Events Coming To Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre This January, 2020


In the month of January 2020, the Cinema Arts Centre has a number of fun and though provoking events planned – including powerful documentary films, a live play starring legendary actor Austin Pendleton, an open mic night, screenings of experimental cinema, stand- up comedy, interesting educational lectures, and more! There is something for everyone at the CAC. 

Les Misérables – The Staged Concert Thursday, January 2 at 7:00pm Members $12 / Public $17 Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular staged concert version of Les Misérables is dazzling on the big screen! Leading an outstanding cast and orchestra of over 65 are Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier), who perform the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More, On My Own and many more. (Running time: 3 hours includes 15 minute intermission) 

What We Do in the Shadows (Night Owl Cinema) Friday, January 3 at 10 pm Members $7 | Public $12 Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit), creators of Flight of the Conchords, star in and chronicle the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very strict diet. (USA, 2014, 86 min., English, | Dir. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waaititi) 

Valley Girl (Cult Café) Saturday, January 4th at 10 pm Members $5 / Public $7 Loosely based on Romeo & Juliet, Valley Girl follows the story of Julie (Deborah Foreman), a girl from the valley, meets Randy (Nicolas Cage), a punk from the city. Somehow they find love in spite of her trendy, shallow friends. (USA, 1983, 99 Min., NR | Dir. Martha Coolidge) 

Jim Allison: Breakthrough (Science on Screen co-presented with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Monday, January 6th at 7:30 $12 Members | $17 Public With post-film discussion with Dr. Bruce Stillman, President and CEO of CSHL Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world — a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer — but for decades he waged a lonely struggle against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. (USA, 2019, 90 Mins., PG-13, English | Dir. Bill Haney) 

Movie Trivia Night 

Monday, January 6th at 8:00 PM Public $8 | Members $5 | 6 or less to a team | Cash Prize! 50 questions based all around film, actors and actresses, awards, and everything else associated with the world of film. Challenge like-minded film fans in a battle of wits for cash and other prizes. You can form teams, so bring some friends and work together. Feel free to come alone and play solo, or join a team! 

Tower to the People (Presented with Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe) Tuesday, January 7th at 7:30 $12 Members | $17 Public With Director Joe Sikorsky in conversation with Tesla Science Center Executive Director Marc Alessi Tower to the People is a tragic, yet ultimately inspirational story about Nikola Tesla’s most ambitious experiment for humanity. Using a mysterious tower at a laboratory called Wardenclyffe, Tesla dreamed of sending free wireless energy to any point on the globe. His hopes were crushed by the greed, rivalries and ambivalence of the day’s corporate titans. Generations later, however, the world would unite to correct the historical injustice and help preserve the inventor’s legacy using technology Tesla himself helped develop. (USA, 2015, 115 Mins | Dir. Joe Sikorsky) 

Who Will Write Our History (Presented with Kehillath Shalom Synagogue) Wednesday, January 8th at 7:30 PM $12 Members | $17 Public In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Through rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations filmmaker Roberta Grossman to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. (USA, 2018, 95 Mins, English/Yiddish/Polish | Dir. Roberta Grossman) 

The Queen (1968) (Out at the Movies presented with the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) 

Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 $12 Members | $17 Public | With Drag show and reception Reception will include a spectacular drag show with Special guests Egyptt LaBeija, Toni Homeperm, Bella Noche, and Lady LaBelle. Decades before Paris Is Burning and Rupaul’s Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant introduced competitive drag to the world, along with LGBT icon and activist Flawless Sabrina. This new 4k restoration of this LGBT cult classic takes us on a deep dive behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City, including the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room, and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition. (USA, 1968, 68 Mins., NR, English | Dir. Frank Simon) 

Kid Flicks One – New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Saturday, January 11th at 11 AM $7 Members | $12 Public | Free for Kids 12 and Under Wonderful short films from around the world! Short films include: Preschool Poets: Poem About All Different Things, 6:1, Brooklyn Breeze, Mi Abuelita, Raccoon and the Light, Small Spark, Belly Flop, Slurp, Flipped, Kuap, The Pig on the Hill, and The Pen Licence. New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. 

Straight Edge Kegger / Bouncing Souls: Stoked For The Summer Saturday, January 11th at 10pm 

$5 Members | $7 Public Straight Edge Kegger is a movie inspired by the punk scene that most of us grew up in as well as the Grindhouse flicks that have continued to inspire us, and follows a young punk and a houseful of drunks squaring off against the gang of militant straight edgers that he’s abandoned. (USA, 2019, 79 Min., NR | Dir. Jason Zink) Stoked For The Summer is a short documentary of beloved NJ punk band The Bouncing Souls shot at last years Stoked for The Summer concert in preparation of their 30th Anniversary. Directed by Pete Bune (Freaks, Nerds & Romantics/Slacker TV). (USA, 2019, 30 Min., Nr | Dir. Pete Bune) 

Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) (Sunday Schmooze – bagels and a film) Sunday, January 12th Bagels at 10 AM film at 11 $12 Members | $17 Public Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Among the most perfect creations in the Almodóvar canon, All About My Mother conjures a rich, kaleidoscopic universe of unforgettable women. Brimming with references to classic melodramas like All About Eve and A Streetcar Named Desire, it follows the sojourn of nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) who, following the tragic death of her teenage son, travels from Madrid to Barcelona, where she joins a community of dispossessed women, including a troubled actress (Marisa Paredes), an outspoken prostitute (Antonia San Juan), and a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz). Dedicated in part “to all women who act… to all the people who want to be mothers,” this freewheeling fantasia is a generous, openhearted tribute to female friendship and resilience. (Spain, 1999, 101 Mins., R, Spanish with English Subtitles | Dir. Pedro Almodóvar) 

Looney Tunes – A Loud And Funny History (Sky Room Talk) Monday, January 13 at 7:30 PM $12 Members | $17 Public Thufferin Thukotash!! It’s a history and revisit to the loud and surreal world of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Witch Hazel and more! Looney Tunes cartoons were often jam- packed with loud-mouthed tiny animals and insects fighting and attacking, sometimes cross- dressing, letting mayhem let loose. They also have outdated political and pop-culture references that are still wildly hysterical. Film historian Glenn Andreiev presents a history of the Warner Brothers cartoon factory whose output was always manic but seldom cute. 

Douglas MacLean in Bell Boy 13 (1923) (Anything But Silent – with live organ accompaniment) Tuesday, January 14th at 7:30 $11 Members | $16 Public Douglas MacLean, known as “The man with the million dollar smile”, starred in 23 silent features from 1919 to 1927 but is almost completely forgotten today, with many of his films lost or incomplete. Thankfully, silent film accompanist, Ben Model, has produced digital restorations of two rare surviving Douglas MacLean comedies that were preserved by the Library of Congress – one of which will be shown as part of January’s Anything But Silent series. In Bell Boy 13, Douglas MacLean has to sneak away from his job at his uncle’s law firm in order to get married in another city. With his Uncle in pursuit, MacLean weaves a wacky series of adventures evading another woman intent on marrying him, the L.A fire department, and a mysterious crook! Paired with the film will be a 1920 short that tours the Thomas Ince Studios and includes glimpses of MacLean making one of his films. (USA, 1923, Silent with English Intertitles | Dir. William A. Seiter) 

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 pm $7 Members | $12 Public With online Q&A with Producer Kyle Martin 30 years of television. 24 hours a day. 70,000 tapes. Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today. Before “fake news” Marion was fighting to protect the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. The public didn’t know it, but the networks were disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history. Remarkably Marion saved it, and now the Internet Archive will digitize her tapes and we’ll be able to search them online for free. (USA, 2019, 87 Mins, English | Dir. Matt Wolf) 

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (National Theatre Live) Thursday, January 16th at 7pm & Thursday, January 30th at 2pm Members $20 / Public $25 Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). Running time: 165 minutes 

The Cable Guy (Cult Café) Saturday, January 18th at 10 pm Members $5 / Public $7 

In this hysterical black comedy from Ben Stiller, Steven M. Kovacs (Matthew Broderick) taking advice from his friend Rick (Jack Black), Steven bribes cable guy, Ernie “Chip” Douglas (Jim Carrey), to give him free cable. Chip starts making himself an often destructive and unwanted presence in Steven’s life. also starring: Leslie Mann, George Segal, Eric Roberts, Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Andy Dick, and Bob Odenkirk. (USA, 1996, 96 Min., PG-13 | Dir. Ben Stiller) 

Austin Pendleton in Our Lady of Queens’ (Live Theatre) Sunday, January 19th at 4 pm Members $25 | Public $30 Legendary actor Austin Pendleton stars in this love story about an Irish Catholic elderly couple celebrating a special birthday party. Joseph Beck’s Our Lady of Queens, deals with a family in which the mother has been stricken by dementia. Beck meets this head on, and dramatizes it with immediacy, force, tenderness, total reality, and fine, tough love. I think it’s a play that will speak overwhelmingly to many, many people, and, like all really fine plays, not only startle them but, in that paradoxical way that fine plays have always done, bring them comfort, and a feeling that they are not alone. – Austin Pendleton. (120 min including one intermission) 

Open Mic Night – Hosted by the Cinema Arts Centre Youth Advisory Board Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm FREE to perform and attend! $5 Suggested donation Performers of all sorts are welcome! Song, Dance, Comedy, Talent, Poetry, Spoken Word, & More! Come and show off your talents or just hang out and support our local performers! 

Gauguin from the National Gallery, London Saturday, January 25th at 12 Noon $12 Members | $17 Public Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this new documentary will explore the extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievements of Paul Gauguin. Narrated by Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette), and with commentary from Gauguin’s descendants, artists and world experts; the film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism. This will be followed by a 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits. (90 Mins) 

John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (Cult Café) Saturday, January 25th at 10 pm $5 Members | $7 Public In the Mouth of Madness follows freelance insurance investigator John Trent (Sam Neill) investigating the disappearance of popular horror novelist, Sutter Cane and recovering the manuscript for Cane’s final novel. Cane’s editor, explains that Cane’s stories have been known to cause disorientation, memory loss and paranoia in “less stable readers”. Also starring; David Warner, John Glover, and Charlton Heston. (USA, 1994, 95 Min., R | Dir. John Carpenter) 

Making Memories at the Movies presents ‘Location, Location: Travel To Parts Familiar And Fanciful’ (Event for people with dementia and their care partners) Monday, January 27th at 11 am $5.00/person | popcorn and beverages served | Registration is required. RSVP: 631-423- 7610 x0 (Cinema Box Office) Enjoy clips from classic films such as Oklahoma, Brigadoon, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Making Memories at the Movies is a unique program designed for people living with dementia and their care partners. Individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, Making Memories at the Movies presents an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others in the natural setting of The Cinema Arts Centre. 

Coppelia (The Royal Ballet) Monday, January 27th at 7 pm Members $12 | Public $17 A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia–a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colorful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family. Broadcast from London’s Royal Ballet. 155 mins. 

Experimental Cinema Wednesday, January 29th at 7:30 pm Members $7 | Public $12 With Filmmakers in person Ranging from Mitch McCabe’s contemplation of a second American civil war to Soda Jerk showing a young Judy Garland encountering her disillusioned adult self, Experimental Cinema will show you films unlike any you have ever seen. M. Woods presents a media fashion attack on current politics. Elizabeth Mehling’s visualizes themes of deterioration, memory and time via her house. Charles De Agustin weaves mental health issues and Johnson and Johnson’s role in New Brunswick into a personal and political essay. Maya Deren’s classic work captures the language of dreams. Each of these films explores what it means to be “experimental.” 75 min. 

Kate Willett (Stand-up Comedy in the Café) Friday, January 31 at 9:30 PM $13 Members | $17 Public Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. Her 15 minute special premiered on Netflix’s “Comedy Lineup” in 2018. She’s the cohost of the Reply Guys podcast. She was recently a correspondent for the Jim Jefferies Show at Politicon. She’s been featured on Viceland’s Flophouse and her appearance on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening was on Splitsider’s list of “2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets.” In the past, she toured with Margaret Cho nationally and internationally and has featured with comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Ali Wong, Dana Gould, and Greg Behrendt. 

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