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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Dec 15 to Dec 19
Friday to Tuesday 3:45, 8pm

Dir. Alexandra Dean - 2017 - 90m

See a great FILM STAGE article on BOMBSHELL by clicking here

Starlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science. 

-Tribeca Film Festival

“A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.” - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“[An] engaging profile.” - Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“Bombshell becomes not just a stupendous tribute to Lamarr, but also a tribute to every brilliant woman ignored.” - Kristy Puchko, Nerdist

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The Paris Opera

Dec 15 to Dec 19
Friday to Tuesday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Jean-Stephane Bron - 2017 - 110m - France & Switzerland - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Autumn 2015. At the Paris Opera, Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference as director.  Backstage, artists and crew prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg's Moses and Aaron.  But the announcement of a strike and arrival of a bull in a supporting rolecomplicate matters. At the same time, a promising young Russian singer begins at the Opera's Academy. In the hallways of Opera Bastille, his destiny will cross paths with that of Bryn Terfel, one of the greatest voices of his time.  As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera. But this comedy is set against a tragic backdrop when terrorist attacks plunge Paris into mourning. Even though the show must go on at all costs, there is no end of trouble for the new director. Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumps ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier. Preparations for Richard Wagner's six-hour opera Die Meistersinger reunite the company.

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GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!

Dec 17
Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Free to get a bidder card - lotsa stuff likely to go for cheap!

Time once again because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to around 8 years ago!  And a lot of it will go real cheap, like a dollar or two!  

To mention but a few -  THE SUNSHINE MAKERS, BAND AID, BAD BATCH, MY LIFE AS ZUCCHINI, ICAROS:  A VISION, CEZANNE ET MOI, DEVIL'S CANDY, THE LURE, 68 KILL, DAVE MADE A MAZE, KILL BABY KILL, THE LITTLE HOURS!

DOORS OPEN AT 11:45 a.m.!  We'll wrap around 3pm.

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Mom & Dad

Jan 26 to Jan 27
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Brian Taylor - 2017 - 83m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

A teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a wild 24 hours when a virus of unknown origins causes parents to turn on their own kids!

“A tale as old as Greek mythology, told with verve, panache and lots of fake blood…The kind of rip-snorting, relatively cheap and cheerful black comedy the industry doesn’t make enough of anymore, Mom & Dad is a deliciously lurid throwback to cult fare like Parents, Heathers, Serial Mom, early Gregg Araki movies and other to-the-bone horror-driven skewerings of suburban pieties.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“…this giddy exercise transcends mere bad-taste humor to become one of the great jet-black comedies about suburbia, destined for the same cult-classic status accorded The Stepford Wives, Parents and Heathers.” - Variety

A twisted remake of Home Alone on bath salts.” - Screen Crush

“Nicolas Cage in full -on nutzoid mode.” - Indiewire

“A demented blast.” -JoBlo