The Boy With Green Hair
Mar 28 to Mar 29
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon ONLY!
Dir. Joseph Losey - 1948 - 82m - MOM'S MATINEE IS BACK! ALL SEATS $5
Made in the hopeful post-World War II era that produced such classics of social conscience as Gentlemen's Agreement, Pinky and Home of the Brave, this provocative film is a fable for its time - and ours. It tells the supernatural-tinged story of an orphan who finds a safe haven in small-town America...until the day his hair turns green. Then the townfolk turn against him, frightened by the change they cannot understand. A call for tolerance, an inspiring statement that "different" doesn't mean "threatening," The Boy with Green Hair boasts a fine cast (Robert Ryan, Pat O'Brien, Dean Stockwell), a popular theme song (Nature Boy) and the feature-film debut of director Joseph Losey (The Servant, The Go-Between).
Mar 29 to Apr 2
Sunday to Thursday 4:15, 8:30
Dir. Johanna Hamilton - 2014 - 80m
SPECIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH ONE OF THE ACTUAL SUBJECTS IN THE DOCUMENTARY BOB WILLIAMSON AT THE OPENING SUNDAY MARCH 29 MATINEE SHOW AT 4:15 !! PLUS DIRECTOR JOHANNA HAMILTON MOST LIKELY ON THE SKYPE FOR POST SCREENING DISCUSSION!
Executive produced by CITIZENFOUR director Laura Poitras!
The citizen charged event that exposed COINTELPRO! In March of 1971, a break-in occurred at an FBI field office outside of Philadelphia, PA, that resulted in the theft of every single document contained within it. The true nature of what was discovered within those files would soon prove to be more shocking than the crime itself. Finally, the story of how it all went down is revealed in director Johanna Hamilton's searing portrait of past events that echo into our own present
"announcing the immediacy right off the bat: "1971" could have been any year. "1971 should be every year" - Indiewire
"1971 crafts a thrilling lesson about how authoritarianism can be curbed, sometimes, by one simple and well-targeted blow." - PopMatters
"An important addition to the filmography of dissent-oriented political docs" - The Hollywood Reporter
"Their story is both a cat-and-mouse thrilled, told in well-handled reenactments, and an examination of the abuses of government power that could hardly be timelier." - The Wrap
An Honest Liar
Mar 29 to Apr 2
Sunday to Thursday 6:15pm ONLY!
Dir. Justin Weinstein & Tyler Measom - 2015 - 95m
ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY APRIL 10 TO TUESDAY APRIL 14!
A feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.
"Bounces along enjoyably on a sea of archival clips from Randi's high-profile career, with latter-day input from numerous celebrity pals (and at least one famous foe)." - Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Directors Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein turn a standard bio-doc about an extraordinary man into a rumination on the blurred line between trickery and truth." - Ariel Teplitsky, Toronto Star