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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE – A Royal Shakespeare Company Performance

 

Friday September 4th at 7:00 PM & Sunday September 6th at 2:00 PM

 

Cinema Center is thrilled to continue hosting The Royal Shakespeare Company Live! In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy. Tickets for these screenings are $10 for Members, $15 for General Admission. No Passes Accepted.

 

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Tangerine

 

A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

 

"As one character observes in "Tangerine," Los Angeles is "a beautifully wrapped lie." Baker has created a fitting homage to artifice and the often tawdry, tender realities that lie beneath." - Washington Post

 

"This is a gorgeous, timely and possibly profound human comedy, and if there's no disentangling the medium from the message that's because both are powerful and ambiguous" - Salon

 

"A sneaky slice-of-life indie that comes on all casual and cinéma-verité in the early scenes, then slowly coalesces into a romantic comedy as intricately constructed as any door-slamming stage farce." - Slate

 

88 min., Rated R. 

 

 

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The End of the Tour 

 

THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties - but it's never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky's closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky's critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace's 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies' insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.

 

"What Segel does, from his opening minutes on screen to the movie's end, is craft a portrait of what feels like an utterly real person, not an actor's portrayal of one." - Seattle Times.

 

"Ponsoldt and Margulies have squeezed every last drop of subtext out of the material, and at times the movie's small canvas feels momentous. They've found the inner tensions in people's presentations of themselves in a way that's positively Wallace-like." - New York Magazine.

 

"Donald Margulies' screenplay distills Lipsky's material in a way that's both tender and incisive. It gets the quasi-friendship between journalist and subject in a way that few films do." - Los Angeles Times.

 

105 mins., Rated R.

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