12 Monkeys

Thursday, January 29 @ 11:30pm
Reviews

“A startlingly effective rumination on the nature of sanity and madness cloaked in the shroud of a sci-fi thriller.” - Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle.

"Terry Gilliam fashions a disturbing and dazzling lost world." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

R

12 Monkeys


Directed by Terry Gilliam

Between sanity and madness, fantasy and reality, the past and the future, comes an adventure beyond imagination from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of "The Fisher King" and "Time Bandits." Penal colony prisoner James Cole must travel back in time from the year 2035 to find the cause of a virus that killed five billion people in 1997. 

All Draft beers will be $2 off begining at 11:00PM prior to each screening of the film.

Presented as part of our 'Round Midnight Film Series.The film will screen at 11:30PM on January 23, 24 and 29.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 129 mins
Release Year: 1995
Country of Origin: USA

1971

Wednesday, January 28 @ 7:45
Reviews

"A well-constructed, vividly detailed account of the FBI break-in that exposed the agency's shocking illegal practices to the public." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety.

"Exciting and enlightening. An important addition to the filmography of dissent-oriented political docs." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.

NR

1971


Directed by Johanna Hamilton

The FBI was unaccountable and untouchable until 1971, when a group of ordinary citizens uncovered its illegal domestic spying programs. On March 8, 1971, The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public. These actions exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that involved the intimidation of law-abiding Americans and helped lead to the country's first Congressional investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies. Never caught, forty-three years later, these everyday Americans - parents, teachers and citizens - publicly reveal themselves for the first time and share their story in the documentary "1971." Given the recent disclosures of NSA spying, this story could not be more relevant.

Presented as part of Arthouse Monthly, an ongoing series showcasing internationally acclaimed art cinema.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 80 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Live Action Oscar Shorts 2015

STARTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
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NR

Live Action Oscar Shorts 2015


Directed by Various

Violet Crown Cinema presents the theatrical release of the Academy Award nominated Live Action short films, giving people the opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22nd

Nominated Films

- Aya

- Boogaloo and Graham

- Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)

- Parvaneh

- The Phone Call 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 118 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: VARIOUS

Animated Oscar Shorts 2015

STARTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
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Reviews
NR

Animated Oscar Shorts 2015


Directed by Various

Violet Crown Cinema presents the theatrical release of the Academy Award nominated Animated short films, giving people the opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22nd

Nominated Films

- The Bigger Picture

- The Dam Keeper

- Feast

- Me and My Moulton

- A Single Life

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 82 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: VARIOUS

Documentary Oscar Shorts 2015 Program A

STARTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
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Documentary Oscar Shorts 2015 Program A


Directed by Various

Violet Crown Cinema presents the theatrical release of the Academy Award nominated Documentary short films, giving people the opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22nd. 

Nominated Films

- Joanna

- Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 81 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Various

Documentary Oscar Shorts 2015 Program B

STARTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
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Documentary Oscar Shorts 2015 Program B


Directed by Various

Violet Crown Cinema presents the theatrical release of the Academy Award nominated Documentary short films, giving people the opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22nd. 

Nominated Films:

- Our Curse

- White Earth

- The Reaper

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 79 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Various

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Reviews

"A beguiling, cryptic and often surprisingly funny look at personal desire that creeps up on you with the nimble powers of its supernatural focus." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire.

"A strange and gorgeous and haunting film that brings the indie aesthetic of the mid-1980s into a context that feels both timeless and highly contemporary.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.

NR

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

The first Vampire Western ever made in the Farsi language, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 99 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Iran

Still Alice

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Reviews

"Julianne Moore guides us through the tragic arc of how it must feel to disappear before one’s own eyes, accomplishing one of her most powerful performances by underplaying the scenario." - Peter DeBruge, Variety.

"An effortlessly excellent film, about a horribly hard subject." - Catherine Shoard, The Guardian.

PG-13

Still Alice


Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

From filmmakers Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland and starring Juliane Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 99 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Two Days, One Night

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Reviews

"The Dardennes once again find a richness of human experience that dwarfs most movies made on an epic canvas." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

"It's enriched by signature qualities – the humanistic, nonjudgmental gaze, the absence of sentimentality, the ultra-naturalistic style – that have always distinguished the Belgian brothers' fine body of work." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

PG-13

Two Days, One Night


Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Sandra has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With Two Days, One Night the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 95 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Belgium

Leviathan

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Reviews

"Simultaneously a modern essay on suffering, an open-ended thriller, and a black social comedy, it is most importantly of all a thinly-veiled political parable drenched in bitter irony..." - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Frustrating, funny at points, heartbreaking and quite magnificently shot throughout, Leviathan is one of the films of the year." - Phil de Semlyen, Empire.

R

Leviathan


Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage.

The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive...

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 140 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Russia

Hits

Thursday, February 12
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Reviews
NR

Hits


Directed by David Cross

Mr. Show co-creator David Cross makes his feature directorial debut with this comedy about an anxious municipal worker who becomes a viral video superstar. Dave is a working-class father from upstate New York whose TV-addicted daughter is dating a talentless teenage rapper. Incensed by a series of perceived injustices being committed by his local government, Dave records a series of caustic rants against City Hall that spread across the internet like wildfire. Meanwhile, a horde of benevolent Brooklyn hipsters descend upon Dave's quiet neighborhood to help him take a stand against the tyrannical powers that be. Matt Walsh, Jason Ritter, Matt Walsh, and Meredith Hagner co-star.

This screening is a Pay What You Will event. Tickets will be available starting at 11AM on February 12. Tickets are limted to 4 per person and can only be picked up at the cinema. Cash Only.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 96 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Reviews
PG

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


Directed by John Madden

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

MPAA Rating: PG
Run Time: 122 mins
Release Year: 2015
Country of Origin: USA

While We're Young

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Reviews

"A consistently funny, acutely observed look at a couple dragging their feet into middle age." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

"While We're Young is Ben Stiller's best role in years." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire.

NR

While We're Young


Directed by Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Also starring Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz and Ryan Serhant.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 94 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA