Six feature films in current theatrical release
Photographs and titles of movies provide links to film trailers. Days and times for the screening of these films are noted below. A complete Festival schedule is available by choosing the schedule menu at the top of the page.
“These are people you know, maybe people like you.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
” As a film that dares to honor small moments and the life they add up to, Boyhood isn’t just a masterpiece. It’s a miracle.”
– Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
Directed and written by Richard Linklater and starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke.
Rated R. Run time 2 hours and 45 minutes. Boyhood screens Saturday at 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm, Sunday at 12:30 pm, and Monday at 7:10 pm.
“Snowpiercer is a rare hybrid that perfectly blends the dazzle of a futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art film.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today
“Snowpiercer is everything Transformers: Age of Extinction wishes it could be: a slambam sci-fi thriller with a brain, a heart and an artful sense of purpose.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Violent, often absurd, but full of brilliant surprises.” – David Denby, The New Yorker
In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.
Directed by Joon-ho Bong; written by Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson; Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, and Tilda Swinton.
Rated R with a run time of 2 hours and 6 minutes, Snowpiercer screens Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9:15 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm; and Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
“Buoyed by a Latin-flavored score and Favreau’s knack for improv inspiration, Chef is the perfect antidote to Hollywood junk food. Like the best meals and movies, this irresistible concoction feels good for the soul.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal combo of top dog and underdog – as well as a thoroughly credible kitchen master.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
“Jon Favreau’s charming comedy about a chef trying to carve out a living accomplishes exactly what it needs to: It makes your stomach growl, your mouth water and your brain vow to track down the nearest medianoche.” – Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.
Directed and written by Jon Favreau and starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Dustin Hoffman.
Rated R with a run time of 1 hr. 55 minutes, Chef screens Friday at 7:00 pm; Saturday at 1:00 pm; Sunday at 7:00 pm; and Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm.
“Hoffman brings a balance of fierce obsession and weary resignation to the role, and ends on a howling note that’s so deeply human it brings shivers.” – Tom Long, Detroit News
“A Most Wanted Man is not a guns-and-motorcycles spy story but a shadowy walk down a dark alley.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“A smart, bluntly effective adaptation of John le Carré’s post-9/11 political passion play about good, evil and the sins committed in the name of national security.” – Manola Dargis, New York Times
Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s psychological novel follows German spy Gunther Bachmann as he tracks down Issa, a suspicious Chechen-Russian immigrant on the run in Hamburg. Pressured by his German and American colleagues to capture and interrogate his suspect as a Muslim terrorist, Bachmann instead asks for more time to carefully track Issa’s movements and his relationship with his German immigration lawyer, Annabel Richter. Using his secret contacts and keen skill, Bachmann uncovers a connection between a world-renowned Muslim philanthropist and a terrorist group and devises a plan to use Issa and Annabel in a brilliant ploy to expose the scheme.
In a post-9/11 world, the fear of terrorism grips the globe. Corbijn’s captivating storytelling depicts the underbelly of the often-corrupt business of eliminating terrorists. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s portrayal of Bachmann is breathtaking as his complicated character strives to maintain his integrity in a grossly depraved industry awash with furtive motives.
Directed by Anton Corbijn and written by Andrew Bovell (screenplay) and John le Carre and starring Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Homayoun Ershadi.
Rated R with a run time of 2 hours and 1 minute, A Most Wanted Man screens Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9:30 pm; Sunday at 3:30 pm; and Wednesday at 7:10 pm.
“It’s a film of modest means and great ambition, a darkly comic drama concerned with nothing less than the place of faith, and an embattled Church, in modern life.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“The stark, natural landscapes are among the movie’s most seductive attractions, even if the characters populating them seem calculated for maximum repulsion.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.
Directed and written by John Michael McDonagh and starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, and Kelly Reilly.
Rated R, with a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes, Calvary screens Saturday at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm; Sunday at 1:00 pm; and Monday at 7:00 pm.
“Like most stars of road movies, they’re an odd couple; unlike most, both the friction between them and their underlying loyalty feel real, not contrived to supply a movie’s dramatic arc.” – John DeFore, Washington Post
“The juxtaposition of mundane silliness and those primordial, mythic landscapes proves unexpectedly magical.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“But don’t be misled by its simple premise. Land Ho! is full of surprises, rich in the way it noses around the rocky terrain of aging in an indifferent world through the engaging performances of its two stars.” – Elizabeth Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.
Directed and written by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens and starring Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, and Daníel Gylfason.
Rated R with a run time of 1 hour and 36 minutes, Land Ho! screens Friday and Sunday at 7:10 pm; Saturday at 1:00 pm; and Tuesday and Thursday at 7:10 pm.