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While We’re Young

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh and Cornelia Srebnick, happily married middle-aged members of New York’s creative class. They were unable to start a family, and have decided they’re okay with that. But as Josh labors over the umpteenth edit of his cerebral new film, it’s plain that he has hit a dry patch and that something is still missing.

Enter Jamie and Darby (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried), a free-spirited young couple who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion: retro board games one day, acquiring a pet chicken the next. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth – or a youth he wishes he once had – and it’s not long before the restless 40-somethings throw aside friends their own age (including Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz in a sly supporting role) to trail after these young hipsters who seem so plugged in.

Called “both blisteringly of-the-moment and classically zany in the same breath,” WHILE WE’RE YOUNG sees writer/director Noah Baumbach (FRANCES HA) tackle a middle aged man’s alienation in the twenty somethings’ world in this ode to accepting maturity.

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The Hunting Ground

From the intrepid team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012) comes a piercing exposé of rape culture on campuses. Weaving together verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Scrutinizing the gamut of elite ivy-league institutions, state universities and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.

Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark – survivors who are taking matters into their own hands – employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Among them is former Zephyrhills High School student Erica Kinsman, who speaks publicly for the first time in the film about her December 2012 encounter with Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston, who denied the rape accusation by saying the encounter was consensual, was neither charged with a crime by the state attorney’s office nor found guilty of violating FSU’s student code of conduct.

The Monday, April 6th showing of the film will be followed by a Q&A Panel sponsored by the University of South Florida. 

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It Follows

As summer nears an end for 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), her unperturbed suburban existence that has been spent hanging with friends and lounging in a backyard pool is about to be horrifyingly upended. After sleeping with a new boyfriend, she suddenly pursued – slowly but persistently – by a malevolent supernatural presence that takes the form of different people. Hoping to buy time and devise a plan, Jay and her friends escape to a beach house. But it’s coming… it’s always coming.

Premiered at Cannes and aptly reviewed as a “teen horror movie like you’ve never seen it before,” David Robert Mitchell’s IT FOLLOWS is an unrelentingly creepy experience that pairs edge-of-your-seat suspense with a beautifully poetic exploration of teenage anxiety, yearning and jealousy. His unnerving, dreamlike aesthetic – long takes, eerily deliberate zooms and a harrowing electronic score by California-based band Disasterpeace – lingers precariously over innocuous suburban tableaus and plays brilliantly with off-screen space, mercilessly baiting viewers with the edges of the frame. Perfect fodder for horror and allegory, the film’s unseen menace may be sluggish, but slow and steady wins the race.

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Sing-Along FROZEN

TWO SHOWS!

After the kingdom of Arendelle is accidentally cast into eternal winter by the newly crowned Snow Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), her energetic sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with the rough-hewn mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his trusty reindeer Sven and Olaf the snowman (Josh Gad) to break the icy spell. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen, these special screenings of Walt Disney’s animated smash hit invite families to sing along with the lyrics on the screen, play along with the interactive props provided and dress in their favorite FROZEN fashions for a costume parade on-stage before the show. 


Tickets for Sing-Along FROZEN are $12 for adults and $10 for kids, and include a bag of interactive props to use during the movie.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

A young boy, Elliott (Henry Thomas), finds an alien mistakenly left behind on Earth and hides the creature in his home. Both of their worlds are changed forever as E.T. teaches Elliott and his siblings (Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton) – whose parents have recently separated – about caring and love. But as Elliott tries to protect his new intergalactic pal from the malevolent world of grown-ups, the two begin to share an unspoken bond that will threaten both their lives unless Elliott can get E.T. back to his home planet.

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Hook

With the late Robin Williams as Peter Pan, director Steven Spielberg brings J.M. Barrie’s timeless tale to life with a delightfully modernized twist:  Forty-year-old Peter has grown up to be a workaholic lawyer with more affection for his cell phone than his family. But when Peter’s son and daughter are kidnapped by the villainous Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), Peter’s faithful pal Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) helps him return to Neverland, where the Lost Boys try to get him in shape for his fight with Hook. Bob Hoskins costars as Hook’s right-hand man, Smee, and Gwyneth Paltrow – in her first film role – plays the young Wendy. 

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The Goonies

When Mikey (Sean Astin) and Brand (Josh Brolin) learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move, they and the brothers and their friends decide to have one last, precious adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they discover in the attic, the group – who call themselves the Goonies – go in search of buried gold in hopes that that if they find it, Mikey and Brand will succeed in keeping their home. 

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Shrek

Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome ogre living in isolation in his cozy little swamp. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek’s swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale characters, Shrek’s quiet, introverted life is ruined. Joined by the talkative Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek makes his way to Farquaad’s kingdom, where the Lord promises to rid Shrek’s land of the unwanted visitors if Shrek will go on a quest to free Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a dragon-guarded castle and convince her to marry Farquaad.