Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a charming fairy-tale infused comedy about a woman’s journey to achieve her dream of having a one-of-a-kind garment, a couture Dior dress.

In 1950’s London, a widowed residential cleaning lady (Academy Award nominee Leslie Manville) falls madly in love with a Dior gown, deciding she must have one of her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook -- but also the very future of the House of Dior. [2021, Hungary/UK, 115 min, Rated: PG]

 

Sara Michelle Fetters of MovieFreak.com writes, “Few films from the past few years have given me as much continuous pleasure as Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.” Louisa Moore of Screen Zealots says, “Simply delightful in every sense of the word.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a documentary that chronicles the lows and eventual redemption of the songwriter behind Hallelujah.

This film weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from a record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists such as Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan and many others impacted by the personal touchstone that is “Hallelujah.”

Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday (2014), Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust. Viewers will gain entry to Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals,  photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews. [2021, US, 95 min, Rated: PG-13]

Carey-Ann Pawsey of Orca Sound remarks, “No matter what you think you knew about the man you learn more because of the great song. A great song that just keeps giving.” David Stratton of The Australian says, “Fans of Leonard Cohen, and there are millions of them, will be enthralled by this portrait of “a kind of modern minstrel.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General

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This Surfing Life: Big Wave Guardians

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Opening Friday, August 19.

This Surfing Life: Big Wave Guardians is a compelling feature length documentary that tells the story of Hawaii’s big wave guardians – the lifeguards who risk their lives in the world’s most dangerous waves.

The film traces the history of lifeguarding in Hawaii from Duke Kahanamoku and the Waikiki Beach Boys in the 1920’s to Eddie Aikau on Oahu's North Shore in the 1970’s. The films also spotlights Brian Keaulana and Terry Ahue who pioneered the use of personal watercraft (jet skis) with the Hawaiian lifeguards in the 1990’s. The film pays homage to the death of big-wave surfer Sion Milosky and the formation of the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group in 2011.

Intertwined with the history of lifeguards is the growth of surfing, from the early days of Waikiki to the big-wave discoveries on the seven mile stretch of Oahu's North Shore. Throughout the documentary, a cast of some of the world's best surfers, such as 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, discuss the risks of surfing these epic swells and the risks by Hawaii’s lifeguards with the best job in the world. Along the way, hear the true life-saving stories from top surfers who survived thanks to the selfless responders, Hawaii’s big wave guardians. [2022, US, 91 min, Rated: NR]

“The film provides both historical context, honest and raw interviews with some of the biggest names in the surf scene, and stunning imagery, this film sheds light on the incredibly selfless work of lifeguards and the appreciation of the surf community.”  Said Mitch Bowmile, Adventure Film.

 “Massive swells, life-and-death rescues, and the best job in the world – yet often the most hazardous one.” As reported by Honolulu, O’ahu KITV4’s Lia Kamanã.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General

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  • Friday Aug 19 4:00 PM    $8 admission for Surfrider Foundation members and Lifeguards (with ID)    Cinema Art Theater (Tickets Coming Soon)

All Sorts

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All Sorts is a quirky workplace comedy from writer/director Rick Castañeda about the underground world of championship folder filing. The rom com takes us back to the age-old drudgery of office filing and manages to find relevance in this Century!

Diego (Eli Vargas, Arrested Development) is desperate - for a job, for excitement, and for love. When he gets hired to work by Vasquez, the absurd boss who loves data but can't type, Diego finds himself in the strange, strange land of Data-Mart. There he meets June, an incredibly fast filer, and as the two make their way into the secret world of underground filing, things will never be the same. Diego agrees to be her coach and manager, and as June rises up through the underground filing ranks, the two begin to fall for each other. Do they really have a shot, or are they just fooling themselves? [2021, US, 90 min, Rated: PG-13]

Chase Hutchison of The Stranger writes, “A sentimental and surrealist comedy unlike anything else I've seen at the Sundance International Film Festival.” Niles Gollersrud of Loud & Clear says, “Delirious, genre-bending film with an infectious sense of imagination and originality.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $11.50 General

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Fire of Love

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Fire of Love is a stunning National Geographic documentary about a couple who shared the same passion and devotion.

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.

Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. Fire of Love tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love. [2021, Canada, 93 min, Rated: PG]

Taylor Antrim of Vogue exclaims, “A dazzling, seductive, nature-meets-romance documentary that cuts against the current grain for nonfiction films.” Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone writes, “The doc is a capsule history lesson on an eons-old natural phenomenon. But it’s also the greatest lava-fueled love story ever told.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General

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Mack & Rita

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Opening Friday, August 12.

Mack & Rita is an uplifting comedy about a young woman who magically transforms into her older self.

When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released — literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: “Aunt Rita” (Oscar winner Diane Keaton). Freed from the constraints of other people’s expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparking a tentative romance with Mack’s adorable dog-sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan). A sparkling film with a magical twist, Mack & Rita celebrates being true to yourself at any age. [2022, US, 95 min, Rated: PG-13]

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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Five Summer Stories - 50th Anniversary

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Five Summer Stories - 5oth Anniversary is an exhilarating surfing documentary celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the film’s release.

Five Summer Stories first premiered in 1972 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It was deemed “the greatest surf film ever made”. The film was said to perfectly capture a fractured era. In which an explosion of creativity and revolutionary change was shaking down the old order. Taking the sport of surfing off into new and unknown territory.

At the time that Five Summer Stories was made, filmmakers were capturing the state of surfing on the verge of creative transition, raising the surf film art form to a new level. As well as setting the genre artistic standards for the next twenty years. The film is directed and produced by Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman. It is photographed by them as well along with Bud Browne and George Greenough. With narration written by Drew Kampion and music composed by the 70s rock/surf band Honk with songs from the Beach Boys. [2021, USA, 81 min, R: PG]

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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    FriAug 264:00 PM   Cinema Art Theater    $8.00 for Surfrider Foundation members and Lifeguards (with ID)

The Forgiven

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The Forgiven is a searing drama that takes place over a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, exploring the reverberations of a tragic accident. A quintessential story between the haves and have nots.

David (Ralph Fiennes) and Jo (Jessica Chastain) are a couple on the edge of divorce who are taking a vacation in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. However, their already-tense time takes a turn for the worse when they accidentally hit and kill a young Moroccan boy. As the two split off to reckon with their actions, they find themselves coming to terms with their respective vices – David with his uncaring and vicious bigotry, and Jo with her unbearable compliance and repression. In these introspections, those around them will be left picking up the pieces. This pulse pounding drama coupled with the on-screen chemistry between Fiennes and Chastain, makes the film a summer must see on the big screen. [2021, UK/Morocco, 117 min, Rated: R]

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Times Sun writes, “A wonderful film noir that feels like something straight out of the 1940s.” Tim Cogshell of the FilmWeek pens, “It's very good... Great performances, and it left me feeling ambivalent about a lot of things.”

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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A Love Song

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Opening Friday, August 19.

A Love Song is a compassionate drama about long lost love and reconnection set to the backdrop of nature’s mystical grandeur, the big skies of America’s West.

Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Like the country music that has traditionally channeled the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others, A Love Song weaves a lyrical and ultimately joyful refrain out of the transformative act of being alone. It reminds us that love can nourish and mystify at any age. [2021, USA, 81 min, R: PG]

Shannon Keating of BuzzFeed News pens, “This is a quiet, lovely film about the kinds of people rarely afforded such a humanistic portrayal in cinema.” Peter Howell of Toronto Star writes, “A steady pace, gently beating hearts and a bevy of amusing co-stars make this film go down as smoothly as one of the yearning country songs on Faye's transistor radio.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • Friday Aug 19 4:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater (Tickets Coming Soon)

Downton Abbey: A New Era

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Downton Abbey: A New Era is an entertaining drama and sequel to the popular 2019 film Downton Abbey and multiple award-winning drama series of the same name. Downton Abbey: A New Era treats viewers to the Crawley family navigating the last years of the Roaring Twenties.

From Emmy and Academy Award winner, writer Julian Fellowes comes this much-anticipated motion picture event. The cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley’s (two-time Oscar winner, Maggie Smith) newly inherited gorgeous villa. The film stars among others the popular cast of Michelle Dockery, Hugh Dancy and Elizabeth McGovern. [2021, UK, 125 min, Rated: PG]

Sandra Knight Adamson of Sarah’s Backstage Pass exclaims, “It is refreshing while both comical and sad, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and a well-known charming cast.” Diane Cheng of the Ripple Effects says, “Reprising the success of the original TV series, Julian Fellowes focuses on the characters and their stories; the setting is exactly as it is, a beautiful backdrop, which is always a plus.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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