HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND: It’s a holiday weekend for some of you and should the connections with the relatives prove tedious, we’ll be open with regular screenings to satisfy your entertainment needs. We’re bringing you three new movies this week, all earning high critical praise – one a Golden Globe winner. IN THE FADE won the award for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. The documentary LEANING INTO THE WIND has a 100% Fresh rating on the movie reviewing site, Rotten Tomatoes, and LOVE, SIMON serves up a gay love story remarkable in its familiarity.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Becky Albertalli, LOVE, SIMON is the story of seventeen-year old Simon Spier, who has yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and that he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Goes well with Dani’s Life-changing Chocochip cookies which can be found in the lobby along with a hot cup of coffee. Nick Robinson stars. Directed by Greg Berlanti. LEARN MORE.
“‘Love, Simon’ is filled with humor–in its characters, dialogue, and situations–but it doesn’t sacrifice emotional depth. The two work in tandem.” – Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com
IN THE FADE (Aus dem Nichts) features Diane Kruger as Katja, a woman whose life falls apart when her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and she somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Instead of grinding your teeth during the compelling sequences, Biena’s Baked Chickpeas, new at our concession stand, give you something tasty to crunch on. Directed by Fatih Akin. LEARN MORE.
“Kruger carries the film with both pathos and fierceness’.” – Laura DeMarco, Cleveland Plain Dealer
LEANING INTO THE WIND is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer‘s exquisite direction and cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world. A hot bag of freshly popped corn ties your culinary experience to the natural world, from a hard kernel to a sublime puff dressed with a light dusting of salt and coconut oil. Perfect. LEARN MORE.
“‘Leaning Into The Wind’ offers viewers a welcome chance to consider the work of an artist who defies the recent commodification cult to embrace the ephemeral and the nominally “worthless.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
SPECIAL ART SCREENINGS: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series continues next week, with CEZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE, screening Sunday, April 8th at 12:30 PM and Monday, April 9th at 7:30 PM. The Cézanne portrait show this film is based on is now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. through July 1st. Save yourself the cost of a train trip and a hotel stay.
Good news for those of you who missed the CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE screening: it will be returning Sunday, May 6th at 12:30 PM and Monday, May 7th at 7:30 PM.
Also on the schedule: THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM (April 15th and 16th), 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.
SPECIAL EVENT: THE JERSEY DEVIL FILM FESTIVAL Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our special 20th Anniversary screening of the genre defining, Jersey-made, found-film classic THE LAST BROADCAST, which will kick-off the first annual Jersey Devil Film Festival continuing into Saturday, April 7th, in partnership with Paranormal Books and Curiosities. The film will be followed by a Question and Answer session with co-director Lance Weiler and cast members, hosted by our friend, Alex Biese of the Asbury Park Press. Word from Lance: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Last Broadcast at the Jersey Devil Film Festival. It’s a fitting return to the legend that spawned a $900 digital motion picture that made cinematic history.” Friday, April 6 at 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE. Keep up to date at the event’s FACEBOOK PAGE.
MUSIC FANS TAKE NOTE: A Spotify playlist of the film DISTANT SKY: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – LIVE IN COPENHAGEN is now available. Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, the film captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from this unique band. Performing exquisite compositions from the new album Skeleton Tree alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band’s acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career. Directed by award winning filmmaker David Barnard. Don’t miss this special one night only, worldwide screening, Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are going fast. LEARN MORE.
“Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant.” – The Guardian
A PARKING TIP: We’ve had some less than ideal weather lately and expect more April showers to come. If you have a smart phone try the Asbury Park parking app, conveniently named Asbury Park. You’ll have no struggling in the rain – or snow – putting information and money into the pay station. It’s made a big difference in the parking lives of many of our customers.
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; CHAPPAQUIDDICK; THE DEATH OF STALIN; FINDING YOUR FEET; HANNAH; FINAL PORTRAIT; LOVELESS; TULLY; UNSANE; BACK TO BURGUNDY; BEAUTY AND THE DOGS; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; DISOBEDIENCE; LEAN ON PETE; ISLE OF DOGS; MOUNTAIN; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE; RBG; BORG/MCENROE; GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.