The Milton Theatre announces its new Art House Film Series, which will celebrate some of the very best award-winning films that people may not have heard of. Film lovers can appreciate these great works in a physical space where cinema truly comes alive.
Now more than ever, the world needs thought-provoking, meaningful and life-changing art, and venues in which to experience it. The Milton Theatre Art House Film Series acknowledges the vibrant and multifaceted independent film culture that exists outside the mainstream cinema while simultaneously celebrating some of Hollywood’s greatest releases.
The film series will launch with “First Reformed” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11. Ethan Hawk plays the priest of a small congregation in upstate New York who grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
“Eighth Grade” will be screened at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1. The film follows the story of 13-year-old Kayla enduring the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence. Bo Burnham’s film starring Elsie Fisher won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Favorite Award for its captivating telling of this difficult eighth-grade experience.
“Sorry To Bother You” will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. This film features an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif. Cassius Gree finds himself in a macabre universe filled with corporate oppression and wild twists. This film is for ages 17 and older.
Special for this holiday season, the timeless classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be screened at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29. An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. One of the most critically acclaimed films ever made, it was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made.
Tickets are $8 to $10 per screening. For more information, go to www.MiltonTheatre.com or call 302-684-3038.