Nosferatu - One Time Showing
Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm
Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack. Our first film in the series is Nosferatu, and the local band performing the soundtrack is The End Times Spasm Band.
The film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter (Gustav von Wagenheim) has arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok (Max Schreck). Despite the feverish warnings of the local peasants, Hutter insists upon completing his journey to Orlok's sinister castle. Hutter catches on that Orlok is no ordinary mortal when he witnesses the vampiric nobleman loading himself into a coffin in preparation for his journey to Bremen. By the time the ship bearing Orlok arrives at its destination, the captain and crew have all been killed-and partially devoured. There follows a wave of mysterious deaths in Bremen, which the local authorities attribute to a plague of some sort. But Ellen, Hutter's wife, knows better. Armed with the knowledge that a vampire will perish upon exposure to the rays of the sun, Ellen offers herself to Orlok, deliberately keeping him "entertained" until sunrise. At the cost of her own life, Ellen ends Orlok's reign of terror once and for all.
94 min., Unrated
A Love to Hide - One Time Showing
Sunday, October 26th at 4pm
Regular Pricing Applies.
In partnership with IPFW Communications Department to bring Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 art gallery to Artlink, Cinema Center will be showing A Love to Hide. A discussion will follow the showing in the theater.
A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old friend whose status as a member of the "third" sex soon leads the Gestapo pounding on his door as well. Betrayed by a smuggler who sat idly by as her family was casually slaughtered by the SS, terrified Sara (Louise Monot) flees into the comforting care of childhood summer-vacation chum Jean (Jeremie Renier) and his faithful lover Philippe (Bruno Todeschini). Though safe for the moment thanks to Jean's quick-thinking plan to pass her off as a Gallic employee of his family's laundry business, Sara watches in horror as her homosexual protector is forced into a Nazi labor camp as a tragic result of a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques (Nicholas Gob).
103 min., Unrated.
Kevin Smith's Tusk Black Carpet Midnight Premiere
Friday, October 31st at 11:00pm
Cinema Center is so excited to be screening Kevin Smith's new horror/comedy Tusk on Halloween that we just decided to throw a party! Come in costume when the fun starts at 11pm and hang out for an opening reception of the film. This screening only costs $5, but if you arrive DRESSED AS A WALRUS you will be admitted for free! There will also be Kevin Smith-related prizes at the screening, as well as food and drinks available. Tusk is a horror film starring Justin Long as a podcaster who is targeted by a sadistic killer while attempting to land an interview with a misanthropic adventurer (Michael Parks).
The Act of Killing Screening + Live Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer
Monday, November 10th at 6pm
Join us for a one-night only screening of the 2014 Academy Award nominated documentary The Act of Killing, followed by a live Q&A via Skype with director Joshua Oppenheimer, recently named a Macarthur Foundation "Genius" Fellow. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Burmese Advocacy Center in Fort Wayne, which coordinates local efforts for improving the accessibility of services, employment, and education to refugee communities.
This event is sponsored by the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies: ipfw.edu/ihgs.
Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers.
116 min., Unrated.
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
One Time Showing: Wednesday November 19th at 8:30pm
Regular Pricing Applies.
Florian Habricht's witty, innovative documentary follows the legendary titular band (perhaps the smartest and most charismatic in all of BritPop) as they prepare to say farewell after 25 years of performances. Though culminating with the farewell concert the band played to thousands of adoring fans in their hometown of Sheffield, England, PULP is by no means a traditional concert film or rock doc. As much a testament to the band as it is to the city and inhabitants of Sheffield, PULP weavesexclusive concert footage with man-on-the-street interviews and dreamy staged sequences to paint a picture much larger, funnier, more moving and more life-affirming than any music film of recent memory.
90 min., Unrated.
Battleship Potemkin - One Time Showing
Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm
Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack. Our second film in the series is Battleship Potemkin, and the local band performing the soundtrack is The Hope Arthur Orchestra.
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.
66 min., Unrated.
Animals Q&A with Director
Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm
Come enjoy a Q&A with Fort Wayne native Director Collin Schiffli after a screening of his movie "Animals" at 7:30pm!
This film tells the story of Jude (David Dastmalchian) and Bobbie (Kim Shaw): a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation when one of them gets hospitalized.
"Dastmalchian and Shaw are thoroughly convincing both as vividly drawn, emotionally complex individuals, and as a couple inextricably bound by addiction and enabling. Among the well-cast supporting players, John Heard makes the most significant impact." - Variety.
90 min., Unrated.
A Christmas Past - One Time Showing
Friday, December 12th at 7:30pm
$15 General Admission
$10 Member Admission
Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack. Our third and final film in the series is A Christmas Past, and the local band performing the soundtrack is Fernando Tarango.
A collection of nine enchanting silent films, A Christmas Past offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were produced as cinematic Christmas cards offered to moviegoers of the silent era. Included in this collection of archival rarities, most of which were produced at Thomas Edison's studios, are the 1910 version of Dicken's immortal A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming melodrama by D.W. Griffith, as well as the first screen version of Clement Moore's 1822 poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Other films featured in this collection are: A Holiday Pageant At Home (1901), A Winter Straw Ride (1906), A Trap For Santa (1909), A Christmas Accident (1912), The Adventure Of The Wrong Santa Claus (1914), Santa Claus Vs. Cupid (1915), Santa Claus (1925), A Christmas Carol (1910), and The Night Before Christmas (1905).
121 min., Unrated.
Mayor & King - One Time Showing
December 19th at 8pm
Reception starts at 8pm in the Spectator Lounge, movie starts at 9pm.
The King needs a vacation. He's bored with his life and war looms on the horizon. When the King's advisor happens to meet the Mayor's chief of staff, they concoct a publicity stunt in which the respective leaders switch places. However, the King quite enjoys being the mayor and when the gold coins festival comes to town, the temporary switch may have long lasting consequences. Shot in Fort Wayne, and featuring many regulars from Jirk comedy shows, "The Mayor and King Switch Places" combines the overconfidence of the worst student films and the mundane aspects of the non-action scenes from a low budget action movie to create something unlike anything you've ever seen before. Except it's funny. $5, please.
Each year, more than 50 local artists donate one-of-a-kind hanging art pieces to this fun, festive silent auction. A perennial favorite with the art crowd and holiday shoppers alike.
A part of Downtown Fright Night, the Braineater’s Ball is a spookifying mix of movies, music, dancing, macabre art, a costume contest, and yummy food for the undead. Admission is free.
Our annual salute to the Oscars! This popular party features a silent auction, live music, Oscar balloting, an Oscar trivia contest with prizes, great food and libations, and the screening of an Oscar-nominated film.
Spinal Tap Party
Nigel Tufnel Day on 11.11.11 was the occasion for this rockin’, one-time-only party. Cinema Center turned it up to 11 with beer, wine and tiny bread, as Christopher Guest fans turned out for a screening of the hilarious cult classic “This Is Spinal Tap.”