Writing in The New York Times Magazine this past Sunday, Chris Randle extolled the pleasures watching movies alone in theaters. "One ticket buys the ability to be privately public...The mood of the room inducts you to its conspiracy. I would never shush that father and daughter softly discussing what's on screen, even the plastic-bag crinklers, because they've granted me license, too. When each stranger fades to a half presence in the darkness, you're alone with your feelings yet unable to hide them, a reflective exhibitionist. At Manhattan's long-gone Bleecker Street Cinema, the house cat Breathless would often escape the office and claw its way up the screen, encouraged by cheers." I can't wax as eloquent as Mr. Randle, but I can extoll the singular pleasure of THE FAMILY FANG and SWEET BEAN, which conclude their Starlight engagements this Thursday (5/26). Directors Jason Bateman and Naomi Kawase are gifted artists in search of stories that reflect the human condition.
THE MEDDLER moves to the Starlight Room Friday (5/27) for one more week, to be followed on June 3rd by LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, Whit Stillman's hilarious comedy based on Jane Austen's novel "Lady Susan."
CAPTAIN AMERICA rides off into the sunset Thursday, just in time for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE to take up residence in the Rose. Opening in the Rosebud Friday will be ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN I'm happy and sorry to say is sold out tomorrow night. Like SPOTLIGHT, it's a great story about rigorous journalism.
Coming soon and not to be missed, DARK HORSE and THE LOBSTER.
See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room