Length: 103 minutes
Opens March 24th!
Feeling lonely and isolated, Wilson (Woody Harrelson) tracks down Pippa (Laura Dern), the ex-wife who left him 17 years earlier. She tells the neurotic and middle-aged misanthrope that he is the father of a teenager named Claire (Isabella Amara). Shocked, excited and hopeful, Wilson embarks on a madcap quest to connect with the daughter he never knew he had.
Harrelson makes the character his own, irresistibly.
–A.A. Dowd AV Club
Length: 111 minutes
Opens March 25th!
Please stay tuned after the 4:15 showing on March 25th for a Q & A with a clinically professional panel with representatives from the Helena Vet Center, the Center for Mental Health, Fort Harrison Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention. Themes and topics to be discussed include PTSD, moral injury, symptomology, suicide and treatment for those surviving the combat experience.
Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves.
[NOTE:] This documentary contains images, statements and events that can elicit a strong emotional response. If you feel in need of crisis support at any time during or after the screening, please feel free to contact that National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Press 1 if you are a Veteran. Veterans may also text 838255 to get help now. Those in imminent risk should call 911 and report to the nearest Emergency Room.
The film provides a valuable chance to walk in the shoes of men we might not otherwise get to know.
– Rob Thomas Madison Movie
Length: 120 minutes
Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 PM
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities & PEERS presents:
The 5th annual Disability Awareness Film Festival — celebrating diversity in everyone. The festival is a collection of nine short films from across the country, all centered on different aspects of developmental disability. There are narrative films, documentaries and music videos — all featuring people with I/DD. So come and enjoy this collection of award winning shorts and help raise awareness for disabilities that touch us all.
Length: 101 minutes
Opens March 31st!
Critically acclaimed as the first great horror film of 2017!
Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
This smart, funny and extremely dark shocker gives writer/director Julia Ducournau a debut showcasing her prodigious creative instincts and perverse sense of humor.
– Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune
Length: 98 minutes
Opens April 7th!
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history.
Length: 128 minutes
Opens April 14th!
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.
Subtle yet striking, this is a film that is filled with the power of exquisitely executed storytelling.