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Patema Inverted

Patema Inverted


For the Whole Family! This gorgeous new animated fable from Japan is about two kids separated by opposite gravities. One, a student, is rooted to the ground the way we are. The other, an orphan in an underground society, “falls up” to the surface. This entertaining and often funny sci-fi adventure is right for all but the smallest children. • In English: Sept. 13, noon & Sept. 20, 2:30. In Japanese with subtitles: Sept. 14, 2:30 & Sept. 21, noon. 

Yasuhiro Yoshiura. 2013. 99 m. NR. Japan, English/Japanese. GKids.

Sat. Sept 20  2:30 PM
Sun. Sept 21  12:00 PM

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work


"One of the most truthful documentaries about show business I've seen. Also maybe the funniest... She remains one of the most transgressive and fearless of comedians, and one of the quickest, fastest and most merciless. The doc shows a life force of formidable energy." (Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times)

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work peels away the mask of the iconic comedian and exposes the struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer. The film is an emotionally surprising and revealing portrait of one the most hilarious and long-standing career women ever in the business.

Ricki Stern/Anne Sundberg. 2010. 84 m. NR. US. IFC Films.

Tues. Sept 23  7:45 PM

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


In this loose adaptation of the beloved childrens book, 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. But soon he learns that no one is immune-- anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one! Also starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and a special appearance by Dick Van Dyke!

Popcorn not enough for your hungry kids? Visit our website for a list of dinner and dessert options.

Miguel Arteta. 2014. 81 m. PG. USA. Walt Disney Pictures.

Thurs. Oct 9  6:00 PM

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children)
As You Wish: Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

As You Wish: Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride


An Evening with Cary Elwes and The Princess Bride!  Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. 

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. 

Q&A actor Cary Elwes with Janet Maslin

All ticket-buyers will receive a signed copy of Elwes' book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride. Books courtesy of the Village Bookstore 

n/a. 2014. 120 m. NR. .

Wed. Oct 15  7:00 PM

Tickets: $25 (members), $35 (nonmembers)
Priority Purchase: JBFC Members at the Film Buff level and above may purchase tickets now. Any remaining tickets will go on sale at noon on Fri. Sep 26.