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Tivoli Theatre

5021 Highland Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 630-968-0219

Fax: 630-968-0839


 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014                             7:30 PM


“Life Itself,” Steve James’s documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, is in many ways like a wake at which intimate acquaintances warmly recall their departed friend in all his aspects, foibles and quirks along with his talents and triumphs. Deep currents of love and sorrow flow under the succession of often funny recollections of a busy life. But it is a wake where the departed is still present.






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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014                             7:30 PM


The trailblazing feminist writer Violette Leduc gets a biopic fully worthy of her complex life and work with “Violette.” In this thematic bookend to his 2008 “Seraphine,” director Martin Provost once again casts his sharp yet sympathetic gaze on an uncompromising woman artist profoundly at odds with the social and artistic conventions of her day. And once more, he has crafted a plum role that allows a gifted actress (Emmanuelle Devos) to show the full range of her abilities.....



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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014                       7:30 PM


The Empty Hours is an unusually graceful telling of a familiar story of a May-December fling between a blossoming man and a somewhat older woman of some sexual experience and accompanying world-weariness. Sebastián (Kristyan Ferrer) is a 17-year-old who's recruited by his uncle to oversee his rent-by-the-hour motel off the coast of Veracruz while he's off attending to vaguely defined medical issues. It doesn't look like such a bad deal.....



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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014                           7:30 PM


VENUS IN FUR

Why choose? And why exclude the possibility that the movie is also about Mr. Polanski himself? Working from a French translation of the play (which was widely acclaimed when it ran on and off Broadway a few years ago), Mr. Polanski has marked the text with his own fingerprints. One of the two characters — the splendidly volatile Vanda, an actress....



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