Films Now Showing

Monday, 23 February 2015

From last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this monumental, challenging work of big-screen nonfiction from Russian director Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy) chronicles the civil uprising that toppled Ukraine’s president in 2014. Filmed in stunningly beautiful long takes, with densely layered sound design and only a few intertitles for commentary, Maidan is an extraordinary study of the protest movement as a cultural and aesthetic phenomenon. The #1 film of 2014, according to In These Times, “enrapturing, devastating and always unemphatic,” critic Michael Atkinson wrote, “it’s an object lesson on how to capture history on film.”

Monday, 23 February 2015

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López was never interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinced a small group of his fellow undocumented laborers to fight for better working conditions. A rousing David & Goliath story, The Hand That Feeds unfolds like a well-plotted and captivating real-life Norma Rae. Despite threats of layoffs and deportation, can Lopez and his colleagues achieve their goals? Sí se puede! Winner, Audience Award
at the Full Frame and DOC NYC Film Festivals. Co-presented with the Chicago Media Project.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

Monday, 23 February 2015

The evening is sponsored by the Consulate of Ireland and will present ten short films including the Academy Award nominee Boogaloo and Graham(Dir. Michael Lennox); international award winning CODA (Dir. Alan Holly); The Weather Report (Dir. Paul Murray); An Cat (Dir. Helen Flanagan); Deadbook (Dir. Richard Scobie); Inoganic (Dir. Maria-Elena Doyle); Senior Infants (Dir. Diamund Hayes); The Swing (Dir. Damien Dunne); I Am Here (Dir. David Holmes) and Jackie Oh! (Dir. Patrick O’Shea).

Monday, 23 February 2015

Chicago’s foremost poet of addicts, prostitutes and hoodlums, Nelson Algren is renowned for capturing society’s underbelly in several acclaimed books (The Man With the Golden Arm, Walk on the Wild Side). In this absorbing and snappily edited portrait of the prickly author, Chicago filmmaker Michael Caplan creates a rich, visual mosaic that echoes Algren’s gritty universe. With thousands of evocative photographs, and interviews with Algren fans (John Sayles, Billy Corgan), the film charts the writer’s complicated life, including his combustible love-hate relationships with both Simone de Beauvoir and the Windy City itself.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

In The Playhouse (1921), Keaton plays every single role at a vaudeville theater, including all the performers, the orchestra, and the audience! Sherlock, Jr (1924), Buster Keaton plays a film projectionist who daydreams himself into the movies he’s screening. One of his greatest films, filled with ingenious gags derived from the most basic cinematic technique – the cut.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Monday, 02 February 2015

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.

Monday, 02 February 2015

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Monday, 02 February 2015

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Monday, 02 February 2015

Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film — a bizarre musical co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien — bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.

Friday, 19 September 2014

This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since 2003. “Enter The Room and leave forever changed!”