Judd Apatow & Michael Bonfiglio’s documentary – MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS – Tuesday, 9/12 at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL.
Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers’ decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the critically-acclaimed album “True Sadness,” released on American Recordings/Republic Records. Using the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a concert documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).
MPAA Rating: R
Showtimes for THE BIG SICK at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, July 14 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Saturday, July 15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Sunday, July 16 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Monday, July 17 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Tuesday, July 18 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Wednesday, July 19 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Thursday, July 20 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Friday, July 21 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Saturday, July 22 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Sunday, July 23 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Monday, July 24 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Tuesday, July 25 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Wednesday, July 26 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Thursday, July 27 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MAUDIE is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
Anna and Ben can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all of their fights into songs, and with the help of their neighbor, Dave, they start a band.
BAND AID is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
Based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers, THE GLASS CASTLE tells the story of Jeannette Walls’ unconventional upbringing at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant parents, and her journey towards acceptance and fulfillment.
THE GLASS CASTLE is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
Patricia Baccio, AKA Patti Cake$, is a big girl with a big mouth and big dreams of rap superstardom. Stuck in Lodi, New Jersey, Patti battles an army of haters as she strives to break the mold and take over the rap scene.
PATTI CAKE$ is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
BEATRIZ AT DINNER is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
VICTORIA AND ABDUL is Coming in October to the Crescent Theater
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot probes the mystery of a murdered American tycoon aboard the legendary Orient Express as 20th Century Fox and producers Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon bring Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit back to the big screen.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is Coming November, 2017 to the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL