Everyone's in the club! Just by attending the monthly Movie Club film and participating in the conversation, you are in! Each month we invite all audience members to join informal conversations led — but not monopolized — by carefully selected facilitators.
2015, Paddy Breathnach, Ireland/Cuba, 100 min. With Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría.
"A genuine crowd-pleaser…packs an emotional wallop." — Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"Uncovers an authentic Cuba…sensational." — Gary M. Kramer, Indiewire
Irish talent behind the camera and Cuban talent on screen make for a powerfully potent combination in this emotional coming-of-age drama in which a young gay man struggles toward his dream of becoming a show-lounge diva. Short-listed for an Oscar nomination, VIVA highlights vibrant musical numbers and the colorful diversity of Havana’s inner city as Jesus (Medina), neighborhood hairdresser by day, wig-wrangler for the drag queens he idolizes by night, faces the challenge of his life when ex-con Angel (Perugorría), the brutal father he never knew, reappears. Executive-produced by Benicio del Toro. In Spanish with English subtitles. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)
MARCH 13 & 14: Screenwriter Mark O’Halloran (ADAM & PAUL, GARAGE), will be present for audience discussion at both screenings. The 6:00 pm screening on Monday is a Movie Club event.
Crazy About Tiffany's
I'm Crazy About Tiffany's
2016, Matthew Miele, USA, 87 min.
The maker of SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S brings a burst of pop-culture gusto to this profile of Tiffany & Co., yet another towering American icon of indulgence and bejeweled luxury. Celebrities including Baz Luhrmann, Jessica Biel, and Katie Couric enthuse over the thrill of being gifted with a little something in the signature blue box, but this documentary is at its best when going behind the style-and-marketing scenes to explore how the jewelry store, founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837, penetrated mainstream consciousness to be forever linked to a wistful Audrey Hepburn by way of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. DCP digital. (BS)