SunFlix Series Presents 'City Island'
The Sunrise Theater will present its mid-May feature presentation "City Island" May 20, 21, 23 and 24 (no showings Saturday, May 22).
This comedy-drama is rated PG-13 and stars Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, Paul Diomede, Steven Strait and Alan Arkin. Showings are weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. This independent film won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009. It runs for 100 minutes.
The film's official website provides the following summary: Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia) is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Ashamed to admit his aspirations to his family, Vince would rather let his fiery wife, Joyce (Julianna Margulies), believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an extramarital affair than admit he's secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan.
When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turn his mundane suburban life upside down. Inspired by the exercise, he decides to bring his long-lost ex-con son Tony (Steven Strait) home to meet the family, and it soon becomes clear that everyone - including his college-student daughter, teenage son Vinnie Jr., his charismatic acting partner and drama coach - has something to hide. A perfect storm of deception, half truths and confusion makes Vince and his family members realize that the truth may not set them free, but it is easier to keep track of than all their well-intentioned white lies.
The historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, is nonprofit. Ticket prices are $7 for evening shows and $6 for the matinees. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available, and all movies are commercial free.
Contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or at www.sunrisetheater.com.
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