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).
The Invisible Woman is the beautiful and compelling new film directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes with Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. This multilayered portrait of Charles Dickens, his young mistress and the 19th century Victorian society in which they carried out their secret affair, is winning critical raves. (R, 1hr, 51min)
March 31- April 2, Monday-Wednesday, 7:00PM (NOTE TIME) at Thalian Hall's Main Stage
This unconventional love story from Spike Jonze received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the userâ€™s every needs. To Theodoreâ€™s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system.