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The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows
(98 min) 2018
Jan 26
Returning to theaters across North America this fall, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant display, the works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face.

Saturday, Jan 26 11:00 AM
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
(82 min G, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 8+) 1982 USA Don Bluth, director
Feb 2
Mrs. Brisby, a widowed mouse, must move her children out of their home in a field before the local farmer starts plowing. Unable to leave because her son is ill, Mrs. Brisby seeks the help of nearby rats, who have heightened intelligence after being the subjects of scientific experiments. She receives an unexpected gift from the elder rat, Nicodemus. Soon Mrs. Brisby is caught in a conflict among the rats, jeopardizing her mission to save her family.

Saturday, Feb 2 11:00 AM
City Lights (1931)
(90 min. G) 1931 uSA Charles Chaplin, director
Feb 4
A hapless but resilient tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on the tough city streets. Upon learning that she and her grandmother are to be evicted from their home, the tramp undertakes a series of attempts to provide them with the money they need, all of which end in humiliating failure. But after a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) lavishly rewards him for saving his life, the tramp can change the flower girl's life forever.

Monday, Feb 4 1:00 PM FREE
Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality
(105 min NR) 2018 David Pujol, director
Feb 10 - 11
Produced by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, this inspiring documentary proposes an exhaustive artistic journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It begins in 1929 as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist’s death in 1989.

Sunday, Feb 10 8:00 PM Monday, Feb 11 1:00 PM
Ernest & Celéstine
(80 min PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 6+) 2014 France Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, director
Feb 16
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer - and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

Saturday, Feb 16 11:00 AM
Born Free (1966)
(96 min PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 6+) 1966 James Hill, director
Mar 2
Born Free is the heartwarming true story of a British couple who teach their pet lioness how to survive in the wilds of the African jungles. Joy and George Adamson (portrayed by real-life married couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers) involuntarily domesticate several lions while living in Kenya. They keep one, named Elsa, until she is fully grown, and rather than turn her over to a zoo, they decide to train her to live like a wild animal so that they can release her into her natural habitat.

Saturday, Mar 2 11:00 AM
Of Human Bondage (1934)
(84 min NR) 1934 John Cromwell, director
Mar 4
Based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, this drama follows Philip Carey (Leslie Howard), an English medical student who abandons his artistic aspirations when he falls for Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis), a callous and manipulative waitress. Despite Mildred's abuse, Philip becomes completely obsessed with her as she walks into and out of his life. Whenever it seems that Philip is ready to move on, Mildred reappears, in a seemingly inescapable vicious cycle.

Monday, Mar 4 1:00 PM FREE
Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband
(160 min) 2018 UK Jonathan Church, director
Mar 10 - 11
A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

Sunday, Mar 10 8:00 PM Monday, Mar 11 1:00 PM
Mirai
(98 min PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 8+) 2018 Japan Mamoru Hosoda, director
Mar 30
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning "future"), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future -- including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story. The epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda's career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

Saturday, Mar 30 11:00 AM
The Women (1939)
(133 min NR) 1939 USA George Cukor, director
Apr 1
Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) can't believe her husband's having an affair with salesgirl Crystal (Joan Crawford). But when Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) and Edith (Phyllis Povah) deliver the gossip firsthand, Mary heads to Reno for a divorce. En route she meets Countess de Lave (Mary Boland) and Miriam (Paulette Goddard), who coincidentally is having an affair with Sylvia's husband. Once in Reno, the Countess finds another beau, Sylvia shows up for a divorce and Mary plots to win back her man.

Monday, Apr 1 1:00 PM FREE
Jumanji (1995)
(104 min PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 10+) 1995 USA Joe Johnston, director
Apr 13
A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who's been stuck in the game's inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good -- but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos!

Saturday, Apr 13 11:00 AM
Young Picasso
(85 min NR) 2019 Phil Grabsky, director
Apr 14 - 15
Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? This film looks at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

Sunday, Apr 14 8:00 PM Monday, Apr 15 1:00 PM
Mary & the Witch's Flower
(102 min PG) 2018 Japan Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director
Apr 27
From Academy Award (R)-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi--animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty--comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

Mary and the Witch's Flower
(102 min PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 8+) 2018 Japan Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director
Apr 27
Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.

Saturday, Apr 27 11:00 AM
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
(120 min PG) 1956 Alfred Hitchcock, director
May 6
Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course. The stranger, killed in front of the family in the marketplace, reveals an assassination plot to the Americans. The couple's son is abducted in order to ensure the plot is kept secret, and suddenly the mother and father, with no help from the police, must figure out a way to get their child back.

Monday, May 6 1:00 PM FREE
Song of the Sea
(93 min. PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 7+) 2014 UK Tomm Moore, director
May 11
From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past.

Saturday, May 11 11:00 AM
Degas: Passion for Perfection
(85 min NR) 2018 David Bickerstaff, director
May 12 - 13
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Sunday, May 12 8:00 PM Monday, May 13 1:00 PM
The Last Unicorn
(84 min G, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 9+) 1982 Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, director
May 25
In this animated musical, the villainous King Haggard plots to destroy all the world's unicorns. When a young unicorn learns that she's in danger and that she may soon be the last of her kind, she leaves the safety of her protected forest and enlists the help of Schmendrick, a gentle, albeit clumsy, sorcerer. Together, they embark on a long and dangerous journey with one goal: to defeat Haggard and save the unicorns from extinction.

Saturday, May 25 11:00 AM

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