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Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher


"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element identifies filmmakers connected to Westchester,  provides a public showcase for new work, highlights emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

 

Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

Peter Rainer's review

Fri. Nov 28  11:30 AM 2:10 PM 5:00 PM 7:40 PM 10:15 PM
Sat. Nov 29  11:30 AM 2:10 PM 5:00 PM 7:40 PM 10:15 PM
Sun. Nov 30  12:00 PM 2:40 PM 5:20 PM 8:00 PM
Mon. Dec 1  3:00 PM 5:40 PM 8:20 PM 10:10 PM
Tues. Dec 2  3:00 PM 5:40 PM 8:20 PM 10:00 PM
Wed. Dec 3  3:00 PM 5:40 PM 8:20 PM
Thurs. Dec 4  3:00 PM 5:40 PM 8:20 PM

Birdman

Birdman


"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

New York Magazine

Fri. Nov 28  11:40 AM 2:20 PM 4:50 PM 7:20 PM 9:50 PM
Sat. Nov 29  11:40 AM 2:20 PM 4:50 PM 7:20 PM 9:50 PM
Sun. Nov 30  12:10 PM 2:50 PM 5:30 PM 8:10 PM
Mon. Dec 1  3:05 PM 5:30 PM
Tues. Dec 2  4:30 PM 7:35 PM
Wed. Dec 3  3:05 PM 5:35 PM 8:05 PM
Thurs. Dec 4  3:05 PM  Cancelled 5:35 PM  Cancelled 8:05 PM

Whiplash

Whiplash


"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

LA Times review

Fri. Nov 28  12:00 PM 2:30 PM 5:10 PM 7:30 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. Nov 29  12:00 PM 2:30 PM 5:10 PM 7:30 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. Nov 30  3:00 PM 5:10 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. Dec 1  4:40 PM 8:00 PM
Tues. Dec 2  3:05 PM 5:15 PM
Wed. Dec 3  3:10 PM 5:25 PM  Cancelled 7:40 PM  Cancelled 9:55 PM
Thurs. Dec 4  3:10 PM 5:25 PM 7:40 PM 9:55 PM

Citizenfour

Citizenfour


"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

Salon.com review

Sun. Nov 30  12:20 PM