Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Amazing Grace

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Amazing Grace is a remarkable documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the one and only Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. January 1972. A film crew captures Aretha Franklin’s live recording of the album Amazing Grace at The New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. Stuck in legal and technical limbo for almost 50 years, Amazing Grace was never released, and thought lost to history. Through the exhaustive efforts of a record executive named Alan Elliot to restore the film and fight for it to see the light of day, audiences now have the privilege of witnessing Aretha Franklin at the height of her powers.
[2019, US, 87 minutes, Not Rated].

According to Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor, Amazing Grace “is one of the greatest concert documentaries ever made. It reaches so far into transcendence that watching it becomes an almost ecstatic experience.” Vikram Murthi of The AV Club says that seeing the film in theaters is “an absolute must.” 

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The Washington Post article "The Aretha Franklin concert documentary ‘Amazing Grace’ is nothing short of a miracle" Click here read

 

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Ask Dr. Ruth

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Ask Dr. Ruth, a documentary, chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer—a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. [2019, US, 100 minutes, Not Rated].

Robert Abele of TheWrap.com compares the film to a recent beloved documentary: “A long-overdue bio-doc that, in its spirited way, is as affirming as last year's paean to another important octogenarian Ruth, RBG.” Clint Worthington of TheSpool.net calls the film, “a heartwarming spotlight on one of America's greatest televised teachers.”

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Hesburgh

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Hesburgh is an intriguing documentary examining the life and work of former Notre Dame University president Theodore Hesburgh. Award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley, examine the challenges and triumphs of one of the most influential leaders in American history.

Hesburgh offers a unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history as seen through the eyes of the long-time president of the University of Notre Dame and America's most well-known priest. Educator, civil rights champion, adviser to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit and an unyielding moral compass -- a timeless example of bipartisan leadership. [2019, US, 104 minutes, Rated: NR].

Glenn Kenny of The New York Times calls the film, “A portrait of a man who can be seen as not merely blameless, but genuinely heroic.” Sam Weisberg of The Village Voice adds, “This moving, illuminating slice of American life and social history serves as a stirring example that we should all do much better.” 

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Wild Nights with Emily

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Wild Nights with Emily is a humorous yet bold reappraisal of poet Emily Dickinson played by beloved comic Molly Shannon. This is the third feature film for Director Madeleine Olnek who is a New York City based playwright. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for this film.

Emily Dickinson's persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster - a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years - most notably Emily's lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law (Susan Ziegler). After Emily's death, a rivalry emerges when her brother's mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily's poems. Unique and surreal, Wild Nights with Emily sheds new light on the life one of our most celebrated poets. [2018, US, 84 minutes, Rated: NR].

Cate Marquis of We Are the Movie Geeks describes the film as “a surprising, engaging romp with the delightful Molly Shannon, with informative insights on the life of the beloved poet.” Hope Madden of Columbus Underground, claims "Wild Nights with Emily offers a refreshing and awfully entertaining new way of seeing an American treasure.” 

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All is True

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Coming Soon!

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Starts Friday, June 7. The full schedule of screenings will be posted Tuesday, June 4.

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White Crow

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Coming Soon!

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Starts Friday, May 24 (The full schedule of screenings will be posted Tuesday, May 21.)

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