Schedule for Wednesday, January 20
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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.5:00 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.5:15 PM 7:25 PM
The Art of the Steal
“The slow-motion hijacking of the world’s greatest privately held art collection is documented in impeccable, heartrending fashion.” (Variety)
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING! About 100 years ago a great epic of art-world politics began when Albert C. Barnes started to buy paintings. His collection, eventually worth billions, would grow to include 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, and 46 Picassos. Committed to keeping the works out of the hands of Philadelphia’s high-society “philistines,” Barnes housed his collection four miles outside of town and stipulated in his will that it never be loaned, sold, or moved. But since his death the philistines have been circling—and now they’ve swooped in to seize the spoils. It’s a nail-biter of a story that was the single most talked-about documentary at the New York Film Festival.
Q&A: director Don Argott and arts reporter/film critic David D’Arcy, who is featured in the film
Join us upstairs after the screening for a wine and cheese reception catered by Mint Premium Foods, Tarrytown
Don Argott. 2009. 101 m. NR. US. Sundance Selects.7:15 PM
The Hurt Locker
"One of the most memorable films of the decade." (Newsweek)
The Hurt Locker, nominated for eight Golden Globes and featured on over 120 Top Ten lists, recently won Best Picture honors from the National Society of Film Critics, as well the New York and Los Angeles Critic Circles. It is simply the most critically acclaimed film of the year. Director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days) is a master of action and suspense, and her technical talent meets its match in the vivid script from former embedded war reporter Marc Boal that chronicles a bomb diffusing unit in Iraq. Featuring a bold, brilliant performance from Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker is a new kind of war film for a new kind of war, a story told without politics or judgments that is at the same time thought provoking, emotionally resonant, and deeply powerful.
Kathryn Bigelow. 2008. 131 m. R. US, Arabic/English with subtitles. Summit Entertainment.7:35 PM