Weekend Movies at Great Neck House
Movies are shown Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 & 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Tea With the Dames
January 18, 19, 20
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats--up close and unfiltered.
Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright
1h 24min | Documentary | 21 September 2018 (USA)
Hearts Beat Loud
January 25, 26, 27
Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank's attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own path in life.
Stars: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Blythe Danner
PG-13 | 1h 37min | Comedy , Drama , Music | 8 June 2018 (USA)
February 1, 2, 3
Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau
R | 1h 44min | Drama , Western | 13 April 2018 (USA)
February 8, 9, 10
Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman
R | 1h 43min | Drama | 7 September 2018 (UK)
February 15, 16, 17
Returning from a successful lunar landing mission, NASA's Apollo 18 suffered a computer error that forced command module pilot, Bo Cunningham, to take the controls and fly the spacecraft to an emergency landing in the remote Takla Makan Desert of western China, far from the intended splash-down target in the Pacific Ocean. Thirty-six hours would pass before NASA located the spacecraft, by then the site of a national tragedy. What happened during the astronauts' time in the desert, the inquiry that followed and the mystery surrounding the event, is the subject of this documentary.
Stars: Cindy Lou Adkins, Warren Farina, Don Hannah
1h 23min | Crime , Mystery , Sci-Fi | 24 August 2018 (USA)
Leave No Trace
March 1, 2, 3
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard
PG | 1h 49min | Drama | 29 June 2018 (UK)
The Last Suit
March 8, 9, 10
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn't about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham is on his own but also accompanied by the characters he meets along the way, who both help him and need his help. A standout among these is the iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, as the proprietor of the Madrid hotel where he stays. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, THE LAST SUIT approaches its weighty themes with a light touch that illumiaates a serious story. And in its mix of Spanish, Yiddish, German and Polish it is a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart.
Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina, Martín Piroyansky
1h 31min | Drama | 21 September 2018 (USA)
A Star is Born
March 15, 16, 17
In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook"), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.
Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
R | 2h 16min | Drama , Music , Romance | 5 October 2018 (USA)
March 22, 23, 24
Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2"--but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible.
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
PG | 1h 58min | Animation , Action , Adventure | 15 June 2018 (USA)
What They Had
March 29, 30, 31
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster
R | 1h 41min | Drama | 1 March 2019 (UK)
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
April 5, 6, 7
In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
R | 1h 46min | Biography , Comedy , Crime | 2 November 2018 (South Africa)
The Old Man & the Gun
April 12, 13, 14
OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek
PG-13 | 1h 33min | Comedy , Crime , Drama | 19 October 2018 (USA)
April 26, 27, 28
Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)--a housewife and a golf pro--in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job--and his sense of purpose--he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, WILDLIFE commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents' marriage.
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould
PG-13 | 1h 45min | Drama | 27 July 2018 (Lebanon)
TBA: Critic's Choice
May 3, 4, 5
May 10, 11, 12
Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner
R | 1h 53min | Comedy , Drama , Western | 22 June 2018 (USA)