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Reel to reel | Week of April 12, 2012

21 JUMP STREET

Two young police officers and ex-classmates go undercover at a local high school to investigate a dangerous drug ring. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/ MCT

AMERICAN REUNION

A decade after their teen adventures in American Pie, a group of lifelong friends return to their hometown for a high school reunion. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE ARTIST

Hollywood 1927. Silent movie matinee idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is enjoying the good life, although he seems fonder of his faithful dog than of his trophy wife (Penelope Ann Miller). He meets funny, sexy young extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a dancer set for a big break, and sparks fly. Chez Artiste, Colony Square and Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

BALLET: MEDITERRANEA

At La Scala. Set to music ranging from popular Turkish to Ligeti and Mozart, this choreography focuses on the gestures and spirit of the Mediterranean in a balance between lyricism and pure energy. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

BULLY

More than 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The new film Bully, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Bad things happen when a group of friends visit a remote cabin in the woods. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/ MCT

CONNECTED

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? This funny, eye-opening and inspiring film takes audiences on an exhilarating roller coaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

CORIOLANUS

Caius Martius “Coriolanus” (director Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman general, is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. At Chez Artiste and Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Landmark Theatres

DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER

Scott Freiman combines his love of The Beatles with experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver unique lectures about The Beatles. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax and International Film Series. — IFS

DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 3D

In this animated film, a 12-year-old boy searching for the key to winning over his dream girl must confront a mysterious grumpy creature who is protective of his homeland. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

FOOTNOTE

Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field who appears to feed on accolades. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

FUNNY GIRL

The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

GOON

From writers Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) and Canadian cult director Michael Dowse (Fubar I and II) comes this hilarious tale that just may knock Slap Shot off its skates as the best comedy ever to tackle the topic of hockey. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION

A story of modern revolution, the power of people to change their world and the man behind it all. Unassuming, soft-spoken and barely known to the wider world, 83-year-old Professor Gene Sharp has written the standard textbook for revolutionary leaders. 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 and Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

HUNGER GAMES

In the post-apocalyptic ruins of North America, a teenage girl competes in a nationally televised battle to the death against 23 of her peers. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME 

A 30-year-old man-child hunkered down in his mother’s basement ventures out into the real world on an errand and winds up on an adventure with his brother. Rated R. At Century, Chez Artiste and Mayan. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

For most of his 85 years, Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo, has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation.

Rated PG. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

JOHN CARTER

A former military captain is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes involved in an epic conflict among the planet’s inhabitants. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE KID WITH A BIKE

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L’Enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril. When his father abandons him, Cyril at first refuses to admit it, claiming his father just forgot to say where he was going. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

LOCKOUT

A wrongly convicted ex-government agent can regain his freedom by saving the president’s daughter from rioting inmates at an outer-space prison. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION: DECONSTRUCTING THE WHITE ALBUM

In Looking Through A Glass Onion: Deconstructing The White Album, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with the Beatles as they create their bestselling album — The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album). At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax and International Film Series. — Denver Film Society

MIRROR MIRROR

An exiled princess enlists the help of a group of diminutive bandits to take back her usurped throne from an evil queen in this retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/ MCT

NATURAL SELECTION

Devoted Christian housewife Linda White (Rachael Harris, The Hangover) leads a childless existence in suburban Texas. Her world is irrevocably altered when her husband Abe (John Diehl) suffers a tragic stroke at a sperm clinic. Abe had been making “donations” for the duration of their marriage and has produced numerous offspring, unknown to Linda, who has never been able to conceive. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

For the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, Boedecker will present this meticulous re-creation of the event, adapted from the best-selling book by Walter Lord. It preceded the blockbuster Titanic by almost 40 years and is a much more subtle, human and dignified portrayal of this monumental 20th century catastrophe. The early screening is in cooperation with The Boulder History Museum’s Titanic-themed Gala. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

OPERA: RIGOLETTO

Verdi’s classic is justly one of the bestknown of all great chorus operas, and The Royal Opera’s revival brings it back with a wonderful international cast under a renowned conductor of Italian opera Daniel Oren. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

PINA

“Dance, dance, or we are lost.” Pina Bausch’s final words summarize her life and provide the inspiration for acclaimed director Wim Wenders’ breathtaking tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch and her Tanztheater in Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive new expressive realms. In this exhilarating film Wenders captures the raw, heartstopping intensity of the movement and transforms it into a transcendent cinematic experience. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

THE RAID: REDEMPTION

One ruthless crime lord. Twenty elite cops. Thirty floors of chaos. Showcasing the jaw-dropping Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat, the crime thriller The Raid: Redemption has been described as “mindbogglingly stunning” and “a slam-bang, knock-your-socks-off action bonanza with some of the most peerlessly shot, performed and choreographed fight sequences you’re likely to see on screen” (Los Angeles Times). At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

REBIRTH OF A NATION

There is no doubt that D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation is racist. It is an important and difficult piece of film history, and it is hard to praise it without being soiled by its themes. DJ Spooky offers an alternative “remix,” with the core of the film intact and commentary at the most egregious moments. At Boedecker Theater.

— Boedecker Theater

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Ewan McGregor as Dr. Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request. A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau) wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheikh’s (Amr Waked) desire to bring sport fishing to Yemen. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

A SEPARATION

Simin wants to leave Iran to provide better opportunities for her daughter. When her husband refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer’s-suffering father, Simin sues for divorce. Rated PG-13. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

SOUTHLAND TALES

Writer/Director Richard Kelly’s longawaited follow-up to 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko starts with a literal bang: on July 4, 2005, a nuclear explosion in Texas ignites World War III. Jump to the future of 2008: While it occupies the entire Middle East and North Korea, the U.S Army has reinstated the draft. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

THIS IS NOT A FILM

Jafar Panahi, under house-arrest and awaiting a verdict by the appeals court, depicts a day in his life with this smuggled movie. Working within great constraints can have extraordinary results; Panahi proves that here and triumphs over a regime trying to silence him. At International Film Series. — IFS

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Kansas, determined to experience life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring ’20s. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

TITANIC 3D

A new 3-D version of the 1997 romance film about two star-crossed lovers aboard the doomed ocean liner. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE TROUBLE WITH BLISS

Morris Bliss is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

THE THREE STOOGES

Three infants left on a nun’s doorstep grow up to be knuckleheads who get embroiled in a strange murder plot and stumble into a reality TV show. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

A gripping psychological thriller from director/co-writer Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Rated R. At Boedecker Theater and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

THE WOLBERG FAMILY

Simon Wolberg, the proud Jewish mayor of a small provincial town in northern France, is a lovingly devoted but rigid paterfamilias who finds it difficult to accept the individualities of his family members. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D

Ten years after defeating the Kraken, the demigod Perseus must leave his quiet life to aid his father, Zeus, in a battle against the Titans. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

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