Week of April 18 - April 24
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!
We start the week strong on men on screen and finish with strong women in A League of Their Own, a benefit screening for young women! This will be a terrific week - we look forward to seeing you at the movies!
The absolutely Final Encore of National Theatre's War Horse is here Tuesday! The New York Times calls War Horse "Theatrical Magic"! Join us for this smash hit! For tickets and more information click here.
Continuing this week are both Dom (Hemingway) and Don (ald Rumsfeld)! Dom Hemingway is a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. We meet him as he emerges from twelve years in prison. After a near death experience, he tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. Jessica Herndon the AP film critic says, "Jude Law is magnetic as the title character in "Dom Hemingway," an amusing tale of vengeance, debauchery and redemption told stylishly by writer-director Richard Shepard." Mr. Rumsfeld is featured in Errol Morris' new documentary film The Unknown Known a gripping exploration of the career and philosophy of former U.S Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Using declassified memos, Morris guides Rumsfeld through a discussion of his controversial career as a high-level executive under four different Republican presidents. Such absorbing topics as Vietnam, the Cold War, Desert Storm and the War on Terror are all examined through the words of one of America's most divisive and complex public figures. Read A.O. Scott's New York Times Critics' Pick review here.
If you would prefer a tale that leans more to the heroic we recommend Cesar Chavez, our new favorite biopic! Directed by Diego Luna, Chavez chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the system. The Chicago Reader says, "succeeds in valorizing Chavez while also honoring the countless migrant workers who powered his grassroots movement."
Ernest & Celestine has been held over another week! Sweet and visually charming, Ernest & Celestine based on children's books by Belgian author Gabrielle Vincent, offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages as well as a message about tolerance, understanding and, most of all, the power of friendship. The "Little Man" votes for Ernest & Celestine in this Peter Hartlaub review.
Joining the late night lineup this week is 13 Sins.
We look forward to seeing you at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood - Berkeley's Best Neighborhood Movie Theatre!