The Big Scary “S” Word

Featuring interviews with Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, and Naomi Klein, The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement. Weaving together hidden episodes of history and verité footage, the film shows that, contrary to popular belief, socialism is in fact deeply American and led to popular government programs such as public schools and Medicare. Activists and journalists explain how the 2008 financial crisis, the Wall Street bailout, the Occupy Movement, and the ascension of politicians like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez have pushed a new generation to embrace the language of socialism.

Showtimes for Friday September 3rd- Monday September 6th

6:00pm

Showtimes for Tuesday September 7th – Thursday September 9th

6:00pm

Director: Yael Bridge
Cast: Cornel West, Lee Carter, Jimmy Durante
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Run time: 1 hour 32 minutes

Not Going Quietly

A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with powerful Senator Jeff Flake on an airplane goes viral, catapulting him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation political movement called “Be a Hero.” Together, they barnstorm across the country and empower people to confront their elected officials with emotional, personal stories to demand healthcare justice, and Ady holds groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.  Through his journey, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers hope for his family and millions of others.

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Director: Nicholas Bruckman
Cast: Ady Barkan, Elizabeth Jaff, Rachael King
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Pig

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Showtimes for Friday August 20th- Sunday August 22nd

(3:50)pm, 8:35pm

Showtimes for Monday August 23rd – Thursday August 26th

8:35pm

Director: Michael Sarnoski
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Rating: R for language and some violence
Run time: 1 hour 40 mins

Together

A couple are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown. She is a charity worker, a coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. She’s the daughter of a dentist father and an `old socialist’ mother and the only grandparent still around. He, meanwhile, is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy.

Showtimes for Friday September 3rd- Monday September 6th

6:10pm

Showtimes for Tuesday September 7th – Thursday September 9th

6:10pm

Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R for language throughout
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Blue Bayou

Antonio LeBlanc is a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou. He’s married to the love of his life, Kathy, and raising his beloved stepdaughter, Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must soon confront the ghosts of his past after learning that he could be deported from the only country he’s ever called home.

Coming Friday, September 17th

Director: Justin Chon
Cast: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: R for language throughout and some violence
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes