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Sun, Apr 10, 2016

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The Invitation

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THE INVITATION

Area Premiere!

Friday, April 8 – Thursday, April 14

(2015) dir Karyn Kusama w/Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, John Carroll Lynch [100 min; DCP]
In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Marshall-Green) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Blanchard) and new husband David (Huisman). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, THE INVITATION blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will – and the audience – are unsure what threats are real or imagined.

“A genuinely unnerving experience, one of the scariest times you’ll have in a theater this decade and a notable comeback for director Karyn Kusama.” – Michael Gingold, Fangoria

(3½ of 4 Stars) “Kusama’s handling of point of view is diabolically shrewd.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“So sweat-inducingly tense that I could only watch it through laced fingers.” – Village Voice

“Thriller fans won’t regret accepting ‘The Invitation’.” – Abby Garnett, Indiewire

“Ms. Kusama can coax scares from shadows, silences and ricocheting looks.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“A charged, unnerving turn of the screw, The Invitation is consumed by the fear of forgetting—and, in the end, of not being able to.” – Matt Brennan, Slant Magazine

Buy Tickets – The Invitation:

Friday 4/8
at 4:45 7:00 9:30 PM
Saturday 4/9
at 12:15* 2:30* 4:45 7:00 9:30 PM *Canceled
Sunday 4/10
at 12:15 2:30 4:45 7:00 9:30 PM
Monday 4/11
at 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4/12
at 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4/13
(no screenings)
Thursday 4/14
at 5:00 7:15 9:30 PM

 
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