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Next Week's Showtimes

Friday, October 12th 1:00 I Am Not A Witch 6:30 Active Measures 7:00 Black ‘47 [Spectator Lounge Theater] 8:45 I Am Not A Witch

Saturday, October 13th 2:30 Active Measures 3:30 Black ‘47 [Spectator Lounge Theater] 4:30 I Am Not A Witch 6:15 Active Measures 8:30 I Am Not A Witch

Sunday, October 14th 1:00 I Am Not A Witch 3:00 Active Measures 4:00 Binge-Worthy Series [Spectator Lounge Theater]

Monday, October 15th 3:30 I Am Not A Witch 4:00 Black ‘47 [Spectator Lounge Theater] 6:30 Active Measure

Tuesday, October 16th 3:30 Active Measures 4:00 Black ‘47 [Spectator Lounge Theater] 6:30 I Am Not A Witch

Wednesday, October 17th 3:00 I Am Not A Witch 4:00 Black ‘47 [Spectator Lounge Theater] 6:30 Active Measures

Thursday, October 18th 3:00 Active Measures 6:30 I Am Not A Witch 7:00 Black ‘47 [Spectator Lounge Theater]


Upcoming Films


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Opens October 12th

I Am Not A Witch

In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy-tale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. A hit at over 50 international festivals, I AM NOT A WITCH is a must-see for anyone interested in New African Cinema and contemporary female filmmakers.

“Nyoni is clearly confident in her vision and the story she wants to tell, and in her capable hands, the result is spellbinding.” - AV Club

“A magic realist fable set in present-day Zambia that has plenty to say about gender and superstition.” - Time Out

Not Rated, 90 mins

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Opens October 12th

Active Measures

In ACTIVE MEASURES, Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladmir Putin to disrupt, influence, and ultimately control world events, democratic nations through cyber attacks, propaganda campaigns, and corruption. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. Unravelling the true depth and scope of "the Russia story," as we have come to know it, it is a jarring reminder that some conspiracies hide in plain sight. ACTIVE MEASURES is essential viewing in today's world.

“A documentary that chillingly illustrates the decline not only of democracy but of moral leadership in America.” -

“"Active Measures" names the names and fills in the flowchart of Trump's corruption with gripping authority.” - Variety

Rated PG-13, 109 mins

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Opens October 12th

Black ‘47

One man's ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney (James Frecheville) deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending Feeney on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be who have wronged both his family and his country. There is only one man who can stop Feeney's bloody crusade: disgraced British army veteran Hannah (Hugo Weaving), whose own loyalties may be more complex than they appear…

“A visually arresting, Anglo-Irish western-style revenge tale that maintains a firm directorial grip on the foreboding landscape.” Los Angeles Times

“A lean, mean historical actioner which doesn't hold back on brutal realities, mostly succeeding in mixing genres and grappling with weighty themes.” -The National (Scotland)

Rated R, 96 mins


Opens October 19th


Academy Award (R) nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry, "Big Love") stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. Director Craig William Macneill (The Boy (2015), "Channel Zero: Candle Cove") explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams.

“For all the horror of her situation, Lizzie needed some larger motivation to wield her axe. Lizzie dramatically provides it.” - Globe and Mail

“When the time comes for the famous axe and whacks, Lizzie reveals itself as more Greek tragedy than murder mystery - a depiction of feminine ferocity and ingenuity in the face of injustice.” - San Diego Reader

Rated R, 106 mins


Opens October 26th


A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.

“Turtletaub's direction and the trio of ace performances make "Puzzle" feel relatable and real; it's one of those movies where everything truly comes together.” - Detroit News

“"Puzzle" becomes a low-key pleasure, with all its pieces fitting together nicely.” -Seattle Times

“Turtletaub goes deep on character, allowing Macdonald and Khan to reveal details of their lives, and also their dreams and fears, in a manner that's as natural as the charming piano score.” - Toronto Star

Rated R, 103 mins

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Opens November 2nd

Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest male--and female-stars. In the 1940s and '50s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his band of friends from the military with those who had to hide their true sexual identities from the public. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities - straight, gay and omnivorous - for decades. In 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir "Full Service," which revealed a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires. This cinema-vérité documentary tells his story, as well as an alternate pre-Stonewall history of Hollywood.

“Equal parts gossipy tell-all and poignant portrait of a man whose life is revealed to be rather more complicated than the sunny sex romp Bowers describes.” - Seattle Times

“In Matt Tyrnauer's touching documentary "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood," Bowers is cast not only as a name-dropping Zelig but a free-living, free-loving, fascinatingly contradictory pioneer.” - Washington Post

Not Rated, 97 mins


Opens November 9th


From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to...Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; "praying with the violin," says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick's enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby's lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

“Perlman seems that rare sort: a virtuoso at peace with God, neighbor, and himself, a man who suffered much in youth, and then triumphed over that suffering to make a happy, ordinary life.” - San Diego Reader

“"Itzhak" is ideal for Perlman fans, but it's also persuasive enough to create new fans. It's just impossible not to like this guy.” San Francisco Chronicle

Not Rated, 80 mins



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