|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, March 12 at 12:00 noon: Philomena. Screening Wednesday, March 19 at 12:00 noon: TBA.|
In acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt)—inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni—dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Naoko (Emily Blunt), and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo (John Krasinski). Writer/director Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. The English-language cast also includes Elijah Wood, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Grey, William H. Macy and Werner Herzog. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. Official Web Site
Nicolas Rapold's The New York Times review...
12 Years a Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dirty Pretty Things), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti, 12 Years a Slave is directed by Steve McQueen (Shame). Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). Official Web Site
Owen Gleiberman's Entertainment Weekly review...
The dramatic comedy Philomena tells the incredible true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. After becoming pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman." When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena (Judi Dench) spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith (co-writer Steve Coogan), a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them. It's the compelling story of two very different people, at different stages of their lives, who help each other and show that there is laughter even in the darkest places. Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things, High Fidelity).
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Stephen Holden's The New York Times review...
|Teenagers didn't always exist. Before the idea was invented, there was no second stage of life: you were either a child or you went to work as an adult. Matt Wolf's kaleidoscopic Teenage is a hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, giving voice to young people in America, England and Germany—from party-crazed Flappers and hip Swing Kids to zealous Nazi Youth and frenzied Sub-Debs. Inspired by punk author Jon Savage's book, Teenage creates a living collage from a treasure trove of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw and others. Set to a shimmering contemporary score by Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Teenage is a mesmerizing trip into the past, and a riveting look at the very idea of "coming of age." Official Web Site|
|From the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator's art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film—a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.|
All "Sunshine at Midnight" Movies Only $10!
Mar 14 & 15: Kiki's Delivery Service, in Japanese with English subtitles! Presented in 35mm!
Mar 21 & 22: The Princess Bride, heroes, giants, villains, true love.
Mar 28 & 29: Fateful Findings, a negative masterwork! NYC premiere!
Apr 4 & 5: The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky. Presented in 35mm!
Sat, Apr 5: The Room, "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Apr 11 & 12: Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Presented in 35mm!
Apr 18 & 19: The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson.
Apr 25 & 26: Dazed and Confused, see it with a bud!
May 2 & 3: Cry-Baby, starring Johnny Depp. Presented in 35mm!
Sat, May 3: The Room, can you ever really trust anyone?
May 9 & 10: Face/Off, starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Presented in 35mm!
|Lars von Trier's much-anticipated motion picture event Nymphomaniac will be released as two full-length feature films. Volume I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), an older bachelor who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). Volume I also stars Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac marks von Trier's follow-up to his critically acclaimed film Melancholia, and is his third consecutive collaboration with Gainsbourg. A groundbreaking filmmaker for more than two decades, von Trier's other films credits include Antichrist, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark and Breaking the Waves. Note: Nymphomaniac contains graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film. No one under 18 will be admitted. Official Web Site|
|Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair. This is not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill fairy tale! Director Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy of a perpetually kidnapped and rescued princess features an all-star cast, including Christopher Guest, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Peter Cook, Wallace Shawn, Fred Savage and Peter Falk.|
|Director of The Royal Opera Kasper Holten presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart's sublime tragicomedy Don Giovanni, recorded live earlier in February of 2014. Don Giovanni is a potent mix of lust, murder and vengeance that will thrill cinema audiences. Don Giovanni is portrayed as an artist who seduces an endless stream of women through his ability to create wonderful illusions. Yet his attempt to escape his own mortality through his endless seductions is in vain. Taking on the role of the notorious seducer is Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, one of the world's leading Don Giovannis. Italian bass-baritone Alex Esposito plays Don Giovanni's long-suffering servant Leporello, alongside acclaimed French soprano Véronique Gens as Donna Elvira, Malin Bryström as Donna Anna and Elizabeth Watts as Zerlina. Sung in Italian. Official Web Site|
|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|