THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, ARCTIC & TO DUST This Week

Good Morning From Asbury Park!  

With the 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony on deck this Sunday, THE SHOWROOM CINEMA turns its attention to the new films coming up in the various categories that will be considered for the Academy Awards in 2020.   We thank you for coming to see the OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS this year and will announce the winners of 2 free tickets in each category in next week’s eblast. Should you have missed them here over the past two weeks, they are screening one more time tonight and tomorrow at the Long Beach Island Foundation. LBIF, a non-profit arts foundation, has asked us to partner with them to bring our curated independent films to their audiences, 62 miles south of Asbury Park.  Tickets for THE OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS can be purchased at the door tonight before the 7pm screening. Tickets are still available on-line HERE for THE OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS on Saturday at 7pm, or at their box office of LBIF at 1200 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.

OPENING THIS WEEK:

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD – Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally re-mastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlaid by a narrative of those who partook in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic revisiting marks one hundred years since the end of the Great War.  This fascinating amalgam of footage that looks more like images our eyes have come to recognize is a real tribute to the ordinary young men of the first World War who gallantly went into conflict without thought to their own welfare.  LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.

ARCTIC – A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. MADS MIKKELSON is the star. Think CASTAWAY, ADRIFT, ALL IS LOST or the original novel, The Life and Strange Surprising Adventure of Robinson Crusoe. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.

TO DUST – This feature film debut from Shawn Snyder tells the tale of Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, who is distraught by the untimely death of his wife, Rivkah. As he struggles to find solace in his religion, which proffers a stringent timeline for grief, Shmuel grows increasingly haunted by visions of Rivkah’s decomposing corpse. Convinced that her soul will suffer until her body returns to dust, Shmuel decides that to stop his feverish spiral he must seek an understanding of the physical processes of her decay – despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. Risking discovery and expulsion, Shmuel tip-toes outside his enclave, where his search leads to Albert, a bumbling biology professor at the local community college. Soon, Albert is unwittingly seduced into an odd world of homespun forensic research and begins to guide Shmuel through outrageous experiments that aim to approximate a timeline for Rivkah’s dissolution.   Starring Matthew Broderick and Geza Rohrig. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.

GET OUT – Monmouth University Live at The Showroom Cinema starts this Wednesday February 27 at 7:30pm (postponed from last week due to inclement weather). As part of our newest series, and in celebration of Black History Month, we present Jordan Peele’s GET OUT. The film, which won writer Jordan Peele Best Original Screenplayat the 90thAcademy Awards, is the first in our series of 3, one a month, and follows a young African-American that visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend. His simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point. Afterwards, join Monmouth University Professor Walter D Greason, Ph.D. for a live Q&A.  You don’t have to be a student to be a part of this university-driven night, even if you saw it once, see it again and come with your questions!!! Greason is the author of books titled The Path to Freedom: Black Families in New Jerseyand Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey.

SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING:

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.

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:   APOLLO 11, GRETA, GLORIA BELL, THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER, EVERYBODY KNOWS, CLIMAX, THE WEDDING GUEST, WOMAN AT WAR, THE AFTERMATH THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, AMAZING GRACE.

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMAS.

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