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Thursday, April 19,2012

Reel to reel | Week of April 19, 2012

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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Fellini attached a note under the eyepiece during filming that said, “Remember, this is a comedy.” At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

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. At 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 Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

CHIMPANZEE

This nature documentary follows a baby chimpanzee and his family as they survive in the African forest. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — 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

DETACHMENT

Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, he finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

DHAMMA BROTHERS

East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison, the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system, is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

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 Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

FLIRTING WITH HEIGHTS

Few wildlife films attain the sheer virtuosity and poetic force of Jean-Michel Bertrand’s Flirting With Heights. A remarkable and highly personal project shot alone over four years in the French Alps. At International Film Series. — IFS

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

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

Two American showgirls in the mood for love board a luxury liner to Paris. Engaged to be married, fair-haired Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) is unknowingly tracked by a private investigator who was hired by her future father-in-law. But the detective only has eyes for her brunette friend, Dorothy (Jane Russell). At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society 

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and filmmaker. Scorsese weaves together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen (or heard) before. 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

GRATEFUL DEAD MEET UP 2012

The complete Grateful Dead concert at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on July 18, 1989. At Century.

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 Chez Artiste. — 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

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 pres-

ident’s daughter from rioting inmates at an outer-space prison. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE LUCKY ONE

A Marine returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with his good-luck charm: a found photo of a woman he’s never met but intends to find and thank. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

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

MONSIEUR LAZHAR

Blending the sometimes complex relationships between teachers and students in a delicate character study, this film reveals an almost fable-like tale of loss and redemption as seen through the globalized lens of contemporary Montreal’s school culture. Rated PG-13. At Internationa

MY REINCARNATION

Filmed over 20 years, this film follows Tibetan Buddhist Master Ch gyal Namkhai UNorbu’s  Nrise to greatness as Ra IBuddhist U M  teacher  in  theWest,  while son, Yeshi,a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father’s tradition to embrace the modern world. thursday At Boedecker Theater. — aprIl 5 @ 7pM only 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 FrIday cast under a aprIl 6 @ 7pM only renowned conductor of Italian opera, Daniel Oren. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

OSS 117 CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES

Colorful and action-packed, this jubilant film endearingly saturday spoofs James Bond-style spy adventures aprIl 7 @ from 7pM only the 1960s. The setting is Egypt, 1955. Cairo is a veritable nest of spies, with everyone wary of everyone and plotting against everyone: the English, French, Soviets — even the radical Eagles of Kheops brotherhood. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society sunday

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 “mind- thursday & FrIday bogglingly aprIl stunning” 12-13 @ 7 & and 9 pM“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 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 Denver  FilmCenter/Colfax. Landmark Theatres

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 Four men have their love lives shaken up when the women they are pursuing read a relationship-advice thursday book & FrIday and take its les- aprIl 12-13 @ 7 & 9 pM sons to heart. At Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE THREE STOOGES

Three infants left on a nun’s doorstep grow up to be knuckleheads who get embroiled in a saturday strange murder plot and aprIl 14 @ 7 only stumble into a reality TV show. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

TRUMBO

Boulder students two on Card Film critic and professor Howie Movshovitz will sunday introduce the film and take questions aprIl after 15 @ the 7 only screening. Through a focus on the life of Coloradoan looKInG and Oscar-winning throuGh screenwriter a Glass onIon Dalton deConstruCtInG Trumbo (1905-1976), the Beatles this ‘whIte film examines alBuM” speCIal the effects prICInG: of $10 a G.a./ post-WWII $10 Cu Boulder congressional students two punChes on IFs Card pursuit of Hollywood Communists on individuals and families. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker wednesday Theater aprIl 18 @ 7 only

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 FrIday between & saturday a mother and her evil son. Rated aprIl 20-21 R. At @ Esquire. 7 & 9 pM — Landmark Theatres

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,  Square M E Dand I Twin A Peaks. S P O— N Los S OAngeles R S Times/MCT

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