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Opens Friday. Washington Post Critic's Pick!
In 1991, an entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated and divisive figure.
Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the US and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions around the world to stand up for equality and justice.
ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hills legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since.
95 min • NR • Dir. Freida Mock
Opens Friday. NY Times Critic's Pick!
Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006.
The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time. We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia.
Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.
92 min • PG • Dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II
Opens Friday. Lars Von Trier's epic tale of sexual awakening, part 2!
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. The film stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I and VOLUME II mark Lars von Trier’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed film, MELANCHOLIA (released by Magnolia in 2011), and is his third consecutive collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg. As widely reported, the films contain graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film.
123 min • NR • Dir. Lars Von Trier
Opens April 25th!
Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) is a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld).
outgoing nature, Sabitha carries wounds from the death of her mother
years before, complicated by the circumstances of that death for which
her grandfather still blames her father, Ken (Guy Pearce), a hapless
recovering drug addict with a certain ragged charm. In an act of
mean-spirited rebellion, Sabitha uses technology to foster a
pseudo-relationship between Johanna and her father, never dreaming of
the potential harm to either party. Sabitha doesn't understand that
Johanna is not a demure cut-out, but rather a woman for whom the phrase
"still waters run deep" could have been coined. The young girl's
interference provokes Johanna to indulge in something long missing from
her life: the dream of a future and a home of her own.
R • Dir. Liza Johnson • Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, Hailee Steinfeld
CAPRICCIO (From the OPERA in cinema series)
Screening Monday, April 7 at 7:00pm and
Saturday, April 12 at 11:00am
By Strauss, conducted by by Christoph Eschenbach. Opera superstar Renee Fleming "soar[s] as only she can" (The Financial Times) in this delightful story of the Countess who must choose between her love of the composer and the poet, between music and the written word.
167 min. • NR • In German with English subtitles
JULIET AND ROMEO (From the BALLET in cinema series)
Screening Monday, April 14 at 7:00pm and
Saturday, April 19 at 11:00am
Juliet & Romeo takes a familiar work and twists it around to create something new, something that, in the words of dance critic Judith Mackrell in The Guardian "explores the dark and dangerous issues coiled at the heart of ballet's most hallowed works." This work was created for the Royal Swedish Ballet, and features music by Tchaikovsky (not the Prokofiev ballet) and a 20-strong corps de ballet.
120 min. • NR
MANON (From the OPERA in cinema series)
Screening Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm and
Saturday, May 10 at 11:00am
By Massenet, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Manon, the tragic heroine of Massenet’s work, is torn between flirtatiousness and profound love, between frivolity and deep commitment. Starring opera’s “dream team” – Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón.
159 min. • NR • In French with English subtitles
DON QUIXOTE (From the OPERA in cinema series)
Screening Monday, May 12 at 7:00pm and
Saturday, May 17 at 11:00am
Starring The Étoiles, Premiers danseurs and Corps de ballet. Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev. While retaining the great classical pages and the strong, fiery dances, Nureyev gave greater emphasis to the comic dimension contriving a particularly lively and light-hearted production.
120 min. • NR