Art House Theater Day - 2017


ART HOUSE THEATER DAY celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.


The Red Balloon / White Mane


Albert Lamorisse, France 1956, 34 min

Newly restored and available for the first time in almost a decade, Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children's films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon that seems to have a mind of its own. Wandering through the streets of Paris, the two become inseparable, to the surprise of the neighborhood and the envy of other children. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, The Red Balloon has enchanted the young—and the young at heart—for decades, and it will surely find a new generation of fans with this rerelease.


Albert Lamorisse, France 1953, 40 min

In the south of France is a near-desert region called La Camargue. There lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken in by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, but they must elude the wrangler and his herdsmen to live freely. Janus Films is proud to bring this film, beloved by generations of French children, to North America in a glorious new restoration. (White Mane is presented in a new English translation, faithful to the original French voiceover and dialogue, spoken by Peter Strauss.)

Show Times
Sun, Sep 24 11:00am* Early Bird     Buy Tickets
Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

Not Rated - Music, Concert, Documentary
1hr 32min
Directed and written by Phil Grabsky
Cast: Leif Ove Andsnes

From the filmmaker behind EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. Featuring world-acclaimed pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. 

"You'll hear Beethoven as if for the first time"
- Guardian

SYNOPSIS: Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky brings his lens - and microphones - onto the world of classical music with the release of Concerto - A Beethoven Journey.

Filmed over the course of four years, Grabsky and his Seventh Art team followed leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes's attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos. However, Concerto is more than a portrait of a famous musician on tour; it is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven's life as revealed by these five masterworks. The relationship between the composer and his world is mirrored by the relationship between the pianist and orchestra in these concertos. The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music.


The Oath

Show Times
Sun, Sep 24 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
General $18
Student (18 and under)
No Passes
My Journey Through French Cinema

My Journey Through French Cinema

Not Rated - Documentary, French Cinema
3hrs 15min
Language: French with English subtitles
Written and directed by Bertrand Tavernier

"It's a love letter straight from the heart to the films, actors, directors, composers, writers and cinematographers who have played such a significant role in French film history."
- ScreenDaily

SYNOPSIS: This magnificently epic documentary from Bertrand Tavernier has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier explores in a highly personal documentary the French films from the 30s through to the 70s that inspired him to start out as a director, showcasing long-lost films that he discovered during the production process. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville (for whom he worked as an assistant) to now overlooked figures like Edmond T. Gréville and Guy Gilles. He rediscovers and reassesses filmmakers, films, and composers, taking us on a voyage through time and stories.

Bertrand Tavernier is one of France’s most acclaimed directors. His film knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustible, and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. Tavernier’s love affair with French cinema first began when he suffered from tuberculosis in post-World War Two in Lyon. He says that cinema gave him his inner strength to recover. “I would like this film to be an act of gratitude to all the filmmakers, scriptwriters, actors, and musicians who suddenly appeared in my life. Memory warms us up: this film is a bit of coal for winter nights.”


The Oath

Show Times
Sun, Sep 24 3:00pm   Buy Tickets
Wed, Sep 27 7:00pm   Buy Tickets


1hr 28min - Not Rated
Directed by John Carroll Lynch
Written by Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja
Cast:  Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt

**Exclusive Advance Screening Before Nationwide Release! **

"Fantastic. [Harry Dean] Stanton is phenomenal. One of the best performances of 2017."
- Brian Tallerico, rogerebert[dot]com

SYNOPSIS: LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90 year old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, LUCKY, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.


The Oath

Show Times
Sun, Sep 24 7:00pm   Buy Tickets
Sun, Sep 24 9:00pm   Buy Tickets


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