FRI. SEPT. 2 – SUN. SEPT. 4
The Yoga Hosers, 15-year-olds Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, reprising their roles from 2014’s Tusk) are on their smartphones constantly, sing in a small band, and take yoga classes. The girls will do just about anything to receive an invitation to a senior party. But when they discover the leader of a Nazi splinter group has been raising an army of monsters beneath the store where they work, the teens team up with a legendary man-hunter (Johnny Depp) to stop the world-threatening uprising.
OPENS FRI. AUG. 26
Disney•Pixar’s FINDING DORY reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Rockport native Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. Preceded by the adorable Pixar short, “Piper.”
“‘Finding Dory’ argues, with lovely ingenuity and understatement, that what appear to be impairments might better be understood as strengths.” –A. O. Scott, The New York Times
“’Finding Dory’ can be touching, sweet and tender, but it’s compulsively, preposterously and steadfastly funny.” –Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“If ‘Finding Dory’ lacks the fresh surprise of its predecessor, it still brims with humor, heart and animation miracles.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
DON’T THINK TWICE
OPENS FRI. SEPT. 2
For eleven years, an improv group called The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater. Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves.
Then they get news that their theater is shutting down, and scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on.
Funny, insightful and honest, DON’T THINK TWICE looks at a common experience that’s an uncommon subject for a film: failure. As he did in his acclaimed debut about a stand-up comedian, “Sleepwalk With Me” writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia (a Shrewsbury, Mass. native) captures universal human experiences that happen in the lives of professional funny people. From the creator of “This American Life” and with a top-flight ensemble of comic actors including Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher and Birbiglia, DON’T THINK TWICE tells a nuanced story of friendship, aspiration and the pain and promise of change.
“‘Don’t Think Twice’ manages the neat trick of remaining sweet-natured while letting absolutely no one off the hook.” –Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
“It’s an ensemble film in the truest sense, one that gives each of its well-drawn, interdependent characters their due. Think ‘The Big Chill’ without the college history.” –Gary Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times
“‘Don’t Think Twice’ does a beautiful job exploring the myriad ways that comedians exploit their own tragic circumstances to score meaningful laughs.” –David Sims, The Atlantic
CLOSET CASE: NOBODIES IN THE CLOSET
FRI. AUG. 19 @ 10PM (9:30PM DOOR)
We take great pride in hosting “Closet Case: Nobodies In The Closet,” starring New York City’s elegantly trashy drag supergroup, The Nobodies, as well as some of New England’s up-and-coming talent of all stripes. Comedy, music, dancing, and wonderfully weird performances make up this night of boundary-bending, eyebrow-raising fabulousness. Whether it’s entertainment, enlightenment, or a cheap buzz you seek, Closet Case’s doors will surely open wide. Won’t you come on out and have a peek inside?