Week of October 17 - 23
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!
There is a lot of buzz around our new film this week, Awake: The Life of Yogananda. This is an unconventional biography about the Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. The documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. Here is a great review from Film Journal.
Shakespeare's Globe on Stage started with a completely sold out Twelfth Night (encore on Saturday, November 1 at 10:30 am) and now we bring their production of Henry V to Berkeley on Wednesday! The Times of London calls it "bold and enthralling"! Our final presentation of Frankenstein with Jonny Lee Miller as Creature happens Tuesday! The National Theatre keeps reprising this pair of productions because they are so popular! Tickets are here.
The Judge continues this week. In The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Lou Lemnick in the New York Post says, "Just watching snarky Chicago lawyer Robert Downey Jr. spar with crotchety father Robert Duvall as he tries to defend the small-town Indiana jurist on a murder rap is worth the admission."
Playing through Thursday we have Advanced Style, a documentary that dives into the personal lives of New York City's most fashionable women over 60. In an industry obsessed with youth, these older women dispel conventional ideas about beauty and aging and prove that with age comes grace, confidence, boldness, flair! And The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Dame Helen Mirren continues to Thursday as well. This tale of a standoff between classical French cuisine and wonderful Indian fare. In the end there is a magical combination of cultures and a very hungry audience!