Recently the world lost a true icon in filmmaker Agnès Varda. An essential voice in the French New Wave movement and as deft with documentaries as she was with narrative features, Varda leaves behind a truly remarkable filmography, creating moving works in to her ninth decade. Over the course of this year we're going to dig deeper in to her catalogue, and we look forward to the journey.
Cléo from 5 to 7
Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she gains perspective as the audience gains a remarkable window in to the city as it was in 1962. A stunning film of vulnerability and hope. NR / 90 min. In French w/ subtitles.
04/28 @ 7:00pm
The Normal Humor returns to the Normal Theater with all original sketches and digital shorts alongside musical guests. Come out for a fun night filled with laughter. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for general admission. Intended for ages 13+.
**SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING**
Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened. R / 95 min. This film is free to attend.
PLEASE NOTE: Priority seating is given to current students at Illinois State University. The community is welcome to attend, but will be seated after ISU students and based on availability.
05/01 @ 7:00pm
This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’s Dev Patel) is a man who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding with a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi—as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, THE WEDDING GUEST conjures a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn and nothing is as it seems. R / 94 min.
05/05 @ 7:00pm