Mississippi Grind - Opens October 9th
Gerry is a talented poker player, but his gambling habit is getting the best of him. One day, he meets a charismatic young traveler named Curtis. Deeming Curtis his lucky charm, Gerry convinces him that they should hit the road together. As they gamble their way down South toward a legendary high-stakes poker game in New Orleans, the trip's highs and lows unveil the duo's true character and motivation, and an undeniable bond forms between them.
"Discerning arthouse-goers will warm to the film's superb performances, haunting sense of place and willingness to meander, as well as its sly rumination on the mysterious interplay of fate and friendship in shaping an individual's destiny." - Variety.
"Though the film takes on the appearances of a road-trip movie or a buddy con-man comedy, it's most successful as a piquant character study of a middle-aged loser, fantastically played by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn." - Screen International.
"For an addiction drama it's awfully watchable." - New York Post.
108 min., Rated R.
Meadowland - New York Film Critics Series
Tuesday, October 13th, Pre-Show at 7:00 PM, Feature at 7:30
$15 General Admission, $10 Members, No Passes
Sarah and David deal with the unthinkable in the wake of their son's disappearance. David, a New York City policeman, attempts a more traditional form of healing, only to lose his moral compass. Sarah goes down an unexpected path towards acceptance as she places herself in increasingly dangerous situations. Starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Juno Temple, Elizabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, and John Leguizamo.
"The film is a credible and sensitive portrayal of crippling grief." - Slant Magazine
"Luckily, the film goes all in on its twin strengths: Wilde's outstanding, non-histrionic performance, and well-crafted sequences of ambience-heavy sound and image." - The Gaurdian
"Chris Rossi built Meadowland’s screenplay on short, punchy scenes, and he deserves credit for crafting moments of quotidian ordinariness... that are also charged with tension." - Screen International
105 mins., Rated R
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
"Both funny and unexpectedly moving." - Toronto Star.
"This is Tomlin's first leading role in a film in 27 years, and even though she is sharing the screen with multiple generations of fine actors, nearly every moment in this movie is all hers." - Chicago Sun-Times.
"Weitz, in a script clearly written for Tomlin, has given her the best role of her career - and she runs with it." - San Francisco Chronicle.
82 min., Rated R.