JULY 12 – 18
After almost 30 years, a groundbreaking talk-show host suspects she may soon be losing her coveted seat on late-night television unless she manages a game-changing transformation in Late Night, the first feature film from Emmy-nominated writer and producer Mindy Kaling. Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury (Oscar winner Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash – and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff.
Dir: Nisha Ganatra / 2019 / US / 102 min
“An earnest and funny comedy, with very sharp teeth.” – Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com
“Mindy Kaling has written perfectly-tailored starring roles for herself and the great Emma Thompson in Late Night, a smart comedy that manages to be relevant without forgetting to be funny” – Leonard Maltin, leonardmaltin.com
“By crafting complex yet comic characters, Kaling creates an entertaining and engaging balance between humor and pathos.” – Thelma Adams, AARP
SCREENING: FRI 7/12 9:00PM; TUE 7/16 7:00PM; WED 7/17 4:00PM; THU 7/18 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.