"Infectiously Joyful!" - ChristyLemire.com
Rated R - 101 minutes
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Catherine Keener
Friday, July 25 – 3:00, 9:45
Saturday, July 26 – 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
Sunday, July 27 – 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
Monday-Thursday, July 28-31 – 4:30, 7:30
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring, uplifting comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
"It's rare to find a movie that uses music to define love without sentimentalizing it. But Begin Again, with songs by Glen Hansard and New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, is a wonderfully appealing exception." - Rolling Stone
"Ruffalo and Knightley make an engaging pair of colleagues and their musical adventure together results in an enchanting, gently funny and occasionally poignant story." - USA Today
Special Event - July 25 - 7:00 pm - SOLD OUT!
Traverse City Film Festival at The Bay!
France - NR - 104 min
This witty, Agatha Christie-style whodunit stars Belgian-born François Damiens as a wisecracking, likeable lug of the Vince Vaughn variety. Damiens is divorced and broke, eeking out a living acting in ads for diarrhea medicine, but over 20 years ago, he won the coveted César award for Most Promising Actor. He’s talented—he just annoys everyone by turning each role into an elaborate method acting exercise. Then he lands a job in the French Alps playing the victims in a homicide reenactment (French courts use reenactments to test the plausibility of case facts). While working the new gig, he falls for the attractive, no-nonsense magistrate in charge, and stumbles into helping her solve the crime he’s there to reenact. This smart, frequently funny caper comedy is the complete package: great acting, beautiful scenery, and a playful score.
TICKETS ARE HANDLED BY THE TRAVERSER CITY FILM FESTIVAL
$12 at tcff.org and by calling 231-242-FILM.