Trance - Opens May 24th
Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang's leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon's psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon's broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.
"3.5/4 Stars. This exhilarating brain-twister is a nonstop visual, aural and intellectual delight, steeped in movie conventions and yet fizzing with freshness. It's what happens when film noir goes out to a rave."-New York Post.
"3/4 Stars. Danny Boyle's trippy, Inception-like thriller is a hypnotic head trip that demands you trust no one."-Rolling Stone.
"It's an ingeniously built automaton, sexy as hell, and devoid of a heart."-Philadelphia Inquirer.
101 min., Rated R.
Breaking Away - One Time Showing
Friday, May 24th at 6:30pm
In celebration of May being Bike Month, Cinema Center is partnering with the City of Fort Wayne and Bike Fort Wayne to bring you Breaking Away. We are encouraging everyone to bike to this event, we are even turning our parking lot on the Northeast corner of Clay & Berry Street into a Biking Lot! $5 tickets for people who bike to the show, Regular pricing if you drive. Bike racks will be provided by the city in our Biking Lot, Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne will be providing a free bike check with volunteers who will watch your bike while you enjoy the movie.
Dennis Christopher stars as a recent high school graduate in Bloomington, Indiana, who is caught with his friends -- Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley -- coasting between high school and deciding what to do with the rest of their lives. The four friends are snobbishly looked down upon by the college students of the town as "cutters," since they were born in Bloomington and their parents worked in the local limestone quarries that built the university. Dennis Christopher's character Dave wants to be a champion bicycle racer and he idolizes the Italian racing team -- so much so that he speaks, thinks, and acts Italian, all to his father's (Paul Dooley) forlorn exasperation. Dave falls for a college girl (Robyn Douglass), but is ashamed to admit he is a cutter and poses as an Italian exchange student to impress her. Dave is particularly excited when his heroes -- the Italian racers -- come to town for a race. But they are even more snobbish than the college students and rely on dirty tricks to keep Dave from winning a race against them. After that ordeal, Dave throws away his false identity and convinces his friends to enter the university's "Little 500" bicycle race against the college students.
100 min., Rated PG.
Fight Club - $5 One Time Showing
Saturday, May 25th at 11:59pm
Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as "Narrator") who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward from it, attempting instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he discovers Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler doesn't put much stock in the materialistic world, and he believes that one can learn a great deal through pain, misfortune, and chaos. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new friend to a fight. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates, meeting informally to fight once a week. As more men join in, the "fight club" becomes an underground sensation, even though it's a closely guarded secret among the participants. (First rule: Don't talk about fight club. Second rule: Don't talk about fight club.) But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both crashing the support-group circuit.
139 min., Rated R.
The Last Mile - One Time Showing
Sunday, May 26th at 6:30pm
The Last Mile is an upcoming feature-length documentary about running and the reasons behind it. Filmmaker John Burkett spent most of his life destructively. At age thirty, newly sober, out walking his dog he decided to take the first of many runs. “Running is meditation on my feet,” says John, "It’s a way to wring out my mind and body everyday. But why do I do it? No exercise I have ever tried I really enjoyed… So why is this different? It can be so hard but I feel like it is so much and so important." Is it spiritual? Is it just good fun? Is it for everyone? This film gives an inside look at other runners, and their lives. Why do we train, go through all the pain, disrupt our families, deal with injuries, just to run? Is it nothing or does it encompass much more?
68 min., Unrated.
Out of the Past - FREE One Time Showing
Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30pm
Robert Mitchum plays Jeff Bailey, the friendly but secretive proprietor of a mountain-village gas station. As Jeff's worshipful deaf-mute attendant (Dick Moore) looks on in curious fascination, an unsavory character named Joe (Paul Valentine) pulls up to the station, obviously looking for the owner. Jeff is all too aware of Joe's identity; he's been dreading this moment for quite some time, knowing full well that it will mean the end of his semi-idyllic existence, not to mention his engagement to local girl Ann (Virginia Huston). In a lengthy flashback, the audience is apprised of the reasons behind Jeff's discomfort - and thus begins a tale of treachery, betrayal and intrigue that extends into the present day and turns Jeff's life upside down.
97 min., Unrated.
Cat People - FREE One Time Showing
Thursday, May 30th at 7:30pm
Simone Simon plays an enigmatic young fashion artist who is curiously affected by the panther cage at the central park zoo. She falls in love with handsome Kent Smith, but loses him to Jane Randolph. After a chance confrontation with a bizarre stranger at a restaurant, Simon becomes obsessed with the notion that she's a Cat Woman--a member of an ancient Serbian tribe that metamorphoses into panthers whenever aroused by jealousy. She begins stalking her rival Randolph, terrifying the latter in the film's most memorable scene, set in an indoor swimming pool at midnight. Psychiatrist Tom Conway scoffs at the Cat Woman legend--until he recoils in horror after kissing Simon.
73 min., Rated R.