Rfor brief language and a disturbing image
With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
Usually the second Saturday of every month the Lyric presents Bad Movie Night! What is it you might ask? Well, it's kind of like Mystery Science Theater 3000 except meant to be watched in a theatre full of people instead of alone in your parent's basement.
Bad Movie Nite! is a fully realized show consisting of a B-Movie with added text commentary and edits with a bad "commercial" break too. The movie is preceded by a brief clip show consisting of snippets from other b-movies, old commercials, weird music videos, how-to video nonsense, and other bizarre clips. Many of the clips are edited and call back to earlier clips in the evening. Each month's feature is a complete mystery. A hint is posted on our Facebook invite and that's about it. Not know what terrible movie you're about to see adds to the excitement of the night! The audience is also encouraged to add their own commentary throughout the show.
THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS). Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. THE HERO is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind.
Rfor graphic nudity, sexual content and language
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.