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


 

The Zookeeper’s Wife

PG-13, 2 hours 4 min
Biography/Drama/History

Sponsored by Mr. Henry
4/14, 4/15, 4/19, 4/20, 4/26, and 4/27 at 7:30pm
4/16, 4/23, 4/26 at 2:00pm

In the 1930s, Jan Zabinski was the director of the thriving zoo in Warsaw, Poland; his wife Antonina had a remarkable sympathy for animals, and their villa in the zoo was a nursery and residence for numerous animals as well as their own son. This life came to an abrupt end with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, which started World War II (1939-1945). Most of the zoo’s animals and structures were destroyed in the bombings and siege of the city. The zoo was closed under German occupation, but the Zabinskis continued to occupy the villa, and the zoo itself was used first as a pig farm and subsequently as a fur farm. Jan and Antonina Zabinski became active with the Polish underground resistance. At the villa and in the zoo’s structures, they secretly sheltered Jews, most escaping from the doomed Warsaw ghetto. As many as 300 such “guests” passed through the zoo, and many did survive the war with the assistance of the Zabinskis and other members of the underground. The German occupiers executed those they discovered helping Jews. Nonetheless, Antonina Zabinska maintained a semblance of prewar life at the villa, harboring a menagerie of animals — otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes — as well as the secret guests. While Jan Zabinski was wounded in the armed August 1944 Warsaw uprising against the German occupiers, the Zabinskis survived the war. The zoo reopened in 1949, with Jan as its new director. On September 21, 1965, Yad Vashem (Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust) recognized Jan and Antonina Zabinski as Righteous Among the Nations.

 

 

The Salesman

PG-13, 2 hours 5 mins.
Drama/Thriller
In Farsi with English Sub-titles
Sponsored by Dickinson College
April 28, 29, May 3, 4 at 7:30pm
April 30 at 2:00pm

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life. The Salesman is written and directed by Asghar Farhadi (with an assist from Arthur Miller…), and like his previous film, The Separation, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as well as awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Kate Taylor of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that with “The Salesman, Farhadi opens a window into his own society that offers a universal view of the emotional rivalries within the human heart. Neither America nor Iran could ask any more of an artist.” A. O. Scott of the New York Times lauds the film for its “exquisite patience and attention to detail.”

Gifted

PG-13, 1 hour 48 mins
Drama

Sponsorship Available
5/12, 5/23, 5/17, 5/18 at 7:30pm
5/14 and 5/17 at 2:00pm

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.