Parasite

Parasite

Playing at Pickford Film Center
132 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.

Waves

Waves

Playing at Pickford Film Center
135 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: (for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving


Open Caption Wednesday screening December 11 at 5:45 PM and December 18 at 1:00 PM.

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

In Fabric

In Fabric

Playing at Pickford Film Center
118 minutes, UK, In English and French w/ English subtitles, Horror, Comedy
Rated R: for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images


A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.

Harriet

Harriet

Playing at Limelight Cinema
125 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated PG-13: (for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets)
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screenings December 4 at 5:15 and December 11 at 1:00.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

Playing at Limelight Cinema
74 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by North Cascades Institute
Sponsored by Knechtel Enterprises

with month-long mushroom specials at Camber and Cosmos Bistro

An artistically-shot, scientifically-sound, life-affirming film about mycelium: the incredible, intelligent network under our feet that has the proven ability to restore our ecosystem, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship to nature. Fantastic Fungi aspires to be an educational, inspirational, and ultimately critical film that explores the uses and benefits of fungi in the areas of medicine, environmental engineering, and personal transformation. Narrated by Brie Larson and featuring insight from Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, and Andrew Weil.

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Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Great Art on Screen)

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice (Great Art on Screen)

Playing at Limelight Cinema
95 minutes, Italy, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Great Art on Screen

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.

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