DOCUMENTARY: Ballin' at the Graveyard (NR)
The Drexel is pleased to host two screenings of the documentary BALLIN’ AT THE GRAVEYARD on Oct. 2 & Oct. 5. For most basketball players at any level, the journey starts at a neighborhood pickup court. And while a rare few achieve professional success through basketball, for the vast majority of players across America, the dream will end on the same pickup court where it began, playing for pride, friendship, community and great love of the game. This thought-provoking documentary vividly reveals the unique culture and deep bonds at one such court- Albany New York’s Washington Park, AKA “The Graveyard.”
Love is Strange (R)
STARTS FRIDAY, OCT 3 - A multi-generational story of love and marriage, LOVE IS STRANGE depicts the delicate nature of any two people trying to build a long life together, and the possibility for love to grow deeper and richer with time. Directed by: Ira Sachs. Starring: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Manny Perez, Darren Burrows.
Hector And The Search For Happiness (R)
STARTS FRIDAY, OCT 3 - Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (R)
ENDS THUR, OCT. 2 - This is a story about a boy who loves a girl, and a girl who loves a boy. Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert.
The Trip to Italy (UR)
ENDS THURS, OCT. 2 - Two friends enjoy sumptuous meals and lively conversations during a tour of Italy. Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—go on a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs.
My Old Lady (PG-13)
NOW SHOWING - A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. Starring: Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas