CATLOW ARTS CENTER
116 W Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (224) 634-7880
NOW (VIRTUALLY) SHOWING
During our temporary closure, we're excited to bring you many opportunities to watch new and old release titles on your home screen while directly supporting The Catlow through VIRTUAL CINEMA. When you watch these films at home, the cost of the digital "ticket" is split 50/50 between the film distributor and The Catlow after streaming fees. THIS HELPS US STAY IN BUSINESS UNTIL WE THINGS GET BACK TO SOME KIND OF NORMAL.
We have partnered with some of the most inventive film distributors who are dedicated to keeping independent theaters alive by offering virtual screenings of their films. The great thing about virtual cinema is that we can offer more than one movie - they will change as new releases become available and you can watch them whenever you desire.
We thank you for supporting The Catlow in this new and exciting way !
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OUR MOVIE SELECTIONS FOR YOU. PLEASE ENJOY!
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The Catlow Is An Alfonso Iannelli Designed Landmark
Listed on The National Register Of Historic Places
Directed by Jennifer Trainer, a former journalist and one of MASS MoCA's original builders, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, the documentary tells the story of an unconventional museum, the small town of North Adams, MA it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city.
Today, MASS MoCA is the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades ago, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a shuttered factory. This documentary tells how such a wildly improbable transformation came to be. Museum Town also looks at the artistic process itself—not only how museums work but how artists create, tracking celebrated artist Nick Cave as he builds the monumental installation “Until,” a reflection on gun violence, race, and the American Dream.
In addition to Nick Cave, the documentary features appearances by artists James Turrell, Laurie Anderson and David Byrne, with original music and soundtrack by John Stirratt of Wilco, featuring songs by Talking Heads, Sharon Jones, Big Thief, Wilco, Moses Sumney among others.
79 Minutes | U.S.A. | English | Color
Cast - Nick Cave, David Byrne, Meryl Streep
Crew: Directed by Jennifer Trainer
Produced by Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Ivy Meeropol, Rachel Chanoff (Executive Producer) and Jack & Susy Wadsworth (Executive Producers)
With Some Kind of Heaven, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.
This is MY PERSONAL FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY EVER MADE !!! - Tim
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.
The film has been beautifully and extensively restored in 4K from the best surviving vault elements by IndieCollect.
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.
Directed by: Alex Winter
Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman. Winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Italian with English subtitles.
CROCK OF GOLD – A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN deep dives into the life of the tortured Irish vocalist, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock. Featuring unseen archival footage from the band and MacGowan’s family, as well as animation from legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman, Julien Temple’s rollicking love letter spotlights the iconic frontman up to his 60th birthday celebration, where singers, movie stars and rock ’n’ roll outlaws gather to celebrate the man and his legacy.
Directed by: Julien Temple Produced by: Julien Temple, Johnny Depp, Stephen Deuters and Stephen Malit
In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.
The film features 137 photographs by Elliott Landy including the iconic 1969 photo on this poster.
Directed by: Daniel Roher
Produced by: Lana Belle Mauro, Andrew Munger, Stephen Paniccia, Sam Sutherland
FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI - Ends Thursday, Feb 4th
An intoxicating, time-bending experience bathed in the golden glow of oil lamps and wreathed in an opium haze, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s gorgeous period reverie traces the romantic intrigue, jealousies, and tensions swirling around a late 19th century Shanghai brothel, where the courtesans live confined to a gilded cage, ensconced in opulent splendor yet forced to work to buy back their freedom. Among the regular clients is the taciturn Master Wang (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), whose relationship with his longtime mistress (Michiko Hada) is roiled by a perceived act of betrayal. Composed in a procession of entrancing long takes, Flowers of Shanghai evokes a vanished world of decadence and cruelty, an insular universe where much of the dramatic action remains tantalizingly offscreen—even as its emotional fallout registers with quiet devastation.
Chinese with English subtitles.
SMOOTH TALK - Ends Thursday, Feb 4th
Suspended between carefree youth and the harsh realities of the adult world, a teenage girl experiences an unsettling awakening in this haunting vision of innocence lost. Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s celebrated short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” and produced for PBS’s American Playhouse, the narrative debut from director Joyce Chopra features a revelatory breakout performance from Laura Dern as Connie, the fifteen-year-old black sheep of her family whose summertime idyll of beach trips, mall hangouts, and innocent flirtations is shattered by an encounter with a mysterious stranger (a memorably menacing Treat Williams). Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Smooth Talk captures the thrill and terror of adolescent sexual exploration as it transforms the ingredients of a standard coming-of-age portrait into something altogether more troubling and profound.
GIMME SHELTER - Ends Thursday, Feb 4th
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment.
We have other things happening at The Catlow to keep business moving along …
1) Your Name In Lights!
We are still renting out our Catlow marquee by the day for your messages. Great for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Organizations, Memorials, Marriage Proposals, Holiday Greetings - or just give a shoutout to someone you care about… whatever you desire. The message board is available for all days of the week and weekends. The weekends are going fast, so reserve your date soon!
Call 224-634-7880 for more information or to schedule your message.
2) We are selling our
wine, beer, hard seltzer, fountain soda drinks, classic popcorn, caramel corn, cheese corn and combo corn by curbside service once again. Please place your order at our online store: showtimeeatery.com
3) Be sure to get your order in for
THE BEST OF BOLONEY'S SANDWICH SHOP recipe E-Book by clicking here: BOLONEY’S BOOK - FYI - since we’ve been asked so many times… yes, it includes our world famous Turkey Salad recipe.
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