Outstanding Summer Movies

Summer is a great time for the movies! And this week is no exception with four great films and a special event in the lineup.  First is the new, and eagerly anticipated DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT, with Joachim Phoenix, Jack Black and Seth Rogen. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR, aka “Mr. Rogers,” enters its 4th week, and the tears have not abated. THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, aka “The Triplets,” starts week three, still shocking audiences with its unbelievable – but true – story of three boys reunited by chance. THE CAKEMAKER, in its second week, has that rare (not since LADY BIRD!) 100% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. And Sunday at 11:00 AM we bring you the Great Stage on Screen presentation of the Cole Porter musical KISS ME KATE. Check the schedule carefully for times and, to avoid disappointment, purchase your tickets in advance – before your dinner, before you pay for parking, well before the start time of the movie – on the weekends, particularly if it is not beach weather.

DETAILS OF THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULED FILMS

Joaquin Phoenix stars as cartoonist John Callahan in DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing Callahan intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – he discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. This poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.

 …the movie is vital, with a pleasantly loose-flowing tone and message that art and humor can mend the spirit. – Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner

 

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR is a portrait of the man whom we all think we know from his television show: Mister (Fred) Rogers. Even if you didn’t know the show, this film helps you to understand the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and man who knows how to make us care – Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom). LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.

“A chance to sit in a cool, dark room for 90 minutes and smile and weep over a man who inspires us to be better.” – Eric D. Snider, Crooked Marquee

 

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS tells the bizarre tale of identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Reunited by astonishing coincidence, their feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity. But the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – a secret with radical repercussions for us all. Truth is always stranger than fiction. Directed by Tim Wardle. LEARN MORE  & WATCH THE TRAILER.

“A documentary with a story so outlandish it might well have been rejected by a Hollywood studio had a screenwriter pitched it as the basis of a fictional movie.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

 

THE CAKEMAKER is wowing critics, and our audiences, with its tender story of loss, lies, love and compassion. It’s the story of Thomas, a young German baker who is having an affair with Oren, a married Israeli man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. He insinuates himself into the life of his lover’s newly widowed wife with unexpected consequences. This is the first feature film from Israeli director and video artist Ofir Raul Graizer, who also wrote the screenplay. In English, German and Hebrew with subtitles. LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.

Graizer take his time and never feels the need to spell everything out, and “The Cakemaker” is a testament to what filmmakers can achieve when they trust the audience. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

 

GREAT STAGE ON SCREEN presents KISS ME KATE. Cole Porter’s Broadway gem is one of the most sparkling musicals of the golden age of Broadway. With Cole Porter’s music and Sam and Bella Spewack’s hilarious book – a take on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in a 1940s theatrical context – it was a hit from the outset. When Michael Blakemore recently staged the first Broadway revival in fifty years, with choreography by Kathleen Marshall, his glorious production enchanted both critics and audience. It swept the board at the Tony Awards! This High Definition recording was made when the show transferred to London and again attracted rave reviews and packed houses. Rachel York and Brent Barrett are the stars of the show. Sunday, July 29th at 11:00 AM only. LEARN MORE & PURCHASE TICKETS.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

AN EVENING WITH THE NYT OP-DOCS. Monday, August 6th at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. Join us to view five short films from Op-Docs, The New York Times’s Emmy-winning short documentary series. Afterward hear from some of the filmmakers, along with Op-Docs supervising editor Andrew Blackwell. Celebrate great filmmaking, see the work on a large screen and find out what went into making it.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not available at the ShowRoom box office or on the ShowRoom website. The 6:30P show is SOLD OUT. Tickets are available here for the 8:30P show.

 

HORROR CHURCH presents FRANKENSTEIN. “Frankenstein” is a film about a mad, obsessed scientist, Dr. Henry Frankenstein”, who creates a monster, by taking body parts from dead people. Upon placing a brain inside the head of the monster, Henry and his assistant Fritz are amazed that the experiment is alive. When the monster mistakenly kills Maria, a young girl he meets down by the river, the town is up in arms and aims to bring the monster to justice. They find the monster and his creator in an old windmill, where the monster is attempting to kill his maker. Sunday, August 19th at 11:00 AM.

“The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty.”– Elliott Stein, Village Voice

 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – THE MUSICAL. This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war… Experience this “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal). Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 PM only.  LEARN MORE.

 

JUST CONFIRMED! ONE NIGHT ONLY: JOAN JETT: BAD REPUTATION. From the press release: Joan Jett is so much more than “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it. Wednesday, September 26th. Details to come.

 

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:   EIGHTH GRADE; GENERATION WEALTH; THE LITTLE STRANGER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO WE ARE NOW; LEAVE NO TRACE; LOVE, CECIL; BOY ERASED; BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY;  WELCOME TO MARWEN;  METANGI, MAYA, M.I.; ON THE BASIS OF SEX;  AN ACTOR PREPARES;  JULIET NAKED;  LIFE ITSELF;  WE THE ANIMALS;  BEAUTIFUL BOY;  JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION;  BROADWAY ON SCREEN –  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.

Permanent link to this article: http://theshowroomap.com/blog/outstanding-summer-movies/