Cinematique of Wilmington Film Series

Cinematique of Wilmington is a series of classic, foreign and notable films sponsored by WHQR and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

For information about the new Cinematique Sofa Series, please see the post below.

NOTE: Due to concerns related to the coronavirus, Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. has suspended all films until further notice.

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Cinematique Presents: "The Beguiled"

Jul 21, 2017

Monday, September 4 - Wednesday, September 6

Monday - Wednesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Cinematique Presents: "Maudie"

Jul 21, 2017

Monday, September 11 - Wednesday, September 13

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm, Wednesday 4pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Cinematique Presents: "Lady Macbeth"

Jul 21, 2017

Monday, September 18 - Wednesday, September 20

Monday - Wednesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 4pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Cinematique Presents: "My Cousin Rachel"

Jun 21, 2017

Monday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 26

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Wednesday at 4 pm

Cinematique Presents: "Paris Can Wait"

Jun 21, 2017

Monday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 19

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Cinematique Presents: "Norman"

Jun 21, 2017

Monday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 12

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Cinematique Presents: "The Lovers"

Jun 21, 2017

Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Wednesday at 4 pm

Friday Feedback for May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Scott Relan wrote on Tuesday: “I watch an awful lot of movies, coming from my previous career as well as occasional festival judge, but [The Sense of an Ending at Cinematique] really stuck with me. Kimberly and I both left Thalian [Monday] night with our jaws dropped. It was quite beautiful and sad. The audience was lighter than normal, and that is a disappointment as I think the regular Cinematique crowd won't know what they're missing. . . You all always pick the best movies for the Cinematique screenings. I try never to miss any.” Thanks, Scott.
I’m going to depart a bit from the usual content of Friday Feedback to step back for some context. . .

Cinematique Presents: "The Sense of an Ending"

May 5, 2017

Monday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 24

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Based on the novel of the same name by Julian Barnes. The Sense of an Ending is a gently humorous film surrounding a mystery. 

Cinematique Presents: "Frantz"

May 5, 2017

June 5 - 9

Monday – Friday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Cinematique Presents: "A Quiet Passion" - DATE CHANGE

May 5, 2017

Monday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 21 (NOTE THAT THIS IS A DATE CHANGE - WE'RE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE)

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Cinematique Presents: "Their Finest" THIS WEEK

May 5, 2017

MONDAY, JUNE 12 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 - NOTE DATE CHANGE (We're sorry for any inconvenience)

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Friday Feedback for April 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017
CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=682157

Today is the last day for our Spring Listener Survey. We’ll give away a Smooth Landing or Classical Guest DJ-ship to one respondent, drawn at random. See whqr.org for details. Here are some nuggets from the Survey so far. Anonymous wrote: “Coastline is unremarkable, needs some life breathed in. . .1A is a terrible successor to Dianne Rheem. Josh the host is ateurish, sometimes unnecessarily combative, and rudely uninformed. (Opinionated tone and insterted noise does not substitute for intelligence).” A different Anonymous wrote: “CoastLine has an excellent moderator.”

Cinematique Will Return May 22!

Apr 13, 2017

Cinematique will be taking a few weeks off while The Jewish Film Festival takes place at Thalian Hall. We’ll be back May 22 with new films. More information coming soon.

Cinematique Presents: "The Salesman"

Feb 24, 2017

Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 22

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

​Monday - Wednesday at 4 pm and 7 pm

NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).

Cinematique Presents: "Toni Erdmann"

Feb 24, 2017

Monday, March 27 - Wednesday, March 29

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday - Wednesday 3 pm and 7 pm

NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).

Cinematique Presents: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Feb 24, 2017

Monday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 5

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Cinematique Presents: "Paterson"

Feb 24, 2017

Monday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 12

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

The new film from Jim Jarmusch focuses on a working-class poet (Adam Driver) in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft of amidst the quiet magic of everyday life as a city bus driver. Contrasted with the ever-changing world of his wife Laura, who while supporting Paterson’s poetic gift, dreams new ideas on a daily basis.   (Rated R, runtime 118 minutes)

Cinematique Presents: "A United Kingdom"

Feb 23, 2017

Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 19

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Cinematique Presents: "Lion"

Jan 23, 2017

Monday, February 20 - Wednesday, February 22

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday,  at 4 pm (The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre)

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Monday, January 9th -Wednesday, January 11th

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday through Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Monday, January 16th - Wednesday, January 18th

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday through Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Cinematique Presents: "The Eagle Huntress"

Dec 15, 2016

Monday, January 30th - Friday, February 3rd

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday through Friday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).

Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 10th

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday through Friday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).

Monday, February 13th - Wednesday, February 15th

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday, February 13th, 7 pm - Live Action Shorts     

Tuesday, February 14th, 7 pm – Animated Shorts

Wednesday, February 15th, 4 pm – Documentary Shorts A

Wednesday, February 15th, 7 pm – Documentary Shorts B

*FILMS LISTED BELOW BY CATEGORY*

The Handmaiden

November 14-16
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

A Man called Ove

November 21-23
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Moonlight

December 12-14
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Magnolia Films/Eric McNatt

Award-winning New York filmmaker Ira Sachs is in Wilmington, North Carolina this week. Sachs' latest film, Little Men, screens tonight through Wednesday at Thalian Hall as part of the Cinematique film series. Sachs will join the audience on Tuesday night (11/1) to answer questions about his work. WHQR's Gina Gambony spoke with Sachs about the film, which premiered at Sundance this year. Listen above. See the Web Extra below.

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