Cinematique

Cinematique of Wilmington Film Series

Contact the Thalian Hall Box Office for Ticket Information:
Thalian Box Office: (910) 632-2285
310 Chestnut Street
Open Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM
Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.
Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee)

Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads (Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz) Clouds of Sils Maria is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with depth and intelligence. Watch as a veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of her self when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that helped launch her career 20 years earlier. (R, 2 hr 4 min) 

Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3, 7 PM Thalian Hall Main Stage

A comedy from Noah Baumbach ( The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha) starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York couple in their forties  who gravitate towards a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) until Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward as he thought. (R, 1 hr 34 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 25-27, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Ethan Hawke's gentle, meditative study of genius pianist Seymour Bernstein offers a warm and lucid portrait of his exceptional life and work. This reverent film also functions as a love letter to music itself and the patience, concentration and devotion with which Seymour approached his love of music and life. (PG, 1 hr 24 min)

Monday-Friday, May 18-22, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20, 4 PM

Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Follow this wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged group (Ricardo Darin, Erica Rivas, Dario Grandinetti) of six distressed individuals who have struggled with everything from lovers' betrayals to a return from the repressed past as they give in to the undeniable urge to lose all control. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 11-13, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 13, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Join this star-studded line-up (Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Richard Gere) for the sequel of the year. Faced with two fresh arrivals and only one vacancy, Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) decide to pursue their expansionist dream of opening a bigger, better hotel. Follow this talented and effortlessly charming cast as they move up and move on in the world. (PG, 2 hr 2 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6 at 7 PM

Wednesday, May 6 at 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

The latest drama from acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) features Kolya (Alexi Serebriakov), an auto-repair shop owner who lives with his lovely young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergui Pokhodaev) by the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. Follow Kolya and his family as they attempt to navigate the brutal political landscape of Russia through this action packed film critics are calling the creme de la creme of social satires. (R, 2 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 7 PM

Featuring  an Academy-Award winning performance by Julianne Moore, this gripping drama introduces us to Alice Howland, a happily married mother of three and renowned linguistic professor,  who starts forgetting words. Her momentary forgetfulness quickly unfolds into a diagnosis for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. In a battle in which Howland proves herself at once brave and sensitive, she fights the loss of her family, her career and eventually herself. (PG-13, 101 min) 

Monday - Wednesday, April 13 - 15, 7 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 4 PM

Featuring an award-winning performance by Timothy Spall and directed by legendary filmmaker Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Life is Sweet, Another Year) the film Mr. Turner follows the eccentric artist J.M.W. Turner through the last quarter century of his life. Follow Turner as he paints, travels, is strapped to the mast of a ship so he can paint a snowstorm, visits brothels and finds himself to be a subject of both celebration and derision for the British aristocracy. (R, 2 hr 29 min)

Monday - Wednesday, March 30 - April 1, 7 PM

Settled peacefully in the dunes on the outskirts of Timbuktu, Kidane and his family live happily, undeterred by the Jihadists that are causing so much trouble for the population of Timbuktu.  Within Timbuktu, everything from music to laughter is banned, women are forced to have little to no function in society and the new, improvised law is enforcing more tragic and absurd rules everyday. In this stunningly rendered film, Kidane and his family are abruptly thrown in the ring against these seemingly insurmountable forces in a fight that leaves viewers both enamored and empowered.

Set in 1981, statistically one of the most corrupt and violent years in the history of New York City, this film follows an immigrant and his family as they try to tie down the American Dream. Swept up in the circumstances of the times, the surrounding decay and destruction threaten to suck the family in, and destroy everything they have worked so hard for. Don't miss out on this gripping, gritty story known as a masterpiece of filmography. (R, 2 hr 5 min)   

Monday-Friday, March 16-20, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18, 4 PM

Caught in a downward spiral after the death of her mother and her marriage, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of destructive behavior, Strayed decides to throw caution to the wind and head out alone, on a one thousand mile hike down the Pacific Crest Trail. Don't miss this chance to follow Strayed through the pleasures and pitfalls of her adventure in a film, that is both visually invigorating and powerfully moving. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, March 9-11, 7 PM

Wednesday, March 11, 4 PM

In this chilling true crime drama, featuring career topping performances by Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, experience the gripping story of Olympic Gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz (Tatum). Living in the shadow of his brother (Ruffalo) Dave's professional wrestling success, Shultz jumps at the chance to train under the auspices of eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Carell). Du Pont, in a desperate attempt to appease his disapproving mother, tries to "train" Shultz and ends up all but annihilating Shultz's spirit, confidence and career.

WHQR and Thalian Hall are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Oscar Shorts by bringing you the most brilliant collection yet. Whether you like animation, live action or documentaries Oscar Shorts 2015 has something just for you. Check out the lineup below for a complete schedule of films.

Animated Program (PG) Monday, February 16 at 4 PM, Wednesday, February 18 at 7 PM, and Friday, February 20 at 7 PM

Nominated Films:

****NEW SCREENINGS ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND****

Meet Sandra (Academy Award winning  actress Marion Cotillard), a hard working woman who has just been told that as result of her elongated hospital stay, she no longer has a job.  Her only chance of regaining her position requires her to convince her co-workers to give up their much-needed annual bonuses...within two days and one night. Faced with a seemingly impossible time cramp, Sandra climbs the heights of community solidarity in a charming and heroic effort to get back what she deserves.

Linda wrote:

Directed and produced by the legendary Tim Burton, BIG EYES is a timeless biopic based on the story of Walter Keane (Cristoph Waltz), a wildly successful artist whose heyday was in the 1950's and 60's. Keane revolutionized popular art with his entrancing paintings of waifs with big eyes. After years of being the front man for this widely adored collection, the truth comes out. Keane's art has never been created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams in a Golden Globe Best Actress award-winning performance).

In early 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about post 9/11 surveillance when she began receiving mysterious emails from someone who would only identify themselves as Citizen Four. The emails revealed a plot to expose several covert surveillance operations that were run by the NSA at the time. In June 2013, Poitras flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who would eventually be identified as Ed Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense meetings is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real life thriller.

Follow the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, Stephen Hawking, an astrophysicist with an astronomic love affair to match. Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) meets Cambridge beauty Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) in college and they quickly become inseparable. At age 21, Hawking received an earth shattering diagnosis, rendering him physically inept for most of his life. However, together Hawking and Wilde were able to surmount impossible odds, break medical and scientific ground, and create one of the century's greatest love stories.

Taking the nation by cinematic storm "BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)" starring Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Zack Galifanakis and Emma Stone is this year's most ambitious black comedy. Michael Keaton plays a famous actor whose identity has started to blend with that of the superhero he so often portrays. In an attempt to break out and mount a Broadway play, Keaton battles his own ego in order to save his family, his career and ultimately himself. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, December 15-17, 7 PM

Cinematique Presents "The Skeleton Twins"

Oct 24, 2014

In this charismatic and critically acclaimed dramedy, estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) both feel like they are at their wit's end, but an unexpected reunion between the two forces them to take stock of what so went wrong in their lives. As the twins get closer, they realize that the key to fixing their lives lies in repairing their relationship. (R, 1 hr 33 min)

Monday-Wednesday, November 17-19, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

In this warm and witty comedy from the great American playwright Isreal Horovitz, New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when Gold arrives in France to sell his newly acquired home, he is surprised by a tenant who refuses to budge. His apartment turns out to be a viager - an ancient French real estate system- with some complicated, rather funky rules.

Join us Monday, November 3 for a special screening event featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs. After the screening of his new film "Love is Strange," join us for an intimate Q&A with the filmmaker that all the critics are raving about. 

Join us Sunday, October 12 at 7pm for An EXCLUSIVE Benefit Screening of "The Wisdom to Know the Difference," featuring a Q & A with filmmaker Daniel Baldwin. All proceeds will benefit Thalian Hall, WHQR and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Writer-Director-Actor Daniel Baldwin (Homicide, Life on the Streets) and special guests TBA.

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law (Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson) set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picturesque adventures, from trendy Reykjavik to the rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship. The film has an exuberance and a chemistry that will have you shouting Land Ho! (R, 1hr 36min)

Monday-Wednesday, October 20-22, 7:00 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film The Trip, director Michael Winterbottom reunites comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a new culinary road trip. In this version, our heroes retrace the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy, all while indulging in sparkling banter and various impersonation-offs. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay of Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, cooking up a biting portrait of modern day masculinity. (Unrated, 1 hr 48 min)

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a priest who receives a death threat during confession and must find out who in his congregation is responsible before it's too late. Although he continues to comfort his daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister forces closing in. Will he have the courage to face his own personal Calvary? A brilliant performance by all, Calvary faces weighty issues with humor, intelligence, and sensitivity. (R, 1hr 40min)

Written and directed by legend Woody Allen, Magic in the Moonlight brings such talents as Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Antonia Clarke and Natasha Andrews together in a romantic comedy that is sure to enchant. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's Magic In The Moonlight is about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.  (PG-13, 1hr 40 min) 

September 29-October 1, Monday-Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

This tender drama, starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, begins with a 6 year old boy and follows the same group of actors over a 12 year period on a one-of-a-kind trip that is at once epic and intimate. Boyhood provides a vivid portrayal of the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of modern family and the inevitable passing of time. Critics are stunned at the breadth and depth of Boyhood's sprawling investigation of the human condition. (R, 2 hr, 44 min)

September 15-17, Monday - Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Based on a John le Carre novel, this extraordinary thriller starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe, will throw you head first into the high stakes world of international crime and intrigue. When a half-Chechen, half-Russian brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's illicit fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest.

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