Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Film at CAT - MLK/FBI

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“MLK/FBI,” is an intriguing documentary that lays out a detailed account of FBI surveillance of one of America’s most visible activists.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state.

Award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard presents an account of the events that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.

Kambole Campbell of “Hyperallergic” exclaims, “Pollard's organization of his material is masterful.” Mike Scott of “Times-Picayune” writes, “Like any good history documentary, it adds a fascinating new layer of context - and a sobering new complexion - to a chapter of history most of us only thought we knew.”

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Film at CAT - Some Kind of Heaven

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“Some Kind of Heaven,” is an acclaimed documentary that offers an inside look into America’s largest retirement community.

Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of the massive, self-contained utopia, The Villages, FL, (known as “Disneyland for Retirees”) strive to find solace and meaning in their search for the American dream. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored film offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act. [2020, USA, 83 min, Rated: NR].

Beandrea July of “The Hollywood Reporter” writes, “DREAMY. A myth busting character study.” Dennis Harvey of “Variety” says, “Those nostalgic for the fond portraits of eccentric Americana in Errol Morris’ early work - and pretty much everyone else - will be delighted by ‘Some Kind of Heaven’.”

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Film at CAT - Wild Mountain Thyme

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“Wild Mountain Thyme” is a wildly romantic comedy about conflicts in an Irish family. This film features an impressive cast and beautiful cinematography.

Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (played by Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s (played by Jamie Dornan) love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father’s (played by Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (played by Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams. [2020, Ireland, 102 min, Rated: R].

Thelma Adams of “AARP Movies for Grownups” exclaims, “Magically delicious...how these two sexy stunners could live side by side and not fall madly in love despite the arrival of his boorish but hot American cousin makes for a very heavy fantasy soufflé.” Steven Prokopy of “Third Coast Review” says, “Sweet in all the right places, has a great deal of heart, and a certain affection toward those who don't fit into the mainstream."

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Film at CAT - One Night in Miami

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“One Night in Miami” is a fictional drama about the incredible night when four famous men meet.

On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, real-life friends Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X gather to celebrates Clay’s win over Sonny Liston, which makes him the heavyweight champion of the world. After a lot of banter and fun they soon root down to the hard questions facing them. Should successful Black entertainers speak out against racism? How best can Black celebrities serve the Black community? Are money and fame reward enough for humiliation? The men attack these conversations with the urgency, depth and humor that the subject still demands today. [2020, USA, 110 min, Rated: R].

Edward Douglas of “Below the Line” writes, “A deeply thought-provoking and visually stimulating movie...and nothing short of an absolutely brilliant debut by Ms. King as director.” Diego Andaluz of “Film Inquiry,” remarks, “A perfectly timed film that corresponds intimately to the social issues we are living through, ‘One Night in Miami’ is one to watch, and results in one of the most important films of the year so far.

Movies about men and their friendships almost inevitably degenerate into testosterone-fueled spectacles of fistfights and hard drinking. So imagine the surprise of moviegoers at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival when first-time director Regina King—who won an Oscar playing a mom in 2018’s If Beale Street Could Talk—unleashed this supremely thoughtful film that uncannily captures the rhythms of male friendship. Based on a stage play by Kemp Powers, the film envisions a fictional night when four iconic 1960s Black men—Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), football star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) and singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.)—all gather in a Miami hotel room to discuss how they plan to tackle the emerging Civil Rights movement. Along the way they argue, pester, and laugh their way through each man’s unique perspective, evoking not only the unique social issues of the time, but also the timeless challenges men face when they drop their guards and become genuinely accountable to one another.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

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