Maiden

Maiden

Playing at Pickford Film Center
97 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .
CCAP, AD

Sponsored by the Community Boating Center!

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:00 PM and August 28 at 8:05 PM .

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, to ensure the team made it to the start line. Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

The Farewell

The Farewell

Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
CCAP, AD

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:15 PM, and August 28 at 8:30 PM.

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019

Playing at Pickford Film Center
120 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen, when the first “Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence” Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart,” “Subdivisions,” “Tom Sawyer,” and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor.

R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder,” exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.

Sponsored by 92.9 KISM!

Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here

Playing at Limelight Cinema
94 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for thematic material, some violent images, language and smoking)
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screening: August 21 at 5:30 PM.

For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

Midsommar

Midsommar

Playing at Limelight Cinema
140 minutes, USA, In English, Horror, Drama
Rated NR: .
CCAP, AD

Open Caption Wednesday screening: August 21 at 7:45 PM.

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Playing at Limelight Cinema
133 minutes, UK, In English, Performing Arts, Musical
Rated NR: .


Encore screening!

With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it arrives on cinema screens. It’s the ultimate fun night out, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

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