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THE HISTORIAN Opens Friday November 28th | NR

Theater One 3:10 & 9:50
Fleeing a personal tragedy, Dr. Ben Rhodes (Miles Doleac) takes a job at a new university, in a department chaired by once-celebrated historian Valerian Hadley (William Sadler), who now fights to rekindle his fading career while caring for an elderly father (John Cullum) whose health fades faster by the day. Both feel a duty to impart the lessons of the past, even though they cannot seem to come to terms with their own histories. Further complicating matters is a promising but needy graduate student, Anna (Jillian Taylor), who worships one and is smitten with the other. This is a dark, funny, humane drama that puts academia under the microscope and finds a mirror of human nature.

Running time: 2:04
Language: English
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POVERTY, INC Opens Friday December 5th | NR

1:00 3:05 5:10 7:15 9:40
The Great Recession of 2008 proved that Wall Street and Washington’s promises of rising wages, upward mobility and job security were little more than empty rhetoric that paved the way to broken dreams, soup kitchens and homelessness for millions of American citizens. Six years later, the ranks of economically disenfranchised Americans continue to swell. Currently, the U.S. ranks fourth highest in wealth inequality among 140 nations. Fifty million Americans live below the poverty line and 17 million live on less than $2 a day. These staggering figures bring into sharp focus the fact that the War on Poverty, declared 50 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson, has been a dismal failure. Examining the influence of corporate globalization and exposing the destructive nature of our modern financial system, POVERTY, INC. offers a sobering look into how the predatory economic policies instituted by America’s new elite class have contributed to the nation’s descent into Third World status. Engrossing in-depth interviews with some of the world’s finest economists, progressive politicians, investigative reporters and philosophers, as well as the voices of America’s downtrodden reveal the terrifying threats posed by unregulated capitalism and corporate power. Poverty, Inc. is a timely wake-up call for those seeking hard-hitting answers on the economic realities facing our country and world today.

Running time: 1:51
Language: English

AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL Opens Friday December 5th |

Welcome to the world of the African Diaspora International Film Festival. In our reality, people from diverse races, nationalities and backgrounds come together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity, intellectual expansion, identity, and equality. In this world there are no boundaries around people because they are embraced in a universal understanding of humanity. This is the element of commonality that weaves through this annual event of images from Africa and the African Diaspora.
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LIFE PARTNERS Opens Friday December 5th |

At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) have ever been in is with each other, using their co-dependent friendship as an excuse not to venture out into the dating world alone. But when Paige meets nerdy Tim (Adam Brody) and starts to get serious for the first time, the nature of their friendship begins to shift. Fearing she’s being cast aside, Sasha tries to keep their relationship the same, but does growing up also mean growing apart?

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Language: English
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BILLY BATES Opens Friday December 5th | NR

BILLY BATES explores the fiery world of thirty-year old enigmatic artist Billy Bates. On the one hand, Billy’s reality is a kaleidoscope of artistic beauty and on the other, an extremely troubled existence. As Billy floats the tightrope between brilliance and madness, he seeks solace in overcoming his personal inner-demons. Billy’s hyper -sensitive mind and colorful soul are haunted by the abandonment of his nurturing mother and also by the abuse from his monstrous and envious father. Billy, intellectual and poetic, eventually meets Kaia, a beautiful singer who seems to understand exactly who Billy is. The layers of Billy’s psyche are explored through an extensive interview done in documentary fashion infused with the dark and provocative images from Billy’s past and present. Through fragmented memories of underground parties, inside the insane asylum, and his rise to become a famous contemporary artist, Billy takes us on a love story quest and journey to transcendence, all with the looming question: How important is it to know what is ‘real?’

Running time: 1:20
Language: English
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ISN'T IT DELICIOUS Opens Friday December 12th | NR

A fractured family of misfits finds and tries to fix themselves in this hilarious and heartbreaking story of a mother who seeks understanding in her tarnished relationships,while finding personal peace, self-forgiveness and love.

Running time: 1:44
Language: English
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THEO'S HOUSE Opens Friday December 12th |

During 1980's, Theo and Vincent, two Finnish architects, were involved in the big change of environmental identities - escalating to one coast area where they replaced 320 wooden houses by 32 concrete towers. 10 years later, in 1993, they meet in a castle in former East-Germany. Their discussions go into a conflict over their projects and ethics of architecture. Finally, Theo begins to design a Dream House, but not only for himself but also for a woman he has met once, 50 years ago in his childhood.

Running time: 1:48
Language: English, Finnish and German with English subtitles.
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DO YOU KNOW WHAT MY NAME IS? Opens Friday December 12th | NR

Dementia, nursing home staff John Rodeman reminds us, is an awful disease. The afflicted can forget things that happened moments ago, just as they can forget the names of their children. But since 2011, there’s been hope: Cleveland’s Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network is the first site in the United States to conduct research on a program of learning therapy that can reverse symptoms of dementia. Devised by neuroscientist Ryuta Kawashima, it has already helped thousands of people in Japan. But let’s meet some of the residents at Eliza Jennings. Evelyn, Bea, Mary, and Mae are accomplished women who have recently lost cognitive function. Their therapy involves reading aloud and doing simple math problems on a regular basis. After months of working with cheerful caregivers on “brain exercises,” they exhibit an astonishing improvement in memory, focus, and mood. John Roodeman has a question for each of them: DO YOU KNOW WHAT MY NAME IS? Thanks to learning therapy, their answer is now likely to be a resounding “Yes!”

Running time: 1:23
Language: English
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A LITTLE GAME Opens Friday December 12th |

Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10 year-old downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the game to teach Max lessons in resilience, perseverance, and how to embrace inevitable change.

Running Time: 1:31
Language: English

TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER Opens Friday December 19th |

Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in July 2010 after a 25-year killing spree during which it is thought he may have killed over a 100 people, potentially making him the worst serial killer in history. Significantly his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims. Franklin now awaits trial. TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER looks into how it was possible for all this to happen.

Running time: 1:45
Language: English
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A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD Opens Friday December 19th | NR

A Small Section of the World is an inspirational story about a group of women from a remote farming region of Costa Rica whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee growing world. After the men of the village left in search of work, the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community. The film follows the impact of this remarkable story of perseverance as it touches lives around the globe. The movie features the original song, “The Morning” by Alanis Morrisette and Carlos Tapado Vargas.

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LIFE OF AN ACTRESS THE MUSICAL Opens Friday December 19th | NR

1:05 3:40 6:30 9:30
Life of an Actress is a musical film about the trials and tribulations of three actresses, connected by a greasy spoon diner, who struggle to achieve their dreams while battling to preserve love and dignity. The 25 year old actress, after going to LA, tries to make the different world of her Puerto Rican accountant boyfriend work. The 30 year old actress is in transition and faces a choice as a sleazy agent offers an opportunity for a price. Finally the 41 year old actress has a 15 year old work relationship with the diner owner but there is more beneath the surface. When the diner gets into financial trouble, chasing dreams confront reality. The film features an all Broadway musical star cast.

SPECIAL TREAT:
Q&A with director and cast moderated by Michelle Park (TV Host & Lifestyle Expert) after the 6:30 PM show on Saturday, December 20.
Q&A with cast moderated by Paul Chau (Producer and Director) after the 6:30 PM show on Sunday, December 21.
Q&A with director and cast moderated by Paul Wonterek (Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief of Broadway.com) after the 6:30 PM show on Monday, December 22.
Q&A with DP Ben Wolf and Editor Dan Loewenthal moderated by Paul Chau (Producer and Director) after the 6:30 PM show on Tuesday, December 23.

Visit the Life Of An Actress facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LifeofanActressTheMusical

Running time: 2:04
English
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NIGHT WILL FALL Opens Friday December 26th |

In the spring of 1945, Allied forces liberating Europe found evidence of atrocities which have tortured the world’s conscience ever since. As the troops entered the German concentration camps, they made a systematic film record of what they saw. Work began on a documentary to show the horror they witnessed to the German population. Sidney Bernstein, chief of the Psychological Warfare Film Section of SHAEF commissioned the film. Those involved in the production included Alfred Hitchcock and renowned editor Stewart McAllister; they produced perhaps the most remarkable testament of the 20th Century. “No German can say he didn’t know” insists the commentary, co-written by Richard Crossman, the future cabinet minister. These sentiments were judged by the British Government to be unsuitable to the bridge-building mood towards Germany. The film was never shown. 40 years later an American researcher found a rusty can marked “F3080” in the vaults of London’s Imperial War Museum. It was in very poor condition and the last roll was missing, but in 1985 a scratched and blurry copy was shown on PBS in America. Now after three years of work by Dr Toby Haggith of the IWM, the entire film has been fully restored and piece by piece, frame by frame, the lost last reel has been put together from the original shot lists. For the first time in history the completed “F3080” is ready to be shown.

BARBECUE Opens Friday December 26th |

For his 50th birthday, Antoine receives a rather unpleasant gift: a heart attack. From now on, he’s going to have to start being more careful. But Antoine has spent his whole life being careful – careful of his health, careful of his diet and carefully taking care of his family and friends. Now Antoine wants to shake things up. And he does just that – both in his life and the lives of those around him!

Running Time: 1:38
Language: French with English Subtiitles

FAREWELL HERR SCHWARZ Opens Friday January 9th |

Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz, sister and brother, could have re-met in Lodz in 1945. But they didn't. She migrated to a Jewish state in the Middle East and founded a family there, while he returned to East Germany, changed his name to Peter, married a German woman and lived the rest of his life in the camp where he was once a prisoner. But they are just the beginning. The outcome of their decision effects the course of whole lives, for generations to come, here and now: Their children, who struggle to deal with their parents' silence and their own unasked questions. Their grandchildren who are haunted by family secrets and forced to question their own identity. Two families, in Germany and Israel, not knowing about each other for years, are strangely mirrored. “Farewell, Herr Schwarz” is an epic documentary by Yael Reuveny, the granddaughter of Michla Schwarz. A film about stories that can be inherited like the color of your eyes. A personal journey between Israel and Germany.
1 missed-meeting, 2 families, 3 generations.

Running Time: 1:36
Language: Hebrew, German and English with subtitles.

VALLEY OF SAINTS Opens Friday January 9th | NR

Widely considered to be the crown jewel of Kashmir, Dal Lake is a sprawling aquatic community where erupting political violence often distracts from the natural beauty. Gulzar, a young, working-class boatman, plans to skip town with his best friend Afzal in search of a better life, but a weeklong military curfew derails their departure. Forced to wait it out, Gulzar and Afzal discover they’re not alone: a young woman named Asifa is also trapped on the lake, but by choice. She’s researching the lake’s ecosystem and brings on Gulzar to be her guide. As they navigate the floating landscape, an unlikely relationship blossoms between the two. With the end of the conflict looming, Gulzar has to choose between a new life or a new love.

Running time: 1:22
Language: Kashmiri With English Subtitles
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LIFE INSIDE OUT Opens Friday January 16th | NR

A devoted mother and her youngest troubled son struggle through disappointments and a broken heart to unearth their dreams. Along the way, both rediscover who they are and begin to claim their place in the world through music. Perhaps more importantly, they develop a connection to each other that's so deep it not only brings them closer together, it binds them more strongly to the ones they love.

Running time 1:42
Language: English

MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens Friday January 23rd |

1:00 2:45 4:30 7:00 9:15
"Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter" reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Hill became a behind the scenes leader of the field and the founding director of The Juilliard Dance Division. Stylistically weaving together over 90 years of archival footage, the film is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion required to keep it alive.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q+As with filmmakers Greg Vander Veer and Vernon Scott following the Friday & Saturday 7pm shows, and the Saturday and Sunday 4:30 shows.

Running Time: 1:20
Language: English
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