so she can treat herself anytime she wants to, with or without you. We have a ‘one size fits all’ card that is sure to please.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.