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Thursday, April 11,2013

Reel to reel | Week of April 11, 2013

We are not sure why Indiana Jones is giving a pep talk to Jackie Robinson in 42, but we like it.

42

Jackie Robinson challenged prejudices when Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square, Twin Peaks and Century.

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.

CAESAR MUST DIE

The auditions, the casting and the preparation of a play performed by inmates. The Shakespearean play slowly infiltrates prison cells along with the protagonists’ psyche. It’s about art — not as a means of reformation, but as the safest path to personal freedom. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

CHASING ICE

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. 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.

EDDIE — THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL

Thure Lindhardt stars in this quirky dark comedy as Lars, a former darling of the art scene slipping away into the land of hasbeens and struggling with lack of inspiration. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

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 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.

HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA

A Werner Herzog documentary about the people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he’s a powerful wizard — with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

HARVEST OF EMPIRE

Featuring real-life stories and rare archival footage, this 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

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.

JURASSIC PARK 3D

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

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

Just after May ’68, Pierre Étaix discovers the French on holiday. He captures live scenes that he edits, producing a documentary with a burlesque construction. Part of Pierre Étaix Retrospective series at Muenzinger Auditorium and SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

MANET: PORTRAYING LIFE

Footage of the Royal Academy of Arts in London preparing for their Manet: Portraying Life exhibit, as well as a biography of the 19th century French painter. Hosted by Tim Barlow. Part of Exhibition series. At Century.

A NIGHTMARE ON FACE TIME

The screening of A Nightmare on Face Time will be introduced by South Park animation director Eric Stough, who will then follow up afterwards with both a Q&A and behind-the-scenes presentation. At VAC Basement Auditorium. — International Film Series

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

OCTOBER SKY

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes. Discussion led by special guest Chip Barnes (chief engineer at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation). Part of Science on Screen series at Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 starring 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 Mayan and Century.

QUARTET

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

RASA YATRA

Photographed over a period of four years, Rasa Yatra takes the viewer on a meditative journey from the majestic Himalayan mountains into Vrindavana, the spiritual heart of India. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

THE ROOM

Mid-level banker Johnny pours his heart and soul into his relationship with Lisa, but Lisa’s beginning to have eyes for Johnny’s best friend. Oh, hi, Mark, indeed. At Esquire.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE’S EUGENE ONEGIN

An opera full of poignancy and exquisite sensitivity to the nuances of growing up and wrestling to understand your emotions, Eugene Onegin is an inspiring vehicle for Kasper Holten’s first production for The Royal Opera. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

THE SAPPHIRES

Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

SCARY MOVIE V

In this latest installment of the Scary Movie franchise, we get to see Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Snoop Dogg, in their natural habitat. Now that’s scary. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century.

THE SECRET OF NIMH

The Secret of NIMH is a lavish, fully animated fantasy based on Robert C. O’Brien’s Newberry Award-winning children’s book about Mrs. Brisby, a courageous mother mouse whose family is menaced by the ways of rats and men. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

SERVING LIFE

Serving Life documents an extraordinary hospice program in a federal prison. Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker, the film takes viewers inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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 Chez Artiste. — 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.

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

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.

THE STORY OF FILM PARTS 1 AND 2

Part 1 shows the birth of a great new art form, the movies. Part 2 is the fascinating story of the movies in the roaring ’20s. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

THE SUITOR

Obsessed by his scientific research, a kindhearted young Parisian from a good family gives up studying the stars at his parents’ insistence and sets out to find a wife. Part of The Pierre Étaix Retrospective series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THRONE OF BLOOD

A moody, fog-drenched adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in feudal Japan. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

TO THE WONDER

Parisian single mother Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Midwestern tourist Neil (Ben Affleck) fall madly in love in France and relocate to Oklahoma with Marina’s young daughter to start a life together. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

TRANCE

Simon, a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

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 SIE FilmCenter. — International Film Series

THE WE AND THE I

It is the last day of the school year, and a group of Bronx high-schoolers board a city bus to make their way home. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

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

WRONG

Dolph Springer awakens one morning to find he has lost the love of his life — his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend, Dolph embarks on a journey that spirals into the realm of the absurd. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

YOYO

The travels of a ruined millionaire and a horsewoman. Their son becomes a clown and restores their fortune. Part of Pierre Etaix Retrospective series at SIE FilmCenter and Muenzinger Auditorium. — Denver Film Society


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