The Normal Theater is temporarily closed as we all do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19, but there are still films for you to enjoy at home while supporting the theater.
Check out the titles below, or visit our Online Screenings page for more information.
After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy - but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community, but his unconventional sermons and un-priestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth. NR (Mature) / 116 min. In Polish w/ subtitles.
When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman (Gwei Lun Mei), who has mysterious intentions of her own.
From the director of BLACK COAL, THIN ICE and featuring gorgeous, neon-drenched cinematography coupled with bursts of shocking, expertly choreographed action, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “brilliant" (Indiewire) and “downright Hitchcockian” (AV Club). NR / 113 min. In Chinese w/ subtitles.
At this time we have scheduled this film for April 24th. Due to the health concerns around COVID-19, we may have to reschedule depending on the level of concern.
04/24 @ 10:00PM
Coalescence Theatre project presents a production of THE EXONERATED by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Directed by George Jackson III.
THE EXONERATED is a powerful docudrama that centers on six people who were wrongly convicted of and sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. The six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.
THE EXONERATED features Elaine Hill, Claron Sharrieff, Anthony Overton, Jennifer Cirillo, Kim Wernecke, John Bowen, Wes Melton, Milagro Cortez, and Chuck Pettigrew.
Tabitha Miller, Production Manager for Coalescence will serve as stage manager and THE EXONERATED will be produced by Don Shandrow, Executive Artistic Director of Coalescence Theatre Project
"Riveting, Simple, honest storytelling that demands reflection" - Associated Press
"Artful and moving...pays tribute to the resilience of human hearts and minds."
Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry, Ron, and Hermione begin a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the sources of Voldemort’s immortality. Though they must rely on one another more than ever, dark forces threaten to tear them apart. Voldemort’s Death Eaters have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts, and they are searching for Harry -- even as he and his friends prepare for the ultimate showdown. PG-13 / 146 min.
And join us at 7pm for DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 2. A double-feature ticket is available, with Students able to see both films for just $7 and General Admission tickets available for $10. And yes, you’re welcome to leave the theater between films to go grab dinner; best Sunday ever? Perhaps...
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. It all ends here. PG-13 / 130 min.
Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame in this SHAUN OF THE DEAD -esque new comedy from Ireland. R / 94 min.
A Jazz / On Screen event, presented by Further Jazz, Inc.
A new documentary exploring archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, as well as original paintings and manuscripts that help define the man behind the music. NR / 115 min.
A concert featuring Glenn Wilson & Friends will follow the film.