The following films will be playing at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., in January 2013.
“Red Hook Summer” (2012) R. RT 2:01. Wed., Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 ($5/50/BAC members). 773-445-3838. www.beverlyartcenter.org. Flik Royale (Jules Brown), a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta, has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather (Clarke Peters) in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot with Flik’s grandfather's constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life. When Flik meet Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith), a pretty girl his age, he begins to see the brighter side of Brooklyn.
“Side by Side” (2012) NR. RT 1:39. Wed., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 ($5/50/BAC members). 773-445-3838. www.beverlyartcenter.org. Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.
“A Late Quartet” (2012) R. RT 1:45. Wed., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 ($5/50/BAC members). 773-445-3838. www.beverlyartcenter.org. When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail 25 years of friendship and collaboration. Can the power of music can preserve their legacy? Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, “ A Late Quartet” pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.
“Band of Sisters ” (2012) NR. Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 ($5/50/BAC members). 773-445-3838. www.beverlyartcenter.org. This documentary about post-Vatican II Catholic nuns and their work for social justice examines what became of the nuns in habits and convents many years ago, how women seek equality in their church, and how people faith yearn for an inclusive and contemplative spirituality. Filmmaker Mary Fishman will attend screening.
“Somewhere Between” (2012) NR. RT 1:28. Wed., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 ($5/50/BAC members). 773-445-3838. www.beverlyartcenter.org. The film intimately follows four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens who are among the 80,000 girls adopted from China since 1989. The film reveals a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as the girls attempt to answer the uniquely human question, "Who am I?" and attempt to make sense of their complex issues of belonging, race and gender.