(87 minutes G) 2018 Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack, director
Apr 26 - May 2A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. "The voice of Aretha Franklin is touched by God. And the glory is all there in this landmark concert film of her 1972 gospel shows, long delayed by technical problems. They say good things are worth waiting for. This shining light of a film proves it." - Peter Travers, Rolling StoneFriday, Apr 26 3:30 PM Friday, Apr 26 5:30 PM Friday, Apr 26 7:30 PM Saturday, Apr 27 3:30 PM Saturday, Apr 27 5:30 PM Saturday, Apr 27 7:30 PM Sunday, Apr 28 3:30 PM Sunday, Apr 28 5:30 PM Sunday, Apr 28 7:30 PM Monday, Apr 29 5:30 PM Monday, Apr 29 7:30 PM Tuesday, Apr 30 5:30 PM Tuesday, Apr 30 7:30 PM Wednesday, May 1 3:30 PM Wednesday, May 1 5:30 PM Thursday, May 2 5:30 PM Thursday, May 2 7:30 PM
(102 min PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 8+) 2018 Japan Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director
Apr 27Young 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
May 1Begun by Jay Schwartz in 1992, the Secret Cinema collects film prints and shares them in a number of venues around Philadelphia, and now brings a portion of that collection to the Old Greenbelt Theatre. The Secret Cinema is committed to ensuring hard-to-see celluloid treasures are preserved and enjoyed by the general population.Wednesday, May 1 8:00 PM FREE
(120 min PG) 1956 Alfred Hitchcock, director
May 6Presented by David R. Cross, attorney. 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
(93 min. PG, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 7+) 2014 UK Tomm Moore, director
May 11From 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
(85 min NR) 2018 David Bickerstaff, director
May 12 - 13EXHIBITION 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
(84 min G, Common Sense Media Rating: Age 9+) 1982 Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, director
May 25SPONSORED BY TAKOMA RADIO. 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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