Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday to Monday 6:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Ira Sachs - 2016 - 85m - No Matinees
When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.
Directed by Ira Sachs (LOVE IS STRANGE, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, FORTY SHADES OF BLUE) with his trademark humanism and insight, LITTLE MEN highlights the New York City landscape with a story of life-defining friendships in the midst of familial turmoil.
“TRULY AN EXHILARATING GIFT. Funny, touching and vital, it’s a serious pleasure. IT’S TIME TO REALIZE THAT IRA SACHS IS A MODERN MASTER.” --Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“IRA SACHS IS A GREAT NEW YORK FILMMAKER.” – Robert Levin, AM New York
“A gentle, intelligent oasis in this summer of heated name-calling.” – Sara Stewart, NY Post
“MOVIES THIS GOOD DON’T COME AROUND OFTEN ENOUGH ANYMORE. A quiet stunner. It just sneaks up and wallops you.” – Stephen Rebello, Playboy
“CRITIC’S PICK.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
“QUIETLY DEVASTATING. Had me wiping away my own tears.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“**** GRAND AND MOVING. Beautifully poignant.” – Lindsay Bahr, AP
“A simple story that feels rich and honest from any perspective. There’s one dazzling extended take that, in terms of spectacle, embarrasses every other movie this summer.” – Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly
“A TENDER CHARMER. A showcase scene set in an acting class dazzles so much that I applauded at my screening.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
“Two young actors lift this perfectly balanced drama into sublime territory.” – Ben Dickinson, Elle
“**** It impresses you with its quiet, confident maturity.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY
“A moving feature that hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire
“AN ACHINGLY TENDER GEM. The two boys are extraordinary. There is so much poignancy and poetic power that it's devastating.” – Dennis Dermody, Paper
“A film as fleeting as a summer afternoon, and as pregnant with possibilities.” – Matt Brennan, Slant
“LUMINOUS. BIG-HEARTED FILMMAKING. If Martin Scorsese was the quintessential auteur of New York in the 1970s and ’80s, and Spike Lee that of New York in the late ’80s and ’90s, then Ira Sachs is gradually becoming the quintessential auteur of today’s New York” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
“A gem. Tenderly observed. Brimming with truths about modern life.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“FIVE STARS. Achingly humane. Deeply Moving. The cumulative effect is heart-rending.” – Nigel Smith, The Guardian
“Beautiful. Ranks among Ira Sachs’ best films. The performances are impeccable.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“I fell in love with it. A finely calibrated, intelligent movie.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“Pulls heartstrings with its gentle, deeply human story. It hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire
“Adolescent devotion is rarely depicted this delicately.” Matthew Jacobs , Huffington Post
“Ira Sachs isn’t just a terrific filmmaker; he’s a great New York filmmaker.” – Robert Levin, AM New York
"Real, and funny and wrenching all at once. LITTLE MEN gathers force as it goes." – Bob Mondello, NPR
Long Way North
Oct 21 to Oct 24
Friday to Monday 4:30, 8:30
Dir. Remi Chaye - 2016 - 81m - France & Denmark
NOTE: 4:30pm show will be in English, the 8:30pm show will be in French with English subtitles
Audience award winner at Annecy and COLCOA !
Award-winning LONG WAY NORTH is an enchanting animated feature beautifully crafted by the filmmakers behind ERNEST & CELESTINE (writer and production company), SONG OF THE SEA & THE SECRET OF KELLS. Director Remi Chaye’s exquisitely animated tale follows a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her grandfather and his great ship.
“Lovely use of block colour gives the film a travel-poster look, and the North Pole sections are atmospheric, all tumbling ice-cliffs and turquoise glaciers.” - Kate Stable, Total Film
“The characterisation is particularly strong: the goal-driven, hard-working, clever and brave Sasha ultimately wins over even the most hard-hearted of navvies.” - Tara Brady, Irish Times
Time as Money - a doc on time banking!
Dir. Lenore Eklund - 2014 - 71m - No Matinees
AN ABQ HOURS EXCHANGE SPECIAL PRESENTATION!
From small town neighborhoods to cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggles are having an adverse effect on communities and creating devastating isolation for its inhabitants.
While lying in a hospital bed after a major heart attack, Edgar Cahn, a civil rights lawyer and speech writer for Robert Kennedy, was feeling helpless - similar to the disenfranchised and unemployed. This experience gave him the idea to create a new system of money as a tool to connect people and neighbors called Time Dollars. With this new idea several individuals begin forming time banks in their neighborhoods. The word spreads fast as people are hungry for this new way of exchange that doesn't involve cash, but instead taps into the capacity of their local community. Living with this new complimentary currency, time bankers discover the power of networking with their neighbors. With using the time dollars as currency, members bring improvement to their personal lives. This spirit of improvement grows into the greater community with larger-scaled time bank projects. Time bankers become part of the larger community projects giving them ownership in the effort and empowering them to give direction in their community. City officials and policy makers start to realize the positive differences in their areas and give recognition to the contribution that time banks are making.
With all the popularity that time banks have achieved, the uncertainty of longevity after an economic upturn comes into question on whether or not people still need time banks when money is no longer scarce. However, time bankers have realized the connection to neighbors and the bonds with their community are more valuable than the money saved. Edgar Cahn, in his campaign for a collective force for system change, visits Los Angeles where time bank leaders from across the nation converge to learn from each other and organize a national advocacy voice.
This film was made using no federal dollars. It was funded with time dollars and the abundance of the time bank community!