As planned, the fantastically charming POTICHE was only here for a week. And just as we suspected, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is still performing very well, and audiences are adoring it…so it will stick around for at least another week.
Today (6/24), we open the most talked about indie film of the year – Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE. Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, TREE OF LIFE was the winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This film has been given a 100% review by The New York Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, NPR, USA Today, Variety, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and many more. Roger Ebert wrote, “The only other film I’ve seen with this boldness of vision is Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and it lacked Malick’s fierce evocation of human feeling.”
Synopsis for THE TREE OF LIFE: “The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Check out the beautifully designed official site.
Last week’s screening of WE WERE HERE was a marvelous, sold-out event – with a beautiful film and an insightful and brave panel discussion. Many thanks to all my friends and community partners who helped to make the evening such a success.
We will have a new neighbor in the next few days – Sabai: Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar. What we have been using for our parking lot for the past several years will soon become theirs. Luckily, we will be able to utilize a new space that’s visible from our front windows. Please start getting in the habit of parking in our new lot…though there aren’t parking lines yet, there will be soon. We’ve painted a couple of the posts to make the lot quite easy to find.
Hope to see you this weekend.
SHOWTIMES for June 24 – June 30:
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13) 1 Hr 40 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
THE TREE OF LIFE (R) 2 Hr 18 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:30, 5:15, 8:00
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
July 1 DOUBLE HOUR
July 8 BUCK
July 15 PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES
July 15 BEGINNERS
Aug 5 SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
Aug 12 BEATS AND RHYMES: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Aug 26 ANOTHER EARTH
Aug 26 THE GUARD
Sept. 9 LIFE ABOVE ALL
Sept 23 HIGHER GROUND