At the theaters
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“The Greatest Showman” is an original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, the man who invented a museum of exotics that later became known as the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron with songs by Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”). “This is Me” has already won a Golden Globe for Best Song. Last showing: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.
“Paris Can Wait” - Directed by Eleanor Coppola, the film is a feast for the eye and the palette. As her movie producer husband (Alex Baldwin) works, Anne (Diane Lane) takes a carefree trip with her husband's business associate (Arnaud Viard) from Cannes to Paris, driving through picturesque southern France and finding fine wine, food, humor, romance and a new lust for life along the way. Rated PG.
Special screening Thursday, Jan. 25 with a French feast, starting at 6:30 p.m. Eventide Specialties will provide French wines, bread and cheese while other local chefs offer eclairs, macaroons and coffee. “Paris Can Wait” screens at 7. The film screens again Friday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. - all seats are $6.
“It's a delightful love-triangle movie about adults that costars the French countryside – what's not to like?” - asked Peter Travers of Rolling Stone
“All the Money in the World” - This film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal.
With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Rated R, the film plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, Saturday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan., 31; at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.
“Christopher Plummer's performance is dominating, magnetic ...” - Manohla Dargis for the New York Times
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“The Square” - Winner of the top prize at the latest Cannes Film Festival, “The Square” is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square,” an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings.
But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square.” The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis. Rated R; 2 hours, 22 minutes; in Swedish and English with subtitles. Plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 25.
J. D. Vance with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus - “Hillbilly Elegy” has become the book of these challenging times, with senators on both sides of the aisle turning to it to try to understand the current political moment. Author J. D. Vance joins General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus for a conversation about the challenges facing white working-class Americans and the choices we make for ourselves, our communities and our country. Captured live at the 92nd Street Y Oct. 10, 2017. Free event, 1 hour, 10 minutes. Screening Fri day, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” - A darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh, winner of several Golden Globe and SAG awards, and touted to be on the way to be a multiple Academy Award winner. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police.
When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Rated R it plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27; and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Thursday, Feb. 1.
The Met Live in HD: “Tosca” - A new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, starring Sonya Yoncheva directed by Sir David McVicar. Emmanuel Villaume conducts. Pre-opera talk, "The 'Alpha Woman' in 19th-Century Opera" by Dr. Morton Achter at 11:45 a.m.; opera begins at 1 p.m. Run time: 2 hours, 53 min. Tickets: $25/$23/$5.
“The Smog of the Sea” - Chronicles a week long journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith and Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham, who become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans. After screening there will be an informational panel discussion. Free event. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. Register now at brownpapertickets.com.