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November 30th, 2012 Events
Chasing Ice
Friday, November 30, 2012

Playing at 8:20 pm.

2012 /USA/PG-13/75 min
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Cast: Balog, Svavar Jonatansson and Adam LeWinter

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In “Chasing Ice,” Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, “Chasing Ice” depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.

“You’ve never seen images like this before… It deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen.”
- Robert Redford

“Stunning…Timely…A solitary quest with global implications.”
– Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

“Heart-in-your-throat breathtaking. Trust us: You want to watch this film on the big screen.”
- Nora Ankrum, The Austin Chronicle

“Hauntingly beautiful.”
- Greg Reitman, Huffington Post

“One of the most beautiful films of the year.”
- Regina Weinreich, Huffington Post

“Visually breathtaking.”
- Justin Chang, Variety

“Made for the big screen.”
- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“Must-see time-lapse visuals.”
- Justin Chang, Variety

“The smoking gun on climate change.”
- Robert F Kennedy Jr.

Fight Club
Friday, November 30, 2012

Playing at 12 Midnight - Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1999/USA/R/139 min
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter

In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as “Narrator”) who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He can’t sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he’s become so desperate to relate to others that he’s taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he’ll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler doesn’t put much stock in the materialistic world, and he believes that one can learn a great deal through pain, misfortune, and chaos. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new friend to a fight. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates, meeting informally to fight once a week. As more men join in, the “fight club” becomes an underground sensation, even though it’s a closely guarded secret among the participants. (First rule: Don’t talk about fight club. Second rule: Don’t talk about fight club.) But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both crashing the support-group circuit. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was directed by David Fincher, who previously directed Pitt in the thriller “Se7en.”

Holiday Cartoons after Santa Lights the Tree
Friday, November 30, 2012

Playing at 6:45 pm - Free

Join us for the classics "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Approximately one hour.

Santa's Arrival, Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House
Friday, November 30, 2012

The magic lights up Downtown Traverse City at the end of November. Spend the evening shopping and strolling through over 150 distinctive downtown shops and restaurants. Shoppers will be serenaded with holiday music and can gather with family and friends at the Holiday Tree, beginning at 5 p.m., for a community sing-a-long of favorite holiday carols. The excitement continues with Santa’s arrival at 6 pm! Santa will join the carols, receive the key to his house from the Traverse City Mayor and then help light the tree, before spending the rest of the evening (6-9 p.m.) visiting with little ones at his holiday house across from the tree at Cass and Front Streets. A Steel Drum band will perform from 6:30 to 9 pm on Cass St., store specials, horse and carriage rides and more!

 

Find a list of activities here!

 

Horse & Carriage Rides will run $4 per person. The carriage will be placed in front of Red Hare Tack & Togs (next to Mackinaw Brewing) and run from 6:30 to 9 pm. Participation is on a first come first serve basis.

 

For more information call (231) 922-2050 or www.downtowntc.com

 

The Sessions
Friday, November 30, 2012

Playing at 1, 3:30, 10 pm.

2012/USA/R/98 min
Director: Ben Lewin
Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, Rhea Perlman, Adam Arkin, William H. Macy

If you liked “The Intouchables,” don’t miss the great performances of Helen Hunt and John Hawkes in this hit crowd-pleaser. The quest for love appears insurmountable when a man confined to an iron lung determines, at age 38, to lose his virginity. Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of Berkeley–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, “The Sessions” chronicles his attempt to transcend the limbo between childhood and adulthood, in which he is literally trapped. With the blessing of an unusual priest and support from enlightened caregivers, the always droll O’Brien swallows his fear and hires Helen Hunt, a university trained clinical sexologist. What transpires over a handful of sessions transforms them both. Rivetingly, sensitively, and humorously portrayed by John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, the couple’s clinical exercise becomes a tender, awkward, and gracious journey from isolation to connection—corporal and spiritual. This poet’s extraordinary story resonates with the elegance and precision of a poem. No line in “The Sessions” is extraneous, no frame accidental. Thanks to Lewin’s light but assured touch, “The Sessions” never wears its theological preoccupations heavily, instead allowing transcendence to creep up on the audience quietly.

“An exhilarating gift of a movie. Funny, touching and vital. Just see it. This movie will take a piece out of you.”
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Helen Hunt delivers a bold, brave, awards-caliber performance.”
-Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“John Hawkes is sensational. Heartful and gentle, he gives an award-winning performance from start to finish.”
-Rex Reed, New York Observer

“It might just be the most poignant, moving film ever made about one man’s surprisingly noble efforts to get laid.”
-Nathan Rabin, The A.V. Club

“A film of tenderness and humor married to the unlikeliest of subjects.”
-Peter Debruge, Variety

“For once in an American movie, the uplift feels earned.”
-NPR, Ella Taylor

“A moving tale with wryly funny moments.”
-Claudia Puig, USA Today

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