Join our Cafe Cinematique International group as we watch important and provocative films – and stay after the film for an audience discussion.
The best in international and independent films from all eras find their way to our coffee table.
Special Mother’s Day show!
Sunday May 8, 2:00 pm
Tickets: $15 for two – includes a chocolate treat from Angel & Phellps. Advanced purchase suggested. (386) 252-3118
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. Starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by Paul Weitz.
The movie is both hysterically funny and heartbreaking, but Weitz somehow makes you laugh without making light of serious issues. - Liz Braun, Toronto Sun
The temptation to soften Grandma, to sentimentalize her character or sweeten her encounters with people she has cast aside over a long life, must have been almost irresistible. Luckily, writer-director Paul Weitz resisted it. – Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer