Show information for the week of February 15 - 21
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture
Running Time: 120 min.
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
In the early 18th century, with England and France at war, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne as her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper.
When new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail, who has aristrocratic roots, under her wing. This gives Abigail the hope that she'll be able to regain her social position if things go well. As the politics of war take up Sarah's time and concentration, Abigail steps in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions.
Academy Award Best Documentary Feature Nominee
Running Time: 97 min.
Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of Alex Honnold, an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence.
As the climber begins his training, the armor of invincibility he's built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when Honnold begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi succeed in beautifully capturing deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.
A Star Is Born
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture
Genre: Drama, Musical
Running Time: 135 min.
Director: Bradley Cooper
When country music star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) stops at a bar for a drink after a concert, he's both entertained and mesmerized by young nightclub singer Ally (Lady Gaga). He discovers that she writes songs as well as being a talented singer, but because of her looks, hasn't had a break.
The next day, he invites her to attend his concert, where he has a surprise for her. She reluctantly falls for him, despite his obvious drinking problem, while Jackson is head over heels for Ally and wants her to join him onstage in his concert tour. She gains recognition by his side, as he offers her more and more opportunities to take center stage. However, Jackson faces demons from his childhood and when he combines drugs with alcohol, his future is threatened.
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