SHOW: February 22, 2018

6 02 2018

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phantom_thread_ver2Phantom Thread (2017)

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Thursday, February 22nd

One SHOW only, 6:15PM at the Nugget Theater

Tickets $10

“Spellbinding…sit back and behold.” – Rolling Stone

“A chamber piece, romantic and baroque in equal measure, with arresting harmonies and ravishing changes of tone…thrilling to watch: funny, wrenching, full of large and small surprises.” – The New York Times

Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture. 1950’s post-war London ~ An illuminating portrait of an artist on a creative journey and the woman who becomes his muse and lover. Once in full control of his world, lifelong bachelor & renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock [Daniel Day-Lewis], finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

“Four out of four stars.” –

“One of the best movies of the year.” -LA Times

130 minutes • Rated R • No Nugget Passes, please.



SHOW: Monday, March 5, 2018

5 02 2018

TFF Cinematheque



• THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI (Yamada, 2002, Unrated, 129 minutes) ~ Winner of an unprecedented 12 Japanese Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay, and also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Writer/director Yoji Yamada’s drama takes place in mid 19th-century Japan. A low-level samurai, widower and self-employed bureaucrat, Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada), struggles to survive on his low paying stipend while caring for his two young daughters and mother. When he falls in love with childhood friend Tomoe (Rie Miyazawa), he must face her husband in a duel, but is then too ashamed to marry her because of his poverty. As Seibei prepares to battle a fellow samurai, he finds out that his love is engaged to another man.

“Four out of four stars,” from Roger Ebert, who also quotes the Japanese Bushido Code in his glowing review of the film, “One who is a samurai must before all things keep in mind, by day, and by night, the fact that he has to die. That is his chief business.”