A brief rundown of what’s happening at the Circle Cinema
The Last Black Man in San Fransisco
NEW CURRENT RELEASES
Jessie Buckley gives a star-making turn as talented country singer from Glasgow, U.K. Her dreams of making it big in Nashville may be undercut by her self-
destructive life choices. Julie Walters co-stars in this critically-
acclaimed music drama. Rated R.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Director Joe Talbout and writer/actor Jimmie Fails craft a poignant modern-day portrait of race and class inequality in modern day San Francisco. This directorial debut opened to critical raves at the Sundance Film Festival. Rated R.
OPENING JULY 19
The Fall of the American Empire
Acclaimed French-Canadian writer/director Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions, Jesus of Montreal) returns with this darkly comic thriller of a man who finds himself caught between criminals and cops in the wake of a major crime. Rated R.
Multiple generations of one Jewish family must come to terms with a stunning revelation from their 92-year-old matriarch about her life during World War II. Not Rated. (Special event Skype Q&A with director Jeff Lipsky following the 2 p.m. showing on Sun., July 21.)
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Summer Kids Film Series matinee presentation of the third and final chapter in this popular animated series. Free.
(Thurs., July 18, 1:30 p.m.)
The Lego Movie 2
Summer Kids Film Series matinee presentation of the popular animated film. Free. (Thurs., July 25, 1:30 p.m.)
NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy
Academy and Tony Award winning director Sam Mendes directs this London stage production of a story told in three parts, about a family and a company that changed the world, and the rise and fall of their banking empire. Tickets $15. Pre-show trivia and prizes with Nick Cains starts at
6 p.m. (Thurs., July 25, 7 p.m.)
The House with a Clock in the Walls
Summer Kids Film Series matinee presentation, based on the popular scary kids novel starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Free. (Thurs., Aug. 1, 1:30 p.m.)
Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2019
The 9th annual presentation of the concert film event, screened on Jerry Garcia’s birthday. Tickets $12.50. (Thurs., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.)
A Toda Maquina (1951)
A classic action-comedy-thriller from Mexico’s cinematic golden age. Presented by Cine de Oro. Free.
(Tues., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.)