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A brief rundown of what’s happening at Circle Cinema

Saoirse Ronan in “Mary Queen of Scots”

Opening Dec. 21

Mary Queen of Scots
Acclaimed London theatre director Rosie Rourke puts a feminist spin on the 16th Century monarchal showdown between Mary Stuart, the queen of Scotland, and England’s Queen Elizabeth I. Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie star. Rated R

Opening Dec. 25

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this incendiary biopic about George W. Bush’s vice president. From Oscar-winning writer/director Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), the all-star cast includes Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell as Bush, and Steve Carell as Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Rated R.

Opening Dec. 28

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda examines family dynamics once again in this story of small-time crooks who take in a homeless child. Winner of the Pale d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Rated R.

Special Events

Director Serena Dykman retraces the unique horrors of her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story in this compelling documentary—a powerful reflection on the Holocaust and its impact across generations. Special guests Julia Elaine Mills (associate producer) and Nick Walker (cinematographer) will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Tickets only $5! (Sun. Dec. 30, 2 p.m.)

Wings (1927)
Kick off the Oscar season with this first-ever Best Picture winner from 90 years ago. A big budget action drama of its day, “Wings” boasts groundbreaking aerial dogfight footage. This World War I epic screens for a special Saturday night event. Cast includes silent-era starlet Clara Bow and a young Gary Cooper. (Sat. Jan. 5, 7 p.m.)