New, this week, LOVE AFTER LOVE and LEAN ON PETE will engage your emotions. GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI continues for those of you who missed it last week.
MOVIE DETAILS: LOVE AFTER LOVE is a family drama that get high marks from the critics. Starring Andie MacDowell, as the mother of this close knit family that is thrown into disarray when her husband, the patriarch, dies and leaves them all wanting. Strong and powerful.
“This first-time feature from writer/director Russell Harbaugh has an understated, intimate, pointillist style, with a cool jazz score that matches its improvisational tone.” – Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com
LEAN ON PETE proves that young stars are worth catching at the beginning of their careers, like this young man. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life.
“Lean on Pete” demands a different kind of attention from moviegoers. But the rewards are worth it.” – Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sophie Fiennes‘s documentary, GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI, goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is the Drug,” and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself. If you want to know about the woman and not just the legend, this is your film, don’t miss it this week. LEARN MORE.
“The documentary is a feat of portraiture and a restoration of humanity. It’s got the uncanny, the sublime, and, in many spots, a combination of both.” – Wesley Morris, New York Times
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; FINDING YOUR FEET; HANNAH; FINAL PORTRAIT; LOVELESS; BACK TO BURGUNDY; BEAUTY AND THE DOGS; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; DISOBEDIENCE; MOUNTAIN; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE; RBG; ISMAEL’S GHOSTS; HEARTS BEAT LOUD.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.