11.18.2021 | posted 15 days ago
This Thanksgiving The Roxy Cinema Thanks You!
Decadent, lush images come to mind when thinking of the American Thanksgiving tradition; epic meals in large gatherings, time spent with family. 2021 has been a harder year than most, and the Roxy Cinema would not be here without your patronage. This year we’re thankful for you and so to celebrate we’ve decided to program a full day of programming for free! There is something for everyone in this special program, with the tie in being decadent meals.
Tickets can be found here
12 PM – A Little Princess 35mm
“An astonishing work of studio artifice, “A Little Princess” is that rarest of creations, a children’s film that plays equally well to kids and adults. A companion piece to Warners’ outstanding 1993 “The Secret Garden” by virtue of its origins in a book by the same author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, the new film is even better, an exquisite, perfectly played serious fantasy that movingly stresses the importance of magic and the imagination in the scheme of life. A classic the moment it hits the screen, this should delight audiences of all persuasions through the summer and, in the long run, for generations to come.” -Variety
2 PM – Hook 35mm
“Mr. Williams, 40 years old and a father of “two with one on the way,” suggests that “Hook” “is about growing up, the good and the bad — the joy of seeing an uptight workahaolic get back his imagination and make him magical again.” – NY Times
5 PM – Babette’s Feast
“In 1987, Gabriel Axel’s film of the story ‘Babette’s Feast’, a sensuous celebration of the pleasures of good food and drink, won that year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s the tale of a Parisian chef (Stéphane Audran) displaced by the 1830s Communard uprising who comes to live as a servant to two elderly sisters in a frugal Christian community on Denmark’s Jutland coast. At first she bends to their abstemious life and diet, her services warmly appreciated by her benevolent hosts, Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer). But when a stroke of good fortune enables her to leave their service and return to France, she takes the opportunity to treat the community to a lavish, multi-course masterpiece of French cuisine, which the film turns into an extraordinary set piece that ranks among the cinema’s most mouthwatering meals.” – BFI
7 PM – The Exterminating Angel
“DID you ever have guests come to dinner and then, neglecting to go home, just hang around your apartment or house for days on end? If you haven’t had the experience, you can imagine how awkward it would be—how taxing to the fragile bonds of friendship and to the facilities of your kitchen and home.This is the situation that old social needler, Luis Bunuel, has imposed upon a wealthy host and hostess in their elegant Mexico City home in his film, “The Exterminating Angel.” Only he has piled Pelion on Ossa in showing the consequences that might come from having a lot of pompous worldlings and social parasites pent up in one place.He has smoothly brought together a chattering party of resplendent guests in a marble town house after the opera. He has fed them luxuriously, and then he has sat them down to listen to one of the ladies play the piano a bit.When it comes time to leave, however, he won’t let them out of the place. For some mysterious reason, no one can quite up and go.” – NY TIMES