Léa Seydoux's riveting performance lights Up Mia Hansen-Løve’s excellent and sweetly affecting tale of a Parisian single mom who finds herself in the arms of a married friend. Sandra, a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her family fight tooth and nail to get him the care he requires, Sandra reconnects with Clément, a friend she hasn't seen in a while. Although he is in a relationship, the two begin a passionate affair.
Using naturalistic style and deceptively simple storytelling to advance ideas that are deeply in tune with felt experience, Hansen-Løve allows us to experience Sandra’s emotions fully. The always superb Léa Seydoux shines in this provocative, stirring portrait of a woman keeping the universe in balance.
FRI Mar 24 and SAT Mar 25 --- 4:15pm and 7pm
SUN Mar 26 --- 1:30pm and 4:15pm/p>
MON Mar 27 and TUE Mar 28 --- 4:15pm and 7pm
WED Mar 29 --- 4:15pm only
THU Mar 30 --- 4:15pm and 7pm
A wildlife volunteer on an uninhabited island off the British coast descends into a terrifying madness that challenges her grip on reality and pushes her into a living nightmare. Evoking the feeling of discovering a reel of never-before-seen celluloid unspooling in a haunted movie palace, this provocative and masterful vision of horror asserts Mark Jenkin as one of the U.K.'s most exciting and singular filmmakers. A dark, folky mind-bender rich with satisfting symbolism that plugs into the cosmic energy of remote, oceanic terrain.
On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, 25 year old Freddie (an incredible performance by newcomer Ji-Min Park), returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. The headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.
A character drama with the twists and turns of a high-octane thriller, RETURN TO SEOUL unfolds as one of the rare movies that feels thoughtful and observant every minute. An exquisitely moving portrait of seeking identity.
One of the most important films ever made is unfortunately more relevant than ever. Upon its 1984 premiere at the height of global nuclear tension, THREADS shocked millions of UK and US viewers. Newly restored after more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering movies of all time. This graphic docudrama depicts the unraveling of society after the working-class city of Sheffield, UK undergoes nuclear attack. With the threat of nuclear conflict becoming heightened, the time is now for audiences with fortitude to experience the most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed on the big screen. Unforgettable, essential viewing.
Free screening! Presented by Chico Peace Alliance
Filmmakers in person for Q+A discussion after Thursday 4/6 (Nationwide Premiere!) and Friday 4/7 shows! Special screning $15 - Advance tickets recommended!
Filmed across the West ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINE WILDFIRE takes viewers on a journey with top experts in the nation to better understand fire. The film follows the harrowing escape from Paradise, California as the town ignited from wind-driven embers and burned within a few hours of the fire's start. It then continues to the even more recent fires of the last two years, when Oregon, California and Colorado suffered their worst wildfires in recorded history.
ELEMENTAL: REIMAGINE WILDFIRE includes the voices of climate experts, Indigenous people and fire survivors, and asks us to reimagine our relationship with wildfire as we prepare for an increasingly hotter future. In the wake of increasingly destructive fires across the nation, ELEMENTAL is an important look at discovering how we can all reimagine our relationship with wildfire, and keep our homes and communities safe. The solutions are now more timely and urgent than ever. Presented by National Geographic and Patagonia.
THU April 6 and FRI April 7 --- 7pm
More showtimes TBA
A-WOP-BOP-A-LOO-BOP! Special theatrical screening event!
LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon’s life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions. In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to give to himself. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex and rock n’ roll. The world tried to put him in a box, but Richard was an omni being who contained multitudes – he was unabashedly everything.