Sunrise Theater Presents 'Jack Goes Boating'
The Sunrise Theater will present a week-long run of the award winning indie comedy-romance "Jack Goes Boating" Monday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Nov. 29.
Shows are each weekday at 7:30 (except on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, when the traditional free showing of "The Last Waltz" will be screened at 7:30 that day).
"Jack Goes Boating" resumes on Friday and continues through the weekend, with Saturday and Sunday shows at 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m.
The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman (who also makes his directorial debut), Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom McCarthy. This film is rated R and runs for 1 hour and 29 minutes.
The following plot summary is adapted from the rottentomatoes.com website:
"Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of the city, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue their budding relationship. In contrast, the couple that introduced them, Clyde and Lucy, confront unresolved issues in their marriage. Jack is a limo driver with vague dreams of landing a job with the MTA and an obsession with reggae that has prompted him to begin a half-hearted attempt at growing dreadlocks. He spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend and fellow driver, Clyde, and Clyde's wife, Lucy. The couple set Jack up with Connie, Lucy's co-worker at a Brooklyn funeral home. Being with Connie inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career and take swimming lessons from Clyde so he can give Connie the romantic boat ride she dreams of. But as Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, Clyde and Lucy's marriage begins to disintegrate. From there, we watch as each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship."
Todd Gilchrist of moviephon.com writes, "Anyone who's endured a knockdown, drag-out fight with a loved one - especially one you still love - will recognize much of the behavior on display in 'Jack Goes Boating.' Adapting Bob Glaudini's play from a script written by Glaudini himself, Hoffman dives headfirst into a painfully authentic world of disagreements, awkward exchanges and flat-out fights, and creates a modest if remarkably successful portrait of three different relationships on three entirely different trajectories. Bolstered by great performances from John Ortiz, Amy Ryan, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Hoffman himself, 'Jack Goes Boating' is precisely the kind of directorial debut one might hope to see from one of the premiere actors of his generation: It's the kind of film that you can't take your eyes off of, even though it never seems to call attention to itself."
The historical Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., in Southern Pines. Tickets for all shows are $7. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available. All Sunrise Theater movies are commercial free.
For more information, contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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