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a/perture cinema launches a new signature series in 2021 – LUMINARIES – to celebrate filmmakers and industry professionals who break down walls, challenge stereotypes and lead with originality. These luminaries are legends in the making. Featuring film screenings, q&a’s and panels spread throughout the year which showcase significant works of each honoree. Each luminaries year will be capped off with a visit and community conversation with the honoree. 20201 Honoree is Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani.

CHOP SHOP

For his acclaimed follow-up to Man Push Cart (see next), Ramin Bahrani once again turned his camera on a slice of New York City rarely seen on-screen: Willets Point, Queens, an industrial sliver of automotive-repair shops that remains perpetually at risk of being redeveloped off the map. It’s within this precarious ecosystem that twelve-year-old Ale (Alejandro Polanco) must grow up fast, hustling in the neighborhood chop shops to build a more stable life for himself and his sister (Isamar Gonzales) even as their tenuous circumstances force each to compete with other struggling people and make desperate decisions. A deeply human story of a fierce but fragile sibling bond being tested by hardscrabble reality, Chop Shop tempers its sobering authenticity with flights of lyricism and hope.

Friday, April 23 @ Winston Junction Market in Industry Hill

99 HOMES

A desperate construction worker (Andrew Garfield) reluctantly accepts a job with the ruthless real-estate broker (Michael Shannon) who evicted him and his family from their home. Rated R, 150 minutes.

 

Friday, July 23 @ Winston Junction Market in Industry Hill

Pay What You Want – $1 to $15

 

 

GOODBYE SOLO

Solo (Souléymane Sy Savané) is a Senegalese cab driver in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, working hard to provide for his wife and child. When he picks up William (Red West), an old man with seemingly nothing left to live for, Solo makes it his personal mission to convince William that life is worth living, despite William’s insistence that he just wants to be left alone. As they reveal more of their lives, both men realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Rated R, 91 minutes

Friday, September 10 @ Winston Junction Market in Industry Hill

Pay What You Want – $1 to $15

 

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Innovation & Cinema returns (safely) to beautiful Bailey Park’s lower lawn! Make your way to the smokestacks to revel in award-winning movies featuring powerful women and girls all summer long—and into the fall. There will be drinks from Incendiary Brewing, movies and our popcorn, and bites to eat from a variety of local food trucks at this signature series.

ARRIVAL

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Thursday, May 13 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter

Free, reservation required

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A WRINKLE IN TIME

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

Thursday, June 10 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter

Free, reservation required

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STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI

Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

Thursday, July 8 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter

Free, reservation required

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HIDDEN FIGURES

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Thursday, August 12 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter

Free, reservation required

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BLACK PANTHER

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Thursday, September 16 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter

Free, reservation required

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LABYRINTH

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth. Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud.

Thursday, October 14 @ Bailey Park, Innovation Quarter

Free, reservation required

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Please join us for the 2021 season of SCREEN ODDITIES – a monthly outdoor cult film series guaranteed to delight, frighten, and fascinate! By nature, cult films are hard to define. Some are obscure and seldom see the light of day, while others have become permanent pop-culture icons and beloved mainstream favorites. This is what we’ll be exploring in SCREEN ODDITIES, so come celebrate the bizarre and wonderful realm of cult films on SECCA’s back lawn.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy’s classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker’s antics. Rated R, 90 minutes

Thursday, May 27 @ SECCA’s Back Lawn

Tickets – $7

 

 

PARIS IS BURNING

This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey. Rated R, 78 minutes

Thursday, June 24 @ SECCA

Tickets – $7

 

PAPRIKA

Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done. Rated R, 90 minutes

Thursday, July 29 @ SECCA

Tickets – $7

 

 

HOUSE PARTY

Play’s parents are out of town, and he’s planning the house party to end all house parties. His best friend, Kid, wants to go more than anything, knowing Sydney (Tisha Campbell-Martin), the hottest girl in school, is sure to be there. But when Kid gets into a fight at school, his father grounds him. Still determined to go, Kid sneaks out of the house and faces one calamity after another as he makes his way to Play’s house and the party of the school year.. Rated R, 100 minutes

Thursday, August 26 @ SECCA

Tickets – $7

 

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