Set in the antebellum era of the Deep South and Old West, DJANGO UNCHAINED follows a freed slave who treks across the United States with a bounty hunter on a mission to rescue his wife from a cruel and charismatic plantation owner. Showtimes at 9:20pm only starting Friday, February 22. trailer
FOOTNOTE (In Hebrew with subtitles) is presented FREE for one show only at 7:00pm Thursday, February 28 as part of the One World Film Festival.
It is a truism that academic arguments are so passionate because the stakes are so small. FOOTNOTE, a wonderful new film from the American-born Israeli director Joseph Cedar, at once affirms this conventional wisdom and calls it into question. The movie’s very title suggests that its concerns are marginal, esoteric, even trivial. A summary of the story — an abstract, as it might be called in a learned journal — would barely rise to the level of anecdote. A prestigious award, intended for one scholar, is mistakenly bestowed on another. Trouble ensues. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. trailer
THE GOONIES kicks off the LexGo Totally Awesome ’80s Film Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:15pm. Festival continues every Wednesday through March and includes Coal Miner’s Daughter (3/6) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (3/13) Risky Business (3/20) and The Breakfast Club (3/27). Advance tickets on sale at box office or on-line by clicking button on the right.