New Releases


Film series, family films and special events are mostly scheduled a few months in advance. New Releases are added to the schedule weekly. Join our mailing list to receive our e-bulletin of the upcoming week's full schedule every Thursday.

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Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy


"Too many music bio-pics breeze over the hard construction work of the creative act, as if embarrassed by the taking of such pains. Pohlad, to his credit, digs in deep.” (Anthony Lane, New Yorker)

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter, and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Bill Pohlad. 2015. 120 m. PG-13. USA. Roadside Attractions .

Sun. July 5   12:00 PM 2:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 9:55 PM
Mon. July 6   2:00 PM 5:10 PM 7:40 PM 10:05 PM
Tues. July 7   2:00 PM 5:10 PM 7:40 PM 10:05 PM
Wed. July 8   2:00 PM 5:10 PM 7:40 PM 10:05 PM
Thurs. July 9   2:00 PM 5:15 PM 7:45 PM 9:00 PM

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a stunning sum of its parts …” (Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com)

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a girl in his class who was just diagnosed with cancer.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. 2015. 104 m. PG-13. USA. Fox Searchlight.

RogerEbert.com Review

Sun. July 5   12:05 PM 2:20 PM 5:05 PM 7:20 PM 9:35 PM
Mon. July 6   1:15 PM 3:25 PM 5:35 PM 7:50 PM 10:10 PM
Tues. July 7   1:15 PM 3:25 PM 5:35 PM 7:50 PM 10:10 PM
Wed. July 8   1:15 PM 3:25 PM 5:35 PM 7:50 PM 10:10 PM
Thurs. July 9   1:15 PM 3:25 PM 5:35 PM 7:50 PM 10:00 PM

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear


When Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo) has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and their two young daughters are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment. Broke, stressed, and overwhelmed, Maggie applies to business school and is accepted to Columbia University's MBA program. Seeing this as her chance to build a better life for their daughters, Maggie asks Cam to become the primary caregiver for the girls while she completes her degree in New York. After all, routine is what the doctor ordered and the girls miss their dad. Cam agrees, hoping to rebuild his family. But the two spirited girls are not interested in making things easy for him.

Maya Forbes. 2015. 90 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

Sun. July 5   12:10 PM 2:10 PM 5:10 PM 7:10 PM 9:10 PM
Mon. July 6   1:10 PM 3:10 PM 5:20 PM 7:20 PM 9:10 PM
Tues. July 7   1:10 PM 3:10 PM 5:20 PM 7:20 PM 9:10 PM
Wed. July 8   1:10 PM 3:10 PM 5:20 PM 7:20 PM 9:10 PM
Thurs. July 9   1:10 PM 3:10 PM 5:10 PM 7:15 PM 9:15 PM

I'll See You in My Dreams

I'll See You in My Dreams


"It's hopeful and realistic in equal measure, and it's anchored by a quietly resplendent performance from Danner, who brings a feather duster touch to everything she does." (Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice)

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress (Blythe Danner) discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of her three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).

Brett Haley. 2015. 92 m. PG-13. USA. Bleecker Street.

Village Voice review

Sun. July 5   12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Mon. July 6   1:05 PM 5:05 PM
Tues. July 7   1:05 PM 5:05 PM
Wed. July 8   1:05 PM 5:05 PM
Thurs. July 9   1:05 PM 3:05 PM 5:05 PM 7:10 PM 9:10 PM

The Overnight

The Overnight


"[An] unpredictable indie comedy -- sort of a Who's Afraid of Virginia Kink?" (Chicago Reader)

In an attempt to acclimate to Los Angeles, a young couple spends an increasingly bizarre evening with the parents of their son's new friend. Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language, and drug use.

Patrick Brice. 2015. 79 m. R. USA. The Orchard.

Chicago Reader review

Sun. July 5   12:20 PM 2:40 PM 5:20 PM 7:40 PM 9:30 PM
Mon. July 6   1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:10 PM 10:00 PM
Tues. July 7   1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:10 PM 10:00 PM
Wed. July 8   1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:10 PM 9:20 PM
Thurs. July 9   1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 10:10 PM

The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack


"Sometimes, all you need is a great subject to make a great documentary - or a willingness to chase after total strangers.” (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. The films feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination and allow them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. But everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are irrevocably transformed.

Crystal Moselle. 2015. 80 m. R. USA. Magnolia Pictures.

Sun. July 5   2:35 PM 7:35 PM 9:45 PM
Mon. July 6   3:05 PM 9:00 PM
Tues. July 7   3:05 PM 9:00 PM
Wed. July 8   3:05 PM 9:00 PM

Amy

Amy


"Amy is an emotionally stirring and technically polished tribute, its sprawling mass of diverse source material elegantly cleaned up, color-corrected and shaped into a satisfying narrative." (Hollywood Reporter)

Despite just two albums to her name, Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once-in-a-generation musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Asif Kapadia. 2015. 128 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

Fri. July 10   12:00 PM 2:45 PM 5:30 PM 8:15 PM 10:00 PM
Sat. July 11   12:00 PM 2:45 PM 5:30 PM 8:15 PM 10:00 PM
Sun. July 12   12:00 PM 2:45 PM 5:30 PM 8:15 PM 10:00 PM
Mon. July 13   1:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:45 PM
Tues. July 14   1:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:45 PM
Wed. July 15   1:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:45 PM
Thurs. July 16   1:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:45 PM