“Krisha” – Apr 3rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 3rd at 4:30pm for Krisha at the West End Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a green jacket in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.   The West End Cinema was recently taken over by Landmark Theatres, and this weekend is the grand re-opening after undergoing major renovations over the past few months. The Cinema features three auditoriums, all of which have been remodeled and outfitted with oversized, plush leather seating and riser platforms, designed to provide maximum comfort. Additional enhancements include larger screens, new aisle lighting and wall-to-wall carpeting on auditorium floors. The West End Cinema also offers rotating wine and beer selections, which patrons are welcome to bring into any auditorium to enjoy with their movie. Showcasing one of the best performances by an actress in any film over the past year, Krisha is the story of a womans return to the family she abandoned years before, set entirely over the course of one turbulent Thanksgiving. When Krisha (Krisha Fairchild) shows up at her sisters Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her extended family greets her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately a palpable unease permeates the air, which only grows stronger as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time catching up with her various relatives, in particular her alienated son, Trey (writer/director Trey Edward Shults, her real-life nephew). As Krisha’s attempts at reconciliation are increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion escalate, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments bursting out in cathartic confrontations. A potent combination of innovative cinematic storytelling and timeless themes of love, family and forgiveness, Krisha is winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival, as well as the John Cassavetes Award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Advance tickets may be purchased at https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/west-end-cinema/2830582

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