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I, Daniel Blake

Jun 16 to Jun 22
Friday to Thursday 3:45, 8:15

Dir. Ken Loach - 2017 - 100m - UK

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY and KES) is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

“One of Loach's finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica.” — Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Incredibly well researched, written, directed and performed, I, Daniel Blake refuses to be ignored and spoken down to.” - Alex Doenau, Trespass

“Dave Johns gives impeccable timing to his character's exasperation but real heart to the movie's emotional core.” Stuart Klawans, THE NATION

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Wakefield

Jun 16 to Jun 22
Friday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Robin Swicord - 2017 - 106m - No Matinees

In Robin Swicord's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors. WAKEFIELD becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.

“It would have been asking a lot from any actor to carry this film, and Cranston has done the heavy lifting and more.” - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“Bryan Cranston is fantastic.” - Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium

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Donnie Darko - the original theatrical cut!

Jun 30 to Jul 1
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Richard Kelly - 2001 - 113m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation - $8 general / $6 students

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Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as ''The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick'', Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and ER star Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran.

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