Events

May 19-21, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
1:51 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "A Short History of Decay"

Official Movie Poster

Filmed right here in Wilmington and starring Linda Lavin don't miss this intriguing new film! A comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, A Short History of Decay is about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher (Bryan Greenberg), who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (Lavin) has Alzheimer's and his father (Harris Yulin) has recently had a stroke. In returning to his parents' home, Nathan discovers the depths and intricacies of their relationship and learns about the nature of his own personal life. (Not Rated, 1hr, 34min)

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May 12-16 @ Thalian Hall
11:29 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"

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In her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this hilarious and poignant portrait reveals this Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. Featuring James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones. (Unrated, 1hr, 20min)

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May 5-7 @ Thalian Hall
11:15 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "Tim's Vermeer"

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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)

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April 10th, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
10:50 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Cinematique: "12 Years A Slave" (One Night Only)

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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.

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Can Paris rekindle romance?
2:36 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "Le Week-End"

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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)

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Saluting nonprofits
12:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Partnership Challenge, Spring 2014

Congratulations to Thalian Association and Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network, winners of the third WHQR Partnership Challenge in our Spring 2014 member drive.

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June 9th, 2014 @ 7PM
2:06 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Prologue: "A Whistleblower’s Lament" by Judge Stuart Namm

The cover of "A Whistleblower’s Lament"
The Author

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with retired Judge Stuart Namm for a lively discussion of his memoir A Whistleblower’s Lament. 

June 9th, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor
This is a free event

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May 12th, 2014 @ 7pm
12:54 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Prologue: "Hunting Che" and "No Hero" by Kevin Maurer

Maurer @ WHQR
The Publisher

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with bestselling author and former Star News staffer Kevin Maurer to discuss his nonfiction books Hunting Che and No Hero (forthcoming). Expect a lively discussion on the content of the books, Maurer's writing process, and other literary topics.

May 12th, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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April 14th, 2014 @7pm
11:26 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Prologue Update: "Rude Bitches Make Me Tired" by Celia Rivenbark, Photos and Audio

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

We hope you enjoy this clip from the April 14th Prologue discussion. Listen to Celia Rivenbark 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:

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Join Ben Steelman of Star News with author Celia Rivenbark for a lively discussion of the humorous, unique etiquette book Rude Bitches Make Me Tired. 

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April 21-23, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:43 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "Enemy" (New Time, 7PM)

"Enemy" Official Poster

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.

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