GOOD WILL HUNTING
Part of our Robin Williams tribute.
Winner of 2 Oscars- Best Supporting Actor (Williams), Best Screenplay (Damon & Affleck)
Matt Damon, who created the title character and wrote the Oscar-winning script with costar Ben Affleck, gives a star-making performance as a mathematical genius with a chip on his shoulder, who reaches out for help from a psychiatrist (Robin Williams) to provide direction in his life.
126 min • R • Dir. Gus Van Sant
Part of our Robin Williams tribute!
A gay cabaret owner (Robin Williams) and his drag queen companion (Nathan Lane) agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents, Coalition for Moral Order founder Senator Kevin Keeley (Gene Hackman) and his wife Louise (Dianne Wiest).
117 min • R • Dir. Mike Nichols
THE FISHER KING
Part of our Robin Williams tribute.
Terry Gilliam's classic, nominated for 5 Oscars!
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
137 min • R • Dir. Terry Gilliam
The true tale of one of the greatest discoveries in history.
This is the true tale of one of the greatest discoveries in history. When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.
Based on the book "Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life" by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan.
NR • Dir. Todd Douglass Miller
A portrait of John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Pacino's character in DOG DAY AFTERNOON.
Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men.
In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."
Filmed over the course of a 10-year period by co-directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, and interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70's era interviews and the early gay liberation movement in which "The Dog" played an active role, the documentary captures the many sides of John Wojtowicz’s larger-than-life persona: he is, by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, activist, New Yorker, mama's boy and bank robber.
100 min • NR • Dir. Sydney Lumet
DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Sydney Lumet's Oscar winning classic, starring Al Pacino
Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank.
When Sonny's lover, Leon (Chris Sarandon), tries to talk Sonny out of the bank, we learn the robbery's motive: to finance Leon's sex-change operation. Sonny demands a plane to escape, but the end is near once menacingly cool FBI agent Sheldon (James Broderick) arrives to take over the negotiations
125 min • R • Dir. Sydney Lumet
MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)
LIVE from London's O2 arena!
August 21st, 7:30pm
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe.
At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.
Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.