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Savoy Newsletter: January 15th, 2021



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Savoy Newsletter

January 15th, 2021

 

"You get to the point where your demons, which are terrifying, get smaller and smaller and you get bigger and bigger.”  

-August Wilson  

   
  

In 1967, four months after Martin Luther King Jr. called the federal government the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world,"

J. Edgar Hoover sent out an FBI directive whose goal was to "Prevent the rise of a 'messiah' who could unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement." Before his assassination in 1965, Hoover initially saw Malcom X as this leader, but now feared King would be taking up the mantle. This weekend, we're opening the documentary, MLK/FBI, which explores Hoover's years-long racist smear campaign against King. Hoover was a square who couldn't stop thinking about sex—it was his go-to attack against John F. Kennedy, Jean Seberg, homosexuals in the federal government, and most infamously, Martin Luther King Jr. Through declassified archival FBI photographs and recordings, MLK/FBI explores just how terrified Hoover and the FBI were at the prospect of white supremacy falling, and how by using centuries-old racist tactics of the sex-craved black man, Hoover threw all his power behind blunting the rising voice of King. 

 

Also opening is Promising Young Woman, the directorial debut of Killing Eve executive producer and writer, Emerald Fennell. Carey Mulligan plays Cassandra, a medical school dropout, who turns past trauma into vengeance, power into weakness, predators into prey, but at her core, is a wounded human full of grief and unprocessed rage, just trying to decipher it all like the rest of us. Much like her smash television series, Fennell's first feature film is unpredictable, brazen, intelligent, and very topical in the Me Too era.
  

We will also be continuing the award-winning Wolfwalkers, as well as One Night In Miami, and Wonder Woman 1984. 

 

With cases on the rise again, masks are required for all, and our employees will be wearing gloves and meticulously cleaning. We also have hand sanitizer stationed throughout the theater, ventilation running, staggered seating, and seat-side concession delivery to cut down on lobby traffic.       

 

Contact us about renting out either theater for your next party or film study. Rates are flexible: film@savoytheater.com

 

NOW PLAYING

MLK/FBI

NR- 1 hr. 44 mins.

Documentary 

Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
SHOWTIMES & TICKETS
 

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN 

R- 1 hr. 53 mins.

Thriller 

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

 
SHOWTIMES & TICKETS
 

WOLFWALKERS

PG - 1h. 43 min.

Family/Animation

A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.

 
SHOWTIMES & TICKETS
 

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

R- 1 hr. 54 mins.

Drama

On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.

 
SHOWTIMES & TICKETS
 

WONDER WOMAN 1984

PG-13 - 2 hrs. 35 mins.

Adventure/Action

Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s—an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she squares off against Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.

 
SHOWTIMES & TICKETS
 
 

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