Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

sponsored by Kensington Woods Schools

showtimes:

  • Aug 24 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Aug 25 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Aug 26 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Aug 28 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Aug 29 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Aug 30 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1h 34m

Rated PG-13 for for some thematic elements and language

Plot: Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

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Summer of 84
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Summer of 84

showtimes:

  • Aug 24 4pm • 7pm • 9pm
  • Aug 25 4pm • 9pm
  • Aug 26 4pm • 7pm 
  • Aug 28 4pm • 7pm 
  • Aug 29 4pm • 7pm 
  • Aug 30 4pm • 7pm 

Running time: 1hr 45 minutes 

Rated R 

Plot: After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

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Footloose
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Footloose

showtimes:

  • Aug 24 9:15pm
  • Aug 25 9:15pm

Running time: 1h 50m

Rated: PG 

Plot: A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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Babe  : Free Summer Movies
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Babe : Free Summer Movies

 Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • Aug 25 at 7pm 

Running time: 1hr 32m

Rated: PG 

Plot: Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

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Life in the Doghouse
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Life in the Doghouse

sponsored by Positive Step Farm 

showtimes:

  • Sept 7 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Sept 8 4:15pm • 7:15pm
  • Sept 9 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1hr 24 mins

Rated NOT RATED

Plot: LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE will tell the inspiring stories of Danny and Ron's Rescue (501c3). The film will showcase their unique approach to dog rescue and adoption, which has enabled them to rescue and adopt out 10,000 dogs.

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Improv Show
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Improv Show

Advance online tickets available at the STORE tab located on the top of historichowelltheater.com.

  • Sept 8 at 8pm to 10:15pm (Doors Open at 7pm) 

performance running time 2 hours.  15 minute intermission at 9pm

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The Predator
Sep
13
to Sep 27

The Predator

showtimes: 

  • Sept 14 TBA
  • Sept 15 TBA
  • Sept 16 TBA
  • Sept 18 TBA
  • Sept 19 TBA
  • Sept 20 TBA
  • Sept 21 TBA
  • Sept 22 TBA
  • Sept 23 TBA
  • Sept 25 TBA
  • Sept 26 TBA
  • Sept 27 TBA 

Running time: 1h 41m

Rated  R 

Plot: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

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Mandy - One Night Event!
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mandy - One Night Event!

More information to be announced. 

showtimes:

  • Sept 17 TBA

Running time:  2h 1m

Rated R 

Plot: Bubbling up from somewhere in the realm of madness and chaos comes the eagerly awaited latest from grandiose filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only—to hunt down these maniacal villains and exact swift vengeance.

In his delicious follow-up to cult hit BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, Cosmatos gleefully demonstrates an audacious command of tone and atmosphere, conjuring an ethereal treat for the senses that begs to be seen on a big screen.

“Nicolas Cage gives the performance of a lifetime.”

 The Playlist

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Puzzle
Sep
14
to Sep 20

Puzzle

showtimes: 

  • Sept 14 TBA
  • Sept 15 TBA
  • Sept 16 TBA
  • Sept 18 TBA
  • Sept 19 TBA
  • Sept 20 TBA

Running time: 1h 43m

Rated  R for language

Plot: A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.

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THE FOG  - New Restoration!
Oct
26
to Nov 1

THE FOG - New Restoration!

'Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. There's something in The Fog!'

showtimes: 

  • Oct 26 4pm • 7pm
  • Oct 27 4pm • 7pm
  • Oct 28 4pm • 7pm
  • Oct 30 4pm • 7pm
  • Oct 31 4pm • 7pm
  • Nov 1 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 31m

Rated R

Plot: A strange, glowing fog rolls over a small coastal town one hundred years after a mysterious shipwreck and when vengeful ghosts go on a killing spree, residents look for answers even as they try to survive.

 

 

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The Blues Brothers  : Free Summer Movies
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Blues Brothers : Free Summer Movies

Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • Aug 11 at 7pm 

Running time: 2hr 13m

Rated: R

Plot: Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

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Strangers on a Train
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Strangers on a Train

showtimes: 

  • Aug 12  7pm • 9pm

Running time: 1h 41m

Rated PG

Plot: In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Psychopathic Bruno kills Guy's wife, then urges Guy to reciprocate by killing Bruno's father. Meanwhile, Guy is murder suspect number one.

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Aug
3
to Aug 9

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

showtimes:

  • Aug 9 4:15pm • 7:15pm 

Running time:  1h 53m

Rated R 

Plot: After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up alcohol. Encouraged by his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor, Callahan reluctantly enters a treatment program and discovers that he has a knack for drawing. The budding artist soon finds himself with a new lease on life when his edgy and irreverent newspaper cartoons gain a national and devoted following.

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Sing  : Free Summer Movies
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sing : Free Summer Movies

Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • July 21 at 7pm 

Running time: 1hr 54m

Rated: PG 

Plot: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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Damsel
Jul
20
to Jul 26

Damsel

showtimes:

  • July 26 4:15pm 

Running time: 1h 53m

Rated R for some violence, language, sexual material, and brief graphic nudity

Plot: Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

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The 'Burbs : Free Summer Movies
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

The 'Burbs : Free Summer Movies

 Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • July 14 at 7pm 

Running time: 1h 42m

Rated: PG 

Plot: An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.

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Fireworks
Jul
13
to Jul 19

Fireworks

showtimes:  

  • July 19 4:15pm (ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED) • 7:15pm (SUBTITLED)

Running time:  1h 30m

Rated NOT RATED

Plot: Norimichi and Yusuke are both infatuated with their classmate Nazuna. But when Nazuna decides to run away from home, it's Norimichi she asks to join her. After their plans go awry, Norimichi discovers a magical ball that has the power to manipulate time and give them a second chance, but each reset brings new complications.

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Jul
12
to Jul 26

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

sponsored by Tony Sacco’s of Hartland

showtimes: 

  • July 26 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 25m

Rated PG

Plot: In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

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Escape from New York
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Escape from New York

showtimes:

  • July 6 9:15pm
  • July 7 9:15pm 

Running time: 1h 46m

Rated R

Plot: In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jul
6
to Jul 12

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

sponsored by Little Diablo Salsa

showtimes:

  • July 12 7pm • 9:15pm

Running time: 2hr 10m

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril

Plot: Four years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinos while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

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Superman: The Movie (1978)
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Superman: The Movie (1978)

40th Anniversary

showtimes:

  • July 1 4:15pm • 7:30

Running time: 2h 23min 

Rated PG for peril, some mild sensuality and language

Plot: Richard Donner's 1978 classic returns to the big screen for the 40th Anniversary of the film's release, featuring Christopher Reeve in his most iconic role. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Jun
22
to Jun 23

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

showtimes:

  • June 23 9:30pm 

Running time: 1h 30m

Rated  R 

Plot: When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

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Camera Jam 2018
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Camera Jam 2018

showtimes:

  • June 16 7pm 

Running time: TBA

Rated NOT RATED 

FREE ADMISSION 

About: Camera Jam presented by the Historic Howell Theater is an open projector showcase. Think open mic night but with video. Example of entries include: short films, home movies, animation, documentary, experiential.

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Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
Jun
15
to Jun 21

Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word

showtimes:

  • June 21 4pm • 7pm 

Running time: 1h 36m

Rated PG

Plot: Pope Francis embarks on a personal journey to present his work of reform and answer today's global questions -- from his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality to his involvement in environmental issues, social justice and calls for peace.

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Bullitt 50th Anniversary 
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Bullitt 50th Anniversary 

showtimes:

  • June 17 4:15pm • 7:15pm - Father's Day 

Running time: 1h 54m

Rated PG

Plot: Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

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Five Deadly Venoms
Jun
1
to Jun 7

Five Deadly Venoms

showtimes:

  • June 7 7:15pm

Running time: 1 hr 38 mins

Rated R 

Plot: The film that launched generations of kung fu acolytes, a popular film series and a few thousand rap songs, this iconic film will also have KILL BILL fans experiencing serious déjà vu.

Five skilled martial arts students -- the Centipede, the Scorpion, the Lizard, the Snake, and the Toad -- are mysterious, masked disciples of a clan leader whose dying wish sends his favorite student off to find out whether they intend to carry on for good or evil. Kickass fight scenes and psychedelic lighting that would make Dario Argento beg for mercy give FIVE DEADLY VENOMS “essential viewing” status, possibly even more popular now than ever -- and the film’s climactic five-way battle is the stuff of legend, “as good as -- if not better than --any on-screen fight before or since” (MutantReviewers.com)

 

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Lean on Pete
Jun
1
to Jun 10

Lean on Pete

showtimes:

  • June 10  4:15pm • 7pm 

Running time: 2 hr 1m 

Rated R for language and brief violence

Plot: A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Jun
1
to Jun 10

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

showtimes: 

  • June 10 4pm • 7:15 pm

Running time: 1h 42m

Rated R  for language throughout, sexual content, some drug use and nudity.

Plot: Young Enn and his best friends stumble upon a bizarre gathering of teenagers who are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn't stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, a beautiful and rebellious alien who becomes fascinated with him. Together, they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic, punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that leads to the ultimate showdown between punks and aliens.

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Pit Stop
May
25
to May 26

Pit Stop

showtimes:

  •  May 26 9pm

Running time: 1h 32m, 

Rated: NOT RATED

Plot: A slam-bang crash-o-rama -- a peek into the deadly subculture of “figure-8 racing” beautifully and effortlessly directed by Corman-era exploitation master Jack Hill (SPIDER BABY, THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS, COFFY, FOXY BROWN.)

Richard Davalos (EAST OF EDEN) stars as a greaser who winds up in jail after a street race gone wrong. Bailed out by a veteran race promoter, Davalos is put on the deadly “figure-8” racing circuit where he comes up against a maniacal serial winner (a deliciously over-the-top Sid Haig.) Equal parts hi-octane race documentary and deeply-rendered character study, PIT STOP is arguably Hill’s greatest artistic achievement. No CGI here; every terrifying high-speed impact is felt for real. An outstanding supporting cast including Brian Donlevy (THE GREAT MCGINTY), Ellen Burstyn (THE EXORCIST) and Beverly Washburn (SPIDER BABY) round out this nearly-lost miracle of low-budget thrills.

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RBG
May
25
to May 31

RBG

sponsored by Livingston County Democrats

showtimes:

  • May 31 4:15pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 37m

Rated PG

Plot: An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.

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Funny Face
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Funny Face

showtimes:

  • May 20 4:15 pm • 7pm 

Running time:  1h 43m

Not Rated 

Plot: Dispatched on an assignment, New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he's photographed by accident, who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. In the process, they fall for one another, only to find hurdles in their way.

 

 

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Deadpool 2
May
18
to May 31

Deadpool 2

showtimes:

  • May 31 4pm • 7:15pm 

Running time: 1hr 53 minutes

Rated R 

Plot Deadpool forms a team of mutants called the X-Force to protect a young mutant from the time-traveling soldier Cable.

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Isle of Dogs
May
11
to May 17

Isle of Dogs

sponsored by Barking Lot

showtimes:

  • May 17 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1h 41m

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images

Plot: When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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Lu Over the Wall
May
11
to May 17

Lu Over the Wall

showtimes:

  • May 17 4pm  (ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED)

Running time:  1h 52m

Rated PG

Plot: Lu Over the Wall brings humans and merfolk together with surprising outcomes. Kai lives in a small fishing town with his superstitious grandfather. The old man warns him of the dangers of the merfolk, who he believes will cause them harm. When confronted by bullies, Kai is helped by Lu, a fun-loving mermaid who loves music but is vulnerable to sunlight. With a local seafood company posing a threat to the town and a number of its inhabitants hostile towards the mer people, Lu, Kai and his friends must club together to ensure both communities survive. This funky, upbeat tale is full of energy and features cute merdogs, musical mermaids and a giant humanoid shark.

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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
May
11
to May 16

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

showtimes:

  • May 15 7pm
  • May 16 7pm 

Running time: 1h 49m

Rated  PG

Plot: Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

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You Were Never Really Here
Apr
27
to May 10

You Were Never Really Here

showtimes:

  • May 10 4pm • 7pm 

Running time:  1h 35m

Rated R: for strong violence, disturbing and grisly images, language, and brief nudity

Plot:A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

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Final Portrait
Apr
27
to May 10

Final Portrait

showtimes:

  • May 10 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time:  1h 31m

Rated R for language, some sexual references and nudity

Plot: FINAL PORTRAIT is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord's eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees -ultimately wondering "how much longer can it go on like this?"

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NY Film Critics Series: The House Of Tomorrow
Apr
26
7:15 PM19:15

NY Film Critics Series: The House Of Tomorrow

  • April 26 7:15pm - ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

About: The NY Film Critics National Series is a national, pre-release film series with live HD broadcast, stars & directors moderated by Peter Travers.

NYFCS The House Of Tomorrow Featured Guests:

Asa Butterfield

Alex Wolff

Peter Livolsi

Ellen Burstyn

Hosted By Alison Bailes (Sirius, WOR)

The House of Tomorrow is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Peter Livolsi and starring Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff. The film is based on Peter Bognanni's 2010 novel of the same name.It is Livolsi's directorial debut.Co-stars Ellen Burstyn and Nick Offerman served as executive producers of the film.

16 year old Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) has spent most of his life with his Nana (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place.

But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared (Alex Wolff), a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16 year old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single father Alan (Nick Offerman) and teenage sister Meredith (Maude Apatow). Sebastian and Jared form a band and with his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship, and a church talent show at stake, Sebastian must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or something else entirely.

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