Politics, Art and Drama at The ShowRoom

We know everyone says this, but…can you believe it’s Memorial Day weekend already? Just a week ago summer looked far, far away – suddenly it’s time to break out the swimwear (of course only the heartiest souls will venture into the water) and buy that seasonal beach pass. Be sure to set aside time, however, to see one of our great movies this weekend. We’ve added extra evening screenings Sunday (since most of you won’t have to get up early Monday morning) and, in the event of inclement weather, the ShowRoom is the perfect place to spend a few hours (not that we’re hoping for bad weather or anything).

RBG continues this week – audiences have been loving it – and it is joined by another woman-directed documentary, BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (can you guess what it’a about?). Also new this week: critical favorite BEAST, filmed on the Isle of Jersey, namesake of our fair state. We think we’ve got a fine slate of films this week, and hope you agree!

 

MOVIE DETAILSAt the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen. WATCH THE TRAILER.

“Ginsburg’s life — and its many lessons, both learned and taught — come to entertaining and energetic life. It’s a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary that makes one heck of a play to remind people of Ginsburg’s vitality and importance, now more than ever.”  – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

 

BEAST tells the story of Moll (Jessie Buckley), 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Written and directed by first time feature director Michael Pearce.  WATCH THE TRAILER.

“There is nothing more enjoyable than a film that shatters your expectations, turning a confident hunch about what’s coming next into smithereens of doubt. The British thriller ‘Beast’ does it strikingly well.”  – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

A look at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life pre-fame, and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements around him formed the artist he became BOOM FOR REAL weaves the story of Jean-Michel and the city with never before seen works, writings and photographs. Director Sara Driver worked closely and collaboratively with her friends and other artists who emerged from that scene: Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, James NaresFab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Luc Sante and many others. WATCH THE TRAILER.

“What’s refreshing about Sara Driver’s look-back documentary…is the frisky, contemplative, ground-level angle it takes on its hype-magnet of a subject.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

 

SPECIAL EVENT: A one-night ONLY screening of  TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: U.S. v WINDSOR will take place on June 7th @ 7:30P. In celebration of PRIDE month, we’re pleased to present this feature-length documentary that tells the story of love, marriage and the fight for equality. TICKETS and DETAILS here.

 

Tickets are on sale for the next EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films. The series returns in June with VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING (June 10th and 11th) and I, CLAUDE MONET (June 24th and 25th). These films have been very popular – purchase your tickets in advance on our website here or at the box office.

 

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:  THAT SUMMER; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT;  HEREDITARY; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE; HEARTS BEAT LOUD; FIRST REFORMED; AMERICAN ANIMALS; HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES.

 

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

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