The Sunshine Cinema welcomes caregivers and their babies on Wednesdays for our special Rattle & Reel screenings. Adults pay normal admission prices but all babies are FREE! Tickets available at the box office only on the day of show. Screening Wednesday, October 22 at 12:00 noon: Jimi: All Is By My Side. Screening Wednesday, October 29 at 12:00 noon: Low Down.


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Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, The Wings of the Dove) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when a glamorous, wealthy American couple—the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst)—meet Rydal (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis), a Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming female tourists on the side. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple's hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train). Official Web Site
Sam Weisberg's Village Voice review...


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Outkast's André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer/director John Ridley (writer of 12 Years a Slave). Jimi: All Is By My Side covers a year in Hendrix's life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York's Cheetah Club to making his mark in London's music scene, up until his Monterey Pop Festival triumph. Also starring Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend. Official Web Site
Filmmaker Ridley on the year in London that transformed Jimmy into Jimi
Manohla Dargis' New York Times review...


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Must End Thursday, October 23!

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship. Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The films explore the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. This dual version, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, showcases two feature films side by side—presenting Him first, followed by Her—examining each side’s perspective and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships. Written and directed by Ned Benson, it’s a beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth. Official Web Site
Serena Donadoni's Village Voice review...


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Must End Thursday, October 23!

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her/Him ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship. Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The films explore the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. This dual version, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, showcases two feature films side by side—presenting Her first, followed by Him—examining each side’s perspective and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships. Written and directed by Ned Benson, it’s a beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth. Official Web Site
Serena Donadoni's Village Voice review...




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The crime drama The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy, Locke, Warrior) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters—"money drops"—in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos"), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families and foes all work together to make a living—no matter the cost. Based on a screenplay from novelist Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop also stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and is directed by Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead). Official Web Site
Chuck Wilson's Village Voice review...


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Must End Thursday, October 23!

Shot over the course of five years by first-time filmmaker Al Hicks, Keep On Keepin' On depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry—a mentor to Miles Davis—is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the 1960s, he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC—on "The Tonight Show." Today, after a life spent working with and teaching the most totemic figures in jazz history, Terry continues to attract and cultivate budding talents. Keep On Keepin' On highlights his friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who suffers from debilitating stage fright. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry's health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives. Official Web Site
A.O. Scott's New York Times review...


Free Screening! One Show Only!
Monday, October 20 at 7:00pm
Tickets Available at the Boxoffice or Online!

The Economy. Everyone's talking about it. But who can explain it? Twenty award-winning directors and 10 of our most respected economists add their voices to the chorus with a thought-provoking short film series. Answering 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy in surprising and creative ways, these one-of-a-kind films—documentary, animated, scripted narrative, musical and comedy—cut through all the media noise and bring clarity to the economy—finally. We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss is produced by Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock's (director of Super Size Me) Cinelan. Official Web Site


Starts Friday, October 24
Director Jeff Preiss In Person Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 7:05 & 10:00pm!


Based on Amy-Jo Albany's powerful memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, tormented and frequently absent musician father, the bebop jazz pianist Joe Albany, Low Down focuses on the years 1974 to 1976, when Amy (Elle Fanning, Maleficent, Ginger & Rosa) had few resources other than the love of her aging grandmother (Glenn Close) and a ragtag bunch of Hollywood outcasts and eccentrics that were her friends. While Joe (John Hawkes, Winter's Bone, The Sessions) struggles to find gigs, maintain his heroin addiction, and stay out of jail, Amy grows up quickly in a hotel on the fringes of Hollywood. There she bears witness to heartbreak and tragedy as well as soaring beauty and joy—in the jazz music that shaped her, the city and its denizens that nourished her, and the loving bond with her father and grandmother that kept her alive. Creating the gritty textures of a bygone era, director Jeff Preiss returns to the same evocative locale as Let's Get Lost, the Bruce Weber documentary on which he served as cinematographer. Stellar supporting cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Flea. Official Web Site


Starts Friday, October 24


In the coming-of-age mystery White Bird in a Blizzard, Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley, Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve (Eva Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears—just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock (Christopher Meloni), for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Co-starring Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett. Written and directed by Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, The Doom Generation), based on the novel by Laura Kasischke. Official Web Site


Fri & Sat, Oct 24 & 25 'Round Midnight!

In 1979, four documentary filmmakers and their guide went into the jungles of South America to shoot a film about cannibalism. They never returned. Six months later, New York University along with the Pan American Broadcasting Corporation sent in a search team, looking for the filmmakers. They could never be prepared for what they would find. Long before Blair Witch was a twinkle in a young filmmaker's eye, Cannibal Holocaust shocked the world with its grisly "found footage" gimmick, resulting in a movie that was banned almost everywhere. Now this legendary gore-fest can be seen in the U.S., completely uncut and uncensored! No One Under 18 Admitted. Official Web Site


The Village Voice & WNYU's The New Afternoon Show Present Friday & Saturday Midnight Movies!
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All "Sunshine at Midnight" Movies Only $10!
Oct 24 & 25: Cannibal Holocaust, no one under 18 admitted! Presented in 35mm!
Oct 31 & Nov 1: The Monster Squad, call them for a monster-ous good time!
Nov 7 & 8: The Skin I Live In, a film by Pedro Almodóvar!
Nov 7 & 8: The Room, "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Nov 14 & 15: Pitch Perfect, get pitch slapped!
Nov 21 & 22: Purple Rain, 30th Anniversary! Starring Prince and Apollonia!
Nov 26 - 29: Batman Returns, 4 nights! A film by Tim Burton.
Dec 5 & 6: Love Actually, the ultimate romantic comedy!
Dec 5 & 6: The Room, can you ever really trust anyone?
Dec 12 & 13: Gremlins, 30th Anniversary! Don't feed them after midnight!
Dec 19 & 20: Christmas Evil, 4K digital restoration! John Waters' favorite holiday film!


One Show Only! Tue, October 28 at 7:00pm

Prospero, Duke of Milan (Roger Allam), usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda (Jessie Buckley) and served by his spirit Ariel (Colin Morgan) and the deformed slave Caliban (James Garnon). When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest, recorded live on stage earlier in 2014, is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Director Jeremy Herrin's previous work for Shakespeare's Globe includes 2011's much loved Much Ado About Nothing. Roger Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Colin Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series "Merlin." Official Web Site


Starts Friday, October 31


Point and Shoot follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described "crash course in manhood." He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in—and filmed—the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry (Street Fight, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front) tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man's struggle for political revolution and personal transformation. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Official Web Site


Fri & Sat, Oct 31 & Nov 1 'Round Midnight!

You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call about monsters? In this cult classic, Count Dracula has until midnight to retrieve an ancient amulet that will give him final control over the delicate balance between good and evil in the world. To help him, the creepy Count calls on some old friends: the weird Wolfman, grotesque Gill-Man, mildewed Mummy and freaky Frankenstein. As the ghoulish group gets closer to the amulet, it's up to the Monster Squad, a group of kids headquartered in the local tree house, to pool its questionable resources and stop the monster mayhem!


Fri & Sat, Nov 7 & 8 'Round Midnight!

The Room is an electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies, starring writer/director Tommy Wiseau as a successful banker with a great respect for—and dedication to—the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle). As the film depicts friendships and relationships in the lives of its five major characters, it raises life's real and most-asked question: "Can you really trust anyone?" A midnight cult sensation, this quirky black comedy has been running for over 10 years in Los Angeles and has now taken the rest of the country by storm. You'll want to be there for the devastation it will leave in its wake! Official Web Site



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