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Oct
22
Wed
Frankenstein (National Theatre Live)
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Oct. 22 – Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the creation and Jonny Lee Miller as the Doctor

frankenstein_boyle_poster-439x651National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog MillionaireLondon 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic Gothic tale.

$15 for a single performance and $25 for both.

Oct
23
Thu
Frankenstein (National Theatre Live)
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Oct. 23 – Jonny Lee Miller in the role of the creation and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Doctor

frankenstein_boyle_poster-439x651National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog MillionaireLondon 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic Gothic tale.

$15 for a single performance and $25 for both.

Oct
24
Fri
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

princesskaguyaDirected Isao Takahata

137mins, Rated PG

The latest from Studio Ghibli and winner of the Audience Award at Austin’s 2014 Fantastic Fest.

An aging bamboo cutter happens upon a glowing stalk which opens to reveal a tiny nymph. After taking it home, the nymph turns into a baby girl who ages very rapidly. Claiming the child as their own, the man and his wife lovingly refer to her as “Princess.” When the bamboo cutter discovers gold and silks in the forest, he takes it as a sign that Princes is intended for bigger things. He moves his family into an extravagant palace and has his daughter trained in all manners of royalty. As suitors from across the land come to win her hand, the newly-named Kaguya longs for her simpler days in the forest, and does everything she can to change her fate.

Based on ancient Japanese folklore, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA is Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s first film since MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS in 1999. It’s been well worth the wait. The brush painting-inspired animation is breathtaking and the surreal look perfectly complements the fantasy elements. At its core, the film is a feminist tale as Princess Kaguya fights to make her own choices and not succumb to the pressures of her parents, society and Earth as a whole. It’s thoroughly striking in story and craftsmanship and, simply put, THE TALES OF PRINCESS KAGUYA is utterly fantastic.(Brian Kelley)

Borgman
Oct 24 @ 9:40 pm

borgman_mondoDirected by Alex van Warmerdam

113 mins.  Netherlands

Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2013

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, BORGMAN follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle.

Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn’t long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.

Oct
25
Sat
Nelson’s 1st Zombie Walk and Free Classic Zombie Film
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

Poster jpgThe Civic Theatre is pleased to host Nelson’s First Zombie Walk led by a Zombie New Orleans Funeral Jazz Band.

Thanks to our sponsors, Starlight Cinema, Bent Over Leather, The Tea Garden, The Dollar Store and to photographer Nate Osbourne.

12 – 2pm : Zombie make-up for a small cost to cover supplies in the Civic lobby

2pm – 3pm: Zombie walk commences from Civic Theatre

4pm – Free Classic Zombie Film for the first 306 zombies.

 

Turn your free zombie film into a zombie apocalyptic marathon:

Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead plays @ 7pm and Lucio Fulci’s Zombie @ 9pm

 

 

Dead Snow 2: Dead Vs. Red
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

dead-snow-2-red-vs-dead-posterDirected by Tommy Wirkola

100 Mins.

Add $2 at door to make it a double feature with Lucio Fulci’s Zombie – This screening only.

Winner of Best Feature and Screenplay in the Gutbuster Comedy category at Austin’s Fantastic Fest (the biggest Fantasy and Horror Film Festival in North America)

Picking up right where the first film left off, Martin narrowly escapes Colonel Herzog and his horde of Nazi zombies, losing his arm in the process. But Martin’s troubles are just beginning. When he wakes up in the hospital, the police believe that he was the one who killed everyone at the cabin. Not only that, but the doctors have accidentally reattached the wrong limb, giving him Herzog’s arm instead of his own. Martin goes on the run with both the police and the Nazis after him, while Herzog’s arm tries to kill everyone he meets.

But the Nazis have bigger plans and Martin must find a way to defeat them. When a child turns him on to the Zombie Squad, a group of professional zombie hunters from America, Martin enlists their help to stop Herzog. The Americans fly to Norway to fight alongside Martin in the ultimate showdown of man vs. Nazi zombie.

With nods to classic horror films like EVIL DEAD 2, DEAD SNOW 2 is exactly what you want from a movie about Nazi zombies. It’s consistently funny and never takes itself too seriously. Full of cheese and ridiculousness, this is a completely over-the-top blood-soaked carnival of craziness.(Luke Mullen)

 

Zombie
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm

zombi_2_posterDirected by Lucio Fulci, 1979

91 Mins.

Special pricing in effect.  $5 or $2 if purchased as a double bill with Dead Snow 2 @ 7pm

In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line, “We are going to eat you!” Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Al Cliver and Richard Johnson star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by ‘Maestro of Gore’ Lucio Fulci that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time.

Oct
26
Sun
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm

princesskaguyaDirected Isao Takahata

137mins, Rated PG

The latest from Studio Ghibli and winner of the Audience Award at Austin’s 2014 Fantastic Fest.

An aging bamboo cutter happens upon a glowing stalk which opens to reveal a tiny nymph. After taking it home, the nymph turns into a baby girl who ages very rapidly. Claiming the child as their own, the man and his wife lovingly refer to her as “Princess.” When the bamboo cutter discovers gold and silks in the forest, he takes it as a sign that Princes is intended for bigger things. He moves his family into an extravagant palace and has his daughter trained in all manners of royalty. As suitors from across the land come to win her hand, the newly-named Kaguya longs for her simpler days in the forest, and does everything she can to change her fate.

Based on ancient Japanese folklore, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA is Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s first film since MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS in 1999. It’s been well worth the wait. The brush painting-inspired animation is breathtaking and the surreal look perfectly complements the fantasy elements. At its core, the film is a feminist tale as Princess Kaguya fights to make her own choices and not succumb to the pressures of her parents, society and Earth as a whole. It’s thoroughly striking in story and craftsmanship and, simply put, THE TALES OF PRINCESS KAGUYA is utterly fantastic.(Brian Kelley)

Only Lovers Left Alive
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

only-lovers-left-alive-poster-dtDirected by Jim Jarmusch (Down by Law, Dead Man, Ghost Dog etc.)

123 mins. Rated 14A

Starring Tom Hiddleston (Loki from Thor) and Tilda Swinton

Encore screening.  Your chance to see what you missed when the Civic screened it prior.  Whether you are a vampire fan or not, this film left no audience member disappointed.

“They can stop making vampire films now, because Jim Jarmusch has made the ultimate one. Only Lovers Left Alive takes the vampire as poet, as rock star, as junkie, as morose philosopher, as doomed lover to a place of such absolute perfection that any further examination of the type seems a waste of time.”

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

Oct
27
Mon
Member Monday – Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

ghostbusters posterDirected by Ivan Reitman

105 mins. Rated PG

A restored and remastered version of the blockbuster hits the big screen. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple.