10th Annual Artament Art Auction
Saturday, December 7
6-9 p.m. – Party & Silent Auction
9:15 p.m. – The Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Buy tickets online or call 260.426.3456
Come see the world through the lens of the artist.
Every year, we present a select group of local artists with a naked ornament. Every year, each is transformed into an amazing work of art. An Artament is a glimpse of the world through the eyes of an artist, and this is your chance to share the view.
The best part? Each of these hanging masterpieces will go home with the highest bidder. You’ll also enjoy gourmet edibles and libations by JK O’Donnell’s and a special screening of The Eloquent Nude.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of Richard II starring David Tennant
December 13th, 15th, 27th & 29th
We’re thrilled to be screening the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Richard II, with David Tennant (Doctor Who) in the title role, will be playing at Cinema Center December 13th at 7pm, December 15th at 2pm, December 27th at 7pm and December 29th at 2pm.
Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
The Broken Circle Breakdown - Opens December 6th
(Subtitled - Dutch Language)
The moment Elise (Veerle Baetens) laid eyes on Didier (Johan Heldenbergh), it was love at first sight. He was an atheist banjo player in a spirited bluegrass band, and she was the devout owner of a small tattoo shop. Although their personalities and belief systems were hopelessly at odds, Elise and Didier somehowmanaged to establish a deeply spiritual bond. Shortly after moving into a picturesque farmhouse, the couple welcome a beautiful baby daughter named Maybelle. For the next six years, everything seemed perfect. When young Maybelle falls gravely ill, however, her disparate parents clash in the ways they choose to confront their grim reality. Now, just when Elise and Didier must come together to fight for their daughter's future, they realize that the differences that once made them strong may ultimately become their downfall.
"4/4 Stars. This Belgian drama is the real deal, an alternately wrenching and ecstatic viewing experience, adapted from a play by lead actor Johan Heldenbergh."-New York Post.
"3/4 Stars. Some moments of the movie might leave viewers feeling bereft or gut-punched, but the sublime sounds (along with the sweet and silly scenes of the pair falling in love) provide respites from the sorrow."-Washington Post.
"A superb tearjerker, juxtaposing the inherent passion and sorrow of romance to masterful effect in between beautiful bluegrass ballads."-Film.com.
102 min., Unrated.
A Journey to Planet Sanity - One Time Showing
Sunday, December 8th at 2pm
A Journey to Planet Sanity is a reality based (Documentary) comedy debunking aliens, psychics & all things paranormal. The film follows Blake Freeman (Noobz, Mucho Dinero) who takes a 69 year old man named LeRoy, on a hilarious cross-country journey in search of the truth. LeRoy has spent his life savings on trying to protect himself from aliens and paranormal ghosts by buying gimmicks and entrusting psychics. Upon discovering LeRoy's plight, Blake Freeman with LeRoy in tow, decides to put these beliefs and "so called" experts to the test.
87 min., Unrated.
American Hustle - Special One Time Showing!
Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30pm
Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of American Hustle before it's in theaters! The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 13th and wide on December 18th. A live event with Peter Travers interviewing two time Oscar nominated director/writer David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) will be recorded on Monday December 9th and shown on screen Tuesday December 10th.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
129 min., Unrated.
Kill Your Darlings - Opens December 13th
The year is 1944. Ginsberg (Radcliffe) is a young student at Columbia University when he falls hopelessly under the spell of charismatic classmate Carr (Dane DeHaan). Alongside Carr, Ginsberg manages to strike up friendships with aspiring writers William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) that would cast conformity to the wind, and serve as the foundation of the Beat movement. Meanwhile, an older outsider named David Krammerer falls deeply and madly in love with the impossibly cool Carr. Later, when Krammerer dies under mysterious circumstances, police arrest Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr as potential suspects, paving the way for an investigation that would have a major impact on the lives of the three emerging artists.
"3/4 Stars. That Ginsberg is played by Daniel Radcliffe might come as a shock, but the movie rolls on and you realize you're in very good hands."-Boston Globe.
"3.5/4 Stars. Though based on fact, the film is awash in delicious and difficult ambiguities."-Washington Post.
"4/5 Stars. Mr. Krokidas deftly shows how the ambition to write is entangled with other impulses. The emergence of Allen's poetic vocation is almost a subplot in a story about guilt, lust, friendship and murder."-New York Times.
100 min., Rated R.
Medora - One Time Showing
Saturday, December 14th at 7pm
Years ago, Medora was a booming rural community with prosperous farms, an automotive parts factory, a brick plant, and a thriving middle class. The factories have since closed, crippling Medora's economy and its pride. The population has slowly dwindled to around 500 people. As one resident put it, “This town's on the ropes.” Medora follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing the players’ stories both on and off the court. The Hornets were riding a brutal losing streak when we arrived, and the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resonances with the town’s fight for survival. Medora is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them.
Discussion afterwards with the directors and subjects of Medora.
Regular Pricing Applies.
100 min., Unrated.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Opens December 27th
Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky's theory of the emergence of language. In this intellectual feast, Gondry uses drawings to make complex ideas more accessible and to expand the documentary form.
"An almost entirely hand-drawn, animated film that was clearly a labor of love for the director and has enough charm to reach a wider audience."-Hollywood Reporter.
"When Gondry says he had to do this film with Chomsky, you believe him."-Los Angeles Times.
"Its modesty is one of its strengths, along with Mr. Gondry's entrancing, vibrant illustrations."-New York Times.
90 min., Unrated.
The Visitor - $5 One Time Showing
Saturday, December 28th at 11:59pm
Wealthy Atlanta basketball team owner Raymond Armstead (Lance Henrikson) is dating widow Barbara Collins (Joanne Nail) and seemingly in love with her, but he is really on assignment for a mysterious syndicate of rich men trying to gain power through the evil manipulation of a genetic alien force that is carried in Barbara's womb. Both Raymond and the smart-mouthed and uncannily talented pre-teen daughter of Collins, Katie (Paige Conner), want marriage and a new baby to be born, with this baby carrying forth the power that Katie is starting to show. An older man appears from another world (John Houston) and intervenes as the force of good that this power potentially has, trying to stop Katie from using her powers for evil and to take her back to a place where the goodness of children can thrive.
108 min., Rated R.