IN THEATRE


THE FRENCH DISPATCH
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
(107 R) 2021 Wes Anderson, director
Opens Dec 3
In what critics are calling Wes Anderson’s best movie since The Royal Tenenbaums, an eclectic group of old-style journalists work together in a charming French city that is very much like Paris. The film shows us what is involved in producing five pieces for a Kansas-based newspaper, in a clear love letter to journalism and the people who once gave over their lives to it, while finding their own voice. Generous, funny, and surprisingly (for Anderson) erotic, with a superb cast from Benicio de Toro to Timothee Chamalet to Frances McDormand and Bill Murray.

Friday, Dec 3 7:30 PM Saturday, Dec 4 2:30 PM Saturday, Dec 4 7:30 PM Sunday, Dec 5 2:30 PM Monday, Dec 6 7:30 PM Tuesday, Dec 7 7:30 PM Wednesday, Dec 8 7:30 PM Thursday, Dec 9 5:30 PM
BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: THE NUTCRACKER
BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: THE NUTCRACKER
(135 with one intermission. G) 2018 Russia Choreography Yuri Grigorovich, Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)., director
One Performance Only Dec 19
With the winter season upon us, it’s an excellent time to make plans with family and friends to see Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Ballet's Nutcracker at our December 19 matinee!  Tchaikovsky’s music and matchless the dancing bring this timeless fairytale for all ages to life. On Christmas Eve, a young girl named Marie receives a nutcracker from her godfather – or is he a wizard who brings the toys to life, including her handsome Nutcracker Prince? Marie and the Prince fly over a magical Christmas tree village…until Marie wakes up in her own bed. Was it all just a beautiful dream?

Past Films

SPENCER
SPENCER
(117 R) 2021 Pablo Larraín, director

While it’s entertaining to watch the many movies-tv-series-musicals on Diana, Princess of Wales, Spencer is the first to explore the young mother’s inner life. Over three days before Christmas, the British royals gather at Sandringham Estate. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles fade into the background as Diana – in an Oscar-worthy performance by Kristen Stewart – struggles to free herself and her sons from her family’s expectations. Chilean director Pablo Larraín and Stewart reveal a woman using bulimia to numb her unhappiness, until she realizes that it is up to her who she decides to be. The superb cast includes Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies) and the delightful Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky).

PACIFIC RIM
PACIFIC RIM
(132) 2013 Guillermo del Toro, director

For anyone plagued by nightmares of giant alien sea creatures: Be forewarned. For everyone else, we’re confident you’re going to enjoy our Moonlight Movie! Without giving away too much, alien sea creatures (the Kaiju) erupt from the Pacific Ocean with a fury that makes Godzilla look tame. Luckily, humans have invented Jaegers, gigantic robots controlled by two pilots whose minds are melded together. All hopes rest on a veteran pilot (Idris Elba) and a rookie (Rinko Kikuchi) to win one for Team Earth. As directed by Guillermo de Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) don’t be surprised to see imaginative filmmaking presiding over the mayhem. “Makes monster-walloping feel fun again!”Slate.com

THE LAST DUEL
THE LAST DUEL
(152 R) 2021 Ridley Scott, director

The thrill of creating something unlike anything you’ve done before animates this true story set in Medieval France. Director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and screenwriters Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck plunge into a lost world, where the rules of chivalry are clear but the truth is murky. A Knight (Damon) returns from battle to his wife’s accusation that she was raped by his Squire (Adam Driver). A duel is sanctioned, but as in Kurosawa’s Rashomon, events are told through differing perspectives: the betrayed Knight, the love-struck Squire, and the woman (Julie Comer of Killing Eve) who is looking for justice. “Scott’s most entertaining movie in decades!” - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine. 

FIREBIRD
FIREBIRD
(107) 2021 Estonia Peeter Rebane, director

Firebird is a true story of passion and paranoia set during the Cold War. Sergey Fetisov (Tom Prior, The Theory of Everything) is stationed at a Soviet-occupied Air Force base in Estonia, where his attraction to fighter pilot Roman Medveyev brings desire and fear. As a KGB investigation looms, their new love is complicated by Sergey’s entanglement with Luisa, a military secretary. As director Prior makes clear, the risks of being gay under Russian rule have not gone away.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: SPARTACUS (Captured Live)
BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: SPARTACUS (Captured Live)
(185 The performance has two intermissions.) 2021 Russia Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich based on the novel by Raffaello Giovagnolli and scenario by Nikolai Volkov. Music by Aram Khachaturian., director

Cinestudio is pleased to announce the return of live ballet from the legendary Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow! Our last pre-pandemic live ballet was in February 2020), but happily the dancers are now back bringing their art to selected cinemas around the globe. Spartacus premiered at the Bolshoi in 1968, thrilling audiences with its tale of a group of slaves (including Spartacus and his love, Phrygia) who resist the cruelty of their Roman captors. The vigorous performances helped to usher in a new spotlight on superb male dancers, from Rudolf Nureyev to Mikhail Baryshnikov.

SPIRITED AWAY
SPIRITED AWAY
(125 PG) 2001 Japan Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, director

"Maybe these films are my way of blessing the child." - Hayao Miyazaki). 20 years after its first release, no one can deny that Spirited Away is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, enjoyed by all ages. The wildly imaginative tale - best seen on the big screen - begins as 10-year-old Chihiro gets separated from her gluttonous parents at an amusement park. Trapped in a magical bathhouse, Chihiro joins an enigmatic boy (Haku) to outsmart a funny, outrageous, and scary collection of creatures including a Stink spirit, a greedy witch, and the melancholy No-Face. It's never been a better time to reconnect with Spirited Away's reverence for the living, natural world. Winner, Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

LAMB
LAMB
(106 R) 2021 Iceland/Sweden Valdimar Jóhannsson, director

106 min.

 

Even after 51 years of showing films, some new movies still manage to surprise us! Take Lamb: set in isolated rural Iceland, it is a darkly funny story that is part family drama and part supernatural folk tale. Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish Stieg Larsson films) and Hilmer Snaer play young sheep farmers grieving the loss of their child. When one of their ewes gives birth to a strange hybrid creature, they take her in and care for her as their own. Life feels idyllic until baby Ada’s Uncle Pétur comes to visit, bringing along the stark reality of the outside world… Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard Award, and the Palm Dog Grand Prix (for Panda.)

CITY OF A MILLION DREAMS
CITY OF A MILLION DREAMS
(89) Jason Berry, director

Journalist, filmmaker (Vows of Silence), and author Jason Berry will be present for the one night screening of his new documentary on the history and transcendent sounds of jazz funerals in New Orleans. The way into this little-known world is provided by two local icons. Deb 'Big Red' Cotton is a passionate chronicler of the bands that solemnly escort the dead to church, and joyfully lead them to the cemetery and rebirth. Dr. Michael White, educator and wailing clarinetist, digs into the past with recreations of the ring dances of enslaved Africans. Back in the present, a parade shooting turns into a search for the city's soul.

I'M YOUR MAN
I'M YOUR MAN
(105 R) 2021 Germany Maria Schrader, director
Maria Schrader's bittersweet romantic comedy is like an AI update of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo: If you could create your perfect android partner, would you do it? Alma is a skeptical - and single - academic. When she agrees to a scientific experiment of living for three weeks with an android partner, things go south fast: over the top romantic gestures are not for her. But as the android adapts to her personality and needs, Alma asks herself if the perfect mate can be made to order - and if love can lessen the human condition of loneliness.

BLACK ART HEALS
BLACK ART HEALS
Ephraim Adamz, director
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Six creatives and community activists from Connecticut travel the East Coast of the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic in search for answers through artistic expression amidst the 2020 presidential election and police brutality protests.

BERGMAN ISLAND
BERGMAN ISLAND
(112 R) 2021 Sweden Directed and Written by Mia Hansen-Løve, director
Faro, the remote and isolated island where Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman created some of his greatest films, has always had a mystical pull on cineastes. That is certainly the case for an American filmmaking couple who spend the summer on Faro, hoping for the spark that inspired Bergman's Persona, (the original) Scenes From a Marriage and more. Tony (Tim Roth) and Chris (Vicky Krieps) also hope their pilgrimage will bring new intimacy to their marriage. Spending time apart, Chris dreams up a film set on Faro about two young people (Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie) whose passion has everything she is missing. A stunning exploration of what it means to be a woman, an artist, and a devotee of a filmmaker whose life was far from perfect.

WIFE OF A SPY
WIFE OF A SPY
(115) 2021 Japan Kiyoshi Kurosawa, director
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Hitchcockian psychological drama is set in Kobe, just before Japan’s entry into World War II. Yusaku, an import/export businessman, is living a comfortable life with his pampered wife, Satoko. But his peace shatters when a childhood friend warns him that his international travel has aroused the suspicion of the military police. When Yusaku travels to Manchuria on business, he finds proof that Japan is testing biological weapons of war. As Yusaku and a newly-awakened Satoko try to expose Japan’s war crimes, they wonder at every turn who they can – and cannot - trust. Winner, Silver Lion for Best Director, Venice Film Festival.

GOODFELLAS
GOODFELLAS
(146 R) 1990 Martin Scorsese, director
Martin Scorsese’s funny and brutal masterpiece returns to Cinestudio in a brand new 4k restoration. Ray Liotta stars as an Irish/Italian kid in NYC who dreams of being “somebody in a neighborhood of nobodies.” All he has to do is listen to his mafia mentors (the brilliant Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Paul Sorvino) – and forget about morality. As Liotta’s wife, Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) is at his side from the high life to coked-out paranoia. “Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.” – Jay Carr, Boston Globe.

THE CARD COUNTER
THE CARD COUNTER
(111 R) Written and directed by Paul Schrader, director
As a writer (Taxi Driver) and director (First Reformed), Paul Schrader has brilliantly explored the search for redemption. His new psychological thriller stars Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) as smalltime Las Vegas card counter William Tell, who survives by burying his experiences in the Iraq War. Cirk, however, is a young man (Tye Sheridan) who’s all about revenge: he’s come to Vegas to kill the Major at Abu Ghraib prison he blames for his father’s suicide. Determined to help Cirk start a new life, Tell enters the World Series of Poker in hopes of winning big, and overcoming demons of his own. “One of the best films of the year.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times.

PITCH PERFECT
PITCH PERFECT
(112 PG-13) 2012 USA Jason Moore, director
Don't miss a special one-time screening of the drama, music, dancing, & comedy extravaganza that is Pitch Perfect on the big screen. In one corner it’s the uber-competitive Barden Bellas, Barden University's female a cappella group. In the other corner, it’s every other team, as the Bellas battle for top spot on the way to the ICCA Finals.

MOGUL MOWGLI
MOGUL MOWGLI
(89) 2021 United Kingdom Bassam Tariq, director
Fresh from his amazing performance in the Oscar-nominated Sound of Metal, screenwriter/actor Riz Ahmed stars in a film loosely based on his own life. Ahmed plays British/Pakistani hip-hop artist Zed who’s on the verge of a big break in New York City when he comes down with a debilitating illness. Zed is forced to return home to Britain and his traditional Pakistani family - including a father (Alyy Khan) who is haunted by the past. “Ahmed is one of Britain’s most vital, risky actors.” Guy Lodge, Variety.

THE LOST LEONARDO
THE LOST LEONARDO
(100 PG-13) U.S./Denmark Andreas Koefoed, director
The best mystery of 2021 is also its unlikeliest: Andreas Koefoed’s documentary about a painting believed to be a lost masterpiece by Leonardo DaVinci. At a New Orleans auction, two art dealers buy a painting and bring it to restorer Dianne Modestini. Uncovering many layers, she is amazed to find a portrait of Christ with a distinct resemblance to the Mona Lisa. Authenticated by London’s National Gallery and hung in the Louvre, it is called a miracle…until skeptics find clues that all is not as it seems.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
(95 R) 2001 John Cameron Mitchell, director
Queer Thursday’s September selection is the 20th Anniversary (!) screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The ultimate cult movie begins in East Germany, as genderqueer rocker Hedwig - whose reassignment surgery went very wrong - moves to Kansas to kickstart her dreams. Hedwig is flying – until her protégé (Michael Pitt), steals her songs and finds stardom. But when Hedwig performs in Times Square and reveals his true identity, it’s a victory for everyone with the courage to stand and be counted.

WILDLAND
WILDLAND
(88) 2020 Denmark Jeanette Nordahl, director
Devoted fans of Danish TV series Borgen know how interesting it gets when women are in charge, and Wildland is written and directed by women, and Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen is its charismatic star. In a very different role, Knudsen is Bodil, the cheerfully ruthless matriarch of a crime family consisting of her three equally dangerous sons. Into their world steps Bodil’s impressionable young niece. As she discovers the family business, she must decide: escape from their felonious reach, or join their adrenaline-fueled life?    

BLACK WIDOW
BLACK WIDOW
(133 PG-13) Cate Shortland, director
Cinestudio presents the summer’s shiny new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with dazzling action and a complex origin story. It opens with the abduction of an American “family” of undercover Russian spies, including young “sisters” Natasha and Yelena. Abductor General Dreykov’ nefarious plan is to train Natasha and Yelena (Florence Pugh) to join his elite corps of lethal Widows. 21 years later and Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) has become the ultimate assassin. However, instead of crushing the decadent West, she seeks revenge on the man who split up the only family she has known. “It’s worth seeing on a big screen, not just once but twice!” - Randy Myers, Mercury News.

ANNETTE
ANNETTE
(140 R) 2021 France/Mexico/United States/Switzerland/Belgium/Japan/Germany Leos Carax, Music by Ron Mael & Russell Mael of The Sparks, director
After winning the Best Director prize at this years Cannes Film Festival, the new film by French director Leos Carax (Holy Motors) makes its Cinestudio debut! Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, star – and sing - in a musical scored by alt-pop group, Sparks. Driver plays an edgy comic who loves his opera singer wife (Cotillard), but is corrosively jealous of her rapturous audiences. But thoughts of A Star Is Born disappear as Carax introduces the couple’s child: a puppet with a unique voice of her own... “An anti-La La Land with dashes of Pinocchio…is a grand experiment!” –Ed Cotton, The Times UK 

THE GREEN KNIGHT
THE GREEN KNIGHT
(130 R) 2021 Ireland, Canada, United States & United Kingdom. Written and directed by David Lowery, based on Gawain and the Green Knight., director
The best of the summer’s epics draws its enchantment from a 14th Century poem. In King Arthur’s magical world, the impulsive Gawain accepts a challenge from a creature known as the Green Knight. Gawain (a superb Dev Patel) may land the first blow, but in one year the same injury will be dealt to him. For twelve months, Gawain travels a beautiful, unpredictable medieval Britain preparing to face what may be his own death.

MOFFIE
MOFFIE
(104 NR) 2021 South Africa Oliver Hermanus, director
Just released in cinemas, Moffie is a devastating look back at the apartheid nation of South Africa in 1981. Soft-spoken 16-year-old Nicholas Van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer) is serving two years of compulsory military service on the Angolan border. For Nicholas, the experience is life-changing, as he explores his sexuality with a fellow soldier. But challenging the strict status quo makes it clear – that racism, toxic masculinity and homophobia go hand in hand.  

ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
(119 R) 2021 Morgan Neville, director
You would think that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville would find little in common between his latest subjects: the minister and children’s TV host Fred Rogers (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?); and Anthony Bourdain, the acerbic icon who traveled the world in search of culture, history and food. But according to Neville, both men fought to “show people our common humanity." This unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

PIG
PIG
(92 R) 2021 USA Written & Directed by Michael Sarnoski, director
Don’t be surprised to see Nicholas Cage receive his second Academy Awards Best Actor win for the indie film Pig, and a comeback performance is understated, funny and raw. As a former Portland chef, Cage finds solace from his wife’s death in truffle hunting with the help of his companion, Pig. When Pig is abducted, Cage leaves the forest to search for him in Portland’s restaurant subculture. More atmospheric mystery than thriller, Pig celebrates artistic authenticity over making a quick buck. NYT Critic's Pick.

I CARRY YOU WITH ME
I CARRY YOU WITH ME
(111 R) Mexico, United States Heidi Ewing, director
    The first narrative film by documentarian Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) is based on the true-life journey of a Mexican chef with the dream of bringing his unique style of cooking to New York City. The film opens with Iván Garcia (Armando Espitia) as a young man in homophobic Puebla, cleaning tables and planning his escape. Falling head over heels for a grad student named Gerardo (Christian Vazquez), Garcia is torn by his quest, and the risk of never seeing Gerardo again. “With mouthwatering close-ups of the food Ivan lovingly prepares, Ewing’s film, for all its painful conflicts, never stints on the lyrical pleasures of life.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

SUMMER OF SOUL (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
SUMMER OF SOUL (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
(117 PG-13) 2021 Questlove, director
“What would have happened if this had been allowed a seat at the table?” The unanswerable question by Questlove (DJ, producer, drummer for The Roots) is about the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969. Blown away by the forgotten footage, Questlove made a film celebrating performers including Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Max Roach, and Nina Simone -  not to mention Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples in a heartrending tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

MILKWATER
MILKWATER
(101) Written & Directed by Morgan Ingari, director
Morgan Ingari’s first film is a bittersweet comedy that lives in the sweet spot of the zeitgeist. Molly Bernard (Younger) plays a 20-something Brooklynite who feels less successful with each friend’s marriage or step up the career ladder. Drowning her insecurity at a local bar, she becomes friendly with an older gay man who desperately want to be a father. And while surrogacy seems to be the solution, misunderstandings threaten their beautiful dream.

TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
(81) Lisa Immordino Vreeland, director
Truman & Tennessee celebrates the friendship of two American writers, mixing footage of Capote and Williams with excerpts from their revealing correspondence. Both authors grew up in the pre-WW II South, where being gay was hidden and dangerous. Nevertheless, they went on to write some of the 20th century’s best books (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and plays (A Streetcar Named Desire) that are tinged with an appreciation for the misunderstood and the outcasts.

IN THE HEIGHTS
IN THE HEIGHTS
(143 PG-13) 2021 USA Jon M. Chu, director
Treat yourself to the spirit-recharging movie of the summer, with the brilliant songwriting of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). Just like West Side Story and Saturday Night Fever, The Heights was filmed in New York City, capturing all of its kinetic energy. The film follows two couples: Usnavi & Vanessa  played by Anthony Ramos and Melissa Barrera; and Benny (taxi dispatcher) & Nina, (Stanford student). But it’s the Heights’ Latino community –its music and stubborn belief in the American Dream – that touches the soul.

LA PISCINE
LA PISCINE
(124) 1969 France/Italy Jacques Deray, director
Cinestudio kicks off its Summer of Cinema with a dazzling 4K restoration of a sun-saturated psychological thriller, directed by Jacques Deray, known as “the French Hitchcock.” The film opens with two lovers (equally gorgeous Alain Delon and Romy Schneider) on vacation in a villa in St. Tropez. Their languorous interlude is disrupted by the arrival of Schneider’s amorous ex (Maurice Ronet) and his 18-year old daughter, played by a touchingly young Jane Birkin.

SUNFLOWERS
SUNFLOWERS
(90) David Bickerstaff, director
Exhibition on Screen opens the doors to an extraordinary show in Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, that brings together five of the Dutch artist’s iconic Sunflower paintings from London, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Munich and Amsterdam. Why was Van Gogh obsessed with the exotic sunflower, and how does each painting change from version to version? What were scientists able to discover when they analysed the works? All is revealed in this dazzling film, shown in high-definition on Cinestudio’s immersive screen.        

THE HUMAN VOICE & WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
THE HUMAN VOICE & WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
(119 R) 2021 & 1988 Spain Two Films Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, director
The Human Voice. 2020 robbed moviegoers of so much, it also inspired some directors to experiment. Pedro Almodóvar responded with a fantastic short film based on Jean Cocteau’s monologue of a woman on the telephone with her faithless lover – now updated and starring a more independent Tilda Swinton. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Even before remaking The Human Voice, Almodóvar was inspired by its rejected woman driven to despair in his 1988 classic movie. But in Madrid, angst morphs into comedy, as Carmen Maura tries to track down her lover. It’s a wild adventure including barbiturate-spiked gazpacho, accidental hookups with terrorists, and the possibilities of turning rivals into comrades.

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
(113 R) Written and directed by Emerald Fennell, director
Winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, Promising Young Woman gleefully exposes rape culture and the harm that (some) men are capable of inflicting. Emerald Fennell’s funny, pastel-toned and provocative movie stars Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go) as Cassie, whose time in med school was derailed by a friend’s sexual assault. Burning with rage, she works in a coffee shop by day and picks up unsuspecting bros by night… to give them a taste of their own nasty medicine.

DRY WIND (Vento Seco)
DRY WIND (Vento Seco)
(110) Brazil Written and directed by Daniel Nolasco., director
OUTFILM CT presents May’s Queer Thursdays electrifying selection: a neon fantasia of erotic discovery set in the rustic (and conservative) Catalan countryside warmed by an insinuating dry wind. Filmmaker Daniel Nolasco follows the yearnings of Sandro (Leandro Faria Lelo), a shy, hunky bear who spices up his life as a factory manager with explicit sexual encounters—both real and imagined.

TRINITY FILM FESTIVAL 2021
TRINITY FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Celebrate undergraduate short films at the World Premiere of the 10th Annual Trinity Film Festival! Every year, Trinity Film Festival offers undergraduates from around the world the opportunity to premiere their short films on the big screen for an audience of peers, professionals, and local filmgoers. This year we are happy to hold both an online as well as an in-person screening of these films.

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
(94 R) George C. Wolfe, director
The final performance of 43-year-old Chadwick Boseman is a powerful film based on a play by the great August Wilson. Viola Davis plays pioneering blues artist Ma Rainey, who struggled to for control in an industry run by white men. It is set in a 1920s Chicago recording studio where everyone’s desires are at odds: an ambitious cornet player (Boseman) wants to promote his songs, white producers want a hit, and Ma Rainey fights to keep Black culture alive and swinging.

THE FATHER
THE FATHER
(97 PG-13) 2012 Written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on Zeller’s play., director
Cinestudio presents another Academy Award-films nominated for Best Picture, for everyone who hasn’t been able to see it in a real cinema! The Father also picked up nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman, who play a man struggling with dementia, and his frustrated but loving daughter. What stands out is French writer/director Florian Zeller’s choice to see the world through the father’s eyes. In refusing to limit Hopkins’s character to a victim, The Father asks questions of memories, consciousness and compassion that affect everyone.

MINARI
MINARI
(120 PG-13) Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, director
Cinestudio is pleased to present one of the best films of 2020 on the big screen. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including the first for an Asian American woman for Best Picture and Best Actor. Yeun plays a Korean immigrant who moves his wife and two young children from Los Angeles to rural Arkansas, to grow and sell Korean vegetables though his wife Monica isn't sure about the trailer home. For the children, it's their grandmother who links an immigrant past to their life in the Ozarks.


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