New Releases


XX

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March 24-26
Friday, 9:00pm
Saturday, 7:00pm
Sunday, 7:00pm
(USA, 2016 76 min.) STC

If you see one crazy cool horror film directed by four woman this year, make it XX! Annie Clark debuts with The Birthday Party: Karyn Kusama helms Her Only Living Son; Roxanne Benjamin’s Don’t Fall and Jovanka Vuckovic’s The Box complete the creepy anthology. We got scared by the trailer so there are no spoilers. Come to RPL Film Theatre and be sure to bring comforting friends!

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Mr. GAGA: A True Story of Love and Dance

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March 24-26
Friday, 7:00pm
Saturday, 9:00pm
Sunday, 2:30pm
(USA, 2017 100 min.) STC
In Hebrew and English

Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance “Between riveting excerpts from individual dances — those more recently filmed seen in high-grade, multi-camera footage utilizing different aspect ratios to heighten their vivid stage imagery — Naharin is shown rehearsing his company and creating new pieces. Although probably on good behavior while the camera’s running, he can be a harsh taskmaster who frequently berates his very diverse, international company — not for technical faults, but for insufficient emotional commitment. He demands they give their all and then some, a sacrifice they say is rewarded by the work itself.” Variety

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The Founder

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March 30 April 2
Thursday, 7:00pm
Friday, 9:30pm
Saturday, 7:00pm
Sunday, 7:00pm
(USA, 2016 76 min.) STC

“It’s a glibly-told, almost Shakespearean betrayal tale. It’s about the obsessive dedication (and moral relativism) that accompanies the lucky breaks of the rich and famous. It’s about how one man changed the world (for better or worse). In the early ‘50s, a struggling milkshake-maker salesman named Ray Kroc encountered two inventive-but-naïve guys named Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman, two terrific comic actors who bring a heart-breaking lovability to their portrayals). With failed Hollywood dreams behind them, the brothers had put their enthusiasm behind rethinking the drive-in restaurant in a kind of zero-based flash of genius…What Kroc did was take the gimmick behind the most popular burger joint in San Bernardino and globalize it – the invention of fast food culture.”Toronto Sun

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Toni Erdmann

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March 30 April 2
Thursday, 9:00pm
Friday, 6:30pm
Saturday, 9:00pm
Sunday, 2:30pm
(USA, 2016 162 min.) STC
In German, English and Romanian with English subtitles

Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she’s busy as a corporate strategist. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ work circle, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. In all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.

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Moonlight

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April 6-9
Thursday, 7:00pm
Friday, 9:15pm
Saturday, 7:00pm
Sunday, 7:00pm
(USA, 2016 111 min.) STC

Featuring a trio of gifted actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes) inhabiting a single character during three phases of his life, the astonishing Moonlight tells the story of one young man’s coming of age in a tough Miami neighborhood. As Chiron grows from an uncertain and tentative boy into a bullied teenager grappling with his sexuality and finally into a grown man, Barry Jenkins skillfully shows through three distinct chapters, revealing how the powerful moments in each of our lives coalesce to shape our identities and define our fates. Moonlight is a groundbreaking exploration of masculinity, uncovering deep truths about the moments that define us.

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The Salesman

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April 6-9
Thursday, 9:00pm
Friday, 7:00pm
Saturday, 9:00pm
Sunday, 2:30pm
(IRAN/FRANCE, 2016 125 min.) 14A
In Persian with English subtitles

“This gripping Iranian melodrama by writer-director Asghar Farhadi (the Oscar-winning A Separation) focuses on a couple acting in a Tehran production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. One should probably resist the temptation to read some subtle message into this exotic premise, because Farhadi (unlike Abbas Kiarostami) is neither a modernist nor a postmodernist but something closer to Elia Kazan: topical, sharp with actors, mildly sensationalist (this is about the consequences of a woman being attacked by a stranger while taking a shower), alert to moral nuances, but lacking a full-blown vision of his own. As in A Separation, Farhadi privileges a woman’s viewpoint without either sharing or exploring it.”Chicago Reader

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Paula

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April 13-16
Thursday, 7:00pm
Friday, 9:00pm
Saturday, 7:00pm
Sunday, 7:00pm
(UK, 2015 135 min.) 14A
In German and French with English subtitles

Germany 1900. 24-yearold artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules and defy the conventions of the day. She flourishes in the countryside art community of Worpswede, where she develops friendships with artist Clara Westhoff and poet Rainer Maria Rilke. By marrying painter Otto Modersohn, she hopes to find a creative soulmate. He allows her to continue painting while assuming her duties as a good wife. Five years of domesticity take its toll on Paula’s spirit, and she travels alone to modern Paris, where she studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and soon begins a romantic affair.

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Afterimage

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April 13-16
Thursday, 9:15pm
Friday, 7:00pm
Saturday, 9:15pm
Sunday, 2:30pm
(POLAND, 2016 100 min.) 14A
In Polish with English subtitles

A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.

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Paterson

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April 27-30
Thursday, 7:00pm
Friday, 9:00pm
Saturday, 7:00pm
Sunday, 2:30pm
(USA, 2016 118 min.) STC

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. “Paterson is a quiet story, its central characters without any real dramatic conflict. Its structure is simple, following just seven days in the lives of its subjects. Paterson is intended as a celebration of the poetry of details…a film one should just allow to float past them — like images seen from the window of a public bus, moving like a mechanical gondola through a small, forgotten city” Jim Jarmusch

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I, Daniel Blake will be rescheduled in the next program guide Personal Shopper will be playing in its place

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April 27-30
Thursday, 9:00pm
Friday, 7:00pm
Saturday, 9:15pm
Sunday, 7:00pm
(USA, 2016 105 min.) STC

Kristen Stewart reunites with director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria) for this artful ghost story about a young woman trying to reconnect with the spirit of her departed brother.

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