CORSAGE opens in the Starlight Room today (1/6). It's a gorgeous, non-traditional period piece about Empress Elisabeth of Austria. As her 40th birthday approaches, she is thrown into turmoil and rebels against her public image and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy. Here is an interview with writer-director Marie Kreutzer (pictured right) and actress Vicky Krieps (pictured left) from the 60th New York Film Festival. "The sumptuous settings, elegiac tone, and Krieps' layered performance bring us into the world of this woman caught between the expectations of her culture and her own desires." -RogerEbert.com.
This is the last week for AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER and THE FABELMANS.
Coming next week, EO, Jerzy Skolimowski's Cannes Film Festival award-winner that follows the travels of a nomadic gray circus donkey across the countryside of Poland and Italy. EO experiences kindness and cruelty in equal measure, all the while observing the follies and triumphs of humankind. "EO is an astonishment and so too is this wild, boldly expressionistic movie that conveys the life of its largely silent protagonist with a bare minimum of dialogue." -The New York Times
Free tickets are available beginning next Friday (1/13) for our showing of LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER on Martin Luther King Day. "It is, quite simply, one of the best documentaries of the year." -Playlist. And Saturday, 1/14, the Metropolitan Opera presents FEDORA..."an irresistible production of a classic Italian opera."-Observer.