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Big Sonia

Dec 11 to Dec 14
Monday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday - 2017 - 93m - No Matinees

Check out the great Sunday NY Times Styles section article here

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski—great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor—runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

“Engaging and thoughtful” - The Hollywood Reporter

“The filmmakers, like Sonia herself, acknowledge the ongoing struggle that's essential to surviving such trauma. And as survivors' numbers dwindle, there's urgency when she insists on remembering.” - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

“Poignant.” - New York Times

“A remarkable story of a remarkable woman.” - Reel Talker

“Big Sonia is a film about history, how we carry it with us and why it matters.” - Eye For Film

“It's brilliant.” - Film Journal International

“A holocaust survivor shares her life story.” - Village Voice

“She is the best example we could have for keeping history alive and spreading love and goodness.” - Red Carpet Crash

“a moving, engaging documentary.” - Movie Nation

“Intimate and delicately measured.” - Slant Magazine

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Faces Places

Dec 11 to Dec 14
Monday to Thursday 4pm, 8pm

Dir. Agnes Varda - 2017 - 90m - France - In French with English subtitles

"Magnificently moving, funny and altogetherful wonderful!" - IndieWire

“In this glorious, vividly personal work, Ms. Varda both wanders through France and into the past alongside the visual artist JR, meeting new friends and seeking out old. Ms. Varda is often described as one of the greatest female directors alive, which is true. She is also one of the greatest.” - Manohla Dargis, Top Ten Movies of 2017, The New York Times

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

“… a testament to Varda's own talent and a truly special piece of filmmaking.” - David Sims, The Atlantic

“Turns out to be a road movie in more than a merely literal sense. It is at once a roving journey into environments we rarely see in cinema and an incomplete but invaluable map of Varda's memories.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“What a joy it is to have a movie like this in our broken lives right now.” - Andrew Lapin, NPR

“Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“I don't need a thesaurus to describe my reaction to Faces Places. I can sum it up in two words: pure pleasure.” - Leonard Maltin, leonardmaltin.com

“The film is a simple endeavor yet a monumental undertaking, a casual riff on some of the faces and places encountered by the artists and a thoughtful meditation on the past and the future of people and their French homeland.” - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

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Better Watch Out

Dec 15 to Dec 16
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Peckover - 2017 - 85m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

“A silly-to-serious film that's sure to enter the canon of Christmas movies for people who prefer a bit of arsenic laced into Santa's cookies.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“If you want to gift yourself a holiday film that decks the halls with blood, this is one to put under the tree.” - Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly

“A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“It's scary and fun, if your idea of fun involves occasional gore and torture, things like that. Plus: Christmas decorations!” - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

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