Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

My Name is Pauli Murray

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My Name is Pauli Murray is a knock-out documentary directed by Oscar ® - nominated Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the filmmaking team behind RBG.

If you are not familiar with Pauli Murray, this film will change that as it reveals Murray’s significant role in our country’s history. Told largely in the word’s of its subject, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of a unique and extraordinary journey. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, Episcopal priest, and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation and consciousness around race and gender equity. As a non-binary Black raised in the segregated South, Murray understood what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Murray’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. [2021, US, 91 min, Rated: PG-13]

Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com remarks, “A wonderful crash course in someone more people need to know about (myself included).” Jude Dry of IndieWire says, “An accessible and proper tribute to Murray’s astounding life and work.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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Who You Think I Am

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Who You Think I Am is a romantic cyber-drama (adapted from Camille Laurens' best-selling novel of the same name) that tells the chilling story of a middle-age woman who presents herself as a different person on social media.

Ghosted by her attractive twenty-something lover, Claire (Juliette Binoche), a 50-year-old professor and single mom, creates a fake Facebook profile to do a little undetected online snooping. But when her 24-year-old avatar "Clara" is friended by her ex's equally handsome roommate (François Civil), this superficial correspondence quickly escalates towards intense intimacy and uncontrollable obsession. [2019, FR, 101 min, Rated: NR, in French with English subtitles]

Pat Padua of The Washington Post writes, “This provocative and sexy tale of internet identity is thoroughly entertaining." Dan Mea of The Film Stage praises, “The picture ultimately reveals itself to be a masterclass in performance.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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The Capote Tapes

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The Capote Tapes is a compelling documentary about the Truman Capote and the famous author’s explosive unfinished novel.

Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote's greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York's glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s famous friends and enemies, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of one of America's most influential writers and public figures. The film also stars Kate Harrington (Capote’s adopted daughter) and Lauren Bacall among others. [2019, US, 91 min, Rated: NR]

Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times says, “This well-constructed film effectively highlights the key points of the Southern-born icon's singular, often troubled life and proves a vivid, enjoyable portrait of a one-of-a-kind provocateur." Charlotte O’Sullivan of the London Evening Standard writes, “This Truman show doesn't contain much the tabloids would find interesting. But who cares? It's packed with revelations about the human heart.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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  • $8.00 RBFS Members
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Language Lessons

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Language Lessons is a wonderful comedy-drama about a Spanish language teacher and her adult student who begin an unlikely platonic relationship. 

Among the many ‘pandemic-era’ films, Natalie Morales’ Language Lessons, written with co-star (and indie producing hero) Mark Duplass, just seems to melt every heart it meets. It’s narratively curious, visually inventive, with a platonic chemistry built through a year of screen-based Spanish lessons—and, miraculously, there is no Covid-talk.[2021, US, 91 min, Rated: NR]

Ella Kemp of Letterboxd.com writes, “Mark Duplass is raw, vulnerable—but Morales is a revelation. I think it’ll touch a lot of people.” And Johnathan White also of Letterboxd.com agrees: “Just such a tiny gem.” 

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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The Lost Leonardo

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The Lost Leonardo is a lively and engrossing documentary about the most scrutinized piece of artwork of all times.

This film presents the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi painting. From the moment it was unknowingly purchased for $1,175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the painting’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars to $450 million, so do questions about its authenticity: Is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful art institutions in the world, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests in the Salvator Mundi are of such tremendous power that truth becomes secondary. [2021, US/UK/DK/FR/SE, 100 min, Rated: PG-13]

Screen International writes, “A bona fide cinema crowd-pleaser! Nothing quite like a good story, well-told." The Daily Beast reports, “A surprisingly suspenseful story about art, money, and politics.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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On Broadway

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On Broadway is a superb documentary on the contemporary history of Broadway from Academy Award®-nominated director Oren Jacoby and the producers of RBG.

As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with many legends of the stage and screen (including Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, and Christine Baranski) take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton. Archival clips of iconic performances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, and many more punctuate this hurly-burly ride through the main street of American show business. Now that NYC is facing an uncertain path forward in its recovery from a devastating pandemic, this documentary shows how Broadway led the way in the city’s last great rebirth and provides a model of how it can come back again. [2019, US, 85 min, Rated: NR]

Maya Phillips of The New York Times exclaims, “Critic's Pick! On Broadway sure knows how to work a theater-lover’s heart."

It’s kind of spooky to think of all those New York theaters dark for more than a year, their sets literally gatheing dust by the glow of a ghost light. Now, as the city’s most hallowed cultural industry begins its tentative return, Oscar-nominated director Oren Jacoby brings this star-studded documentary recalling the last time Broadway staged a startling comeback, emerging from the dark days of AIDS and New York’s 1980s financial collapse. There is a lot of remarkable vintage footage, plus engaging interviews with the likes of Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Alec Baldwin and James Corden.

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

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

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