This Week: Mon 12/22 – Sun 12/28

Sunday, Dec 28th: 12:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Zero Motivation

The first feature film by Talya Lavie inspired by her mandatory military service as a secretary in the Israeli army. A dark comedy portraying the power struggles of three female secretaries at a remote army base in the Israeli desert during the course of one year, Zero Motivation describes the everyday drama in the private lives of young women. Lavie talks about ZM: "The movie is about love and disappointment, dreams and fears, friendship and loneliness and finding out who you are under an absurd set of rules. I intended to use the mandatory military service - a very local aspect of the Israeli culture - as a platform to tell a universal coming of age story."

Directed by Talya Lavie
In Hebrew with English subtitles
2014, 100 minutes

Friday, Dec 26th: 6:00
Saturday, Dec 27th: 7:15
Sunday, Dec 28th: 2:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 5:15
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 5:15
Sunday, Jan 4th: 2:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Commissioned by the Order of St. Joseph in 1882 and now more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. Sagrada celebrates Gaudi's vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, artisans, designers, and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation.

Directed by Stefan Haupt
in Catalan, Spanish, French, and German with English subtitles
2012, 90 minutes

Friday, Dec 26th: 7:45
Saturday, Dec 27th: 2:15
Sunday, Dec 28th: 4:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 7:15
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 7:15
Sunday, Jan 4th: 5:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Fredrick Wiseman's National Gallery

Wiseman's film takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. "Among this movie's many attractions is the extraordinary geometry of looks that Mr. Wiseman traces as he draws lines among the people in the paintings, the people looking at the paintings and, of course, you, the movie viewer." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times.
National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.

Directed by Fredrick Wiseman
2014, 180 minutes

Saturday, Dec 27th: 5:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 7:30 (SR2)
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 7:30 (SR2)
Sunday, Jan 4th: 5:30 (SR2)
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Awake- The Life of Yogananda

Awake is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which is a go-to-book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. It was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad and was also a point of entry into Eastern mysticism for George Harrison, Russell Simmons, and countless yogis. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accesible to a modern audience. Awake is ultimately the story of mankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.

Directed by Paola di Florio & Lisa Leeman
2014, 87 minutes



Year End Appeal:

Here's our indie art and culture scorecard for 2014:
57 movie titles / 366 screenings, 3 filmmakers and Q&A,
5 classic films, 4 free outdoor movies, 7 silent films with live music,
11 Met Operas, 10 National Theatre plays, 4 Bolshoi Ballets,
14 special events, 6 free movie specials, 2 original theater productions,
40 WGXC radio shows, 3 gallery shows, Ongoing bench project,
Monthly open mics, Year-round youth programs,
a new sidewalk!

If you are able to make a donation this year, please consider supporting TSL!

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