THIS WEEK AT VASHON THEATRE
Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status – October 20-26
When Brad Sloan accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life with his family, but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing his son around Boston, Brad can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends. As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.
Written & Directed by: Mike White
Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer
The Best of Children’s Film Festival Seattle! October 25th & 26th at 2:30PM
Special matinee showings of global short films on Chautauqua early release & parent conference days!
Shine On! – The Best Animated Films
Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.
What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon
Longing and Belonging: The Best Live Action Films
Running time: 66 minutes. Best for ages 8+ though can also be appreciated by most younger viewers.
This collection of live action shorts show how kids all over the world long for the same things: to love, to laugh, to love, to share time with their families, and find their passions. Get globally aware as you meet sweet children who dream of their homeland, boys and girls who feel passionately drawn to the arts, best friends who must overcome bullying, a boy who learns a big lesson about his parents, and an Alaskan Yup’ik teen who competes not for himself, but for his whole community.
Battle of the Sexes starts Friday 10/27
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough
2 hr 1 min