18th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Showtimes: (11:45 am Sat & Sun) 2:15; 4:45; 7:15; 9:40
The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOW returns for its second year in theaters with 13 charming family-friendly films specifically designed to be family-friendly and appropriate for viewers of six years and up. Highlights include Disney/Pixar’s ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING “Piper,” the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey the Oscar® nominated “PEARL” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne and “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences. This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity.
Showtimes: (12:20 pm Sat & Sun) 2:40; 5:00; 7:20; 9:40
Hamid immigrates to the U.S. to pursue his writing career and the American Dream. Instead, he winds up working at a small Iranian radio station, seeking artistic satisfaction through the esoteric programming he puts together for his radio audience. Meanwhile, the owners of the station try to cash in on Hamid's only program that they see fit for commercial success--the bringing together of an on-air jam session with Kabul Dreams and their long-time idols, Metallica. The ensuing collision between artistic integrity and crass commercialism resonates with hilarity and a poignant message, as Hamid fights to maintain a balance between his ambitions and his moral compass.
There is a Q&A with the Producer Marjaneh Moghimi and actor Mahmood Schricker on Friday 6/23 after the 7:20pm show
Paris Can Wait
Showtimes: (12:10 pm Sat & Sun) 2:30; 4:50; 7:10; 9:30
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.
Showtimes: (12:00 pm Sat & Sun) 2:15; 4:40; 6:50; 9:00
Alan Pariser had an idea for the greatest concert in the history of rock and roll. As a counter-concert to the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Pariser, an L.A. scene maker and sometime concert promoter, along with John Philips (leader of the Mamas and the Papas) and Lou Adler (the president of Dunhill Records), drummed up the idea of a concert unlike any other. With a banner declaring it a, celebration of music, love and flowers, the forerunner to Woodstock was born. Like Woodstock, Monterey Pop was devised as a non-profit event, complete with a board of goverors that included Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Donovan, Brian Wilson and Smokey Robinson. For the first time, pop stars themselves were involved in the organization of a rock event. As a result, some of the biggest names in rock and roll were gladly on hand for the concert: the Grateful Dead, the Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. and the MGs, to name a few.
My Cousin Rachel
Showtimes: (11:30am Sat & Sun) 2:00; 4:30; 7:00; 9:30
A dark romance about a young Englishman, Philip, who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel Ashley believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.