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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood by writer/director Richard Linklater (director and co-writer of Before Midnight) is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's "Yellow" to Arcade Fire's "Deep Blue." Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. Official Web Site
Mick LaSalle's Houston Chronicle review...


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Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy starring Colin Firth (The King's Speech) as Stanley Crawford, a master magician who tries to expose psychic medium Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) as a fake. Persuaded by his life-long friend (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes undercover on a mission to a Côte d'Azur mansion in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant, who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). From his very first meeting with Sophie, Stanley dismisses her as an insignificant pip-squeak who he can unmask in no time. To his great surprise and discomfort, however, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded—and wondering whether Sophie's powers could actually be real. Official Web Site
Mick LaSalle's Houston Chronicle review...




Saturday, August 23 'Round Midnight!
With The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos LIVE!

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Official Web Site


Friday & Saturday Movies 'Round Midnight!
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Sat, Aug 23: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live shadow cast The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos!
Aug 29 & 30: Stand By Me, Rob Reiner directs Stephen King's timeless story.
Sep 5 & 6: Ghost in the Shell, in Japanese with English subtitles!
Fri, Sep 12: The Room, "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Sat, Sep 13: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live shadow cast The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos!
Sep 19 & 20: Juno, starring Michael Cera & Ellen Page.
Fri, Sep 26: Only Lovers Left Alive, a film by Jim Jarmusch.
Sat, Sep 27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live shadow cast The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos!
Oct 3 & 4: Animal House, it was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!
Oct 10 & 11: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp!
Oct 17 & 18: Shaun of the Dead, a romantic comedy. With zombies.


Fri & Sat, August 29 & 30 'Round Midnight!

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends—sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell)—are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss 'cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town's knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. Filled with humor and suspense, Stand by Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland and directed by Rob Reiner, the film is based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King.


Starts Friday, September 5

A multi-generational story of love and marriage, Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of any two people trying to build a long life together, and the possibility for love to grow deeper and richer with time. After 39 years together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, Ben gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can't afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment. Only days after they have gathered to celebrate the nuptials, this tight-knit community of family and friends now has to come together again to help figure out how to help their two friends. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Love Is Strange is directed and co-written by Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Married Life, Forty Shades of Blue). Official Web Site
Filmmaker Ira Sachs on the bond between his actors and their characters


Fri & Sat, September 5 & 6 'Round Midnight!
In Japanese with English Subtitles!

This Japanese-animated, future-tech thriller concerns a notorious criminal called The Puppet Master, an artificial intelligence without a physical form—a ghost in search of its shell. Soundtrack includes the song "One Minute Warning" by Passengers (Brian Eno & U2). Directed by Mamoru Oshii (writer of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade).


One Show Only! Tue, September 23 at 7:00pm

A documentary film of the groundbreaking exhibition created by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, David Bowie is is described by The Times as "stylish & outrageous" and The Guardian as "a triumph." The exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests, including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie's artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie's ideas. Official Web Site



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