Coming Attractions

 

What We Do in the Shadows - Opens March 6th

 

This film chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. 

 

"Taps a rich vein of comedy." - Movie Talk.

 

"What We Do in the Shadows is the vampire mockumentary you've been longing for." - Times UK.

 

"After a while, I was embarrassed at myself for giggling so much." - The Guardian.

 

86 min., Unrated.

 

 

 

Patrick's Day - One Time Showing

Sunday, March 8th at 4pm

Feature Film Project 

 

The Feature Film Project's aim is to help a film move from the film festival circuit into neighborhood cinemas with a nation-wide test screening of the film. Viewing audiences are polled as to whether the film is deserving of wider release. The Feature Film Project works best when YOU, the public, gets involved. On entry to each cinema, you will be handed a voting card with the question: "Should this film be seen in cinemas across the USA?"

 

"Patrick's Day" synopsis: When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

 

101 min., Unrated. 

 

 

Mr. Turner - Opens March 13th

 

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

 

"Mike Leigh takes on the topsy-turvy life of J.M.W. Turner in an exquisitely detailed, brilliantly acted biopic." - Variety.

 

"Leigh shows us the world as Turner sees it-harsh and ravishing. His beauty of a movie touches the heart not by sentimental gush but by the amplitude of its art.‚Äč" - Rolling Stone.

 

"Keen observer Mike Leigh brings his hawk's eye to a vibrant rendering of J.M.W. Turner, the celebrated British 'painter of light.'"- Toronto Star.

 

149 min., Rated R.

 

 

Records Collecting Dust Poster

 

Records Collecting Dust - One Time Showing

Friday, March 13th

Regular Pricing Applies.

 

Written and directed by San Diego based musician and filmmaker Jason Blackmore, Records Collecting Dust documents the vinyl record collections, origins, and holy grails of alternative music icons Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, John Reis, and over thirty other underground music comrades.  Featuring interviews with: Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, Mike Watt, John Reis, David Yow, Matt Caughthran, Nick Oliveri, Joey Castillo, Lisa Fancher, Justin Pearson, Matt Pike, Greg Anderson, Mario Rubalcaba, Mike Neider, Clifford Dinsmore, Kira Roessler, Clay Tarver, Danny Benair, David Markey, Sonny Kay, Scott Martin, Howie Pyro, Edward Colver, Matt Anderson, Bryan Ray Turcotte, Pall Jenkins, Pat Thomas, Steve Stanley, Carlos "Cake" Nunez, Bob Barley, Larry Boothroyd, Tom Flynn, Steve Tupper, Thaddeus Robles, Roger Lane and Craig Oliver.  Live performances from: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, The Locust and Big Business.

 

 

 

Mommy - Opens March 20th

 

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. 

 

"Cinema doesn't come much more exuberant or raw." - Time Out New York.

 

"A funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work from Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan." - Variety.

 

"Dolan is only 25, and though he doesn't have Orson Welles beat, this has to be one of the best films ever written and directed by a 25-year-old." - San Francisco Chronicle.

 

140 min., Rated R.

 

 

Love's Labour's Lost Poster

 

Love's Labour's Lost - Limited Engagement

March 20th- 7pm, March 22nd- 2pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket. 

 

We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Love's Labour's Lost will be playing at Cinema Center March 20th at 7pm & March 22nd at 2pm.  Tickets wil be $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission. 

 

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

 

135 min. + 20 min. Interval, Unrated.

 

 

 

Serena - Opens March 27th

 

The North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George's hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton's passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

 

"Susanne Bier has delivered a sumptuous costume drama fronted by two talented leads." - Daily Star.

 

"Lawrence plays her role like a virtuoso violinist; sweeping, soaring and cracking with elegiac grace." - Observer UK.

 

109 min., Rated R.

 

 

 

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter - Opens April 3rd

 

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies. 

 

"Kumiko's unique vision makes for humour and pathos in David Zellner's film." - Toronto Star.

 

"One of the best films to ever premiere at Sundance." - Film.com.

 

"A beguiling fable of buried treasure and movie-fed obsession." - Variety.

 

105 min., Unrated.

 

 

Love's Labour's Won Poster

 

Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing)

April 17th- 7pm, April 19th- 2pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket. 

 

We’re thrilled to be screening a live cinema broadcast recording from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing) will be playing at Cinema Center April 17th at 7pm & Apirl 19th at 2pm.  Tickets wil be $20 General Admission, $15 Member Admission. 

 

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

 

140 min. + 20 min. Interval, Unrated.

 

 

 

Animals - Opens May 15th

 

"Animals" tells the story of a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. 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.

 

Check back regularly for details regarding "Animals" director, and Fort Wayne native, Collin Schiffli appearing for a special question and answer session during this film's opening weekend.

 

"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.

 

"Animals presents an authenticity often lacking in films about drug abuse. It largely has Dastmalchin's screenplay to thank." - Austin Chronicle.

 

"It is a character study that reminds me of the first time I saw Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. And it could eventually herald the arrival of as important a talent." - Film Threat.

 

90 min., Unrated.

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