Films Coming Soon

Friday, May 26, 2017

THE LOVERS is a refreshingly funny look at love, fidelity and family, starring Debra Winger (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT) and Tracy Letts (THE BIG SHORT, WEINER-DOG) as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of "cheating" on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage. Written and directed by AFI Conservatory alumnus Azazel Jacobs (MOMMA'S MAN, TERRI). DIR/SCR/PROD Azazel Jacobs; PROD Ben LeClair, Chris Stinson. U.S., 2017, color, 94 min. RATED R

AFI Member passes accepted.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Martin Rosen's adaptation of the late Richard Adams' novel remains a classic of 20th-century animation, voiced by a fine cast of British stars, including John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson and Denholm Elliott. Adams' stark, often harsh, vision of a community of rabbits driven to search for a new home in the wake of impending destruction and violence is brought to life by naturalistic hand-drawn animation, bucolic watercolor backgrounds and expressionistic flourishes which underscore the film's religious and political subtext. As much an allegory about overcoming tyranny and fear as an adventure tale, WATERSHIP DOWN continues to delight and inspire. DIR/SCR/PROD Martin Rosen, from the novel by Richard Adams. UK, 1978, color, 91 min. RATED PG

AFI Member passes accepted

Friday, June 09, 2017

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of Philip (Sam Claflin, THEIR FINEST), a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel (Rachel Weisz, THE CONSTANT GARDENER), believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The film is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, the author whose novels "Rebecca" and "Jamaica Inn" and short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now" have been adapted into landmark films. Directed and written for the screen by Roger Michell (NOTTING HILL, LE WEEK-END, CHANGING LANES). DIR/SCR Roger Michell, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier; PROD Kevin Loader. UK/U.S., 2017, color, 106 min. RATED PG-13
No passes accepted.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Recently deceased New York dandy Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) arrives at the gates of Hell, where he presents his credentials for eternal damnation to a bemused, but not particularly impressed, Satan (Laird Cregar). Van Cleve may have lived a long life of wooing the fairer sex, despite his long and happy marriage to Martha (Gene Tierney), but he's no ladykiller. Ernst Lubitsch's late-career charmer features a colorful cast of character actors, including Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Spring Byington, Eugene Pallette, Signe Hasso and Louis Calhern. DIR/PROD Ernst Lubitsch; SCR Samson Raphaelson, from the play "Birthday" by Leslie Bush-Fekete. U.S., 1943, color, 112 min. NOT RATED

AFI Member passes accepted.