Don't miss this compelling, true drama for the art lover! Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically -- 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Directed by the illusionist and magician Teller. (PG-13 1hr, 20min)
Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, Twelve Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy drama about a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon to try to rekindle their past romance. Le Week-End stars Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Another Year) and Lindsay Duncan (About Time, Alice in Wonderland, Mansfield Park), both delivering exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a couple hoping the romance of a Parisian vacation can rekindle their relationship.
Don't miss this romantic romp through the streets of Paris. (R, 1hr, 30min)
Join Ben SteelmanÂ ofÂ Star NewsÂ with bestselling author and formerÂ Star NewsÂ staffer Kevin Maurer to discuss his nonfiction booksÂ Hunting CheÂ andÂ No Hero (forthcoming). Expect a lively discussion on the content of the books, Maurer's writing process, and other literary topics.
MayÂ 12th, 7 -Â 8pm inÂ WHQR'sÂ MCÂ ErnyÂ Gallery 254 N. Front Street, Third Floor
We hope you enjoy this clip from the April 14thÂ PrologueÂ discussion. Listen to Celia RivenbarkÂ telling Ben Steelman and audience members about how good manners helped her get the inside story as a reporter at the high profile funeral of James Jordan senior:
Nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards, well in advance of it's official release, Enemy is already dazzling international audiences. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky, Brokeback Mountain) and directed by Academy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, is a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller about a man who discovers an exact physical double of himself.
Gloria, Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, stars Paulina GarcĂa in a tour de force performance that captured the Silver Bear Best Actress Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults.
An official Selection at Cannes, Telluride, and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2013 and winner of Best Actress (Berenice Bejo) at Cannes, The Past is one of the season's best foreign films. Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran in order to finalize a divorce from his estranged wife Marie (Bejo) so she can marry her boyfriend (Tahar Rahim).