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~~~~~~~ Upstairs ~~~~~~~

The Danish Girl

3 Academy Award nominations:
including Best Actor & Supporting Actress

6:30 & 8:45
each evening
1:30 & 4:00 matinees
Saturday & Sunday

Rated R; 120 minutes


Sara Stewart, New York Post (excerpted)

Capping off the year that transgender stopped being transgressive, the story of artist Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) makes for one of the year’s finest films.

Told with extraordinary warmth by director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), The Danish Girl is Redmayne’s best performance yet, surpassing even his Oscar-winning turn as Stephen Hawking last year. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) is equally affecting in a less showy role as Gerda, the wife who inspired and ultimately facilitated her spouse’s decision to undergo surgery.

Hooper’s film is based on David Ebershoff’s book, a fictionalized account of one of the first known gender-confirmation surgeries, and begins with Redmayne’s character in masculine identity as Einar Wegener, a well-known landscape painter in 1920s Copenhagen. Though happily married to a portrait painter (Vikander), Einar comes to a crossroads when asked by Gerda to don a dancer’s legwear to fill in for a missing subject. Redmayne’s face as he puts on the silky garments flits from play-acting to wonder to abject longing; we learn, gradually, that he’s always felt a feminine presence inside himself.

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~~~~~~~ Downstairs ~~~~~~~

Oscar-Nominated Short Films:
Animation, Live Action & Documentary

6:00 Friday, Saturday,
Monday & Wednesday
1:00 matinees
Saturday & Sunday
Live Action
8:00 Friday, Saturday,
Monday & Wednesday
3:30 matinees
Saturday & Sunday
6:00 (w/intermission)
Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday



Not Rated; 91 minutes


Important note: PROLOGUE, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. A beautiful, hand-drawn depiction of a battle scene, there's violence and some male nudity and is not good for young children. Parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they'd like. Other than PROLOGUE, the program is acceptable for kids of all ages.

Bear Story: Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.

Prologue: 2,400 years ago, four warriors -- two Spartan and two Athenian -- battle to the death in an intense struggle witnessed by a little girl, who then runs to her grandmother for comfort.

Sanjay’s Super Team: Young Sanjay, a first-generation Indian-American, is obsessed with television, cartoons and his superhero action figures. He is reluctant to spend time in daily prayers with his devout Hindu father, but a flight of imagination helps him develop a new perspective that he and his father can both embrace.

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos: Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.

World of Tomorrow: A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity's fate.


Live Action

Not Rated; 105 minutes


Ave Maria: Five nuns living in the West Bank find their routine disrupted when the car of a family of Israeli settlers breaks down outside the convent. Unable to use the telephone due to Sabbath restrictions, the family needs help from the nuns, but the sisters' vow of silence requires them to work with their visitors to find an unorthodox solution.

Day One: On the heels of a painful divorce, an Afghan-American woman joins the U.S. military as an interpreter and is sent to Afghanistan. On her first mission, she accompanies troops pursuing a bomb-maker, and must bridge the gender and culture gap to help the man's pregnant wife when she goes into labor.

Everything Will Be Okay: Michael, a divorced father devoted to his eight-year-old daughter, Lea, picks her up for their usual weekend together. At first it feels like a normal visit, but Lea soon realizes that something is different, and so begins a fateful journey.

Shok: In Kosovo in 1998, two young boys are best friends living normal lives, but as war engulfs their country, their daily existence becomes filled with violence and fear. Soon, the choices they make threaten not only their friendship, but their families and their lives.

Stutterer: For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.



Not Rated; 163 minutes (w/intermission)


Note: There will be a short intermission during the program

Body Team 12: In Monrovia, Liberia, Garmai Sumo is the only female member of Body Team 12, one of the many teams collecting the bodies of those who died from Ebola during the height of the 2014 outbreak. Despite the perilous nature of her job and the distrust with which she is often met, Garmai remains dedicated to her work.

Chau, Beyond the Lines: Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for children born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, struggles with the difficulties of realizing his dream to become a professional artist and clothing designer. Despite being told that his ambitions are unrealistic, Chau is determined to live an independent, productive life.

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah: Thirty years after the release of the documentary SHOAH, filmmaker Claude Lanzmann discusses the personal and professional difficulties he encountered during the more than 12 years it took to create the work. Lanzmann also discusses his relationships with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his teenage years spent fighting in the French Resistance during World War II.

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness: Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.

Last Day of Freedom: When Bill Babbitt realized that his brother Manny had committed a crime, he agonized over the decision to call the police, knowing that Manny could face the death penalty but hoping he would instead receive the help he needed. Manny, an African-American veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, suffered from PTSD and had found it difficult to obtain healthcare.

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