Even though we were teased on Tuesday with a Spring-like day, the cold has snapped back and swept in two new movies at The ShowRoom Cinema this Friday, March 14th. THE ART OF THE STEAL, is a comedy with Kurt Russell and an ensemble cast of con artists. With the anticipation of warm weather, a light hearted caper movie is a welcome change as we spring clean the heavy themes of winter out the door. Come check it out.
“Russell is perhaps the most undervalued leading man of his generation,” Nick Schager, The Village Voice
TIM’S VERMEER is a long-awaited documentary by the comedic duo, Penn and Teller. Tim Jenison sets out to solve a long held supposition that the 17th century master Dutch oil painter, Johannes Vermeer used a photographic technique, the camera obscura, to create his masterworks. Was this cheating or just a genius using everything in his power of art and technology to paint his visions. Come see decide for yourself.
“A fascinating art lesson.” James Verniere, Boston Herald
For those of you who were closed out of OMAR or missed ELAINE STRICH: SHOOT ME last weekend, we’ve kept a few screenings of these remarkable portraits for you to catch for one more week.
ELAINE STRICH: SHOOT ME deals with the question of who are we really. This octogenarian who cut her teeth on Broadway in the 40’s, looks honestly at her fading abilities, her early joys and the realities of aging. Imagine doing your job, nakedly exposing your memory to a live audience for all to see?
“Delicious, hilarious, brutally honest up-close and riveting portrait” Doris Tourmarkine, Film Journal International.
Filmmaker Abu-Assad sets up a group of young friends in OMAR who are trying to make sense of responsibility and their place in the history of their occupied territory of Palestine. Who do they trust as they grapple with family issues and the ongoing warfare around them. Ancient themes made breathtakingly contemporary, come and see what was Palestine’s official submission for Foreign language film to the Oscars. Wonderful and gut-wrenching performances.
“Abu-Assad has created a convincingly noirish hell that feeds on distrust and vengeance.” John Harti, Seattle Times
Read about all this week’s films, those coming soon and catch a glimpse of the trailers on our website.
COME OUT: Now is the time to get out and walk the downtown in Asbury Park. Our restaurants are open, movies screen 7 days a week and there’s always plenty to see and hear as you shake off the winter doldrums. Purchase some good will by showing your support to the merchants and creatives who need YOU to stay in business all year long. We are here to serve you. Soon the boardwalk near Convention Hall will be rebuilt, but the downtown hasn’t stopped delivering, all these cold winter months. Experience great customer service when you spend your entertainment dollars locally.
FREE PARKING: Every Wednesday, until further notice, on the streets in Asbury Park, the meters will be turned OFF. Save your money for our delicious concessions, we have all your favorites and then some.
SUPPORT OUR CINEMA – WAIT TO SEE THESE NEW FILMS ON THE SHOWROOM SCREENS: ENEMY, NYMPHOMANIAC I & II, THE LUNCHBOX, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, ON MY WAY, BREATHE IN, LE-WEEKEND, AFTERNOON OF A FAUN, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, UNDER THE SKIN, JOE.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.