Starts January 12th
After months have passed without a suspect in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Written & Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
1 hr 55 min
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Written & Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saiorse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
1 hr 34 min
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion
looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Directed by: Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James
Rating: PG – 13
2 hr 5 min
Saturday, January 27th, 9:55AM
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Željko Lučić and Michael Volle as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Emmanuel Villaume and Bertrand de Billy share conducting duties.
Estimated Runtime: 2 hrs 53 min
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. This is the real life story of how their film, The Room, was brought to life, chronicling its troubled development and eventual cult success.
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Directed by: James Franco
Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen
1 hr 44 min
DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016
February 4th at 1:00PM & February 5th at 4:30PM
Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow Running time: 85 minutes
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.
Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Genre: Biography, History, Drama
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
1 hr 56 min
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00PM
Backbone Campaign brings “First Daughter and the Black Snake” – a documentary featuring the work of Winona LaDuke – to Vashon Theatre, Tuesday, Feb 13th at 6 pm.
Admission is by donation.
Winona believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth’s destruction. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe’s 1855 Treaty land, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.
The film screening is a prelude to Winona’s appearance on Vashon Island in March. The event is made possible thanks to generous support from Island GreenTech and Vashon Theatre.
Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Vashon Theatre with the best comedy that Seattle has to offer! Featuring semi-finalists from the 2017 Seattle International Comedy Competition as well as past SICC winner, Rod Long.