The Normal Theater is temporarily closed as we all do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19, but there are still films for you to enjoy at home while supporting the theater.
Check out the titles below, or visit our Online Screenings page for more information.
After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy - but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community, but his unconventional sermons and un-priestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth. NR (Mature) / 116 min. In Polish w/ subtitles.
When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman (Gwei Lun Mei), who has mysterious intentions of her own.
From the director of BLACK COAL, THIN ICE and featuring gorgeous, neon-drenched cinematography coupled with bursts of shocking, expertly choreographed action, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “brilliant" (Indiewire) and “downright Hitchcockian” (AV Club). NR / 113 min. In Chinese w/ subtitles.
Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ’talents’ and tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager – making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack... maybe a yogurt or something. R / 94 min.
A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau. NR (Mature) / 132 min. In Portuguese w/ subtitles.
Coalescence Theatre project presents a production of THE EXONERATED by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Directed by George Jackson III.
THE EXONERATED is a powerful docudrama that centers on six people who were wrongly convicted of and sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. The six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.
THE EXONERATED features Elaine Hill, Claron Sharrieff, Anthony Overton, Jennifer Cirillo, Kim Wernecke, John Bowen, Wes Melton, Milagro Cortez, and Chuck Pettigrew.
Tabitha Miller, Production Manager for Coalescence will serve as stage manager and THE EXONERATED will be produced by Don Shandrow, Executive Artistic Director of Coalescence Theatre Project
"Riveting, Simple, honest storytelling that demands reflection" - Associated Press
"Artful and moving...pays tribute to the resilience of human hearts and minds."
Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry, Ron, and Hermione begin a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the sources of Voldemort’s immortality. Though they must rely on one another more than ever, dark forces threaten to tear them apart. Voldemort’s Death Eaters have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts, and they are searching for Harry -- even as he and his friends prepare for the ultimate showdown. PG-13 / 146 min.
And join us at 7pm for DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 2. A double-feature ticket is available, with Students able to see both films for just $7 and General Admission tickets available for $10. And yes, you’re welcome to leave the theater between films to go grab dinner; best Sunday ever? Perhaps...
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. It all ends here. PG-13 / 130 min.
A Jazz / On Screen event, presented by Further Jazz, Inc.
A new documentary exploring archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, as well as original paintings and manuscripts that help define the man behind the music. NR / 115 min.
A concert featuring Glenn Wilson & Friends will follow the film.