Coming Attractions

My Old Lady Poster

 

My Old Lady - Opens November 7th

 

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale - and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death. 

 

"Kline's character is an alcoholic and not exactly lovable, but we come to empathize. Smith, the grande dame of British theater and film, is wickedly wry and quick." - Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

"One finds oneself wishing to spend many a dinner with Smith and Kline as conversation partners, as their banter is both humorous and razor-edged." - Arizona Republic.

 

"The expected twinkle never really leaves "My Old Lady," but it certainly goes through some rough times along the way. And the film is all the more interesting as a result." - Detroit News.

 

107 min., Rated PG-13

 

 

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Harmontown - Limited Engagement

November 7th, 8th & 9th

 

A kindred spirit to nerds everywhere, writer-comedian Dan Harmon has achieved celebrity via the hit series "Community," but cut his teeth writing for shows such as "The Sarah Silverman Program" and the Jack Black/Ben Stiller pilot "Heat Vision and Jack." After being fired from his signature creation, Harmon hits the road with his popular podcast and performs live for his cult-like fan base across the country. Known for his wit, cynicism, and disarming vulnerability, Harmontown finds Harmon bathed in the adoration of his fans as he confronts his personal demons and comes out on the other side. Featuring past and present collaborators Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Allison Brie, Joel McHale and many more, Harmontown tells Harmon's story with unabashed candor - showing his highs, his lows, and everything in-between.

 

101 min., Unrated.

 

 

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The Act of Killing Screening + Live Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer

Monday, November 10th at 6pm

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Join us at Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN on Monday, 10 November 2014 at 6 PM 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.

 

 

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Revenge of the Green Dragons - Two Day Engagement

November 14th & 15th

Regular Pricing Applies.

 

In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of "The Green Dragons".

 

94 min., Rated R.

 

 

Pride Poster

 

Pride - Opens November 14th

 

It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

 

"The kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed." - New York Times.

 

"'Pride' is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own." - Los Angeles Times.

 

"'Pride' leaves the viewer in the satisfied throes of all of those emotions: happy and sad, buoyed and chastened, and wondering, finally, what the world might look like if solidarity really could be forever." - Washington Post.

 

120 min., Rated R.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Battleship Potemkin - One Time Showing

Friday, November 21st 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 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.

 

 

Low Down Poster

 

Low Down - Opens November 28th

 

Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, LOW DOWN is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds, in which Joe and Amy-Jo strive to live the lives they want against seemingly insurmountable odds.

 

"Low Down is a knockout, a candid picture of much of jazz, and one more step for a master actor." - The New Republic.

 

"Pitch-perfect performances and an immersive evocation of period mark out experimental film veteran Jeff Preiss's feature debut." - Daily Telegraph.

 

"John Hawkes and Elle Fanning are outstanding. Possibly the most harrowing tale of drug addiction since REQUIEM FOR A DREAM." - JoBlo's Movie Emporium.

 

119 min., Rated R.

 

 

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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.

 

 

Animals Poster

 

Animals - Opens December 5th

 

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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The Mayor & King - One Time Showing

December 19th at 8pm

$5 Admission.

 

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.

 

 

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Records Collecting Dust - One Time Showing

Friday, March 13th

 

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.

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