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Jingle Bell Rocks!
Directed by Mitchell Kezin
Starring Bill Adler, Clarence Carter, Andy Cirzan
1 hr 34 mins, rated NR
In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, “Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”
Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you’ve never heard.
Directed by Ruben Östlund
Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren
Swedish with English Subtitles, English
1 hr 58 mins, rated R
A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
“Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s damning, frequently hilarious study of imploding male ego.” -A.A. Dowd (AV Club)
“Östlund has become an almost brutal satirist of his countrymen’s foibles, presumptions and hidden prejudices, like Bergman with a more wicked streak.” -Tim Robey (Daily Telegraph)
“A brutally smart and original film. Its edge is so keen, and its movements so deft that it’s not till you’re out the cinema and up the road that you realize how cutting it was. “ – Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
“Sophisticated, stingingly clever and well-executed. Filmed with crystalline clarity and observant humor” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
“It stands to complicate many a romantic arthouse date” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“An impressive and adult piece of work, bracing and intelligent. I found myself deeply impressed by how complex and smart the movie is.” – Drew McWeeny, Hitfix
“It brushes off our surface layer, shows us the icy truth underneath.” – Henry Barnes, The Guardian
Friday, December 19
Force Majeure 2:30pm
Jingle Bell Rocks! 5:00pm
LIVE IMPROV COMEDY: Fruitcakes! 8:00pm
Saturday, December 20
Jingle Bell Rocks! 1:00pm
Force Majeure 3:00pm
Jingle Bell Rocks! 5:15pm
Force Majeure 7:15pm
Sunday, December 21
Jingle Bell Rocks! 1:45pm
Force Majeure 3:30pm
Monday, December 22
Force Majeure 12:15pm
Jingle Bell Rocks! 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 23
Jingle Bell Rocks! 12:30pm
Force Majeure 2:15pm
Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
General Admission: $8
Senior (65+): $7
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