Playing at Pickford Film Center134 minutes, USA, In English, Drama Rated PG: (for thematic elements and brief smoking) AD, CCAP, OCAPOpen Caption screening Wednesdays, January 15 at11:45 AM & 8:00 PM and January 22 at 3:00 PM
Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In writer-director Greta Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.
Playing at Pickford Film Center119 minutes, UK, USA, In English, French, German, War, Drama, Action Rated R: (for violence, some disturbing images, and language) AD, CCAP, OCAPOpen Caption Wednesday screenings January 15 at 6:00 and January 22 at 2:45 PM.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake’s own brother among them.
Playing at Pickford Film Center132 minutes, South Korea, In Korean w/ English subtitles, Drama, Comedy, Thriller Rated R: (for language, some violence and sexual content) Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases modern master, director Bong Joon-ho, at the top of his game.
Playing at Limelight Cinema87 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary Rated NR: . Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today.
Playing at Limelight Cinema101 minutes, Denmark, USA, In English, Documentary Rated R: (for some disturbing violent content) Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.
Playing at Limelight Cinema122 minutes, USA, In English, Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated R: for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.