Gone Girl

STARTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
Reviews

“Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing… a taut yet expansive psychological thriller.” - Justin Chang, Variety.

"The stealthiest comedy since American Psycho. This movie creeps up on you like a dawning realization." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York.

R

Gone Girl


Directed by David Fincher

Gone Girl - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 145 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Last Days in Vietnam

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
Reviews

"In Kennedy’s scrupulous, adroit hands, Last Days in Vietnam plays like a wartime thriller, with heroes engaging in jaw- dropping feats of ingenuity and derring do." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.

"The story is full of emotion and danger, heroism and treachery, but it is told in a mood of rueful retrospect rather than simmering partisan rage." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

NR

Last Days in Vietnam


Directed by Rory Kennedy

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 98 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Pride

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Coming Soon
Reviews

"The film is so warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant." - Charles Grant, Variety.

"Crowd-pleasing, funny, warm-hearted and enormously satisfying." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

NR

Pride


Directed by Matthew Warchus

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 120 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Billy Jack

Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30PM
Reviews

"The nicest surprise of the year. Ranks among the top American films in 1971." - Stuart Byron, Village Voice.

 

NR

Billy Jack


Directed by Tom Laughlin

The Freedom School and its counterculture students are being terrorized by the local townspeople who do not understand them. When the abuse becomes physical, Native American and Vietnam Vet Billy Jack becomes incensed and looks to protect and avenge them. With its anti-authority message Billy Jack went on to achieve box office success and cult status with the youth of its time and continues to find new fans to this day. 

The night will feature Firestone Walker Brewing Company's Velvet Merkin, a decadent Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon barrels. Each ticket will come with a pour of the Velvet Merkin and souvenir glass. Flights of Firestone's Jack series will also be available. Beers included with flight: Easy Jack, Wookey Jack, Union Jack & Double Jack.

CineBrew is an ongoing film series pairing retrospective programming alongside tastings of select craft beers. 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 114 mins
Release Year: 1971
Country of Origin: USA

Birdman

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Coming Soon
Reviews

"Michael Keaton pulls off a startling comeback in Alejandro G. Inarritu's blistering showbiz satire." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

"Hubristic, humble, heartfelt and hotheaded, Birdman is phenomenal." - Jessica Kiang, Indiewire.

 

R

Birdman


Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 119 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Whiplash

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Coming Soon
Reviews

“Revealing both the dangers and payoffs of artistic ambition, Whiplash is sure to establish Chazelle as a directorial force to be reckoned with.” – Emma Myers, Indiewire.

"Filmmaker Damien Chazelle proves an exceptional builder of scenes, crafting loaded, need-to-succeed moments that grab our attention and hold it tight." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

R

Whiplash


Directed by Damien Chazelle

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 106 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Netherlands

Listen Up Philip

COMING IN OCTOBER
Coming Soon
Reviews

"A tale told with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish, and acted by an exceptional ensemble cast." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

"Exudes a kind of affectation that charms." - Emma Myers, Indiewire.

NR

Listen Up Philip


Directed by Alex Ross Perry

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 108 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Theory of Everything

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Coming Soon
Reviews

"A heartbreaking inspiration… stands among the year's early Oscar contenders.” - Christopher Rosen, Huffington Post.

NR

The Theory of Everything


Directed by James Marsh

Academy Award winner James Marsh helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones. The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing. Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the new film.

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

Foxcatcher

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Coming Soon
Reviews

"A superbly modulated study of a twisted mind with a career-changing performance by Steve Carell." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum give superb performances in Bennett Miller's powerfully disturbing true-crime saga." - Justin Chang, Variety.

R

Foxcatcher


Directed by Bennett Miller

Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, the film is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 130 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Wild

COMING IN DECEMBER
Coming Soon
Reviews

"Alternately harrowing and heartbreaking, but laced with saving bursts of humor." - Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Heartfelt and haunting, sympathetic while still aware of the limits of sympathy, Wild incorporates beautiful direction, smart writing and brave acting." - James Rocchi, Film.com.

R

Wild


Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

From Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of Dallas Buyers Club and starring Reese Witherspoon.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 115 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA