NOW SHOWING
Battle of the Sexes

Show Times:

Fri 10/6 thru Thu 10/12, 7:00pm daily
Fri 10/13, Mon 10/16 thru Thu 10/19, 7:00pm daily
Sat 10/14 & Sun 10/15, 4:00pm and 7:00pm

Biography, Drama, Sport
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 121 minutes

The directing team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) give us this screen version of 1973’s epic faceoff between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, a most appropriate way to acknowledge the death of Hugh Heffner. Starring Steve Carell, who these days is in everything in which Bryan Cranston is not, and Emma Stone, with supporting roles by the irrepressible Sarah Silverman, Elisabeth Shue, and Andrea Riseborough.

“It was personal and it was political, which Battle of the Sexes gets. It was also entertainment, which is where the movie really excels.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Imagine Hillary and Trump Swinging Rackets. Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s recreation of the media circus that was the ’73 King-Riggs tennis match couldn’t be more relevant.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“An exhilarating movie propelled by two mesmerizing star performances–Emma Stone and Steve Carell.”—Rex Reed, New York Observer



Frank Langella Tribute Film
Diary of a Mad Housewife

Show Times:

Fri Oct 20 at 4:30pm
General Admission: $10.00

Comedy, Drama
Rated: R
Running Time: 95 minutes

A feminist satire, Diary of a Mad Housewife was made by Frank and Eleanor Perry in 1970. The story is told from the point of view of the housewife (Carrie Snodgress), driven mad by her self-centered, snobbish husband (Richard Benjamin) and her self-centered, sex-crazed lover played by Mr. Langella. “Especially in the scenes between Miss Snodgress and Frank Langella,” wrote New York Times reviewer Roger Greenspun at the time, “Diary of a Mad Housewife escapes its genre…and becomes the kind of present and lucid mystery that signifies great movie making.”



Frank Langella Tribute Film
Starting Out in the Evening

Show Times:

Fri Oct 20, 7:30pm
General Admission: $10.00

111 minutes
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: Drama, Romance

Here, Mr. Langella plays Leonard, a distinguished writer of the old school, whom the literary world that formed him has passed by as he ages and struggles to complete a novel that is his life’s work. Into his rarefied world comes Lauren Ambrose, a graduate student obsessed with his books, and… You can imagine. Of Mr. Langella‘s performance, A.O. Scott wrote in 2007 in the New York Times, “There are not too many screen performances that manage to be both subtle and monumental….[but here is] Mr. Langella, who carries every nuance of Leonard’s experience—including his prodigious, obsessive reading—in his posture and his pores.”



Frank Langella Tribute Film
Dracula

Show Times:

Sat Oct 21, at Noon
General Admission: $10.00

109 minutes
Rated: R
Running Time: Horror, Romance

In 1977, Frank Langella played the title role in a Broadway production of Dracula that became a hit, thanks largely to the charisma of its star, and the Expressionist, black and white sets designed by Edward Gorey. A year or so later Mr. Langella agreed to reprise the role in this film, that also features Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, and Kate Nelligan.



Frank Langella Tribute Film
Frost/Nixon

Show Times:

Sat Oct 21, 2:30pm
General Admission: $10.00

Biography, Drama
Rated: R
Running Time: 122 minutes

It was perhaps no more than a hop, skip, and a jump from Dracula to Richard Nixon. This was another instance of Mr. Langella taking one of his stage roles—Nixon, in Peter Morgan’s dramatization of the interviews that British talk show host David Frost originally did with the disgraced former President for the BBC in 1977—and adapted it for film. Frost/Nixon, directed by Ron Howard, features an outstanding cast that incudes Michael Sheen, Rebecca Hall, Kevin Bacon, and Oliver Platt. It was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Actor, for Mr. Langella.

4:30-5:30 Mr. Langella will conduct a Q&A

6:00 Festival Kick-off Celebration honoring Mr. Langella.