Starts Friday, March 7!
Academy Award Winner - Best Original Screenplay!
Rated R - 126 min
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara
Friday – 7:00
Saturday – 4:00 & 7:00
Sunday – 7:45
Monday – No Show
Tuesday – 2:00
Wednesday – 1:00 & 7:00
Thursday – 7:00
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
"Her may be the most technologically astute movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: a Space Odyssey." And as the friendly ghost in the machine, Samantha is a more inviting companion for the great leap forward than HAL9000 could ever dream of being."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It is a love story. Also a profoundly metaphysical meditation on what it means to be human. "
- Boston Globe
"This is a handcrafted, passionate and sometimes impossibly beautiful film that argues for both the past and the future, with a poetic spirit that's extremely rare in American cinema."
"At once a brilliant conceptual gag and a deeply sincere romance, Her is the unlikely yet completely plausible love story about a man, who sometimes resembles a machine, and an operating system, who very much suggests a living woman. "
- The New York Times
The Bay Film Series - M A R C H 9 - 11
Sunday - 2:00 & 5:00 / Monday - 6:00 / Tuesday - 6:00
Drama / Iran / PG-13
Director: Asghar Farhadi
(Director of the Academy-Award Winning film "A Separation")
Winner - Best Actress - Cannes Film Festival
Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, to finalize a divorce from his French wife Marie. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.
"Many thematic ingredients come together in Farhadi’s rich stew of a story: jealousy, resentment, betrayal, forgiveness, healing. The filmmaker stirs them, with the touch of a master, into a dish that both stimulates and nourishes."
- Washington Post
"Another brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and the difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world"
"An exceptional film from a man who is clearly one of the best working directors."
- New York Post