Category Archives: Arthouse & Indepedent Film

WELCOME TO ME

R  |  1 hour 28 minutes 

A darkly comedic look at our obsession with celebrity and narcissism, WELCOME TO ME stars Kristen Wiig (THE SKELETON TWINS) as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the Megamillions lottery, goes off medication and therapy, and buys her own talk show. Director Shira Piven explores what happens when every lottery-player’s fantasy comes true for a complication person. As Alice’s show on the local infomercial channel gains an audience, Alice realizes that viewers identify with her. What she doesn’t recognize is that her own hunger for fame may reflect a deeper need to be heard.

Directed By

Shira Piven

Written By

Eliot Laurence

Cast

Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack

BLACK SOULS

COMING SOON:
4/24 – The Tower Theatre
5/8 – Gaslamp 15
5/8 – Town Square 14

 

A gripping mafia fable based on true events, BLACK SOULS is a tale of violence begetting violence in Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. Embodying the complex morality inherited by each successive generation, the Carbone family consists of three brothers – two engaged in the family business of international drug trade, and one who has remained in their ancestral home on the Mediterranean coast herding goats. When his son shoots up a bar owned by a rival family, the boy’s reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back home for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Directed By

Francesco Munzi

Written By

Francesco Munzi, Fabrizio Ruggirello, Maurizio Braucci; Gioacchino Criaco (novel)

Cast

Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane

Language

Italian with English subtitles

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating look at art, acting, and aging from Olivier Assayas (CARLOS). When renowned actress Maria Enders (Binoche) is cast opposite a young starlet (Moretz), Maria must come to terms with being a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating into the mountains with her assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the splendor of the Swiss Alps, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Directed By

Olivier Assayas

Written By

Olivier Assayas

Cast

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz

Language

English, French and German with English subtitles

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

PG-13  |  1 hour 50 minutes

The life and work of Sebastião Salgado, the undisputed master of monumental photojournalism, is explored in this hauntingly beautiful documentary directed by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and German filmmaker Wim Wenders (PINA, WINGS OF DESIRE). For the last 40 years, Salgado has been travelling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history and is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.

Directed By

Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders

Written By

Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon

Cast

Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Language

Spanish with English subtitles

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

R  |  1 hour 37 minutes

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 free-spirited young couple enters their lives. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth — or a youth he wishes he once had. It’s not long before the restless forty-somethings throw aside friends their own age to trail after these young hipsters who seem so uninhibited and cool. Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Adam Horovitz also star in Baumbach’s acutely observed followup to FRANCES HA and THE SQUID & THE WHALE.

Directed By

Noah Baumbach

Written By

Noah Baumbach

Cast

Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver

WISH I WAS HERE

R  |  1 hour 47 minutes • Now Playing

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In the hotly anticipated, Kickstarter-funded follow up to his indie breakout hit GARDEN STATE, writer/director Zach Braff plays a 30-something man forced to examine his life, career, and family when he finds himself at a major crossroads. Originally premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, WISH I WAS HERE shows Aiden Bloom’s journey as a struggling actor trying to balance his childhood fantasies while raising two adolescent children. Also starring Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, and Mandy Patinkin, this heartfelt indie comedy explores the chaotic journey of life and the unexpected lessons learned in the process.

Directed By

Zach Braff

Written By

Zach Braff, Adam Braff

Cast

Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson

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