Cinematique

Ian McKellen stars as an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looking back on his life, and grappling with an unsolved case in this new twist on the world's most famous detective. In 1947, he returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. (Rated PG, 1 hour 45 minutes)

Monday-Wednesday, September 7-9, 7 pm

With unprecedented access, Cartel Land is a riveting, on-the-ground documentary that looks at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy- the murdurous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel.

From award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital film shines a light on this amazing artist. Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. (Rater R, 2 hours 8 minutes)

Cinematique Presents- Back By Popular Demand: A Night With "The 100-Year- Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"

You loved "The 100-Year-Old Man..." so much that we are brining it back for one night only!

After a struggle with bipolar disorder forces Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) in writer-director Maya Frobes' gently comic autobiographical tale. (Rated R, 1 hour 30 minutes)

Monday- Wednesday, August 17-19, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

and Wednesday, August 19, 4pm

Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Carol Reed’s classic masterpiece film noir based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene has been beautifully re-released in a complete 4K ultra HD version for theaters (cut) in honor of the 100th birthday of iconic film icon Orson Welles. Aside from Citizen Kane, the The Third Man is considered to be Welles' best and most well-known films.

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war, and remembrance based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, starring Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina). Brittain's novel has become the classic testimony for WWI from a woman's point of view. This adaptation presents the searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again. It's a film about young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. (PG-13, 2 hours 9 minutes)

Listener Beth wrote:

Thank you for doing the no interruption fund raising. It made me want to donate again.

Listener RA agreed, but added,

Just don’t spend days telling us how you are not going to interrupt programming!

That’s our hope, RA, but it depends on how the pledges come in – when we hit the goal, we’ll stop. Thanks for writing.

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June Gerken of Leland wrote:

Love the "stealth" campaign idea -- hope it's successful! Also love having the news station.

Thank you, June. We’ve been very pleased with the results of the Summer Stealth campaign so far. Thanks to all who have, like June, made comments with their pledges at WHQR.org. Most of today’s Feedback comes from that source.

Zaki Al-Meer of Hampstead wrote:

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides its not too late to start over. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a Swedish nursing home. On his 100th birthday he leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya . (R, 114 min)

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