The Trial of the Chicago 7

Friday June 24th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 25th, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Matinee with subtitles)
Saturday, June 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a 2020 American historical legal drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film follows the Chicago Seven, a group of anti–Vietnam War protesters charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It features an ensemble cast including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, and Ben Shenkman.

Sorkin originally wrote the screenplay in 2007, with the intent of Steven Spielberg directing the film with mostly unknown actors. After the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike and budget concerns forced Spielberg to drop out as director, Sorkin was announced as director in October 2018, and much of the cast joined the same month.[3] Filming took place in the fall of 2019 in Chicago and around New Jersey.

Originally planned for a theatrical release by Paramount Pictures, the distribution rights to the film were sold to Netflix due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was released in select theaters on September 25, 2020, and began streaming digitally on Netflix on October 16. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances, Sorkin’s screenplay, and the modern parallels to the 1960s. The film earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Baron Cohen. It also received five nominations at the 78th Golden Globe Awards (winning for Best Screenplay), three at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards (winning Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture), and three at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Spirit Untamed (2021)

Friday June 18th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Matinee with subtitles)
Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Spirit Untamed is a 2021 American computer-animated adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is directed by Elaine Bogan and co-directed by Ennio Torresan Jr., in their feature directorial debuts, from a screenplay written by Aury Wallington and Kristin Hahn. The second theatrical film release of the Spirit franchise, the film is a spin-off of the traditionally animated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and based on its Netflix animated spin-off television series Spirit Riding Free, developed by Wallington.

It stars Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Julianne Moore, Walton Goggins, and Eiza González, and follows a young girl named Fortuna “Lucky” Prescott who moves to the small rural community of Miradero, where she meets the titular wild kiger mustang she names “Spirit” and immediately begins to bond with him. The film was announced to be in development in October 2019, and production was done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was dedicated to the memory of Kelly Asbury, the co-director of the original Spirit film, who passed away in 2020.

A Quiet Place II – 2020

Friday June 11th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Matinee with subtitles)
Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Nomandland

Friday June 4th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Matinee with subtitles)
Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The film is written, edited, produced, and directed by Chloé Zhao, and stars Frances McDormand (who is also a producer on the film) as a vandwelling working nomad who leaves her hometown after her husband dies and the sole industry closes down, to be “houseless” and travel around the United States. David Strathairn also stars in a supporting role. A number of real-life nomads appear as fictionalized versions of themselves, including Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells.