What excites me about NO TIME TO DIE, the new - and 25th! - James Bond film is not the super cool gadgets, or that this is Daniel Craig's last outing as agent 007, but the fact that one of the writers of the film is none other than Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the wonderful actress and author of the hit BBC comedy-drama series FLEABAG. I hope that the witty bon mots will be flying faster than the usual plethora of bullets. Our Sneak Preview is tomorrow night (10/7) at 7:30, with regular shows beginning Friday. "Daniel Craig's fifth and final mission as Ian Fleming's super suave/sexy 007 is one of the actor's best in the series." -San Jose Mercury News
LANGUAGE LESSONS and LITTLE GIRL are both holding over for one more week in the Rosebud.
The 59th edition of the New York Film Festival is currently going on at Lincoln Center, and it promises some wonderful new films in the coming months, one of which we'll be opening next Friday, October 15th. Acclaimed director Todd Haynes (FAR FROM HEAVEN, I'M NOT THERE, CAROL) has directed THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, "a trippy, sexy, must-see rock doc." (The Daily Beast). Combining interviews and archival footage with a trove of avant-garde film from the era, Haynes constructs a vibrant cinematic collage about the group that has been called as influential as the Beatles. "This is a great documentary about people who are serious about music and serious also about art, and what it means to live as an artist." -Guardian
Tickets for the 2021/2022 Metropolitan Opera season are now on sale, both online and at the box office. And as of this week we now have 100 movies for streaming through the Rose Theatre Film Library.