Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Marriage Story

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Marriage Story, receiving 6 Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, is a witty drama that offers an incisive and compassionate look at a marriage coming apart and a family staying together. 

Follow spouses Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) as they navigate the complex legal and emotional aftermath of their separation. After their split, aspiring Hollywood actress Nicole moves to LA with the couple’s son, forcing Brooklyn-based stage director Charlie to relocate part-time. The all-star cast includes Laura Dern, Merritt Wever, Julie Hagerty, Ray Liota, Alan Alda and Wallace Shawn. [USA, 2019, in English, 136 minutes, Rating: R].

CJ Johnson of Film Mafia says, “Noah Baumbach's masterpiece, a tragicomedy of human relationships that gets everything right ... every scene, and practically every moment, is simultaneously deeply sad and very funny. That's not just skilled filmmaking, it's a kind of alchemy.” Roe McDermott of Hot Press raves, “Exquisite, scorching and utterly humane.”

Two towering performances breathe uncommon humanity into writer/director Noah Baumbach’s study of a marriage on the rocks. Adam Driver explores the darkest corners of a man blindsided by the deep unhappiness of his wife; Scarlett Johansson mesmerizes as a woman emerging from a haze of unhappiness. The pair go at each other with merciless precision, but they never lose sight of their shared devotion to their young son, played by doe-eyed newcomer Azhy Robinson. The flawless supporting cast includes Julie Haggerty as the mother-in-law who just can’t quit her daughter’s ex, Wallace Shawn as a gasbag thespian, and Alan Alda as the kindhearted divorce lawyer no client wants (but really needs).













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  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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Fantastic Fungi

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Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting documentary that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet.

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. [US, 2019, English, 81 minutes, Rating: NR].

Matt Fagerholm of RogerEbert.com exclaims, “One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” Pamela Powell of Reel Honest Reviews remarks, “Using time-lapse macro cinematography, this film is simply mesmerizing, captivating you, as you find yourself forgetting to breathe.”

Yes, it's a movie about mushrooms. And yes, the film's time-lapse images of mushrooms doing their fungi thing are as breathtaking as any CGI special effects Hollywood can muster. Director Louie Schwartzberg believes 'shrooms and their kindred fungi are the answer to most, if not nearly all, of humankind's ills both physical and mental. For 81 magical minutes, it's easy to believe him. Through engaging interviews with lots of very enthusiastic scientists and mycologists (fungus experts to you and me) and poetic narration from Brie Larson, Schwartzberg excavates the deepest secrets of the mushroom underground — most notably, the existence of a mind-blowing Internet-like network of fungi tendrils that connect virtually every plant of a forest.













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  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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Jojo Rabbit

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Jojo Rabbit, earning 6 Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, is a moving comedy-drama about a little boy in Nazi Germany who has an imaginary friend named Adolf Hitler.

Writer director Taika Waititi brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (played by Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. [US, 2019, English, 108 minutes, Rating: Pg-13].

Steph Cozza of Aggressive Comix exclaims, “It was so much fun, it was hilarious, it was incredibly clever and witty, and the writing in this film is so delicious.” Adam Graham of Detroit News says, “A smart, accessible, inclusive film that opens doors at a time when many are slamming them shut. It's a celebration of the gift of life that's inviting you to dance with it. So dance with it.”

“When I make fun of Nazis in The Producers,” Mel Brooks once told me, “I rob them of their power.” In his astonishingly inventive and daring dark comedy about a young boy living in wartime Germany, writer/director Taika Waititi takes his cue from Brooks — but layered atop his merciless burlesque of the Third Reich are poignant, supremely human moments of kindness and everyday heroism. Sweet-faced Roman Griffin Davis plays Jojo, a proud Hitler Youth who practices his heil salute with coaching from his imaginary friend: the Fuhrer himself, played with blue-eyed, childlike enthusiasm by Waititi. But Jojo, bullied mercilessly by his peers, isn’t the Master Race prototype he aspires to be. When he discovers his mother (Scarlett Johannson, the heart and soul of the film) is sheltering a Jewish girl in the attic, Jojo reacts not with revulsion, but with fascination and, much to his surprise, affection. Waititi doesn’t avert his gaze from the horrors of Nazi Germany, and his off-kilter sense of humor casts garish light on the tragic absurdity of blind hatred.













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The Cave

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The Cave,  nominated for an Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature, is a powerful war story that follows a dedicated team of female doctors who tirelessly treat casualties in an underground medical facility.

Director Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) delivers an unflinching story of his native home Ghouta and the Syrian war. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave. Here pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, systematic sexism, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity. [US, 2019, Arabic with English subtitles, 95 minutes, Rating: PG-13].

Ann Hornaday of Washington Post remarks, “This extraordinary film allows viewers to bear witness to courage and dedication in their finest forms - and it offers a grim reminder that justice, mercy and healing have been driven underground for centuries.” Nikki Baughan of Screen International exclaims, “The work is relentless, their bravery inspirational and the scale of inhumanity never less than breathtaking.”

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It's a Wrap Chat! (Jojo Rabbit)

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If you've left a film wanting to talk about what you saw, ask questions, or hear the perspective of others, now you can. Every Wednesday, the 4 pm screening will feature a post-film discussion led by volunteers. We hope participants will share opinions, but it's OK if you just want to listen.

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