Week of October 31 - November 6th
Greetings from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood is your neighborhood movie theatre AND source for great "captured live" stage events! Just this week we have Mark Rylance (he won a Tony for this performance on Broadway) in Shakespeare's Globe on Screen production of Twelfth Night. Catch this final presentation on Saturday morning at 10:30am. Our next presentation from Shakespeare's Globe on Screen is The Taming of the Shrew this Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm. Join us for Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy. The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's equivocal and controversial conclusion. Thursday National Theatre Live brings us James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Steinbeck's classic, Of Mice and Men. The reviews for this production are over the top: Variety says, "BRILLIANT! Flawless, beautifully acted and emotionally devastating!" Tickets for all of these productions plus Saturdays with the Royals are here. Enjoy the best seat in the house for shows you would be unable to obtain tickets for in London!
Also continuing are Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in St. Vincent, the story of Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother who moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Clint O'Connor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer assesses Murray's performance like this, "Vincent might have become a cliche grump in the Hey you kids get off my lawn Hollywood mode, if not for Murray's sly wit and unending charisma." And, he sums the film up nicely in his review.
Pelican Dreams continues this week. Filmmaker Judy Irving ("The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill") follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. The film is about wildness: how close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? In his San Jose Mercury review, Randy Myers says, "'Pelican Dreams' might sound like a niche film for devout bird lovers, but it will find fans in anyone with a healthy respect for preserving habitats and nature's gifts."
Awake: The Life of Yogananda continues this week. 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.