Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of the most successful and versatile female singer of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the "rock queen" of the '70s and early '80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; an early advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her incredible voice was lost to Parkinson's disease, but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever.

With moving performance footage and appearances by collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, this film celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her - and the sound of her voice. [US, 2019, 95 minutes, Rated: PG-13].

Owen Gleiberman of Variety exclaims, “It captures the life and career of a rock 'n' roll star who never looked back, never apologized, never compromised, virtually never made a wrong move, and made it all seem effortless.” Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter writes, “You will fall in love with [Linda] all over again and it will delight the singer's old fans and likely make her many new ones as well.”

Linda Ronstadt:The Sound of My Voice
The saddest list in modern music is that of those whose voices were stilled too soon by death: Buddy Holly, Harry Chapin, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and the rest. Nearly as sobering is the list of voices robbed from still-living performers in their prime: Harry Nilsson, Julie Andrews…and Linda Ronstadt, who has not performed in more than a decade due to Parkinson’s disease. Although she can’t sing anymore (and actually, in an exhilarating coda to the film she actually does perform a few lovely notes), Ronstadt provides a spirited narrative to this documentary following her childhood, early struggles, and skyrocket to fame. Her insights — and those of many of her collaborators — are incisive, but directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman wisely let Ronstadt’s music do the talking, offering generous portions of performances rare and immortal. The film paints a portrait of an artist who was at once hell-bent on success, yet forever doubtful of her own abilities. There’s a present-day sadness in her eyes — but those priceless clips suggest it’s nothing new.














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Britt-Marie Was Here

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Britt-Marie Was Here is a warmhearted comedy that tells the story of a woman who leaves her husband after 40 years to find new meaning in life.

Based on the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of the much loved A Man Called Ove, this story finds Britt-Marie, age 63, suddenly re-considering her purpose and habits after leaving her husband of 40 years. Accepting a supremely unglamorous job at a ramshackle rec center in the backwater town of Borg, she finds herself taking an interest in the daily routines of the town's oddball denizens-who all seem perfectly content to be stuck in their ways. Determined not to do the same, she takes on the impossible task of coaching the children's soccer team and draws the attention and possible affections of a handsome police officer. Perhaps there is an opportunity for a second chance after all. [US, 2019, 94 minutes, Rating: NR].

Diane Carson of KDHX remarks, “A great deal of the credit for the film's success goes to the wonderful Pernilla August as Britt-Marie, as unusual a protagonist as she is welcome.” Steve Prokopy of ThirdCoastReview.com says, “This is a small, sweet work that finds notes of grace that elevate it into something bordering on inspirational.”

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is an engaging documentary about a 55-year-old musical and Broadway phenomenon.

When Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries such as Lin-Manuel Miranda explores the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical. [US, 2019, 92 minutes, Rating: PG-13].

G. Allen Johnson of San Francisco Chronicle says, “What makes it brilliant is that it demonstrates how universal this distinctly Jewish musical has become, how it has been embraced by many cultures and how it is still influential today.” Dennis Harvey of Variety praises, “There's considerable pleasure to be had here, particularly in the interweaving of several decades' of performance clips in various staging styles and languages.”

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Jim Allison: Breakthrough

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Jim Allison: Breakthrough is an absorbing documentary about a Nobel laureate and renegade scientist that goes against the medical establishment to find a cure for cancer.

Jim Allison, a native of south Texas and an avid blues harmonica player, whose creativity and boundless curiosity about the immune system set him on a trail-blazing path to change the face of cancer treatment. After the passing of his mother at a young age, Jim devotes his life to finding a cure for the terrible disease. Now at 70, this film chronicles a remarkable odyssey of his hard work and the struggles he experienced that led to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery. Stories directly from the man himself as well as his friends are narrated by Woody Harrelson and directed by Bill Haney. [US, 2019, 91 minutes, Rating: PG-13].

Sophie Novack of Texas Observer comments, “An engaging and entertaining film because Allison is a fascinating subject. He’s blunt and honest and colorful.” Bradley Gibson of Film Threat exclaims, “In a field you’d never think of as having rock stars, Allison is a rock star of immunology. The filmmaker, Bill Haney, is a rock star among documentarians for bringing us this wonderful, hopeful film about a man and a breakthrough achievement.”

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The Cotton Club Encore

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The Cotton Club Encore is a captivating musical drama that is a new version of the 1984 film that was centered on a 1930’s Harlem jazz club.

In this lavish drama, Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide. Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s extraordinary film is brought to vivid new life. Featuring never-before-seen scenes and musical sequences that deepen and enrich the storylines, this remastered and beautifully restored version represents Coppola’s fully realized vision of The Cotton Club. Additional scenes include an extended Gregory Hines and Maurice Hines tap performance, Lonette McKee’s brilliant rendition of Ethel Waters’ Stormy Weather, Coppola’s originally envisioned ending, and more. [US, 2019, 139 minutes, Rating: NR].

Dwight Brown of National Newspaper Publishers Association says, “Gorgeously shot, art directed and costumed, the visuals were strong. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has released a 139-minute director's cut, and his revisions finally do justice to the script.” Jordan Hoffman of Guardian praises, “This is a gift to cinephiles everywhere from deep in the cellar and we're all lucky to get a sip.”

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Dolemite is My Name

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Greener Grass

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