Tale of Tales
Aug 26 to Aug 29
Friday to Monday 5:45pm ONLY!
Dir. Matteo Garrone - 2016 - 133m - Italy, France & UK - In Russian and English with English subtitles - No Matinees
From the director of GOMORRAH starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones & John C. Reilly!
Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of Gomorrah. Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (Reilly) and his Queen (Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea; and, the sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.
“Tale of Tales is the most faithful and creatively rendered fairy tale onscreen to date, bizarrely satisfying and totally worth a patient, focused viewing.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly
“Garrone has created a world of both rich and ugly textures - visual, narrative and imaginative - that transports, delights and imparts disturbing lessons.” - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Therapy for A Vampire
Aug 26 to Aug 29
Friday to Monday 3:45, 8:30
Dir. David Ruehm - 2016 - 87m - Germany - In German with English subtitles
Winner, Audience Award – Fantasia International Film Festival
Vienna, 1930. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it’s Viktor’s headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she’s the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.
"A seductive and hilarious take on vampire lore with a script and cast that nails the coffin tight.Very clever and crackling with intelligent humor and subtlety." - Patrick Cooper, Bloody Disgusting
"Very funny tale of undead love. Director David Ruehm crafts this beautiful world with a master hand." - Adam Ruhl, Pop Culture Beast
Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon
Aug 27 to Aug 28
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!
Dir. Mike Disa - 2016 - 85m - MOM'S MATINEE brings a brand new one! All Seats Just $5
Featuring voices by Alicia Silverstone, Ashlee Simpson & other surprises t.b.a.
This is the third installment in the Space Dogs brand, which includes Space Dogs 3D & TV series Space Dogs Family! Get ready to blast off to an out-of-this-world adventure with canine teenage astronaut, Pushok, who is determined to find his missing astronaut father. Against all odds, Pushok stows away on a US rocket ship to the moon but soon finds he is not alone, as he is reunited with his mom and encounters a macho monkey and a baby alien. Together, the furry heroes learn the true meaning of teamwork as they join the search for Pushok’s dad.