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Next Week's Showtimes

Friday, August 10th 1:00 Generation Wealth 6:30 Generation Wealth 8:30 Yellow Submarine

Saturday, August 11th 2:00 Generation Wealth 4:00 Yellow Submarine 6:30 Generation Wealth 8:30 Yellow Submarine

Sunday, August 12th 1:30 Generation Wealth 4:00 Sordid Lives Event 6:30 Yellow Submarine

Monday, August 13th 3:30 Generation Wealth 6:30 Yellow Submarine

Tuesday, August 14th 3:30 Yellow Submarine 6:30 Generation Wealth

Wednesday, August 15th 3:00 Generation Wealth 6:00 The Boxtrolls 8:00 Generation Wealth

Thursday, August 16th 3:00 Generation Wealth 6:30 Yellow Submarine 8:30 Generation Wealth

 

Upcoming Films

 

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August 3rd-August 16th

Yellow Submarine

An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.  

Once upon a time….or maybe twice….there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme.  

But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all colour and hope.  So it’s The Beatles to the rescue, as our animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man and journey across seven seas to free Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, colour, and love to the world.  

But beyond all the glorious music, Yellow Submarine is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques.  From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot covered roofs and smokestacks Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic colour-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It’s All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.

Rated G, 90 mins


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Opens August 10th

Generation Wealth

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (TheQueen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist's sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, Generation Wealth, she puts the pieces of her life's work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff's edge. Generation Wealth, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

"Generation Wealth doesn't go about trying to garner sympathy for the children of the rich and famous; instead, it opens up into a larger conversation about, as Greenfield intones, "our collective greed, and its price."" -The Daily Beast

Not Rated, 106 mins


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Opens August 17th

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In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.

So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse.

"It's always interesting to ask artists how they know their work is finished. Whatever else goes on this "Final Portrait," Tucci captures that struggle perfectly." - Arizona Republic 

"The rare biopic of a visual artist that considers the dilemma of the art more seriously than it considers the drama of the life." - Globe and Mail

Rated R, 90 mins


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Opens August 17th

The Death of Stalin

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria -- the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government?

“"The Death of Stalin" is a deep farce, but it is rooted in enough political reality that it hardly feels sensationalized. And given the current state of politics, it's as on-point as a breaking news alert.” - Detroit News

Rated R, 107 mins


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Opens August 24th

Leisure Seeker

The film stars Academy Award-winner (R) Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner (R) Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

“The film's poignant and powerful ending does provide a saving grace.” -Toronto Star

Rated R, 112 mins


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Opens August 24th

Far From the Tree

FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity."

“At its most radical and empathetic, "Far From the Tree" urges us to start thinking of disability in terms of identity, not as a locus of struggle but a place of being.” -Boston Globe

Not Rated, 93 mins


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Opens August 31st

Skate Kitchen

In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film's authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

“Skate Kitchen exists in a time when it's still not normalized for men to see women on skateboards, but the crystal clear coolness of Moselle's film proves they should get with the program.” - RogerEbert.com

Rated R, 106 mins


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Opens August 31st

Eighth Grade

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school.

“In addition to its queasy verisimilitude, "Eighth Grade" offers acute observations on how social media and the language of self-care have warped teen life.” - New Yorker

“An achingly honest film about some of the ghastliest years of adolescence. Funny, tender and endearing.” - Newsday

Rated R, 94 mins


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Opens September 7th

Madeline’s Madeline

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women's lives.

“Decker has real vision. It's exciting to imagine her turning it on something other than her own process.” - AV Club

“By pushing to the edges of her own iconoclastic vision, director Josephine Decker touches on universal truths rarely found inside a multiplex.” - The Wrap

Not Rated, 90 mins


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Upcoming events

 

Family Film Series

You're invited to our Family Film Series every Wednesday from June 20th- August 29th!

Showtime: 6:00pm

Upcoming:

August 1st: A Monster Calls

August 8th: Ponyo

August 15th: The Boxtrolls

August 22nd: Song of the Sea

August 29th: The Sandlot

Cinema Center Family Film Series is supported, in part, by :

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July 25th

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August 1st

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August 8th

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August 15th

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August 22nd

August 29th


Sordid Lives

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August 12th

Join the Dinner Dance Committee and Positive Resource Connection for a special viewing of the comedy, Sordid Lives on Sunday, August 12th @ 4:00pm.

After the death of the family matriarch passes, three generations of family in a small Texas town come together for the funeral.  Hilarity, romance and cross dressing ensue through their stories of love, acceptance and “coming out.” The film features an all-star cast including Emmy-award winning Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) who will be headlining and co-emceeing the 30th annual Dinner Dance of Fort Wayne on October 6th at the Grand Wayne Center.  The Positive Resource Connection will receive 50% of the movie ticket proceeds but mainly we want to highlight the hilarious Leslie Jordan and encourage you to meet him in person at the 30th Annual Dinner Dance Benefit. To learn more about, and to purchase tickets for The Dinner Dance, click here.

All tickets $10