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Thursday, March 28,2013

Reel to reel | Week of March 28, 2013

In GI Joe: Retaliation 3D, COBRA evidently deploys a stupid ray.

56 UP

Starting in 1964, when they were 7 years old, and every seven years since, Michael Apted has been visiting 14 children (now adults) from varied socio-economic backgrounds to see how their lives unfold. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

ADMISSION

Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Need more? Fey plays an admissions officer at Princeton. Rudd talks her into taking on that role at his school. They get happy and funny together. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square.

AMOUR

Georges and Anne are in their 80s. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

AS LONG AS YOU’RE HEALTHY

Life’s tough in the modern era, in four segments. Part of The Films of Pierre Etaix series at Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

BALLET’S GREATEST HITS: YAGP GALA

A special gala performance featuring some of the world’s greatest and most exciting ballet stars. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

BARBARA

Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

BEYOND THE HILLS

Inspired by the nonfiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, the story unfolds in and around a remote monastery where pious young women toil dutifully under the ever-watchful eye of an austere priest known as Papa. At Mayan. –– Landmark Theatres

THE BITTER BUDDHA

For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. The Bitter Buddha follows Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety and a challenging family history. Part of DocNight at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE CALL

Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who takes a call from a kid that launches her into a suspense-filled quest to track down a killer. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

COME OUT AND PLAY

Francis must protect his very pregnant wife from a pack of murderous children and get the couple off the island alive. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE CROODS 3D

A caveman family road-trips to a colorful world in this Flintstones-meets-Avatar animated kids movie. Rated PG. At Colony Square, Twin Peaks and Century.

A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE

A panel with the director and surfers like Jamie O’Brian and the Marshall brothers follows a one-night screening of the surf documentary on Thursday, March 28. Rated PG-13. At Century.

DONNIE DARKO

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a disenchanted teenager trying to make a stand in a lonely, chaotic world. In the process, he discovers everything he does counts on a cosmic scale. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

EMPEROR

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. At Chez Artiste — Landmark Theatres

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

An animated space hero (voiced by Brendan Fraser) fights to defend his planet, Beeb. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square.

FILMS OF CHRIS MARKER: LA JETÉE AND SANS SOLEIL

Chris Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images. With Sans Soleil Marker travelled to Japan, Africa and Iceland to create his masterpiece. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE GATEKEEPERS

The head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, is present for every decision made. Six former heads share their insights and reflect on their actions and decisions. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

GINGER AND ROSA

Two teenage girls — Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) — are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

GI JOE: RETALIATION 3D

With COBRA on the brink of world domination, it’s up to the GIs to do some stunts, blow stuff up and save the day. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

THE HOST

There are no vampires or werewolves in the newest teen-romance series from the author of Twilight. This time, there are aliens. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

HUNKY DORY

The young teacher Vivienne has dreamed up the perfect way to let her young, apathetic charges explore life, love and art: her production of The Tempest will be a rock musical, using contemporary pop songs. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

When three crazy, dysfunctional magicians try to outdo each other in their effort to be the top dog on the Vegas strip, funny things happen. Starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

IDENTITY THIEF

The director of Horrible Bosses returns with a redemption tale. Rated R. At Twin Peaks.

IN YOUR DREAMS: STEVIE NICKS

In 2010 Stevie Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D

Jack climbs a beanstalk, fights giants and adds to the list of action fairytale flicks. Rated PG-13. At Century and Twin Peaks.

JULES MASSENET’S WERTHER

From the Badisches State Theater Karlsruhe. Goethe’s first novel of German Romantic literature gave Massenet the source for doubtless his most powerful work — and certainly his most popular. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

JOHNNY MNEMONIC

Johnny Mnemonic is a “mnemonic courier” with a data storage device implanted in his brain, allowing him to discreetly carry information too sensitive to transfer across the ’Net. Part of Mile High Sci-Fi at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

K-11

Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified “K-11.” Presented by Cinema Q at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

LE GRAND AMOUR

Le Grand Amour centers on Pierre, a kind of Gallic Walter Mitty whose daydreams about women inspire both joyously funny and moving flights of fancy before and during his marriage to Florence. Part of The Films of Pierre Etaix series at Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

LIFE OF PI 3D

A storm ravages a boat carrying a zookeeper’s family and menagerie, and the only survivors are the family’s son, Pi, and a Bengal tiger, Richard Parker. Rated PG. At Century and Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor and a beautiful sociology student who moonlights as a high-end escort. At SIE FilCenter. — Denver Film Society

LOCAL FILMMAKERS’ SHOWCASE

In the Shadows by Dan Glynn follows Jairo, a hard-working Mexican immigrant who finds work in the U.S. to support his family back home. Blackstone’s Equation by Nicholas Bernhard is a fascinating story of wrongful conviction. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

LORE

Left to fend for themselves, five German children undertake a harrowing journey. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

NO

In director Pablo Larraín’s political drama NO, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is forced by international pressure to call a plebiscite on his presidency in 1988. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

The White House is captured by terrorists and the president is kidnapped. So the Secret Service has no choice but to use a former agent who left the service in disgrace to get them inside. Rated R. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

ON THE ROAD

Based on Kerouac’s beloved American novel, On the Road is the story of Sal Paradise, an aspiring writer, and Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: ANIMATED

Featuring nominees Head over Heels, Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare,” Paperman, Fresh Guacamole and Adam and Doc. At Boedecker.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D

We know all about Dorothy and have heard the Wicked Witch’s take. Now it’s the Wizard of Oz’s turn. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

QUARTET

Beecham House is abuzz when an unexpected singer returns home. Rated PG-13. At Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky-yet-endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

How is it possible that a musician named Rodriguez could bomb with two albums in the U.S., disappear into obscurity for years and then be unknowingly resurrected as a successful, inspirational hero in totally different country? At SIE FilmCenter. — Landmark Theatres

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Everything is sanitized and clichéd enough to make this a feel-good romance. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square.

THE SHINING: FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS

An experimental showing of Kubrick’s The Shining plays the movie forwards and backwards at the same time on the same screen, creating bizarre juxtapositions and startling synchronicities. At VAC Basement Auditorium. — International Film Series

THE SOURCE FAMILY

A new documentary feature about the “Source Family,” a little-known hippie counterculture enclave living in Los Angeles in the 1970s. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

SPRING BREAKERS

Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith are best friends. They wear bikinis and go on spring break. An Oscar is surely just around the corner. Rated R. At Century.

STOKER

When India becomes infatuated with her weird uncle Charlie, strange things happen. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.

THE SUITOR

Under family pressure, astronomy geek Etaix decides to find a fiancée, but is first perpetually sidetracked. Part of The Films of Pierre Etaix series at Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

SWAMP THING

The 1982 Wes Craven cult classic Swamp Thing stars Louis Jourdan as the scientist-turned-hideous-one-armed-swamp-monster and Adrienne Barbeau as his massive-chested girlfriend. Part of Mile High Sci-Fi series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION

A married woman is tempted by a billionaire (it used to be enough to be a millionaire) and as a result, her life falls apart. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

WAR WITCH

Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 14 years old when she is forced by rebel soldiers to kill her own parents. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

WEST OF MEMPHIS

In this critically acclaimed documentary, Director Amy Berg explores the failure of justice in an Arkansas case that still haunts the South to this day. Rated R. At Century.

 

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