Schedule for Sunday, January 3
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"This movie is utterly irresistible." (NY Magazine)
Penelope Cruz plays a part-time call girl and aspiring actress in this Hitchcockian tale of jealousy, power, treachery, and dangerous love. The latest from Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, All About my Mother, Talk to Her) and his muse—in their fourth pairing—Broken Embraces is a stylized mystery set against the backdrop of the film industry. Almodóvar creates an intricate web of intrigue: jealous millionaires, blind writers, lip readers, and even a film-within-a-film remake of his own Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. A perfectly crafted work, Broken Embraces captures the bright, sensual feel of his previous triumphs while also incorporating a vivid, suspenseful story in this paean to classic Hollywood cinema.
Pedro Almodóvar. 2009. 127 m. R. Spain, Spanish with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.11:45 AM 2:25 PM 5:00 PM 7:40 PM
A Town Called Panic
"Absolutely brilliant! Imaginative visuals that are paraded non-stop before the viewer's dazzled eyes." (Hollywood Reporter)
From the studio that released Wallace & Gromit comes this hilarious, surreal stop-motion extravaganza. Based on the Belgian animated cult TV series, Panic stars three plastic toys—Cowboy, Indian, and Horse—who live in a rural town that never fails to attract the most uncanny events. Watch as the trio travels to the center of the earth, treks across frozen tundra, and discovers a parallel universe under water. A Town Called Panic has endless charms and raucous laughs for children eight to eighty.
Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar. 2009. 75 m. NR. France/Belgium/Luxembourg, French with subtitles. Zeitgeist Films.12:05 PM
Buster Keaton Silent Films
A very special collection of shorts from the Great Stone Face himself! There’s no better way to introduce the family to Buster Keaton’s unique brand of comedy—featuring his breathtaking physical antics, precision timing, and enduring deadpan. (Total running time: approx. 100 m.)
Introduction by film historian Bruce Lawton, and live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. Film historians Bruce Lawton and Ben Model return to the JBFC with a program of rarely shown Keaton films, presented in unique editions that they themselves have prepared and restored: Convict 13, Hard Luck, and The Electric House are amongst the classic silent Keaton "two-reelers" of the early 20s, assembled in the most complete editions from all that is currently available. Also on the program will be the original titled edition of the Keaton masterwork, The Play House.
Various Directors. 2009. 100 m. .1:00 PM
A Single Man
"The film belongs to Firth. Uncanny at showing the heart crumbling under George's elegant exterior, he gives the performance of his career." (Rolling Stone)
Famed fashion designer Tom Ford offers a stunning and stylish directorial debut with his elegant A Single Man. Colin Firth gives a mesmerizing performance (nominated for an Academy Award) as the college professor caught between sweet reverie and mournful reality, as he navigates a single day in 1962 Los Angeles. Julianne Moore is his best friend and Matthew Goode his former lover in this adaptation of the celebrated novel by Christopher Isherwood. With Ford's meticulous attention to detail and a luscious musical score, A Single Man is an exquisite aesthetic experience of deep emotional power.
Tom Ford. 2009. 99 m. NR. US. The Weinstein Company.2:35 PM 5:20 PM 7:30 PM
The Young Victoria
“A rich pastiche of first love, teen empowerment, fabulous fashion, and fate.” (LA Times)
From Academy Award–winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) comes this rich portrait of a teenage Queen Victoria. Punctilious in its attention to historical fact and detail, The Young Victoria leaves behind the melodramatic, costume-jockey frutages of yore and presents an engaging chess match between the Queen, her mother’s consort, her exploitive first prime minister, and her cousin Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), with whom she falls in love. With a deft, full-blooded performance by Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) that toggles between the impulses of teenage whimsy and the prudent maturity of a young ruler.
Jean-Marc Vallée. 2009. 100 m. PG. US/UK. Apparition.5:10 PM 7:20 PM