The Man Who Knew Infinity - Opening May 27th
Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan's story as seen through Hardy's eyes.
"The Man Who Knew Infinity stands on its own merit, thanks in great measure to Patel and Irons, who give us two engaging characters." - Chicago-Sun Times.
"The film's heart comes from the unlikely friendship between Ramanujan and Hardy, and Patel and Irons both give nuanced, poignant performances as two men from different worlds ..." - Entertainment Weekly.
"This is the very definition of the kind of movie people complain that "they" don't make anymore: a modestly budgeted, character-driven drama for adults that doesn't insult the viewer's intelligence or lean on shock value." - AV Club.
108 min., Rated PG-13.
Blue Velvet - Opens May 27th
A 30th Anniversary Engagement
In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Cinema Center is thrilled to bring director David Lynch’s sentimental sweet comedic nightmare satire back to the big screen! The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
“Three decades after its initial release, David Lynch's Blue Velvet has lost none of its power to derange, terrify, and exhilarate.” – Village Voice.
“The charged erotic atmosphere makes the film something of a hallucination, but Lynch's humor keeps breaking through, too.” – Pauline Kael’s review from The New Yorker.
“Shocking, visionary, rapturously controlled, its images of innocence and a dark, bruising sexuality drop straight into our unconscious where they rest like depth charges.” Los Angeles Times.
121 mins., Rated. R.
A doctor (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a London skyscraper where rising tensions and class warfare lead to anarchy.
"This "High-Rise" is a scathing, intoxicating visual and auditory experience, the most truthful and most powerful Ballard adaptation we've ever seen, or are likely to." - Salon.com.
"High-Rise is a highly sexy and violent look through a distorting lens at both that familiar past, and the way we live now." - The Arts Desk.
"[High-Rise] is visionary film-making, wildly ambitious, very caustic and hitting the bull's eye of almost every target in its sights." - The Independent.
112 min., Rated. R