In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs' image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.
Tense, complex, and drenched in atmosphere, PHOENIX is a well-acted, smartly crafted war drama that finds writer-director Christian Petzold (BARBARA) working at peak power. A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany. Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn’t recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation’s tragedy and a woman’s search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.
Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.
Lily Tomlin is Elle Reid. Elle has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
STONEWALL is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent's home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. See it for youself and decide.
Winner of 10 Spanish Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past.
Friends of the Tivoli Screening Event Patient: A Surgeon's Journey One Night Only Thursday, October 1 - 7:30pm
Audience Q&A with the Filmmakers and KU Oncolongists follows All Seats $8.50
This brave and remarkable film tells the story of Prairie Village thoracic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Piehler, a self-described driven, work-obsessed surgeon whose life perspective changes dramatically when he is forced to switch sides of the examination table and face his own mortality. His observations are both starkly real and deeply life affirming. Asserting that, “No one wants to talk about dying, but everyone wants to talk about dying,” the filmmakers follow Jeff through discussions with family, friends, and his colleagues in medicine—even through building his own coffin, and the landslide of feedback from his New York Times editorial on the subject. His perspective is a lasting gift highlighting the dying art of living well.
Among those he affected were his physicians and other caregivers at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Aimee Larrabee of Prairie Village, the film’s director, said a lecture Piehler gave to medical students inspired his fellow physicians to want the documentary made. Tom Rooker of Fairway is the executive producer and he connected the physician sponsors with Larrabee.
Director/Producer Aimee Larrabee and Executive Producer Tom Rooker in Attendance
Sleeping with Other People Opens Friday, October 2
Kansas City native Jason Sudeikis and Community'sAlison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage have led them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom while you're sleeping with other people? Writer/director Leslye Headland's (BACHLORETTE) sexy romantic comedy co-stars Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Natasha Lyonne.
Open Circle Cinema Series PlantPure Nation One Night Only Thursday, October 8 - 7:30pm
From the producer and writer of FORKS OVER KNIVES comes a powerful new film that tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. After renowned nutritional scientist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell gives a stirring speech on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, his son, Nelson, and Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner work together to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Once the legislation goes into Committee, agribusiness lobbyists kill the plan. Undeterred, Nelson decides to try his own pilot project in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina.
A growing number of celebrities, athletes, TV hosts, and nutrition experts have promoted plant-based diet in the past few years. And tens of thousands of people have documented their personal success stories since adopting a plant-based diet. But as more doctors and public officials become aware of the healing power of plant-based nutrition the question arises: Why don’t they share the information with their patients or the public?
PlantPure Nation features Steve Forbes, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief Forbes Magazine,) Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Co-Author, The China Study,) Dr. Neal Barnard (Founder and President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine,) Dr. Michael Greger, (Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Humane Society of the United States) leading the list of world-renowned experts, doctors and authors who speak on the topic.