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From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial—or somewhere in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highway in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michael Faber, Under the Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results. Official Web Site
Steven Rea's Philadelphia Inquirer review...


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In 1975 Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose cult films El Topo and The Holy Mountain launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Obtaining rights to Frank Herbert's global science fiction phenomenon Dune, he set about assembling his dream cast and crew. Starring his own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside a cast that would include Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most visionary talents of the era, including H.R. Giger (who went on to create the monster in Alien) and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Jodorowsky's Dune was poised to change cinema forever. For two years, Jodo and his team of "spiritual warriors" worked night and day on the massive task of creating the fabulous world of Dune: over 3,000 storyboards, numerous paintings, incredible costumes, and an outrageous, moving and powerful script. In the words of Jodorowsky's producer, Michel Seydoux, "It should have been enough. But it wasn't." Jodorowsky is both passionate and very funny as he tells the epic story of the hallucinatory masterpiece that was not to be. Directed by Frank Pavich. (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site
Tirdad Derakhshani's Philadelphia Inquirer review...


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Multi-talented Steve Coogan (The Trip), nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing Philomena in which he also stars, is one of the funniest men around. Over the past twenty years he has been honing the cringe-worthy persona of smarmy egomaniacal radio host Alan Partridge on BBC-TV. Now, in Alan's long-awaited feature film debut, mayhem and hijinks abound. Alan's tottering radio station is taken over by a giant corporation who plan to make lots of changes, such as laying off many of the staff, including Alan's best friend Pat (Colm Meaney), who goes ballistic and takes over the station at gunpoint, creating a hostage standoff that Alan ineptly tries to exploit for self-promotion, mediating between Pat and the crowd of police surrounding the station. With an able screenwriting assist from Armando Iannucci (In the Loop); directed by Declan Lowney. Official Web Site
Steven Rea's Philadelphia Inquirer article...


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Breathe In is an intimate and romantic drama starring Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker, Memento, L.A. Confidential) and Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman, Like Crazy). As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith Reynolds (Pearce) privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. While his wife, Megan (Amy Ryan), and daughter, Lauren (Mackenzie Davies), look forward to Lauren's final year of high school, Keith clings to those evenings he's called on to sub as a cellist with a prestigious Manhattan symphony. Megan decides the family should host a foreign exchange student. Sophie (Jones), a British high school senior, settles in comfortably, but soon challenges the family dynamics. She reinvigorates the impulsiveness of Keith's personality which ultimately pushes their seemingly perfect family into dangerous territory. Writer/director Drake Doremus, winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Like Crazy, reunites with co-writer Ben York Jones for this revealing family drama. Official Web Site


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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
Filmmaker Wolf sees teenagers at the front of major political and cultural change
Steven Rea's Philadelphia Inquirer review...




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Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a loner who worked as a nanny most of her life, and shot photos constantly everywhere she went, taking over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Amateur historian John Maloof bought the contents of her storage locker by chance at an auction, and soon became obsessed with trying to learn more about the mysterious recluse. The first trace he was able to find of her was her recent obituary. Since then Maloof has organized many acclaimed exhibits of her work, and is crusading to put this prolific photographer into the history books. In Finding Vivian Maier, Maloof and co-director Charlie Siskel's captivating documentary, Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Official Web Site
Directors Siskel & Maloof on discovering the hidden gifts of Vivian Maier


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Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Sherlock Holmes) plays Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he is back on the streets of London with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant, "Girls," Withnail and I) looking to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir, A Better Life). After a near-death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. Written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador). Official Web Site
Filmmaker Richard Shepard on Jude Law's enjoyably larger than life character


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A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of the novel by Larry Brown (Big Bad Love), celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Joe brings Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble—until he meets Gary (Tye Sheridan, Mud, The Tree of Life), a hard-luck kid who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. Joe bosses crews at a lumber company, and he hires Gary, a wayward teenager who has never spent a day in school, and his unreliable father. When Gary finds himself facing a threat greater than he knows how to handle, he turns to Joe—and sets off a chain of events that play out with the brutal inevitability of tragedy and the beauty of a last stab at salvation. Directed by David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche, Pineapple Express, All the Real Girls, George Washington). Official Web Site


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Writer/director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums) returns with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which recounts the adventures of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The dramatic comedy involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. All-star ensemble cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan and Edward Norton. Official Web Site
Sam Adams' Philadelphia City Paper review...


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In the romantic drama The Lunchbox, middle-class housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that a new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan (Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. In the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. Co-written and directed by Ritesh Batra. Official Web Site


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Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Lindsay Duncan (Mansfield Park) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness—and even deeper regret. A surprise invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an amusingly boorish American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become. This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy-drama is a new peak in the ongoing collaboration between Notting Hill director Roger Michell and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (Venus, The Mother). Official Web Site
Director Roger Michell on the challenges of the first day of shooting
Sam Adams' Philadelphia City Paper review...


Friday, April 18 at Midnight
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With Live Shadow Cast Transylvanian Nipple Productions!

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Official Web Site


Friday Midnight Movies at the Ritz at the Bourse!
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Fri, Apr 18: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Live Shadow Cast Transylvanian Nipple Productions!
Fri & Sat, Apr 25 & 26: The Room, Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero In Person Both Nights! Special Event Tickets $15!
Fri, May 2: GoodFellas, three decades of life in the Mafia!
Fri, May 9: The Room, "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Fri, May 16: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Live Shadow Cast Transylvanian Nipple Productions!
Fri, May 23: Princess Mononoke, in Japanese with English subtitles!
Fri, May 30: Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. She's a blessing... in disguise!
Fri, Jun 6: Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Fri, Jun 13: The Room, can you ever really trust anyone?
Fri, Jun 20: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Live Shadow Cast Transylvanian Nipple Productions!


Starts Friday, April 25 at the Ritz East

Eric (Colin Firth, The King's Speech, A Single Man), a WWII vet and train fanatic, meets attractive divorcee Patti (Nicole Kidman, Stoker, Cold Mountain) on a train, and love blossoms. Only after they marry does she discover that Eric is tormented by his past in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. When they learn that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his brutal treatment is still alive, she urges him to go and confront the man, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography by Eric Lomax. Official Web Site


Starts Friday, April 25 at the Ritz Five

Only Lovers Left Alive is the best film in years by writer/director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Mystery Train, Down By Law). Stylish, hip and droll, it's the nocturnal tale of two vampires in love, and their quest for amusement and an untainted supply of blood. Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Marvel's The Avengers and the Thor films) and the ageless Tilda Swinton (I Am Love, Michael Clayton) play Adam and Eve, vampires who have been lovers for centuries. He's a reclusive underground musician hiding out in the ruins of Detroit; she's a lover of knowledge residing in Tangier—but they're soulmates. Adam's music is eagerly received by the zombies (i.e. humans) such as rock promoter Ian (Anton Yelchin, Star Trek), whose adulation threatens his need for solitude. Sensing Adam's growing angst and despair, Eve makes a transatlantic journey to see him, despite the difficulties of travelling by day. Their joyful reunion is interrupted by the uninvited arrival of Eve's carefree and uncontrollable little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska, Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right), who brings trouble in her wake. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music by Jarmusch's band Squrl, and sly humor, Only Lovers Left Alive is a hypnotic meditation on art, science, memory, and the mysteries of everlasting love. With John Hurt and Jeffrey Wright. Official Web Site


New Digital Restoration!
One Week Only! Starts Friday, April 25
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Set in a distant, dystopian future controlled by a cloud-like computer known as Alpha 60, Jean-Luc Godard's science fiction and film noir thriller Alphaville stars veteran tough guy Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution, the embodiment of a hard-boiled '50s private eye, quick with the skirts, his fists and his "gat." Caution arrives in the eponymous city by Ford Galaxie, posing as a reporter from Figaro Pravda, though his real mission is to eliminate Alpha 60 mastermind Professor Von Braun (Howard Vernon). He's befriended by the inventor's drop-dead beautiful daughter Natacha (Anna Karina, Godard's wife and muse, star of Band of Outsiders, Pierrot Le Fou, etc.), whose allegiance to Caution, in true femme noir fashion, can't be predicted or trusted. Akim Tamiroff (Touch of Evil), as Lemmy's old compatriot, adds a touch of Iron Curtain mystique. Never officially reissued and virtually unseen in recent years, Alphaville has been brought into the 21st Century with this sparkling new DCP restoration, featuring sharp new subtitles by Lenny Borger and Cynthia Schoch. Cinematography by the great Raoul Coutard. Official Web Site


Fri & Sat, April 25 & 26 at Midnight at the Ritz at the Bourse! Writer/Director/Star Tommy Wiseau & Co-Star Greg Sestero In Person!

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


One Show Only!
Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00pm at the Ritz Five

Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Richard III. Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III. NOW chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since both won Academy Awards for their work on American Beauty. Official Web Site


Starts Friday, May 2 at the Ritz Five

Writer-director John Turturro gives Woody Allen his best on-screen role in years, as an unlikely pimp. Turturro himself stars as the title character, in this hilarious yet heartfelt comedy about the endless quest for happiness through sex and love. Murray (Allen), a going-out-of-business New York bookseller, is pals with Fioranvante (Turturro), who runs a modest florist shop. When Murray's beautiful dermatologist Dr. Parker (Sharon Stone) mentions she's looking for a man to participate in a threesome with her and her equally gorgeous friend Selima (Sofia Vergara), Murray recognizes the financial potential of this proposal and sets about convincing Fioravante to consummate the deal. Meanwhile Murray has come across an unusual second client for Fioravante: Avigal (Vanessa Paradis), the lonely widow of a revered Hasidic rabbi. Avigal's every move is watched by the suspicious and jealous Dovi (Liev Schreiber), which makes assignations with her hazardous. As Fioravante makes his rounds through the bedrooms of Dr. Parker and Selima, as well as his more chaste meetings with Avigal, Murray discovers it's not so easy to be a pimp and finds out that the clash between the secular and the Orthodox must be faced sooner or later. Official Web Site
Filmmaker John Turturro on the many sources of his human comedy


One Week Only! Starts Friday, May 2
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Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion and dedicated teacher, returns to the city of his birth, Jaffa, after decades abroad. He wants to give something back to his homeland and has an impossible dream: to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance together. Enlisting the support of teachers and parents, Pierre persuades 150 reluctant eleven-year-olds from several schools to give his program a try. At first the dance "partners" don't want to touch—or even look at—each other, but Pierre persists, determined to impart the hidden ballroom skills of decorum, etiquette and, ultimately, respect and trust. Soon the children are two-stepping and tangoing, looking forward to the climactic team dance contest. What occurs is magical and transformative, making Pierre's dream seem almost possible. With Yvonne Marceau; directed by Hilla Medalia. Official Web Site


Fri, May 2 at Midnight at the Ritz at the Bourse!

Based on the true story of an Irish-Italian youth (Ray Liotta) who is adopted by the Mafia and becomes one of their own, Martin Scorsese's violent and humorous film explores criminal life like no other movie. Robert De Niro (as Jimmy "The Gent" Conway), Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino and Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos") star. From the director of Gangs of New York, Casino and Raging Bull.


One Show Only!
Sunday, May 4 at 11:00am at the Ritz Five

A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster. Richard (David Tennant) is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness—a man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. Recorded live from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the sellout production of Richard II is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.


One Week Only! Starts Friday, May 9
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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost, a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island, but soon come into conflict with other settlers—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese baroness and her two handsome lovers. Filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes) skillfully interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgård and Josh Radnor. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry. Official Web Site



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