Playing at Pickford Film Center180 minutes, UK, In English, Theatre Rated NR: _ When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.
Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs a play with astonishing contemporary resonance. The set and costumes are designed by RSC Director of Design, Stephen Brimson Lewis, with lighting by Simon Spencer. Music is composed by Paul Englishby. Sound is by Steven Atkinson, and fights are by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.
Tickets are $16 for Pickford Members, $20 General Admission, $10 for Students.
Playing at Pickford Film Center86 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s Rated G: . We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of a Peanuts classic! Presented in theaters for the first time since its release in 1969.
In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and openly honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.
Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, A Boy Named Charlie Brown projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.
Playing at Pickford Film Center98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking) CCAP, ADOpen Caption Wednesday screenings: August 14 at 6:00 PM, and August 21 at 1:15 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.
Playing at Limelight Cinema119 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary Rated PG-13: (for some disturbing images/thematic material) CCAPRemembering novelist, essayist, editor, Nobel Laureate, professor, and great American thinker Toni Morrison.
The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of Morrison. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature, and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Song of Solomon, her role as an editor of iconic African American literature, and her time teaching at Princeton University.
Playing at Limelight Cinema94 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.
Playing at Limelight Cinema140 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.