Films

The Carlisle Theatre brings you high quality first run, independent, foreign, and specialty films. 

Adults $8  |  Seniors $7  |Children $4  |  Adult/Senior Matinée $7

Movie Pass (10 admissions and 10 small popcorns) $60


 

 

Loveless

Oscar Nominee! (Foreign Language Film)
Not Rated
Runtime: 2 Hours, 7 Mins
Drama
[In Russian with English subtitles]
Sponsored by: The Department of Russian at Dickinson College
7:30 p.m. showtimes:
4/13 (Fri.), 4/14 (Sat.), 4/18 (Wed.), 4/19 (Thurs.)
2:00 p.m. showtime:
4/15 (Sun.)

Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations.  Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha.  Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.

Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev (who brought us Leviathan in 2014), Loveless was Russia’s entry into the Oscar sweepstakes for Best Foreign Language Film.  Among the many awards it has won, Loveless took home the Jury Prize at Cannes last year, and a Golden Eagle (Russia’s equivalent of a Golden Globe) for Zvyagintsev’s direction.

Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian says that “Loveless is a stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe: a drama with the ostensible form of a procedural crime thriller.  It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end.”

 

Foxtrot

Not Rated
Runtime: 1 Hour, 48 Mins
Drama
[In Hebrew with English subtitles]
Sponsored by: The Departments of Middle East Studies; Film & Media Studies; and Judaic Studies at Dickinson College
7:30 p.m. showtimes:
4/20 (Fri.), 4/25 (Wed.), 4/26 (Thurs.)
2:00 p.m. showtime:
4/22 (Sun.)

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their soldier son Jonathan.  Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats.  While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.

Director Samuel Maoz’s last feature, Lebanon (2009), was a briliant antiwar statement filmed entirely inside an Israeli tank.  Foxtrot again looks at the state of mind of the state of Israel, and offers a new perspective on the toll of constant war.  The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival as well as an Ophir (the Israeli Oscar) for Best Film, but has been denounced by Israel’s Minister of Culture as being “anti-Israel.”

Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times remarks that as “An intricate, dazzling cinematic dance, Foxtrot goes both deeper in and further out than standard-issue cinema.  It’s profound and moving and wild and crazy at the same time, simultane-ously telling a specific story and offering an emotional snapshot of a country whose very soul seems to be at risk.”