BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Showtimes for BIRDMAN at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, November 21st - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Saturday, November 22nd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Sunday, November 23rd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Monday, November 24th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, November 25th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire").
Showtimes for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Wednesday, November 26th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Thursday, November 27th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Friday, November 28th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Saturday, November 29th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Sunday, November 30th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Monday, December 1st - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Tuesday, December 2nd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Wednesday, December 3rd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Thursday, December 4th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Friday, December 5th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Saturday, December 6th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Sunday, December 7th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Monday, December 8th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 9th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, December 10th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Thursday, December 11th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
"Who is Bozo Texino?" chronicles the search for the source of a ubiquitous and mythic rail graffiti-- a simple sketch of a character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker, "Bozo Texino"-- a drawing seen on railcars for over 80 years. Daniel's gritty black and white film uncovers a secret society and it's underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti, and includes interviews with legendary boxcar artists, Coaltrain, Herby, Colossus of Roads, and The Rambler. Shooting over a 16-year period, Daniel rode freights across the West carrying a Super-8 sound camera and a 16mm Bolex. During his quest he discovered the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century. Taking inspiration from Beat artists Robert Frank and Jack Kerouac, the film functions as both a sub-cultural documentary and a stylized fable on wanderlust and outsider identity.
A Q&A with filmmaker BILL DANIEL will follow the screening.
Showtimes for WHO IS BOZO TEXINO? at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Saturday, December 13th - 4:15 PM
This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. As the film opens, it's Christmas Eve, 1946, and George, who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and arrest and is seriously contemplating suicide. High above Bedford Falls, two celestial voices discuss Bailey's dilemma and decide to send down eternally bumbling angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers), who after 200 years has yet to earn his wings, to help George out.
Showtimes for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, December 19th - 2:00 PM
- Saturday, December 20th - 2:00 PM
- Sunday, December 21st - 2:00 PM
- Monday, December 22nd - 2:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 23rd - 2:00 PM
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
Showtimes for A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, December 19th - 6:00 PM
- Saturday, December 20th - 6:00 PM
- Sunday, December 21st - 6:00 PM
- Monday, December 22nd - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 23rd - 6:00 PM
It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an 'archeological' dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.
Showtimes for RARE EXPORTS at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, December 19th - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, December 20th - 8:00 PM
- Sunday, December 21st - 8:00 PM
- Monday, December 22nd - 8:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 23rd - 8:00 PM
This film is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.