Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Marriage Story

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Marriage Story 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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Frankie

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Frankie is a drama, featuring a stellar cast, about a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of vacation in a beautiful historic town.  

Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, Frankie follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert). In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers - stirred by their romantic impulses - discover the cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling. [US, 2019, 98 minutes, Rating: PG-13].

Alan NG of Film Threat remarks, “What it has is a warm heart, a pace that flows like the tides and an ensemble cast that shines from top to bottom. It's a rare treat to see Huppert and Tomei share the screen.” Tim Appelo of “AARP Movies for Grownups exclaims, “It often is thrilling, thanks to the mystery and magnetism of the tiny, titanic actress it's built around and the stupefying beauty of its setting.”

French treasure Isabelle Huppert and an appealing cast — including Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear — amble across the Portuguese countryside exploring the dynamics of a quirkily dysfunctional family. Huppert stars as an international movie star who, facing a serious health crisis, has summoned her family to a seaside resort for a weekend of revelations and repercussions. That results in lots of fervid pulled-by-the-elbow conversations as the large cast pairs off in various combinations. Co-writer/director Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange, Little Men), a screenwriter with an almost magical knack for providing everyday characters with dialogue that seems to come directly from their souls, gives his cast plenty to chew on — but it’s all a setup for the extended final shot, a wordless view of a family coming apart at the seams.













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  • $11.00 General

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Honey Boy

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Honey Boy is a drama about a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams.  

From a screenplay by actor Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to reality the actor’s life. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as main character Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope. [US, 2019, English, 93 minutes, Rating: R].

Nathaniel Hood of Nate Hood Reviews says, “One of the precious few [films] that feels like an act of grace itself. It's one of the most humbling film experiences of the year.” Scott Marks of San Diego Reader comments, “When it comes to cinema as therapy, LeBeouf put his time (and ours) to superb use here.”

Movie making doesn’t get much more personal than this fiercely autobiographical film from writer/costar Shia LaBeouf. He plays a version of his own father — an emotionally abusive rodeo clown/ex-felon — raising his son Otis (A Quiet Place’s Noah Jupe) in a seedy motel room while nakedly cashing in on his boy’s promise as a young actor. Lucas Hedges plays Otis as he gets older — and the acidic residue of his childhood begins to burn through. It all could have devolved into an exercise in cinematic therapy, but director Alma Har’el — an award-winning documentarian making her first narrative feature — has fashioned a big-hearted look at the little tragedies that add up to make us the people we are.













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The Aeronauts

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The Aeronauts is a biographical drama about a pilot and a scientist that find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon. 

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival. [UK, US, 2019, English, 101 minutes, Rating: PG-13].

Debbie Lynn Elias of Behind The Lens praises, “One of the most beautiful and visually exquisite films of the year, The Aeronauts is a true cinematic experience! It must be seen on the big screen!” Ella Kemp of Culture Whisperer comments, “With two trustworthy stars and one world-changing balloon, The Aeronauts finds more than enough fuel to lift the world's spirits.”

The Aeronauts Flamboyantly cinematic, epic on a scale as vast as the sky itself, director Tom Harper’s airborne yarn about a history-making 1862 balloon flight offers more authentic thrills than a dozen Marvel movies. Even better, The Aeronauts reunites one of the most appealing film couples of the past decade, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. He is the boyish scientist desperately trying to prove to London’s academic elite that if you understand the structure of the upper atmosphere you can, indeed, predict the weather. And she’s the plucky daredevil who’s made a career of doing acrobatics while hanging from her balloon, high above the ground, to the horror and delight of paying customers. Together they endeavor to sail higher than any man or woman has before, gaining international fame for her and precious atmospheric data for him. The human drama is satisfying, but it’s the high-flying adventure sequences that will have you grabbing at the arms of your theater seat. The Aeronauts is one wild, quirkily romantic and pulse-pounding ride…and that’s not just a lot of hot air.













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It's a Wrap Chat (The Aeronauts)

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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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Fantastic Fungi

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Coming Soon!

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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The Two Popes

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Besides being a compelling account of the transition between conservative Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) and his more liberal successor Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce), The Two Popes stands as a master class on screen acting. The settings are sumptuous and the allure of behind-the-scenes modern history is undeniable, but the two stars command the screen with little more than their spellbinding presence. Riffing on a clever and probing script from Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour, Bohemian Rhapsody), Pryce and Hopkins engage in animated verbal jousts that explore not only the nature of faith, but also what it means to be human.













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