The Cakemaker, Fred Rogers, Triplets, Dracula & The Beatles

 

New to the schedule this week is the critically acclaimed and record-breaking Israeli/German production, THE CAKEMAKER, in Hebrew with subtitles. The director and video artist Ofir Raul Graizer describes this as “an attempt to put aside definitions of nationality, sexuality and religion.”   Continuing their run are our two most popular documentaries, the first, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? enters its third full week. It is still drawing crowds and making audiences smile – and cry, predominately tears of joy. The second, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS opened to sold out crowds last Friday and we expect that trend to continue. Much more than a look at reunited triplets, the less you know about this one the more you will be amazed.

In addition, we’ll have two family-friendly special events happening this Sunday. Our third and final screening of The Beatles’ YELLOW SUBMARINE 50th ANNIVERSARY screens Sunday at 7:30 PM. There were close to a dozen children with their parents at our early screening this past Sunday. Many of them left the theatre singing the infectious Beatles songs.

HORROR CHURCH, the once a month ‘service’ is back at 11:00 AM Sunday with the 1931 version of DRACULA starring Bela Lugosi. Who can forget sitting in front of the television set as children, mesmerized by this haunting and chilling story. Was Dracula real? Added to our concession stand for these special Sunday morning horror films are Purple Glaze “bloody good” donuts.

 

DETAILS OF THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULED FILMS

THE CAKEMAKER tells 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. Thomas insinuates himself into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, and this encounter will alter his life in a way far beyond his anticipation. 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.

Sad and sweet, and with a rare lyricism, ‘The Cakemaker’ believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation nor religious belief can deter. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

 

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister (Fred) Rogers. This portrait of the man whom we all think we know is an emotional and moving film that takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom. LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.

“This touching tribute to Fred Rogers, the world’s most unlikely celebrity, left many audience members in my local indie movie house (this reviewer included) smiling through tears.” – Alexandra MacAaron, Women’s Voices for Change

 

Identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted by three different families, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS are reunited by astonishing coincidence. Their jaw-dropping, 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. LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.

“Tim Wardle’s engrossing documentary follows the true story of three young men who met by chance and discovered they were triplets… How this happened – and the darker question of why – makes Wardle’s movie as gripping as any thriller.” – Lisa Jensen, Good Times Santa Cruz

 

YELLOW SUBMARINE 50th Anniversary. An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colorful, musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music. YELLOW SUBMARINE is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot covered roofs and smokestacks of Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic colour-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It’s All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.

Sunday, July 22nd at 7:30 PM. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE. This show will sell out.

“Even if it was originally intended for adolescent and post adolescent Beatles fans, it should still be a marvelous experience for children with its bright colors, flowing movement, and wonderful music.” – Neely Swanson, Easy Reader (California)

 

HORROR CHURCH presents DRACULA. “I am….DRAC-u-la. I bid you velcome.” Bela Lugosi ominously declares his presence in the 1931 screen version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Director Tod Browning invests most of his mood and atmosphere in the first two reels, which were based on the original Stoker novel; the rest of the film is a more stagebound translation of the popular play by John Balderston and Hamilton Deane. Even so, the electric tension between the elegant Dracula and the vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) works as well on the screen as it did on the stage. And it’s hard to forget such moments as the lustful gleam in the eyes of Mina Harker (Helen Chandler) as she succumbs to the will of Dracula, or the omnipresent insane giggle of the fly-eating Renfield (Dwight Frye). Dracula is a classic among horror films, with Bela Lugosi giving the performance of a lifetime as the erudite Count. – Hal Erickson, Rovi Sunday, July 22nd at 11:00 AM.

“It is Lugosi’s performance, and the cinematography of Karl Freund, that make Tod Browning’s film such an influential Hollywood picture.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

 

AN EVENING WITH THE NYT OP-DOCS. Monday, August 6th at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. Join us on the special night of 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. LEARN MORE.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are still available but NOT at the ShowRoom box office or on the ShowRoom website. PURCHASE your tickets ONLY at THE NYT with this link.

 

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.

 

Don’t be disappointed – purchase your tickets in advance on line. And if you plan to enjoy a dinner and a movie, purchase your tickets BEFORE going to dinner so you won’t return to a sold-out show.

 

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:  DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT;  GENERATION WEALTH; EIGHTH GRADE; CRAZY RICH ASIANS; THE LITTLE STRANGER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO ARE WE NOW; LOVE CECIL; BROADWAY ON SCREEN – KISS ME KATE, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.

 

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

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