Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

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Director: Simon Curtis Run Time: 125 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022

Starring: Allen Leech, Hugh Bonneville, Lesley Nicol, Michelle Dockery, Robert James-Collier

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

CSCA Presents: Will You Stand For Something or Fall for Everything with Abby Burton

Opens in May

Run Time: 150 min.

The Film Center and the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) welcome local filmmaker Abby Burton for a social hour at 6:30PM followed by a presentation at 7:30PM.

Men (2022)

Thu, May 19
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Director: Alex Garland Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Gayle Rankin, Jessie Buckley, Paapa Essiedu, Rory Kinnear

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

A young woman goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside after the death of her ex-husband.

Twenty One Pilots Cinema Experience (2022)

Thu, May 19
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Director: Jason Zada Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Debby Ryan, Jo Young, Josh Dun, Mark Geiger, Tyler Joseph

Theatrical Exclusive. Experience the psychedelic reimagined take on the album "Scaled and Icy". With the audio and video remastered for the big screen, and the addition of never-before-seen content, this immerses you deep into the eclectic catalog and imagination of one of the most creative acts in music.

Hold Your Fire (2022)

Fri, May 20
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Director: Stefan Forbes Run Time: 93 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Country: United States
Language: English

A searing look into a little-known moment in history. Brooklyn, 1972. Shu'aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, starting the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to save lives by using words, not guns. Premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival.

Emergency (2022)

Fri, May 20
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Director: Carey Williams Run Time: 105 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Donald Watkins, Maddie Nichols, RJ Cyler, Sabrina Carpenter, Sebastian Chacon

Country: United States
Language: English

A buddy comedy for a new generation. Three college students are ready for a night of legendary partying when they find a girl passed out in their living room. Premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Pleasure (2022)

Fri, May 20
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Director: Ninja Thyberg Run Time: 108 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Chris Cock, Evelyn Claire, Sofia Kappel, Tee Reel, Zelda Morrison

Country: Sweden
Language: English, Swedish

Bella Cherry arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame won't come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world. Premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

In Front of Your Face (2022)

Fri, May 20
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Director: Hong Sang-soo Run Time: 85 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Cho Yun-hee, Kim Sae-byuk, Kwon Hae-hyo, Lee Hye-young, Shin Seok-ho

Country: South Korea
Language: Korean

From an internationally acclaimed South Korean filmmaker, a secretive former actress moves in with her sister in Seoul and meets a director to discuss her return to acting. Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Inland Empire (2006)

Fri, May 20
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Director: David Lynch Run Time: 180 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2006

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka, Laura Dern

Country: United States, France, Poland
Language: English, Polish

New 4k Restoration. David Lynch's final film to date follows the fragmented and nightmarish events surrounding a Hollywood actress who begins to take on the personality of a character she plays in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed. Premiered at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

Lux Æterna (2022)

Fri, May 20
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Director: Gaspar Noé Run Time: 51 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Abbey Lee, Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clara 3000, Karl Glusman

Country: France
Language: French, English, Danish

Two actresses, Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg, are on a film set telling stories about witches - but that's not all. An essay on cinema, the love of film, and on-set hysterics, Lux Æterna premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Thrilling Bloody Sword (1981)

Mon, May 23
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Director: Chang Hsin-Yi Run Time: 89 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1981

Starring: Chang Yi, Hsia Ling-Ling, Hsu Pu-Liao, Wong Sai-Tin, Yang Hui-shan

Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin

A princess living in the woods falls in love with a sword-wielding prince in Hsin-Yi Chang's martial arts horror-fantasy version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Thu, May 26
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Director: Joseph Kosinski Run Time: 131 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer

Country: United States
Language: English

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)

Thu, May 26
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Director: Bernard Derriman, Loren Bouchard Run Time: 102 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal

Country: Canada
Language: English

Based on the Emmy-winning series! After a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat while the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant.

Peace by Chocolate (2022)

Opens in May

Director: Jonathan Keijser Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Alika Autran, Ayham Abou Ammar, Hatem Ali, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Mark Camacho

Country: Canada
Language: English, Arabic

After the bombing of his father's factory, a young man leaves Syria to start a new life and find his place in this world. Based on a true story, Jonathan Keijser’s inspiring feature debut premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Mondocane (2022)

Opens in May

Director: Alessandro Celli Run Time: 110 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Alessandro Borghi, Barbara Ronchi, Dennis Protopapa, Giuliano Soprano, Josafat Vagni

Country: Italy
Language: Italian

Recalling everything from Mad Max to Lord of the Flies, from Oliver Twist to Waterworld, director Alessandro Celli's thrilling feature debut is a stylish post-apocalyptic vision and an inspiring testament to the power of friendship in an unjust world. Nominated for Best Film at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

Montana Story (2022)

Fri, May 27
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Director: David Siegel, Scott McGehee Run Time: 113 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague

Country: United States
Language: English

Two estranged siblings return home to the sprawling ranch they once knew and loved in order to care for their ailing father.

Blade Runner (1982)

Fri, May 27
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Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 122 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Harrison Ford, M. Emmet Walsh, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented as part of Four Turning Forty: Spring Edition. In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Sat, May 28
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Director: Nicholas Meyer Run Time: 113 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1982

Starring: DeForest Kelley, Kirstie Alley, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban, William Shatner

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented as part of Four Turning Forty: Spring Edition. At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance. In the film many consider to be the best in the Star Trek series, Admiral James T. Kirk is still in charge of a space fleet, but from behind a desk. Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock convince him to take on a mission which sounds simple, but with the mysterious Khan, things get a little tricky.

Tootsie (1982)

Sun, May 29
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Director: Sydney Pollack Run Time: 116 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1982

Starring: Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented as part of Four Turning Forty: Spring Edition. An unsuccessful actor disguises himself as a woman to land a role on a soap opera. As the assertive Dorothy Michaels, he confronts sexist double standards, and discovers that the experience makes him a better man. The film is directed by Sydney Pollack, who appears in the film alongside Dustin Hoffman, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Teri Garr, and Jessica Lange, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

48 Hours (1982)

Mon, May 30
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Director: Walter Hill Run Time: 96 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: Annette O'Toole, Eddie Murphy, Frank McRae, James Remar, Nick Nolte

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented as part of Four Turning Forty: Spring Edition. Renegade cop Jack Cates pulls wise-cracking bank robber Reggie from a federal prison on a 48-hour leave to help him capture Hammond's old partner, Albert Ganz. Starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, who would later reunite for the sequel.

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Mon, May 30
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Director: Dan O'Bannon Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1985

Starring: Clu Gulager, Don Calfa, James Karen, JR, Miguel A. Núñez, Thom Mathews

Country: United States
Language: English

Dan O'Bannon redefined the genre with his witty and horrific zombie masterpiece.

Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.

RRR (2022)

Opens in June

Director: S.S. Rajamouli Run Time: 187 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Olivia Morris, Ram Charan

Country: India
Language: Telugu

Rise Roar Revolt. An exhilarating, action-packed spectacular mythologizing two real-life freedom fighters who helped lead India’s fight for independence from the British Raj.

Poser (2022)

Thu, Jun 2
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Thu, Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm: Opening night party in the Festival Lounge at 6:30 pm.Fri, Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm: Cast and crew in attendance.Sat, Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm: Cast and crew in attendance. Sun, Jun 5 @ 3:20 pm: Cast and crew in attendance.

Director: Noah Dixon, Ori Segev Run Time: 87 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Amber Falter, Angela Jernigan, Aujolie Baker, Bobbi Kitten, Sylvie Mix

Country: United States
Language: English

Ohio Theatrical Premiere. Yearning for insider access to the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio, wallflower Lennon Gates — a vibrant Sylvie Mix — meets striking, confident performer Bobbi Kitten and develops a fast friendship that takes her down a path of dark obsession. This feature directorial debut from Ohio filmmakers Ori Segev and Noah Dixon premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Crimes of the Future (2022)

Opens in June

Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 107 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Viggo Mortensen, Welket Bungué

Country: Canada, Greece, France
Language: English

A celebrity performance artist publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in this 2022 Palme d'Or nominee from one of Canada’s most celebrated and controversial auteurs.

Dashcam (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Rob Savage Run Time: 77 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Amar Chadha-Patel, Angela Enahoro, Annie Hardy, James Swanton, Seylan Baxter

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

Two friends on a horror-fueled road trip and livestream the most terrifying night of their lives.

Benediction

Opens in June

Director: Terence Davies Run Time: 137 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Starring: Calam Lynch, Jack Lowden, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Legendary 20th Century war poet Siegfried Sassoon's life-long quest for personal salvation through his experiences with family, war, his writing, and destructive relationships goes unresolved, never realizing it can only come from within.

Calendar Girls (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Love Martinsen, Maria Loohufvud Run Time: 83 min. Release Year: 2022

Country: Sweden
Language: English

Presented at the Film Center as part of Cinema Columbus 2022.

Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60, shaking up the outdated image of “the little old lady,” and calling for everyone to dance their hearts out, while they still can. World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

Opens in June

Director: Bob Dolman Run Time: 98 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2006

Starring: Adam Hicks, Alexander Gould, Austin Rogers, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Luke Benward

Country: United States
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection. During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

Watcher (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Chloe Okuno Run Time: 91 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Burn Gorman, Gabriela Butuc, Karl Glusman, Maika Monroe, Tudor Petruț

Country: United States
Language: English, Romanian

As a serial killer stalks the city of Bucharest, Julia – a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street. World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Opens in June

Director: Stephan Elliott Run Time: 104 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1994

Starring: Bill Hunter, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Chadwick, Terence Stamp

Country: Australia
Language: English

She's back... Looking as gorgeous and outrageous as ever in a brand new frock.

The Void (2016)

Mon, Jun 6
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Director: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2016

Starring: Aaron Poole, Art Hindle, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Welsh

Country: Canada
Language: English

A skillful homage to '80s horror complete with show-stopping old-school practical effects from Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. Premiered at the 2016 Fantastic Fest.

Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.

Fright Club: Spring (2014)

Opens in June

Director: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson Run Time: 109 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2014

Starring: Augie Duke, Jeremy Gardner, Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Nick Nevern

Country: United States
Language: English, Italian, French, German

While backpacking in Italy, a young American strikes up a flirtation with the mysterious Louise, who is harboring a monstrous secret. Premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

Before the screening, join us for a happy hour followed by a live recording of the Fright Club podcast hosted by George Wolf and Hope Madden.

Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

Thu, Jun 9
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Director: Colin Trevorrow Run Time: 146 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Sam Neill

Country: United States
Language: English

Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in a breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Opens in June

Director: Mel Stuart Run Time: 120 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1971

Starring: Denise Nickerson, Gene Wilder, Günter Meisner, Jack Albertson, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Nora Denney, Paris Themmen, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Country: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English, French, German, Italian

A From Book to Film selection.Young Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket to the world-famous factory of the reclusive candy man, Willy Wonka.

After Blue (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Bertrand Mandico Run Time: 130 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Agata Buzek, Elina Löwensohn, Michaël Erpelding, Paula Luna, Vimala Pons

Country: France
Language: French, English, Polish

A chimeric future on After Blue, a planet from another galaxy, a virgin planet where only women can survive in the midst of harmless flora and fauna. The story is of a punitive expedition.

Black Box (2021)

Opens in June

Director: Yann Gozlan Run Time: 130 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: André Dussollier, Lou de Laâge, Olivier Rabourdin, Pierre Niney, Sébastien Pouderoux

Country: France
Language: French

A young and talented black box analyst is on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft.

Rude Boy (1980)

Opens in June

Director: David Mingay, Jack Hazan Run Time: 133 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Jimmy Pursey, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Ray Gange, Topper Headon

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

A semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political demonstrations and Clash concerts. Premiered at the 1980 Berlin International Film Festival.

The Girl (1968)

Fri, Jun 10
  • Fri, Jun 10

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1968

Starring: Ádám Szirtes, Kati Kovács, Teri Horváth

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

The first Hungarian film directed by a woman, Márta Mészáros’ debut feature is an assured expression of many of her recurring themes: broken families, the relationships between parents and children, and the search for stability in an uncertain world.

National Theatre Live: Skylight

Opens in June

Director: Robin Lough Run Time: 128 min. Release Year: 2014

Starring: Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan, Matthew Beard

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The Film Center is proud to partner with National Theatre Live to present world-class performances filmed live on Britain’s most exciting stages. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Dine or Soar Edition

Sat, Jun 11
  • Sat, Jun 11

Run Time: 90 min.

Its Saturday Morning Cartoons with dinosaurs! Grab your friends and come see what funny, beloved, and totally weird retro toons we have for you this month.

Binding Sentiments (1969)

Sat, Jun 11
  • Sat, Jun 11

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 98 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1969 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Ági Mészáros, Gyöngyi Bürös, Kati Kovács, Lajos Balázsovits, Mari Törőcsik

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

Family ties become a trap from which a woman struggles to escape in Mészáros’ quietly devastating sophomore feature. Rare among her works in its focus on a wealthy, rather than working-class, milieu, it strikingly illustrates how the predicaments of patriarchy affect all women.

Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls! (1970)

Sat, Jun 11
  • Sat, Jun 11

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 84 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1970 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Blaskó Péter, Jaroslava Schallerová, Kati Sír, Lajos Balázsovits, Márk Zala

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

One of her most formally experimental works, Mészáros’ music-driven counterculture snapshot traces the odyssey of a young woman joining a touring band on the eve of her marriage, reflecting the cultural sea change sweeping Europe at a time when traditional values were being shaken by a youthquake of individual self expression.

Riddance (1973)

Sun, Jun 12
  • Sun, Jun 12

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 81 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1973 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Erzsébet Kútvölgyi, Gábor Nagy, József Székhelyi, Marianna Moór, Melinda Máriáss

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

In representing Hungarian society’s clashing attitudes and prejudices Mészáros depicts a working class woman’s attempt to overcome the perceived inferiority of her social status as well as her own familial dysfunction and feelings of inadequacy.

Adoption (1975)

Sun, Jun 12
  • Sun, Jun 12

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 89 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1975

Starring: Flóra Kádár, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Katalin Berek, László Szabó, Péter Fried

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

Mészáros gives aching expression to the experiences of women in 1970s Hungary in this sensitive and absorbing slice-of-life drama, which became the first film directed by a woman to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Nine Months (1976)

Sun, Jun 12
  • Sun, Jun 12

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1976 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Đoko Rosić, Gyula Szersén, Jan Nowicki, Lili Monori, Tibor Kristóf

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

A defiant woman asserts her autonomy in the face of a disapproving society in Mészáros’ complex look at the ways in which women’s bodies and minds are held in check by the strictures of patriarchy.

The Two of Them (1978)

Mon, Jun 13
  • Mon, Jun 13

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 100 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1978

Starring: András Szigeti, Éva Szabó, Jan Nowicki, Lili Monori, Marina Vlady

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

Two women, each at a critical crossroads in life and love, find refuge in their friendship with one another in this multilayered look at female solidarity. With characteristic sensitivity, Mészáros traces the protective yet complex bond that forms between the two, each at a different stage of life.

Raiga: God of Monsters (2009)

Mon, Jun 13
  • Mon, Jun 13

Director: Shinpei Hayashiya Run Time: 80 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2009

Starring: Hanji Yanagiya, Manami Enosawa, Mao Urata, Miyu Oriyama, Yukijiro Hotaru

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

When the Earth's ecosystem is disrupted due to global warming, a plethora of prehistoric sea monsters wage war on Japan. Led by the powerful Raiga, the monsters ravage the city of Asakusa.

Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.

Diary for My Children (1984)

Tue, Jun 14
  • Tue, Jun 14

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 106 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1984 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Anna Polony, Czinkóczi Zsuzsa, Jan Nowicki, Sándor Oszter, Teri Földi

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

Mészáros drew on her own wartime experiences to craft this haunting portrait of a young woman coming of age amidst a turbulent historical moment, caught between the shock of World War II and the rising tide of Stalinism. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes.

Diary for My Lovers (1987)

Tue, Jun 14
  • Tue, Jun 14

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 141 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1987

Starring: Anna Polony, Csere Ágnes, Czinkóczi Zsuzsa, Jan Nowicki, Mária Ronyecz

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

Mészáros’ follow-up to Diary for My Children picks up the story of teenage Juli, the director’s alter-ego, as she defies the wishes of her Stalinist aunt and leaves Hungary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker in Moscow. A stirring depiction of a young woman finding her voice in a world intent on stifling it.

Diary for My Mother and Father (1990)

Tue, Jun 14
  • Tue, Jun 14

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 119 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1990

Starring: Anna Polony, Czinkóczi Zsuzsa, Ildikó Bánsági, Jan Nowicki, Mari Törőcsik

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

The heartrending final installment of Mészáros’ autobiographical Diary trilogy. An epic and intimate portrait of history as she experienced it, bearing witness to both the horrors of totalitarian oppression and the courage of those who resist.

The Heiresses (1980)

Wed, Jun 15
  • Wed, Jun 15

Director: Márta Mészáros Run Time: 105 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1980 Language: Hungarian

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jan Nowicki, Lili Monori, Sándor Szabó, Zita Perczel

Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian

Unable to give birth, Szilvia, a wealthy heiress, offers Irén money in exchange for conceiving a child with her husband on her behalf. A piercing period elegy blurring social boundaries and leading all involved into an explosive moral, emotional, and romantic minefield.

Lightyear (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Angus MacLane Run Time: TBD min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Chris Evans, Dale Soules, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi

Country: United States
Language: English

Infinity awaits.

Brian and Charles (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Jim Archer Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Chris Hayward, David Earl, Jamie Michie, Louise Brealey, Nina Sosanya

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

After a particularly harsh winter Brian goes into a deep depression; completely isolated and with no one to talk to, Brian does what any sane person would do when faced with such a melancholic situation. He builds a robot. World Premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

A Chiara (2021)

Opens in June

Director: Jonas Carpignano Run Time: 121 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Carmela Fumo, Claudio Rotolo, Giorgia Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo, Swamy Rotolo

Country: Italy
Language: Italian

As she gets closer to the truth, Chiara is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.

Mad God (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Phil Tippett Run Time: 83 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Alex Cox, Brynn Taylor, Harper Taylor, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda

Country: United States
Language: None

Ready your eyes and ready your souls for a journey beyond your wildest nightmares from legendary visual effects and stop-motion craftsman Phil Tippett. Thirty years in the making, Tippett’s personal masterwork Mad God screened film festivals all over the world.

The Lost Girls (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Livia De Paolis Run Time: 107 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Iain Glen, Joely Richardson, Julian Ovenden, Louis Partridge, Vanessa Redgrave

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

A family legend. A neverending fantasy. Based on the novel by Laurie Fox, Livia De Paolis reimagines the Peter Pan story from the perspective of four generations of Darling women as they struggle in the aftermath of their adventures in Neverland.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Opens in June

Director: Ken Kwapis Run Time: 119 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2005

Starring: Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Bradley Whitford

Country: United States
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection. Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Mon, Jun 20
  • Mon, Jun 20

Director: Chuck Russell Run Time: 96 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring: Craig Wasson, Heather Langenkamp, Ken Sagoes, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund

Country: United States
Language: English

If you think you're ready for Freddy, think again! An imaginative debut from Chuck Russell, and one of the greatest horror sequels of all time.

Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.

The Human Trial (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Guy Mossman, Lisa Hepner Run Time: 91 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Country: United States
Language: English

Behind every breakthrough are the patients who risk everything for everybody else. Would you go first?

Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes (2021)

Opens in June

Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Country: Germany
Language: German

Midwest Premiere was presented as part of Nightmares Film Festival 2021.

Having just inherited a run down castle, a dispirited woman and her ill-tempered husband decide to spend the night, as time and reality slowly starts to shift around them. Premiered at the 2021 FrightFest UK.

The Black Phone (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Scott Derrickson Run Time: 102 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Jeremy Davies, Madeleine McGraw, Mason Thames

Country: United States
Language: English

Finney is locked in the basement of a murderer with an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. World Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2021.

Elvis (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Baz Luhrmann Run Time: 163 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Austin Butler, Dacre Montgomery, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Olivia DeJonge, Tom Hanks

Country: United States
Language: English

Crafting his latest music-filled masterpiece, visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann directs Austin Butler and Tom Hanks in the life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

The Witches (1990)

Opens in June

Director: Nicolas Roeg Run Time: 91 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1990

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Bill Paterson, Jasen Fisher, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection.Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp Run Time: 90 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022

Starring: Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini, Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann

Country: United States
Language: English

Ohio Premiere presented at the Film Center as part of Cinema Columbus 2022.

Feature adaptation of the animated short film interviewing a mollusk named Marcel, an anthropomorphic seashell outfitted with a single googly eye and a pair of miniature shoes.

Fruits Basket: Prelude (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Yoshihide Ibata Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Manaka Iwami, Miyuki Sawashiro, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuma Uchida

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

Based upon Natsuki Takaya's "Fruits Basket" series, the new film takes us back through the anime's most tender moments while filling in missing chapters, including the love story of Tohru's parents and a brand-new story about Tohru and Kyo, set after the series.

The Phantom of the Open (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Craig Roberts Run Time: 102 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Mark Lewis Jones, Mark Rylance, Rhys Ifans, Sally Hawkins, Simon Farnaby

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

A quirky underdog story about humble British shipyard worker Maurice Flitcroft, the "world’s worst professional golfer." World Premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Mon, Jun 27
  • Mon, Jun 27

Director: John Cameron Mitchell Run Time: 95 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2001

Starring: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Rob Campbell, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Country: United States, Canada
Language: English

A trailblazing rock odyssey and first feature from John Cameron Mitchell. Sundance 2001 multi-prize winner.

Presented as part of Mammoth Mondays, a new extension of Cult 101.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Opens in July

Director: Victor Fleming Run Time: 102 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1939

Starring: Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger

Country: United States
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection.We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Opens in July

Director: Wolfgang Petersen Run Time: 102 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1984

Starring: Barret Oliver, Moses Gunn, Noah Hathaway, Patricia Hayes, Tami Stronach

Country: United States
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection.A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination.

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Opens in July

Director: Spike Jonze Run Time: 101 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2009

Starring: Catherine Keener, Lauren Ambrose, Max Records, Ryan Corr, Spike Jonze

Country: Germany, United States, Australia
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection.Innovative director Spike Jonze and celebrated author Maurice Sendak bring to life one of the most beloved books of all time.

A Little Princess (1995)

Opens in July

Director: Alfonso Cuaron Run Time: 100 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1995

Starring: Arthur Malet, Darcie Bradford, Eleanor Bron, Errol Sitahal, Heather DeLoach, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews, Rusty Schwimmer, Taylor Fry, Vanessa Lee Chester

Country: United States
Language: English, French

A From Book to Film selection. A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Paddington 2 (2018)

Opens in July

Director: Paul King Run Time: 103 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2018

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton, Madeleine Harris, Michael Gambon

Country: United Kingdom, France, United States, China, Canada
Language: English

A From Book to Film selection.Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.