Reel to reel | Week of June 6, 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 and save him. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

The Beaver Trilogy

It begins in 1979 with the chance meeting in a Salt Lake City parking lot where filmmaker Trent Harris is approached by an earnest small-town dreamer to film a talent show in Beaver, Utah. What unfolds is a strange, funny and ultimately poignant portrait of a true outsider. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Circus

Chaplin’s Tramp character finds himself at a circus where he is chased around by police who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the big top, he is an accidental sensation with his hilarious efforts to elude the police. At Chautauqua. — Colorado Chautauqua Association

The Croods 3D

A caveman family road-trips to a colorful world in this Flintstones-meets-Avatar animated kids movie. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.


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 their help taking down a mercenary organization. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

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 Century and Mayan.

Ginger and Rosa

London, 1962. Two teenage girls are inseparable, but the growing threat of nuclear war casts its shadow on their lives. At Boedecker.

The Great Gatsby

Set in New York during the roaring ‘20s, Nick Carraway is thrust into 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, Twin Peaks 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, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

This documentary focuses on the indigenous people living in Bakhtia, the heart of the Siberian Taiga. As befits Herzog’s enigmatic style, critics call it everything from “rapturous” to “a cautionary tale of humans adjusting to their environment, instead of attempting to make the environment adjust to them.” At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Hey Girl: Ghost World

Enid and Rebecca are two close friends who’ve just graduated from high school, and are trying to decide what to do with their lives. Enid discovers that in order to get her diploma, she’ll have to take an additional class over the summer, where she winds up studying art with Roberta, and develops a relationship with Seymour, a geeky record collector more than twice her age. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

I Killed My Mother

Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Québecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval),this film beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Iceman

This film was inspired by a true story and follows a contract killer, Richard Kuklinski, from his first days as a young mobster until his arrest for having killed more than 100 people. His family had no idea what he did for a living. Bet his wife was surprised. Rated R. At Mayan.

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 Colony Square, Century and Twin Peaks.

Iron Man 3 3D

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


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.

Love is All You Need

Things are a bit backwards in this film, which follows the struggles of a man and woman who fall in love in a world where homosexuality is the norm. Rated R. At Esquire and Century.

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s classic opera is breathtakingly transformed in a spectacular film version conceived and directed by Kenneth Branagh with a newly adapted libretto by Stephen Fry. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


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 Century and 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 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 Chez Artiste.

Plan 10 From Outer Society

A woman accidentally discovers the Plaque of Kolob, which leads her to discover an insidious alien plot for world domination documented by a disreputable early Mormon prophet. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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 Colony Square, Century and Twin Peaks.


Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At SIE FilmCenter — Denver Film Society

The Sapphires

Inspired by a true story, this dramatic comedy follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

Peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings of Bergdorf’s. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


Litterbugs, noisy
teenagers and pre-booked RV sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling
mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’ dreams and send him, and anyone
who rubs him the wrong way, over a very jagged edge … At Mayan. —
Landmark Theatres

The Source Family

The Source Family was a radical experiment in ’70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Star Trek Into Darkness

When the crew of the Enterprise return to earth they find the whole place in chaos. Captain Kirk takes his merry band of space-pals to a forbidding prison planet in order 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. This film explores the elusive nature of truth and memory. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Swan Lake Mariinsky Live in 3D

A great performance that makes you feel like you have front row seats. Rated PG. At Century.

Tattoo Nation

For years people saw tattoos as a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. But now in the United States one out of every three adults under 40 has a tattoo! So what happened? At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

To The Wonder

The highly anticipated new feature from renowned filmmaker Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, The New World) is a visually majestic drama that boldly and lyrically explores the complexities of love in all its forms. Starring Ben Affleck. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

What Maisie Knew

A bunch of divorced, dysfunctional folks all staking claims to the same child learn to grow together to put the little girl first. Rated R. At Chez Artiste — Landmark Theatres