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Genre: Romance

Fiddler on the Roof

“Tradition.”

Director Norman Jewison‘s lavish screen adaptation of the internationally acclaimed Broadway production recalls the glory days of Hollywood musicals via the endearing story of Tevye (Topol), a poor Jewish milkman whose love, pride and faith in his shtetl help him face the increasing oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia.

“Sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic in the oldfashioned way, nostalgic of immigration days, affirmative of human decency, loyalty, bravery and folk humor.” (Variety)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

“You won’t get any dancing here, it’s illegal.” The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, April 12 to cut loose (and kick off their Sunday shoes) when they present the ultimate game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – the 1980s pop-culture classic FOOTLOOSE. In this iconic 80s romantic drama, Bacon stars… Continue Reading

Paterson

Paterson

Jim Jarmusch lends his seamless eye to the majesty of the mundane in the melancholic comedy-drama PATERSON, which offers star Adam Driver (SILENCE, HBO’s GIRLS) a solid vehicle for this quiet, thoughtful character study of a bus driver with an uncanny knack for seeing the poetry of life in the world around him. Also starring… Continue Reading

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

“Beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” The late, great, John Hurt stars in one of the most talked (not to mention timely) about movies of 2017… 1984. First published in 1949, English author George Orwell’s chilling dystopian satire has again come to prominence in the ether (and atop bestseller lists) given the current political climate… Continue Reading

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Rarely seen outside of Japan, OCEAN WAVES is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student… Continue Reading

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, BLUE VALENTINE tells the story of David (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship. While Cindy has blossomed into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same… Continue Reading

Y tu mamá también

Y tu mamá también

Before breaking into Hollywood with films like CHILDREN OF MEN and GRAVITY, director Alfonso Cuarón made his name with arthouse audiences thanks to the sexy roadtrip movie Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (which he also co-wrote). Gael Garcia Bernal (NERUDA, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and Diego Luna (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) star as two Mexican teenagers… Continue Reading

Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

Given all the accolades and attention being given to Damien Chazelle‘s LA LA LAND (currently up for 14 Oscars!), it seemed like the perfect time to give some much-deserved attention to one of the inspirations for it – and one of the most beloved musicals of all time – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Gene Kelly… Continue Reading

La La Land

La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in what is now one of the most Osar-nominated films (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Song) of all time, Damien Chazelle‘s (WHIPLASH) enchanting nod to Hollywood’s musical heyday, LA LA LAND. Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian… Continue Reading

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day, 2004…. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Featuring the uniquely imaginative and whimsical visual aesthetic of director Michel Gondry, a story from the genius mind of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), and career-high performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as… Continue Reading

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