Films Coming Soon

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Netflix Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of BREAKING BAD. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television. DIR/SCR/PROD Vince Gilligan; PROD Melissa Bernstein, Mark Johnson, Diane Mercer, Charles Newirth, Aaron Paul. U.S., 2019, color, 122 min. NOT RATED

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Friday, October 04, 2019

JOKER centers around an origin of Batman's iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Co-starring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Brian Tyree Henry. DIR/SCR/PROD Todd Phillips; SCR Scott Silver; PROD Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff. U.S., 2019, color, 122 min. RATED R

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Saturday, November 09, 2019

When punk rock exploded in Washington, DC, in the late 1970s, it was a mighty, intergenerational convergence of powerful music, close friendships and clear minds. Featuring breathtaking Super-8 footage filmed at some of the earliest punk shows in DC, PUNK THE CAPITAL takes us through that transformative period (1976–1983), situating DC punk and DC harDCore within the larger narratives of the music industry at that time. The film boasts electrifying performances by legendary bands like Bad Brains and Minor Threat, and others integral to the era like The Slickee Boys and Black Market Baby. An array of interviewees like H.R. and Daryl Jenifer of Bad Brains, Ian and Alec MacKaye, Henry Rollins and Cynthia Connolly of Dischord Records, among others, make for a kaleidoscopic and lyrical documentary that immerses the audience in the sounds and ideas of this celebrated music scene. Against the odds (or perhaps, understandably), punk rock took hold in Washington, DC, and grew into a movement that became a model for DIY culture around the world. A film by Paul Bishow, James June Schneider and Sam Lavine. U.S., 2019, color, 88 min. NOT RATED