Good Morning From Asbury Park! This week, the Oscar Nominated Short Films finally arrive at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA! Since 2010, this program has been a staple for our audiences. Where else can you see every short film that has been nominated for each of 3 categories in Monmouth County? Only in Asbury Park. Only at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.
The ever popular 2019 OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS hail from all over the globe, and will be shown in one feature-length presentation of 118 minutes. These films include Detainment (Ireland), Fauve (Canada), Marguerite (Canada), Madre (Spain), and Skin (USA). The subject matter is a bit intense, you might not want to bring kids under 12 to these shorts.
The 2019 OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS program includes the following titles: Animal Behaviour (Canada), Bao (USA), Late Afternoon (Ireland), One Small Step (USA/China), and Weekends (USA). There are 2 bonus films, Wishing Box and Tweet Tweet, as part of the 87 minutes.
Next Friday, Feb. 15th, we will add in the 2019 OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS. There will only be 2 weeks to see all these shorts, don’t miss them!
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK: From director Barry Jenkins, director for 2016 Best Picture winner MOONLIGHT, comes the film based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name. This is a story of a young African-American couple, Tish and Fonny, in 70’s Harlem. When Fonny is put in prison, and with a baby on the way, the weight of the world falls on the shoulders of Tish. It’s up to her to navigate through this difficult time, and try to make things right. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards this year, including Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay. “Romantic and tragic, Beale Street is gorgeous and emotionally stirring – the type of movie that only comes along every so often.” Chris Evangelista, SlashFilm LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER
COLD WAR is the Oscar nominee from Poland, shot in stark black-and-white, and is as beautiful as it is bittersweet. Set against the backdrop of post-war Poland, Cold War chronicles the entirety of a troubled romance, from hot and heavy beginnings, to the lowest of lows. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards this year, including: Best Directing for Pawel Pawlikowski, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film. In Polish with English subtitles. Bilge Ebiri, of The Village Voice reports, “The more we see this relationship, the more its mystery grows. That is the profound, beguiling truth with which Cold War ultimately leaves us.” LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER HERE.
SOLD OUT, THIRD SHOW ADDED – JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Monday February 25 at 7:30PM. Come celebrate the 75thbirthday of prolific singer Joni Mitchell! Watch the concert that was put on to celebrate Joni’s birthday, where some of music’s biggest stars showed up to cover some of her greatest hits. Featuring: Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright. Getyour tickets now; we’ve already SOLD OUT two screenings, and we expect this one will as well! LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
REEL JERSEY GIRLS: March 17th at 3:00pm, come join the Fort Lee Film Commission/ Barrymore Film Center and us for a day of celebrating the phenomenal work the women of NJ have done in the film industry. Festivities begins with the screening the 1912 short ALGIE THE MINER, a short film directed by Alice Guy Blache, the first female studio owner, who ran Solax Studios in Fort Lee, NJ. Then, writer/director Jenna Laurenzo, a NJ native, will introduce and screen her film LEZ BOMB, the story of a closeted gay woman that brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving dinner. Afterwards, Laurenzo will do a Q&A session, and will be presented the 2019 Alice Guy Blache Award by the BFC.Program sponsored by Fortune Web Marketing, Purple Glaze Donuts. LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
GET OUT!: MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY in conjunction with THE SHOWROOM CINEMA will be presenting specially-curated films, one a month, from February through April of this year. Chosen for their topical significance and with a tip of the hat to the cultural relevance suggested by the month, each screening will have a post-film discussion hosted by a professor from the university. Titled MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY LIVE AT THE SHOWROOM CINEMA, this series’ first film, screening Feb. 20th at 7:30pm, will be GET OUT!, Jordan Peele’s 2018 debut horror film, placing it squarely in Black History month. The post-film discussion will be hosted by MU professor, Walter D. Greason, Ph.D. Two more films will screen, RBG in March and AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH in April, come for the movie, stay for the talk back, its your chance to dialogue, you can’t fail this course!!! LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
PAY BY PLATE: The city has instituted a new parking payment system that works off your license plate. All pay stations will require that your license plate number be input first before you put in your credit card. Know it or snap a photo of your plate to carry with you. Or get the Asbury Parking app. and put in your plate number from the comfort of your car. And remember, there are 2 parking lots right off Main street, – The Transportation lot of Springwood Ave. and the Municipal lot off Bangs.
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: GRETA, GLORIA BELL, THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, ARCTIC, UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER, EVERYBODY KNOWS, CLIMAX, THE WEDDING GUEST, WOMAN AT WAR, THE AFTERMATH.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMAS.