Join us for a special viewing of A New Leaf followed by a discussion led by The Field Museum’s Matt von Konrat, PhD.
A spoiled and self-absorbed man who has squandered his inheritance, Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) is desperate to find a way to maintain his lavish lifestyle. Henry sees an opportunity when he meets Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May), an awkward, bookish heiress and botany professor who discovers a new species of fern. Though Henry courts Henrietta, he has no intention of remaining with her, and he develops a surprisingly sinister scheme. As Henry attempts to execute his plan, he finds that seeing it through may not be as easy as he had thought.
Plants: In Search of a New Species
The Field Museum's Matt von Konrat, PhD., FLS, Head of Botanical Collections, Adjunct Curator & McCarter Collections Manager (early land plants and ferns) will lead a discussion on the science of plants (ferns in particular) and answer questions pertaining to the theme of the film. How scientifically accurate is the portrayal of the discovery of a new species? What is the process of discovery and description of a new species to science? Forty years later, and after 250 years of botanical exploration, are we still discovering new species? Dr. von Konrat will also share some experiences of seeking new species in remote areas of the world – and fun fern facts!
Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinema Paradiso is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy's lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema's magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret, beautiful discovery that awaits him in this acclaimed film from director Giuseppe Tornatore.
Conversations With Weigel:
A Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment
Jenniffer interviews Paul Selig
"Authentic, straightforward truth straight from the sourcefield."
-Deepak Chopra describing Paul Selig
The channeled literature of Paul Selig -- who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides -- has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s.
Jen will interview Paul about his Guides' techniques for aligning to a new life and their their practical program for personal growth. Paul will also do some live channeling and audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to his Guides.
Join us for a truly transformational evening of learning about new levels of healing, self-awareness, life purpose and aligning to your highest self.
Concetta Bertoldi, Psychic Medium
Back by Popular Demand!
Concetta Bertoldi's gifts are truly "out of this world." She has a delightful way of making connections with our departed loved ones that brings truth, healing, comfort, and most of all joy! Join us as Jen Weigel interviews Concetta for this lively, interactive event that will literally lift your spirits!
New York Times Bestselling author, Concetta Bertoldi, is the gifted and vivacious psychic medium featured in TIME Magazine and on Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Early Show on CBS.
Concetta, who is clairsentient, has been communicating with spirits since childhood. She embraced her abilities in order to share her gift and lift the spirits of others. Concetta consults regularly with members of Britain's royal family, American celebrities, politicians, and everyday people looking to alleviate grief and find closure over the death of their loved ones.
She will do selected live readings for the audience.
A limited number of VIP tickets include seats in the front section, as well as signed copies of Concetta's book, "Do Dead People Watch You Shower". VIP ticket holders will also have a private meet and greet after the show where people can ask questions and get their books personalized.
Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door.
VIP Tickets $125
Rfor pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity.
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE is a comedy/drama about three couples from Chicago vacationing for a weekend at a lakeside cabin in Michigan. Over the course of three days, the hidden tensions that exist between various members of the group slowly come to the surface.
RLanguage and drug use.
In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.
PG-13Language and brief war violence.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light. The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.
The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory.
Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ozark teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings. Informed by the sheriff (Garret Dillahunt) that their father put their home up for bond and then disappeared, Ree sets out on a dangerous quest to find him. Her entire family's fate now in her hands, Ree challenges her outlaw kin's code of silence and risks her life to learn her father's fate.