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Thursday, April 4,2013

Reel to reel | Week of April 4, 2013

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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, Twin Peaks 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 Pierre Etaix Retrospective series at SIE FilmCenter and Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins star in director Francis Ford Coppola’s visually stunning, passionately seductive version of the classic Dracula legend. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

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 and Century.

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.

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 Colony Square.

EVIL DEAD

The Book of the Dead possesses and mutilates five friends trapped in a cabin in this bloody remake of the classic cult horror film. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE

Unfolding in five acts, the documentary chronicles grassroots and global movements building over five decades; connects all the causes; explores how we got here and where we’re going. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL

Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi and Shun and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

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 and SIE FilmCenter. — 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. PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

HARVEST OF EMPIRE

Featuring real-life stories and rare archival footage, the film examines the political events, social conditions and U.S. government actions that led millions of Latino families to leave their homelands in an unprecedented wave of migration over the past six decades. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO

The story of Inferno, the unfinished film by the auteur of Diabolique and The Wages of Fear, is legend. An audaciously experimental film with a virtually unlimited budget, it might have been Clouzot’s greatest achievement. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

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.

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D

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

JURASSIC PARK 3D

What could make the velociraptor kitchen scene even more heart-stopping? 3D, apparently! At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

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 Pierre Etaix Retrospective series at Muenzinger Auditorium and SIE FilmCenter. — 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.

LORE

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

LOVE AND HONOR

When Dalton Joiner, a young soldier in Vietnam, gets dumped by his hometown girlfriend Jane, he vows to sneak home during the war to win her back. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATER’S AN EVENING WITH LEON & LIGHTFOOT

See the characteristic style of the successful Spanish-British choreographer duo in the humorous “Sh-Boom”, and enjoy the powerful, theatrical “Same Difference,” set to music by Philip Glass. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 New York writer, and Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. At Boedecker and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

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.

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

Director Derek Cianfrance’s new film staring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling pits a cop against a man who committed a crime to support his child. Both of their lives will be changed forever. Rated R. At Century.

QUARTET

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

REAL AND UNREAL — DOES COLOR MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Film critic Howie Movshovitz will discuss color in movies. Part of Film/Still series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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 a totally different country? At SIE FilmCenter. — Landmark Theatres

THE SILENCE

On a hot summer day, a bicycle is found in a field of wheat — the exact scene of an unsolved crime committed 23 years ago. At Esquire. — 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 BACK- WARDS

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

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

Max, along with his best friend Sal and the woman they both adore, Lyla, stumble through 35 years of seemingly mandatory but unfulfilling entanglements. At SIE FilmCenter — Denver Film Society

SOUND CITY

Amidst run-down warehouses sits a legendary piece of history, a studio with a one-of-a-kind console that was the source of many great recordings. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 Mayan.

THE STORY OF FILM PART 5 AND 6

Part 5 shows how the trauma of war made cinema more daring. Part 6 explores the story of sex and melodrama in the movies of the ’50s. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

THE STORY OF FILM PART 7 AND 8

In Part 7 we discover how the French new wave swept across Europe. Part 8 is the story of the dazzling 1960s in cinema around the world. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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

THALE

Next up from the Norwegian folklore is “Thale,” revolving around the mythical hulder, a tailed, female forest creature. “Thale” is the story of a forest creature found by two crime-scene cleaners in a concealed cellar. Part of The Watching Hour 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.

UPSTREAM COLOR

A young woman is abducted and seemingly brainwashed via an organic material harvested from a specific orchid. She later meets a man, and after the two fall for each other, they realize he may have been subjected to the same process. At Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton. — Denver Film Society

WAR WITCH

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

WELCOME TO THE PUNCH

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

WEST OF MEMPHIS

A documentary about a gross miscarriage of justice in Arkansas. Rated R. At Century.

WRONG

Dolph Springer (Reno 911’s Jack Plotnick) awakens one morning to find he has lost the love of his life — his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey that spirals into the realm of the absurd. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

 

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