Film

Movies At The Avon

Today’s weather may not be conducive to taking that long walk we all thought about yesterday, but it’s perfect for the movies. The Avon Cinema has some great choices, playing now through December 1st. “Tár”: Cate Blanchett plays the fictional Lydia Tár, considered the greatest living conductor-composer of her time. We meet Tár at the …

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‘Meet Me In The Bathroom’ At Columbus

(11.8) It’s aughts nostalgia time. “Meet Me in the Bathroom” — an immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s — will play for one night only this Tuesday at the Columbus Theatre. Archival footage, with new audio commentary, features the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Moldy Peaches, TV on the …

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Aubrey Plaza Movie At Avon

Hooray! A movie that tackles the evil scheme that is (was?) the unpaid internship* and illuminates the particular economic headwinds endured by the millennial cohort. But “Emily the Criminal” also functions as an entertaining thriller, with the irresistible Aubrey Plaza in the title role. The New York Times has given it a very favorable review: …

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RIIFF Starts

The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), the largest public film festival in New England, kicks off Tuesday night at the Providence Showcase with a mix of shorts — live action, documentary, animation, color, drama, musical, comedy, Canada — and barrels along through Sunday, August 14, when a variety of films will be screened at …

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Horror Films Screening At Dusk

(7.13) Head over to Dusk Wednesday night for the Motif Horror Film Screening series. The evening starts with live performances by Aquaria and Eclectic Electric. Motif Film Screening showing short foreign, animated, documentary, fictional films and more! This month’s focus is on horror as we partner with Necronomicon! Food and Freshly popped popcorn offered. Sit …

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Trailer Released

Home of the Fighting Puritans? I don’t think so. The Moses Brown School is famously home to the delightfully perverse Fighting Quakers. (I got your gentle persuasion right here.)* The new trailer for ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ opens with this trio walking under an arch on the Moses Brown campus. (The overlay here is a fuzzy …

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‘Benediction’ At Avon

Director Terence Davies explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, in ‘Benediction’ playing at the Avon Cinema now through June 23. Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War, and was decorated for his bravery, but who became a vocal critic of the …

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‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane’

(6.15) Lunch! These faces can only truly be appreciated on the big screen and here’s your chance.* Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Robert Aldrich’s 1962 grandes dames guignol, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” with two screenings at the Providence mall cinema. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star as two aging sisters — both former …

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‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ At Mall

Enjoy ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition’ on the big screen, and in air-conditioned comfort, this Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. The initial 1979 version — which proved to be review-proof, turning tepid notices into big box office — has been restored and remastered with enhanced visual effects. Maybe Director Robert Wise has …

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Oscar Nominated Shorts At Avon

[Schedule extended through March 31.] Seen here is “Robin Robin” — featuring Richard E. Grant and Gillian Anderson — one of the animated nominees you can catch at the Oscar Shorts at the Avon. The three categories — animation, live action, and documentary are shown in separate batches: Animation — 4:10pm & 6:20pm, Saturday, Sunday, …

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