Life Itself - One Week Only!
This is a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
"3.5/4 Stars. Far more than just a tribute to the career of the world's most famous and influential film critic, the often revelatory 'Life Itself' is also a remarkably intimate portrait of a life well lived - right up to the very last moment." - Chicago Sun-Times.
"It's another mark of the director's skill that he took me deeper into aspects of that life that I thought I knew the most about." - Los Angeles Times.
"A fulsome appreciation of the life and work of the world's most famous film critic." - Hollywood Reporter.
112 min., Rated R.
Monty Python Live (Mostly)
August 6th at 7:30pm & August 10th at 4pm
No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe.
At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.
Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionized comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.
Coherence - Last Shows!
On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, "Coherence" is a tightly focused, intimately shot film whose tension intensely ratchets up as its numerous complex mysteries unfold.
"The conceit is alluringly mind-bending without ever seeming off-puttingly brainy." - Los Angeles Times.
"An ingenious micro-budget science-fiction nerve-jangler which takes place entirely at a suburban dinner party, Coherence is a testament to the power of smart ideas and strong ensemble acting over expensive visual pyrotechnics." - Hollywood Reporter.
"An uncommonly clever genre movie, reliant not on special effects-of which there are basically none-but on heavy doses of paranoia." - AV Club.
89 min., Unrated.
Belle - Last Shows!
The true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.
"The weave of the personal and the political finally proves as irresistible as it is moving, partly because it has been drawn from extraordinary life." - New York Times.
"The performances, from a top cast including Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Emily Watson, are predictably flawless. The luminous Mbatha-Raw more than holds her own." - Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"A lavish 18th-century historical piece that blends a Jane Austen-like romance with a political drama that explores slavery from a unique perspective." - Toronto Star.
105 min., Rated PG.