News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

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

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, July 6 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry about her new novel "The Idea of Love." 

Monday, July 6 at 7 PM

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, June 8 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with Civil War buff and widely acclaimed author, Chris Fonvielle, about his newest novel "To Forge a Thunderbolt."

"Dr. Fonvielle is a most entertaining historian...he commands a truly encyclopedic knowledge of Wartime Wilmington. " - Kemp Burpeau, Civil War News

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, May 11 at 7 PM  in the MC Erny Gallery as he chats with worldwide traveler and photographer, Lynn Seldon about one of his life's greatest challenges, his recent novel Virginia's Ring. 

Monday, May 11 at 7 PM

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of our most widely known local literary legends, Karen E. Bender, to discuss her recent, extremely well received short story collection Refund

Praise for Refund

"Bender probes the depths people will sink to for love and money in this poignant, absorbing collection of finance-themed tales. Worth investing time in." 

- People Magazine

"One of Ten Titles to Pick Up Right Now."

O Magazine

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.