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May
4
Fri
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Frustrated with the lack of progress by the local police in finding those responsible for the brutal murder of her daughter, a mother (Frances McDormand) installs three controversial billboards on the edge of town to goad the department into action. Her decision leads to a clash with both the chief of police (Woody Harrelson) and his unhinged second-in-command (Sam Rockwell). Lucas Hedges, Clarke Peters, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, and Caleb Landry Jones co-star in this crime drama from writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

 

ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST ACTRESS (Frances McDormand) and BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Sam Rockwell)

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
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May
5
Sat
HAMLET – National Theatre
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Stage to Screen

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Director: Lyndsey Turner
Studio: Royal National Theatre

 

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to King’s Theatre. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) in the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

 

 

Running Time:  240 min.

 

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever. – Time Out

Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet. – Daily Telegraph

This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation. – Variety

 

 

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May
6
Sun
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Frustrated with the lack of progress by the local police in finding those responsible for the brutal murder of her daughter, a mother (Frances McDormand) installs three controversial billboards on the edge of town to goad the department into action. Her decision leads to a clash with both the chief of police (Woody Harrelson) and his unhinged second-in-command (Sam Rockwell). Lucas Hedges, Clarke Peters, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, and Caleb Landry Jones co-star in this crime drama from writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

 

ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST ACTRESS (Frances McDormand) and BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Sam Rockwell)

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware

May
8
Tue
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

UNITED KINGDOM, 2017
English
105 minutes

The sultry Gloria Grahame won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful. She appeared in films alongside Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, and a bevy of other icons. Her star blazed brightly then faded quickly, but she did not disappear. How Grahame spent her later years is the subject of this beautiful — and rare — ode to life after fame. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool features Annette Bening as Grahame and Jamie Bell (Nicholas Nicholby, Billy Elliot), as her lover Peter Turner, a working-class English actor. Drawing on Turner’s memoir of the same name, director Paul McGuigan fashions a moving narrative that embraces the high and lows of the erstwhile Hollywood star’s time spent living in Liverpool in the 1970s.
As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears. Unorthodox and sincere, the film is the kind of showbiz love story seldom depicted onscreen.

“There is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers.”
–The Hollywood Reporter

“What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she’s at her very best playing Gloria Grahame, a screen siren of the 1940s and 1950s, who faced a health crisis in her final days with the help of a new love (a terrific Jamie Bell).”
– Rolling Stone

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

May
11
Fri
WALK WITH ME
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
‘Walk With Me’ is meditative film about a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Directors & Writers: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thich Nhát Hanh, Brother Pháp De

 

 

“Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” — Laure Bonville, London Film Festival

G | | Documentary |

 

 

All tickets: $12 (includes HST)

May
18
Fri
A WRINKLE IN TIME
May 18 @ 10:00 am

After her astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) goes missing, 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey). They transport her, her friend Calvin (Levi Miller), and her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) through the universe, where they must traverse strange new planets and unlock the power inside themselves to rescue her dad. Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s novel of the same name, the first in a five-book series.

Directed by Ava DuVernay.

Stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe

Co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, and Michael Peña

PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

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Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
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A WRINKLE IN TIME
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

After her astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) goes missing, 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey). They transport her, her friend Calvin (Levi Miller), and her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) through the universe, where they must traverse strange new planets and unlock the power inside themselves to rescue her dad. Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s novel of the same name, the first in a five-book series.

Directed by Ava DuVernay.

Stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe

Co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, and Michael Peña

PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

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Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware

May
22
Tue
FOXTROT
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

FOXTROT

ISRAEL/GERMANY/FRANCE/SWITZERLAND, 2017
Hebrew, Arabic, German w/ English subtitles
114 minutes

Samuel Maoz’s debut feature, Lebanon, was set during the 1982 Lebanon War, and shot almost entirely inside of a tank. Foxtrot, his second feature, steps away from that fevered claustrophobia to tell another maddening story of war and conflict, but this one on a much broader canvas. Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna (Sarah Adler) experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to
announce the death of their son, Jonathan. Unable to find any solace in the well-meaning condolences of their extended family, or in the empty patriotic platitudes of bureaucrats, Michael spirals into anger only to subsequently experience one of life’s unfathomable twists — a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. Foxtrot examines both the strength and the absurdity of military service from several points of view. Moving from the grieving parents’ apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan was stationed, Maoz shows us precisely how much damage can ensue when young soldiers, barely able to tell their toe from a trigger, experience boredom, privation, and loneliness. Although there is a terrible tragedy at the heart of the film, Foxtrot contains many
moments laced with mordant humour, irony, and sincere emotional connection.

“Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around, this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level.”
– Variety

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

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Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

May
26
Sat
LOVE, SIMON
May 26 @ 7:00 pm

Simon (Nick Robinson) is a closeted high schooler who falls for an anonymous online pen pal from his school who is also gay. When a blackmailer obtains his candid emails and threatens to out him, Simon must figure out how to reveal his sexuality to his friends and family while also attempting to turn his online flirtation into a real-life romance. Prolific CW producer Greg Berlanti directed this adaptation of the YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel co-star.

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance |

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

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Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware

May
27
Sun
LOVE, SIMON
May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Simon (Nick Robinson) is a closeted high schooler who falls for an anonymous online pen pal from his school who is also gay. When a blackmailer obtains his candid emails and threatens to out him, Simon must figure out how to reveal his sexuality to his friends and family while also attempting to turn his online flirtation into a real-life romance. Prolific CW producer Greg Berlanti directed this adaptation of the YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel co-star.

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance |

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware