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Happy holidays from CineLife. Be sure to check out the newly updated CineLife app on iOS and Android as there are many holiday themed events in your area. Be sure to check the special events tab in your CineLife app often to discover film festivals, special screenings, gallery openings, museum exhibits and other arts related events in your community.
December 15th is of course the release of the much anticipated Star Wars: the Last Jedi. We at CineLife are just as excited about the new Star Wars as the next person, however we want to bring your attention to movies still in theatres that you may have missed that definitely deserve some attention.
Shape of Water – Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, Shape of Water is a sci-fi, fantasy, monster movie, film noir that is already getting award buzz. The story revolves around a mute woman that works in a high security government facility. She discovers a secret that the facility is hiding and performing experiments on. She forms a bond with the creature and helps release it from it’s torturous prison.
Shape of Water is now playing nationwide.
For more on Shape of Water, click here
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Frances McDormand is already a favorite for best actress because of her stellar performance in Three Billboards. She plays a mother fed up with law enforcement in her town because of their lack of effort to solve the case of her murdered daughter. A dark comedy with a lot of heart and witty writing and performances.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is now playing at select theatres across the nation.
For more info on Three Billboards, click here.
News keeps coming out about disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Salma Hayek, actress and producer in her own right has come forward with more accounts of Weinstein’s misconduct and abuse of power.
Read more about Salma Hayek’s gripping and graphic accounts with Weinstein here.
Make sure to see all the indie news and buzz on the My CineLife tab on the CineLife app.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
In January 2010, a/perture cinema opened as a small two-screen art house cinema with the purpose of showcasing independent, foreign, documentary, local and festival films. At the time of opening, a/perture became a destination for non-commercial and artistic films that were not offered elsewhere in Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities. Located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, a/perture revived the theatrical experience in the central business district. Over the past seven years, a/perture has become a space to enjoy and celebrate art on film while fostering social capital and shared experiences. In 2013, a/perture expanded to add two additional screening rooms and now on an annual basis provides the community a home for more than 4,000 film screenings and events per year, with over 700 titles screened to date. a/perture is open 365 days a year.
To get more info on the beautiful a/perture cinema, click here.
Here is another trivia nugget from the Spotlight Pre-show for you movie buffs:
Make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji worked on The Darkest Hour and which other film?
A. Planet of the Apes (2001)
B. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
C. Looper (2012)
D. All of the above
Get the answer on the CineLife app as well as more indie movie trivia updated every month.
See you next week!