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Maudie

June 26th, 2017 |

MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Lost in Paris

June 20th, 2017 |

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.

Emily

June 9th, 2017 |

Zoetropolis is proud to welcome this film directed by our friend from Proludio Ryan Graves. He’s flying in from Portland,Oregon to attend the Saturday showing and will be doing a Q&A following the show. In this somber, romantic drama, Rachael Perrell Fosket plays Emily, a young woman struggling to keep her marriage from falling apart. When her husband Nathan (Michael Draper) has an identity crisis, he realizes that he’s not the man that she married. Worse, he realizes that he no longer shares their most fundamental beliefs. But Emily knows he still loves her and she strives to show Nathan that their marriage can still evolve. Yet he fears it’s too late. As divorce looms, Emily fights to get her husband back.

NY Dog Film Festival

June 4th, 2017 |

Zoetropolis is excited to announce our first DOG Film Festival brought to us by Tracie Hotchner, the Founder and Director of the NY Dog Film Festival™

2 Programs will run on July 22nd and July 23rd at 3:00 & 5:00pm!

$10 general admission

$5 dog tickets for well behaved dogs which will be donated to the Lancaster Pet Pantry!

The New York Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the many ways that we can appreciate the remarkable bond between dogs and their people, with canine-themed films from around the world to create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains through documentary, animated and narrative films. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives a portion of the ticket sales.

FIRST ANNUAL PROGRAM #1 “SECOND CHANCES” (71 Minutes)

HARVEY & HARMONY (1:00) is indescribable!; THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MOLLY (7:00) First time British director Sue Carpenter’s love tribute to her black Lab Molly; 989 MILES HOME (15:00) Laurence Alexander’s student film depicting discarded dogs in South Carolina being transported by volunteers to welcoming adoptive homes in the Northeast; GAME OF BONES (10:30) Director Blaire Dobiecki (Melbourne, Australia) re-imagines the popular television series with a similar name, starring her own rescued Lab, Helen, as the heroine;  CONVERSATION WITH MY DOGS (3:00)  Humorist Merrill Markoe questions why her dogs follow her everywhere;  DAVID & GOLIATH (12:00)  Director George Zaverdas based his period film on a true story of a Jewish resistance fighter fleeing from the Nazis, who takes refuge in a dog house where the German shepherd saves his life; LE SAUVETAGE (6:00)  Peter Mcevilley’s faux-French tale of how dogs view us and bring us together –  promoting adoption with the rescued performing Olate dogs. (in French with subtitles); USEFUL DOG TRICKS (4:00) Heather Brook’s Terrier Jesse embodies “multi-tasking;” A BOY AND HIS DOG (9:30) Jonna Mciver ‘s documentary features Owen – a very little boy – whose family adopts Haatchi – a very big dog – and how they make each other whole.

FIRST ANNUAL PROGRAM #2 “LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING” (65 Minutes) 

HARVEY DOGS HOME (1:00) indescribably delightful; FOG OF COURAGE (7:30)  John R. Dilworth (an Academy Award nominee) made this animated horror/comedy about a cowardly dog named Courage; LOOKING FOR LOVE (3:00) Australian director Blaire Dobiecki stars her rescued black Lab, Helen, in a cautionary tale about looking for love online; THE LEWIS LECTURES (7:30) Merrill Markoe’s animated depiction of what dogs actually think and do when we leave the house; DOG YEARS (4:00) Director Sam Hearn’s voice-over of a dog who questions his relationship with his frequently absent owner;  VALENTINA (9:30) Spanish

Lancaster Pride Film Fest

May 30th, 2017 |

Join us for a week of special film programming June 19-25th. Lancaster Pride’s first film festival: June 19th – June 25th. **Join us for a panel discussion after 6:30 screening on June 23 with the star of KIKI, Chi Chi Mizrahi!**

6/19 5:00 PM Kiki

6/21 9:00 PM Kiki

6/23 6:30 PM Kiki with Q&A

6/24 3:00 PM Kiki

6/25  7:00 Kiki

 

 

Wakefield

May 30th, 2017 |

In Robin Swicord’s adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors. WAKEFIELD becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.

Happy Time Explosion Show

May 30th, 2017 |

Creative Works of Lancaster is happy to present Happy Time Explosion Show’s “Game of Chairs” at Zoetropolis Art House and Theater from June 1st to June 4th, 2017.

“Game of Chairs” features the zany antics of sketch comedy troupe Happy Time Explosion Show as they feud for leadership of the troupe and all the benefits that come with it! This production is full of brand-new original sketches. Happy Time Explosion show is happy to be celebrating its 10th year of creating comedy for Lancaster!

Audiences should be advised that this production contains mature content. Tickets for the show cost $10 each, or $25 for 3 via Creative Works’ classic “Awkward Threesome” special.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-time-explosion-show-tickets-33213253736

Hero

May 26th, 2017 |

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

 

Expediter

May 24th, 2017 |

Shortly after graduation from high school in the late 1970s, eighteen-year-old Michael Romano engages in some teenage hijinks that gets him arrested in the New York City suburbs. With his plans to attend college put on hold, his father, the executive in charge of production at a large manufacturing company in Queens, takes him to work and puts him under the wing of Jake Cutter, the company’s grizzled purchasing manager whose job is to ensure the factory line never goes down.

The war-weary Cutter alleviates the horrors he experienced as a young U.S. Marine during World War II with alcohol, womanizing and a work ethic that is unrivaled.  At first hostile to young Michael, who he derisively refers to as Michelle despite Michael holding the unenviable position of expeditor of parts, the two slowly and cautiously develop an indelible bond.

Amid the relentless frenzy of daily production challenges, Cutter’s incessant alcohol-fueled proselytizing, and rapid but unseen changes in the American manufacturing landscape – over the course of a summer the unlikeliest mentor plays a major role in Michael’s transformation from a boy to a man.