Super Cinema @Central

Next event (Weekly): January 31, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • January 5, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 12, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 26, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 2, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 16, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 23, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 9, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 30, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 13, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 27, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 11, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 18, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 25, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 1, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 15, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 22, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 29, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 6, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 13, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 20, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 27, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 17, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 24, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 31, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 7, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 14, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 21, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 5, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 19, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 23, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 30, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 21, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 28, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 4, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 11, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 18, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 25, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 15, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 22, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 15, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 12, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 19, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 26, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 3, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 17, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 24, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 31, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 7, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 14, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 21, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 28, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 5, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 12, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 19, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 26, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 2, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 9, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 16, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 23, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 30, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 6, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 13, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 20, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 27, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 4, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 11, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 18, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 25, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 1, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 8, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 15, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 22, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 6, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 13, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 20, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 27, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 3, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 10, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 17, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 24, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 31, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 7, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 14, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 21, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 28, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 6, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 13, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 20, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 27, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 3, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 10, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 17, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 24, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 1, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 8, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 15, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 22, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 29, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 5, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 12, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 19, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 26, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 3, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 10, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 17, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 24, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 31, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 7, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 14, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 28, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 4, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 11, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 18, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 25, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 2, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 9, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 16, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 23, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 30, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 6, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 13, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 20, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 27, 2020 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 

January, 2020 NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS 

Friday, January 3   The Straight Story   1999 / 112 min. / G

When 73 year old Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) finds out his estranged brother has had a stroke and may not recover, he decides to ride his lawnmower 300 miles to make things right between them. A road movie like no other, this one encounters great storytelling and kindness all along Alvin’s slow, slow way. Delightful. Directed by David Lynch, Roger Ebert 4-starred it.

 

COMEDIC ACTORS IN DRAMATIC ROLES

 

Friday, January 10   The Late Show   1977 / 93 min. / PG

In this neo-noir mystery, Ira Wells (Art Carney) is a semi-retired private eye whose mortally wounded ex-partner seeks him out—and dies. The murder leads Ira to a small-time hood and a vicious beating. Meanwhile, a quirky wannabe client named Margo (Lily Tomlin), tries to hire him to find her missing cat. Pauline Kael says, “I can’t think of a thriller from the forties that is as tight or has such sustained tension as this.”

 

Friday, January 17   Philadelphia    1993 / 125 min. / PG-13

A Philadelphia law firm fires associate Andy Beckett (Tom Hanks), claiming incompetence and that he has concealed his AIDS diagnosis. Beckett decides to sue but can’t find an attorney willing to represent him. Then Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) comes along. Tom Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Andy Beckett.

 

Friday, January 24   Lost in Translation   2003 / 102 min. / R

Aging American actor Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is bored in Tokyo as an English-challenged Japanese director tries to shoot a whiskey ad featuring him. Meanwhile, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), the young American wife of a famous photographer, looks for relief from her own ennui. Their communications dance around differences: male / female, American / Japanese culture, young versus old, English / Japanese language. Directed by Sofia Coppola.

 

Friday, January 31   Good Will Hunting   1997 / 126 min. / R

Will Hunting  (Matt Damon) is a young genius but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT.  When he solves an equation meant for grad students, a math professor (Stellan Skarsgard) takes an interest in him. It’s soon clear Will needs professional help. He begins to fight out his confusion with psychologist Dr. Sean McGuire (Robin Williams). Directed by Gus Van Sant, who was sought out by Ben Affleck and Damon—who were the scriptwriters. They won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.  Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 

 

February 2020: Groundbreaking Independent Films—
Including Two (with asterisks) in Celebration of Black History Month

HISTORICAL NOTE: The studio system started to break down in the seventies. Wanting creative freedom, a few directors and actors struck out on their own and raised production costs for inexpensive projects they produced without major infusions of money from studios. That is why the following annotations mention production costs.


Friday, February 7    Mean Streets     1973 / 112 min. / R

Charlie (Harvey Keitel) is a young Italian American man in New York City. He feels unduly responsible for his friend Johnny (Robert DeNiro), who’s into small-time gambling and runs up debts to loan sharks. He’s just reckless. Martin Scorsese’s first masterpiece, Mean Streets received universal acclaim. Roger Ebert said, “Mean Streets is one of the source points of modern movies.” Budget: $500,000.


Friday, February 14   Killer of Sheep *     1978 / 80 min. / NR

African American director Charles Burnett made this film in “a year’s worth of weekends” while a UCLA film student in 1972 and 1973. The main character works long hours in a slaughterhouse, but the bulk of the film is a string of vignettes (some heart-lifting, some heartbreaking) that show a family’s life in Watts. The film finally received limited release in 2007, when Burnett was able to buy rights to the music he used in his soundtrack for $150,000. It had cost him just $10,000 to shoot the film itself. Many critics consider Killer of Sheep to be one of America’s greatest films.


Friday, February 21   A Room with a View    1985 / 117 min. / NR

The team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory made historical costume dramas. When embarking on A Room with a View they had already made a handful of such films on a small scale because costume dramas are expensive to make. They thought this film required European location shooting and top-notch cinematography, so they sought several small corporate investors and assembled a comparatively small costume drama budget of $3,000,000. A thumbnail of the plot is this: In 1907, during the Edwardian era, a British young woman (Helena Bonham Carter) takes a trip to Europe in the company of a spinster guardian (Maggie Smith). Romantic adventures ensue. Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis also star. The film receives universal acclaim for its acting and cinematography.


Friday, February 28   Pariah*      2011 / 86 min. / R

This was African American screenwriter and director Dee Rees’s debut film. It depicts the coming out of Alike, a smart Brooklyn high school student whose family is not quite in the dark about her sexuality. It is felt but not acknowledged. It took Rees 5 years to raise enough to produce the film, acknowledged as semi-autobiographical, though Spike Lee mentored her. The film has received many, many awards and nominations. Rees later wrote and directed Mudbound and HBO’s Bessie.  Her star is rising.

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