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THE KING United States. 2018. Directed by Eugene Jarecki. (107 mins.) Rated R.
Sprawling, brilliant and provocative, THE KING effectively utilizes the rise and fall of icon Elvis Presley as a metaphor for modern America!
"Perceptive, probing and ultimately devastating, The King is for anyone who cares about where this country has been and where it's headed." - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
"Yes, THE KING is about Elvis, but it's so much more than that. It's about America and the American dream. It's about us – you and I. Please don't overlook this extraordinary and brilliant movie!" - Loretta
Tying Presley’s life to the notion of the American dream, acclaimed documentarian Eugene Jarecki (WHY WE FIGHT) cinematically paints a penetrating portrait of our nation. While driving a winding route across the country in Elvis’ own 1963 Rolls Royce, the director illuminates the life, career and downfall of America’s most famous rock and roll icon amid the backdrop of American history and modern politics. A tapestry of luminaries join the journey – from Emmylou Harris, Lana Del Rey and Alec Baldwin to Ethan Hawke, John Hiatt and James Carville – stretching the conversation from complete reverence for the King to disdain for everything he represented. It is a lively, rambling, elegiac ode to a career and country that began with great hopes only to lose its way.
EIGHTH GRADE United States. 2018. Directed by Bo Burnham. (93 mins.) Rated R. [CC, AD]
A rare and resounding roar of truth, EIGHTH GRADE offers smart, funny and honest insight into the tumultuous middle school years!
"Eighth Grade is a harrowing portrait of anxiety and acceptance in a post-social-media landscape, showing how all of us cope with an ever-changing, constantly refreshing world."
- Cody Corrall, Chicago Reader
Already being heralded as an early contender for Best Picture, may we recommend you watch this exceptional film with your own children or grandchildren in mind.
Pulling the extraordinary out of the ordinary with a unique and empathetic tale chronicling the average teen experience, renowned comedian Bo Burnham delivers a keenly observed and achingly funny portrait of the insecurities and absurdities of being thirteen in a world where one’s private experience is lived publicly online. Kayla Day (a dynamic breakout performance from Elsie Fisher) always has her phone in hand, desperate to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in real life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at adolescents also dealing with isolation, anxiety and invisibility, but she finds it heartbreakingly difficult to apply the wise advice to her own life. Whether you're a current student, or an adult whose middle school years are long gone, her struggle hits hard for any who have questioned whether they belong.
DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT United States. 2018. Directed by Gus Van Sant. (113 mins.) Rated R. [CC, AD]
An appealingly odd blend of farce and philosophy, DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT is the incredible tale of Portland cartoonist John Callahan!
"Gus Van Sant's biopic about a self-made artist brims with hard-won wisdom and terrific performances from unlikely actors."- Rafer Guzman, Newsday
Who better to tackle the story of Portland cartoonist John Callahan than our very own Oregon auteur Gus Van Sant!
Van Sant’s (MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, MILK) newest film celebrates the cartoonist’s journey from rock-bottom to the off-kilter ways in which he channeled his demons into sometimes shocking and always hilariously profane art. Caustic and wickedly funny, the celebrated artist used his sardonic humor and brutal honesty to battle with a lifetime of addiction after a car accident left him disabled. In DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT Joaquin Phoenix gives a transformative, shape-shifting performance as Callahan accompanied by scene-stealing support from Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. It’s an inspirational tribute to the triumphant spirit of a local legend!
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU United States. 2018. Directed by Boots Riley. (105 mins.) Rated R. [CC, AD]
Fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU loudly heralds the arrival of a fresh filmmaking talent in writer-director Boots Riley.
"It is so daring, it is so ambitious, it is so thrilling and weird and pointed and powerful. I never knew where it was going." - Christie Lemire, Associated Press
Bursting with wit and originality, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is a biting, off-the-wall satire that doesn’t slow down for a moment. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, SHORT TERM 12) leads us on this journey as Cassius Green, a young black man with self-esteem issues who jumps on an opening at a telemarketing company and quickly discovers that using his “white voice” is the magical key to professional success. As Cassius plummets to the elite sales ranks, he catches the eye of the company’s relentlessly optimistic, cocaine-snorting CEO (Armie Hammer, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) and soon the unimaginable happens. This creative concoction is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance that surfs a grisly universe with an unsettling likeness to our own.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS United States/UK. 2018. Directed by Tim Wardle. (96 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC]
An engrossing and eye-opening journey, the best way to experience the excellent documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is to do so without knowing a single thing about it... but read on if you must!
"Tim Wardle's documentary contains as many twists as a great thriller" - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
In an unbelievable true story that became a tabloid sensation in 1980, three college students discover that they were identical triplets separated at birth. The brothers quickly become world-famous, forge a relationship and become fast friends. The toast of Manhattan, the triplets are living the high life. But their fairy-tale reunion sets off a chain of events that ultimately unearths an extraordinary and sinister secret that could answer controversial questions at the heart of human behavior. Equal parts enthralling and upsetting but 100% fascinating, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS goes beyond the tabloid fodder and delivers a gripping, juicy conspiracy thriller as well as a beautifully heartbreaking rumination on nature versus nurture.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? United States. 2018. Directed by Morgan Neville. (94 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC, AD]
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? is the highly anticipated documentary about Mr. Rogers and how he built his legacy on spreading kindness!
"At a time when tolerance and compassion often seem to be under siege, 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' reminds us that the softest voices often have the strongest impact."
- Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A cultural icon, Mister Rogers spent 50 years on a children’s program beseeching us to love and to allow ourselves to be loved. With television as his pulpit, he creatively and compassionately helped transform the concept of childhood. Using puppets and play to explore the most complicated issues of the day—race, disability, equality and tragedy–he spoke directly to children, and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him, by the millions. Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM) reflects Rogers’ unyielding purity and imagination in WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, and through archival footage, paints a more complete portrait of this quietly heroic, revered man who touched all of our hearts with his warmth, gentleness and grace. It's a timely message for all of us to reach out, spread kindness and be just a little more neighborly. Please won't you be our neighbor?
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