Week of November 14th - November 20th
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood is your neighborhood movie theatre AND source for great "captured live" stage events, like Manon from The Royal Ballet this Saturday morning at 10am! Manon is a heartbreaking tale of enduring love blighted by the impressionability of the youthful Manon. Danced by Marianela Nunez, and Federico Bonelli as Des Grieux, there is sure not to be a dry eye in the house. One day only - tickets are here. Also here on Tuesday and Thursday are James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men. The play's path from Broadway to Berkeley is an interesting one - read the back story here.
Brazil's submission to "The Academy" for best foreign picture 2015, The Way He Looks, is compassionate, emotionally detailed, and populated with resonant characters. Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Read the New York Times Critics' Pick review here. In Portuguese with English Subtitles.
The centennial of the "great war" brings us another story from BBC films about the period, Private Peaceful. This is the story of two brothers from rural England at the time of World War I. It is the inverse of Downton Abbey, it is all the people who don't live in the big house! Michael Rechtshaffen of the Los Angeles Times says, "The melancholic 'Private Peaceful' is orchestrated with nuance and grace." Read his complete review here. Private Peaceful is here for one week only - catch it now!
Continuing this week are Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in the fun comedy St. Vincent, a story of friendship across generations. Also continuing is Awake: The Life of Yogananda the biography of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi.