Reel to reel | Week of June 20, 2013

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After Earth

In the future, a father and son (Will and Jaden Smith) crash land on Earth 1,000 years after the last human was forced to evacuate the planet. The dad is badly injured and the son must face many obstacles and odd animals to try to save him. Rated PG-13 . At Twin Peaks and Century.

Before Midnight

Jesse and Celine first met in their 20s in Before Sunrise, reunited in their 30s in Before Sunset and now, in director/cowriter Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.

Berberian Sound Studio

1976. A mild-mannered British sound engineer named Gilderoy arrives in Rome to work on the post-synchronized soundtrack to The Equestian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an allgirls riding academy. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves and became a legend in this tribute to black and white silent film. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers who burglarize celebrities’ homes in Los Angeles. Rated R. At Chez Artiste and Century. — Landmark Theatres

The Cabin in the Woods

Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know the story, think again. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

The East

This espionage thriller stars co-writer Brit Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss, who’s starting a new career at an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity. Rated R. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres


When Mary Katherine visits her father, she gets lost in the forest near his house and discovers tiny warriors that her father has been studying. She joins them in a war against evil while trying to find her way home. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Fast and Furious 6

In the series’ sixth installment, the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service offers to clear the gang’s criminal records in return for its help taking down a mercenary organization. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks and Century.

Frances Ha

Living in New York and apprenticing at a dance company, Frances struggles with maintaining her relationship with her best friend Sophie and following her dreams to be a dancer. Rated R. At Mayan.

Free China: The Courage to Believe

The award-winning documentary tells the story of a mother and former Communist Party member, Jennifer Zeng, who, along with more than 70 million Chinese, was practicing a belief that combined Buddhism and Daoism until the Chinese government outlawed it. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

From Up on Poppy Hill

From the legendary Studio Ghibli comes an inspired coming-of-age story set in 1960s Japan. In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Gimme the Loot

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Great Gatsby

Set in New York during the roaring ’20s, Nick Carraway is thrust in to Jay Gatsby’s world of lavish parties and disposable wealth. But as the writer pieces together the truth about his dazzling neighbor’s unrequited love, Carraway’s vision of the American Dream begins to crumble. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square and Century.

The Hangover Part III

After the death of Alan’s father, the guys get together to help Alan with his mental issues. Of course, things don’t go as planned, and Doug is kidnapped. The wolfpack must find the gangster behind the kidnapping to save their friend. Rated R. At Century.

Hannah Arendt

The sublime Barbara Sukowa re-teams with director Margarethe von Trotta for her brilliant new biopic of Hannah Arendt. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Hatchet III

Hatchet III continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Hey Bartender

This new documentary explores the history of the bartending profession and takes a look at the artistry and skill involved with being a successful cocktail bartender. At Boedecker and SIE FilmCenter. — Boedecker Theater

Hollywood Sound: Music for the Movies

This excellent overview of the Golden Age of Hollywood film music is brimming with musical and historical insight. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Internship

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are teaming up again. This time they are pals trying to get internships at Google. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Iron Man 3

When his enemy leaves Tony Stark’s personal life in shambles, he must suit up once again as Iron Man. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.

The Kings of Summer

This film got great reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It’s a comedy about three teenage friends who decide to build their own house and live off the land. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.


This film recreates the amazing adventure of explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s Pacific Ocean crossing in 1947 in a balsa wood raft with five men. Rated PG-13. At Esquire.


As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. At Boulder Library. — Boulder Public Library

Man of Steel

The reboot of the Superman series focuses on Clark Kent’s childhood and transformation into a superhero after being transported to Earth from Krypton. Rated PG 13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Monsters University

This prequel to Monsters, Inc. follows Mike and Sulley through their scare training and their attempts to join the best fraternity. Rated G. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Much Ado About Nothing

A series of comic and tragic events conspire to keep two couples from truly finding happiness — but then again, perhaps love will prevail. Rated PG-13. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres


When two boys discover a mysterious stranger hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River, their lives and those of everyone in their small town are changed forever. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

Now You See Me

The world’s greatest illusionists take to robbing corporate bad guys and giving the spoils to their fans, all the while avoiding capture by the feds. Think magic Robin Hoods. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

The Painting

A kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns, who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies, who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Pandora’s Promise

Filmmaker Robert Stone’s controversial new film dares to tackle the emerging divide within the environmental movement over the desirability of nuclear power as the solution for the world’s energy crisis. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Purge

If you lived in a world where on one night every year, you could commit any crime and know with certainty that you would suffer no consequences, what would you do? Figure it out or go to this movie to get a few ideas. Rated R. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

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 SIE FilmCenter. — Landmark Theatres

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums—and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings of Bergdorf’s. 35mm presentation. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world — the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier exam. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Star Trek Into Darkness

When the crew of the Enterprise returns to earth they find the whole place in chaos. Captain Kirk takes his merry band of space pals to a forbidding prison planet to restore order and exact revenge. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Stories We Tell

Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres


A restless, retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor’s maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothills of Mount Tabu in Africa. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Tears of the Black Tiger

In the countryside of Thailand, a gang of outlaws makes the region unsafe. Among them is handsome gun hero Dum, who made a promise to upper-crust lover Rumpocy: They will get married. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

This is the End

When the apocalypse hits, six friends — fictional versions of James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson — find out what true friendship really means. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

World War Z

As the zombie apocalypse hits, a retired UN worker must find a way to stop the pandemic and save the world. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.