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reel to reel | Week of Mar. 08, 2012

ACT OF VALOR

After the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of Navy Seals is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt to foil the attack. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

ALBERT NOBBS

Glenn Close stars in this tale of a woman forced to live as a man in order to work and survive in 19th-century Ireland. After 30 years, a new love threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

THE ARTIST

Silent movie matinee idol George Valentin meets funny, sexy young extra Peppy Miller, a dancer set for a big break, and sparks fly. At Century, Colony Square, Chez Artiste and Twin Peaks. — Landmark Theatres

BALLET: LE CORSAIRE — BOLSHOI

A young Greek girl and a dashing pirate journey through a tapestry of dramatic events. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

BALLET: LE DANSE — THE PARIS OPERA BALLET

A rare glimpse into the world of ballet. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

BONSAI PEOPLE: THE VISION OF MUHAMMAD YUNUS

What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger and inequality? Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus is a look at how Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing just that. At Boedecker Theater and Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Boedecker Theater

BOOM!

The wealthy, self-absorbed eccentric Sissy Goforth has taken up residence on a secluded Mediterranean island where she dictates her memoirs, flies into rages and screams insults at her servants. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

BULLHEAD

A cattle farmer, constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a mafioso meat trader. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

CONNECTED

This funny and eye-opening film takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st Century. At International Film Series. — IFS

CHRONICLE

After making a surprising discovery, three high school students develop uncanny powers and begin to lose control. Rated PG-13.

At Century. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE DESCENDANTS

An indifferent father of two girls is forced to reexamine his life when his wife suffers a boating accident. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Esquire. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 3D

See full review page 43. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

FREEDOM RIDERS

A story of the progression of trail building in this country over the last 10 years. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

FRIENDS WITH KIDS

The last two single members of a close-knit group of friends decide to have a child together while maintaining a platonic relationship. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D

Still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter, the supernatural antihero risks everything to team with a rebel monk to save a young boy and himself. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

GONE

A woman who escaped a kidnapping comes home to find her sister missing and suspects the same serial killer. Rated PG-13. At Century and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND

Untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their ground-breaking journeys. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

HIT SO HARD

The journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

HUGO

In 1930s Paris, an orphan living in a train station tries to unlock a mystery left behind by his late father. Rated PG. At Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

IN DARKNESS

A sewer worker and petty thief in a Nazioccupied city in Poland encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the ghetto. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

THE IRON LADY

This biopic presents a portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the only woman to be prime minister of the United Kingdom. Rated PG-13. At Mayan. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE

The film documents how the Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by combining modern dance with traditional ballet. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

JOHN CARTER

A former military captain is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes involved in an epic conflict among the planet’s inhabitants. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3-D

A family embarks on an adventure to a mysterious island in this sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE LAST SCREENING

Cinema Paradiso meets Psycho in a provocative genre film about the dutiful manager/ projectionist of a repertory cinema in the French provinces. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

MODIGLIANI

Set in Paris in 1919 when the city’s bohemian community was in full flower, this film stars Andy Garcia as the Jewish-Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. With talk back by Mizel Museum Curator Georgina Kolber. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

MY REINCARNATION

An unusual and enlightening documentary about Tibetan Buddhism, impermanence, and a popular spiritual master and his son. At International Film Series. — IFS

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

During the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl, a young British assistant introduces actress Marilyn Monroe to some of the charms of British life and helps her escape the pressures of Hollywood. Rated R. At Mayan. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

NORWEGIAN WOOD

Norwegian Wood is a story of loss and heartbreak in a time of global instability. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

OPERA: LA BOHEME

Four young artists live out their everyday lives amid dreams and disappointments, but poverty and misfortune deprive the leading characters from the joy of mutual love. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012: ANIMATED

This year’s Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012: LIVE ACTION

This year’s Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING

Divorce makes you do crazy things. For Manhattan lawyer Diane, “crazy” means driving her teenaged son and adult daughter to Woodstock to visit their grandmother. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

PERFECT SENSE

Strangers form a desperate connection in the face of an epidemic of sensory loss. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

PERSEPOLIS

This award-winning animated feature tells the story of a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

POSTER GIRL

Poster Girl is the story of an all-American high-school cheerleader turned “poster girl” for women in combat. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

PROJECT X

See full review page 43. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

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