6:15pm - Monday, Feb 27, 2017
Germany's Best Foreign Picture nominee in this year's Oscar race, TONI ERDMANN, is a one-of-a-kind father-daughter story that hits all the right notes - raw, painful, awkward, and laugh-out-loud funny - and is one of 2016's the most memorable films.
"Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What's worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann": Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn't hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all."
Monday, February 27
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm *Sharp!
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A). Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
"TONI ERDMANN pairs carefully constructed, three-dimensional characters in a tenderly funny character study that's both genuinely moving and impressively ambitious." (Rotten Tomatoes)
"TONI ERDMANN is as strange, delightful and dementedly funny as the hype has it. But repeat watching reveals a film that plays first as comedy, then as tragedy." (Sight and Sound)
"A weird, thoughtful, affecting treat." (Empire Magazine)
TONI ERDMANN (Maren Ade, 2016 /162 mins / 18 A / English subs) Without a warning, a father comes to visit his serious daughter while she is working abroad. He believes that she has lost her sense of humor for life, and in an effort to reconnect, surprises her with a rampage of practical jokes, by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.
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