Born To Be Blue - A Chet Baker Story! ENCORE SCREENING!
Tuesday 4:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Robert Budreau - 2016 - 98m - NO MATINEES
Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.
“Ethan Hawke gives one of the best performances of his career in Robert Budreau's Chet Baker non-biopic.” - Andrew Barker, Variety
“Ethan Hawke is at his very best in Born to be Blue, a deeply felt and profoundly moving depiction of the relationship between art and addiction.” - Darren Ruecker, We Got This Covered
“Surprisingly, and successfully, it becomes a love story. Hawke and Ejogo have phenomenal chemistry, as she plays Jane more as a stabilizer than a savior.” - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
Tuesday 9pm ONLY!
Dir. Karyn Kusama - 2016 - 100m - NO MATINEES
In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined.
“So sweat-inducingly tense that I could only watch it through laced fingers.” - Village Voice
“A perfectly pitched exercise in psychological dread.” - Variety
“A taut, nerve-jangling thriller.” - The Playlist
“An exceptionally unnerving thriller.” - Screencrush
“An excellent ensemble piece full of escalating dread.” - Collider
Thirsty - a Music Motion Picture Premiere!
Tuesday 7pm ONLY!
Dir. Phillip Torres - 2016 - 65m approx - FREE!
Shot by Ariel Rakes, Albuquerque creative company Concept Flux and Tucson hip hop group Jivin Scientists have teamed up for the fourth time to bring you the visually stimulating and thought provoking music motion picture, Thirsty. It is a 3 song montage about a man's surreal journey through moments of his heartbroken relationship with the woman of his dreams.
Also screening is Flying Lotus' short film F*ckkkyouuu directed by Eddie Alcazar, work by Alejandro Montoya, Sheridan O'Connell, and other talented filmmakers.