Equity Opens Friday, August 26th! United States. 2016. Directed by Meera Menon. (100 mins.) Rated R.
When Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is passed over for a promotion at her firm, she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, hoping this promising IPO will secure her a place at the firm’s highest level. But when an employee at the start-up raises questions about a possible crack in the company’s walls, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect. Soon Naomi finds herself tangled in a web of deception and office politics and begins to question if there is anyone she can trust. As the IPO draws closer, Naomi sees that the choices she has made for her career have left her very much alone. Forced to reexamine the rules of the cutthroat world she has always loved she finds herself in a fight for her very survival.
Don't Think Twice Opens Friday, August 26th! United States. 2016. Directed by Mike Birbiglia. (90 mins.) Rated R.
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of This American Life comes Don't Think Twice, a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.
Superior One showing! Sunday, August 28th at 7PM followed by Q&A with NW filmmakers Jeff Tinsley and Alex Bell!
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no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events United States. 2016. Directed by Edd Benda. (90 mins.) Not Rated.
During the height of the Vietnam War in 1969, Charlie is on his way to Michigan Tech University, and Derek is counting the days to his inevitable military draft eligibility. Before their futures take hold, the lifelong best friends embark on one final adventure: a 1300 mile bike ride along the shores of the gargantuan Lake Superior. With two-speed Schwinn bicycles and limited preparation, Charlie and Derek pedal through the massive northern backwoods of Michigan, Minnesota, and Canada. Along the way they face hunger, exhaustion, and the kind of people in the world who never wanted to be found.
JEFF TINSLEY | Composer
Jeff Tinsley composes music for film, television, and video games. He is also constantly in demand as an orchestrator. Jeff graduated in 2012 from the prestigious USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program, and is an alumnus of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis.
Jeff has enjoyed numerous opportunities as a composer to collaborate on a wide variety of notable projects, including Superior (2016), Send Me to Heaven (2012), and The Hipster Werewolf (2012). As an orchestrator, he is best known for his work on Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Marvel'sAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Da Vinci's Demons.
ALEX BELL | Producer & Director of Photography
Alex Bell is a Seattle native that developed a passion for outdoor photography while residing in the picturesque Northwest. He brought his talents to the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he honed his craft as a director of photography before graduating in 2012. While at USC, Alex completed several projects across the entire spectrum of filmmaking and familiarized himself well with each production department. Despite having a current California address, Alex is rarely in the United States as he has traveled the world filming with Josiah Venture and The Salvation Army, who have led him to Eastern Europe, Africa, and documenting relief efforts in Nepal. Alex made his feature film debut as a director of photography and producer on Superior. When not traveling across the globe, you can find Alex Bell holding down his place in a four-part harmony as a member of the world renowned Westminster Chorus.
Forty-8 One showing! Monday, August 29th at 7PM followed by Q&A with director Houston Hughes and full cast & crew!
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United States. 2016. Directed by Houston Huges. (60 mins.) Not Rated. preceded by some local short films!
A modern Cinderella tale--only without the prince, and a wicked uncle and father instead of a stepmother and stepsisters. The young woman called Rat uses music and the stories she writes to escape into a dark fantasy world that she prefers to her harsh reality.
Our Little Sister Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! Japan. 2016. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. (128 mins.) Rated PG. In Japanese with English subtitles
Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Werner Herzog. (98 mins.) Rated PG-13.
In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
The Innocents Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! France/Poland. 2016. Directed by Anne Fontaine. (100 mins.) Not Rated. in French, Polish & Russian with English subtitles
Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.
The Sea of Trees Opens Friday, September 2nd! United States. 2016. Directed by Gus Van Sant. (110 mins.) Rated PG-13.
The film follows Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) trekking into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife (Watts).
Miss Sharon Jones! Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Barbara Kopple. (93 mins.) Not Rated.
Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Shut Up And Sing) follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones during the most courageous year of her life. Often compared to the legendary James Brown because of her powerful and energetic performances, Sharon Jones is no stranger to challenge. For years her music career struggled as she was kept in the wings by a music industry that branded her “too short, too black, too fat.” After decades of working odd jobs, from a corrections officer to a wedding singer, Sharon had a middle-aged breakthrough after joining forces with Brooklyn R&B outfit The Dap Kings. In 2013, on the eve of the release of the much-anticipated album Give The People What They Want, Sharon was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Miss Sharon Jones! is a triumphant crowd-pleaser that captures an irrepressible human spirit as she battles back to where she belongs; center stage.
Salem Cinema and Salem Film Society continue to celebrate the bard with Shakespeare at the Cinema on the second Monday of each month! We're starting with the first four and will continue through December depending on attendance!
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the event and are available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com!no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events!
From Almeida Theatre Monday, September 12 at 7PM - RICHARD III UK. 2016. Directed by Rupert Goold. (225 mins.)
The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown. Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.
Cast includes:David Annen, Joseph Arkley,Tom Canton, Daniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes,James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Finbar Lynch,Aislín McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, Joanna Vanderham
From The Royal Shakespeare Company Monday, October 10 at 7PM - HENRY V UK. 2015. Directed by Gregory Doran. (175 mins.)
Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.
Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.
Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.
From The Royal Shakespeare Company Monday, November 14 at 7PM - CYMBELINE UK. 2016. Directed by Melly Still. (200 mins.)
Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved?An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement is clouded. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him.Behind the throne, a power-hungry figure plots to seize power by murdering them both. In exile Innogen's husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful to him and in an act of impulsive jealousy begins a scheme to have her murdered. Warned of the danger, Innogen runs away from court in disguise and begins a journey fraught with danger that will eventually reunite Cymbeline with a long-lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. The themes of Cymbeline are as relevant today as they were when Shakespeare first wrote them. With echoes of Brexit and questions of national identity, Melly Still’s direction of Shakespeare’s rarely performed play feels surprisingly contemporary.Cymbeline mashes up a variety of different Shakespeare stories (Hamlet, Othello and Romeo and Juliet to name a few). Melly Still (who designed Tales from Ovid and Midnight's Children for the RSC and whose directing credits include The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne Opera and Coram Boy for the National Theatre) directs Gillian Bevan in the role of Cymbeline, the first woman to take on the role for the RSC, and Bethan Cullinane (King Lear, 2013 Globe Theatre) as a critically-acclaimed Innogen.
From The Royal Shakespeare Company Monday, December 12 at 7PM - KING LEAR UK. 2016. Directed by Gregory Doran. (running time tbd.)
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.
A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted.
Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
The Hollars Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by John Krasinski. (105 mins.) Rated PG-13.
John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasiniski’s second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.
Complete Unknown Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Joshua Marston. (90 mins.) Rated R.
A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood). As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny - or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself - first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom's life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.
Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years One showing! Thursday, September 15th at 7:30PM. All seats only $9! Advance tickets available now at our
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no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events UK/United States. 2016. Directed by Ron Howard. (129 mins.) Not Rated. includes additional Shea Stadium footage exclusively shown in theaters!
The Beatles began touring Europe in late 1963, after an extraordinary arrival on the British scene in 1961 and 62. However, it was their much-heralded Ed Sullivan appearance on February 9, 1964 that caused The Beatles popularity to explode. By June, the band had commenced their first world tour, and continued on a relentless schedule for two subsequent years. By the time the band stopped touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. The cultural phenomenon their touring helped create, known as Beatlemania, was something the world had never seen before and laid the foundation for the globalization of culture.
Beatlemania was not just a phenomenon. It was the catalyst for a cultural shift that would alter the way people around the world viewed and consumed popular culture. This film explains what it was about that particular moment in time that allowed this cultural pivot point to occur, examining the social and political context of the time, and revealing the unique conditions that caused technology and mass communication to collide. The film also explores the incomparable electricity between performer and audience that turned the music into a movement a common experience into something sublime.
Little Men Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Ira Sachs. (85 mins.) Rated PG.
Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
Little Men is a critical yet empathetic look at the dangers of gentrification. Ira Sachs, director of Love Is Strange and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize WinnerForty Shades of Blue, accentuates the natural vibrancy of Brooklyn and brings out the best in his actors. Taplitz and Barbieri have a natural rapport and earnestness that belies their young age. Kinnear and Garcia bring weight to their roles as the feuding parents, and Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, and Alfred Molina round out the cast with wonderful supporting turns. It's a triumphant return to the Festival for Sachs, who has made a film that never lets its abundant kindness interfere with its honest portrayal of a rapidly changing neighborhood.
Tulip Fever Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! UK. 2016. Directed by Justin Chadwick. (107 mins.) Not Yet Rated.
Set in 17th century Amsterdam, TULIP FEVER follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.
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