Opening Friday, April 6
KEEP THE CHANGE
NR | AD (Audio Description) | CC | 93 mins | 2018 | Directed by Rachel Israel
"'Keep the Change' may be a breakthrough in its focus on real people with intellectual disabilities, but it's especially commendable for providing positive examples of how the nondisabled can create inclusive environments for all."
See a trailer here.
-Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
When aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother (Jessica Walter), and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film's warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.
Apr. 6, Fri. 2:30, 7:45 PM
Apr. 7, Sat. 2:30, 7:45 PM
Apr. 8, Sun. 2:30 PM (Open Captions)
Apr. 9, Mon. 5:15 PM
Apr. 10, Tues. 7:45 PM
Apr. 11, Wed. 2:30, 7:45 PM
Apr. 12, Thurs. 7:45 PM
You still have time to see...
THE DEATH OF STALIN
R | CC | 107 mins | 2017 | Directed by Armando Ianucci
"As Stanley Kubrick did with Dr. Strangelove, Iannucci has built a satire not by twisting the truth but by nudging reality just a few inches further in the direction it was already going."
-Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
See a trailer here.
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
Apr. 6, Fri. 5:15 PM
Apr. 7, Sat. 5:15 PM
Apr. 8, Sun. 5:00 PM*
Apr. 10, Tues. 5:15 PM
Apr. 11, Wed. 5:15 PM
Apr. 12, Thurs. 5:15 PM
*Please note that this showtime differs from the others during the week to accommodate a private event later that evening.
The Bird is the Word: Orioles Magic from the Archives
In partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA)
Sunday, April 8 @ 1:00PM - Free
Celebrate spring and the beginning of baseball season by enjoying rare archival footage from the WJZ-TV Collection of MARMIA, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive! This screening will feature highlights from the history of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, with footage from the 1960s through until the construction of Camden Yards in the 1990s, including some of the greats: Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, and more! Not a baseball fan? Trust us, you won't be bored with titles on the line up like: "O's in their Undies", "Oriole Bird Tryouts", and interview footage of Babe Ruth's sister!
Tournées French Film Festival - Free!
NR | French with subtitles | 107 mins | Directed by Julien Duvivier
"Top French director Julien Duvivier spent World War II in Hollywood, and though the experience did not make him happy, it led directly to 1946's 'Panique,' a dark and compelling film, chilling to the bone, long little-seen but now widely accepted as a neglected classic."
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Monday, April 9 @ 8:00PM - Free!
This film is part of the Tournées Film Festival, bringing French films to American audiences. This festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.
See a trailer here.
Alice (Viviane Romance) gets out of jail after taking the rap for a crime committed by her lover, Alfred (Paul Bernard), only to find that he has recently broken the law in a more serious fashion: After a botched holdup, Alfred brutally murdered an elderly woman. Just when the couple think their days are numbered, town outcast Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) begins to fall for Alice. Realizing that the locals despise the pariah, Alice uses her charms to trick him into taking the fall.
Storytime on Screen
Monday, April 9 @ 10:30am
Storytime On Screen is a completely FREE event held from 10:30 – 11:30 AM the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month in partnership with the Prince George's County Memorial Library Service. Each Storytime on Screen includes a story, a short movie, and a craft.
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Free of charge through generous support of the Friends of New Carrollton Library and Friends of Greenbelt Library.
|Coming Soon: Roald Dahl's REVOLTING RHYMES Sat. Apr 14 @ 11am
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short!
Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes combines the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk, and Cinderella and serves them with a mischievous twist.
Young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends; Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, while Red gets called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves.
See the rest of our Family Series here.
Coming Soon: MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936) Sun. Apr. 15 (time TBD) - FREE!
Special 35mm presentation!
Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow?
See the rest of our Films for a Better Tomorrow Series here.
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