LA LA LAND
Feb 17 - 23, 6:00 & 8:30
Embodying the power of cinema, this truly uplifting and gloriously magical film is the perfect antidote to the real world. Nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, writer/director Damien Chazelle follows his debut Whiplash with a rare, original, modern-day romantic musical starring Emma Stone as a barista and aspiring actress facing repeated humiliating auditions, and Ryan Gosling as a stubbornly and uncompromisingly purist jazz pianist who is reduced to taking jobs playing Christmas carols and 80s pop to pay the bills. This exuberant, inventive film, paying homage to Vincent Minnelli and Jacques Demy, features sumptuous cinematography, telling a classic and enchanting story of artists chasing their dreams in a crushing environment and risking everything for their passions.