Reel to reel | Week of May 23, 2013

The moral of Fast and Furious 6 is: Steroids cause hair loss.
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Jackie Robinson challenged prejudices when Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG- 13. At Colony Square and Century.

Alois Nebel

Alois Nebel works as a dispatcher at the small railway station in Bily Potok, a remote village on the Czech- Polish border. Suffering from hallucinations, Alois ends up in the sanatorium where he gets to know The Mute, a man carrying an old photograph who was arrested by the police after crossing the border. His past propels Alois on his journey. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Alyce Kills

After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart… along with anyone else who gets in her way. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm

We find a founding member of The Band at home in Woodstock in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. He’s overcome drugs, bankruptcy, the bitter breakup of The Band and a bout of throat cancer — but then, as the rueful title indicates, he wasn’t in it for his health. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Angels’ Share

The latest film from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Lavery, The Angels’ Share is a bittersweet comedy about a young man from Glasgow with a criminal past who wants a way out. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

At Any Price

A firm believer in the big-agribusiness mantra “Expand or Die,” ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Beyond the Hills

Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, this is a portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of Communism. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Big Wedding

This wedding comedy will surely provide plenty of family antics and an excuse to see Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon in a movie together. Rated R. At Colony Square.

Black Rock

Three young women get together for a private campout at an empty island off the coast of Maine, but when they encounter three recently-returned servicemen who have come to the island to hunt, a misunderstanding turns to tragedy, and the women find themselves the targets of the hunt. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Company You Keep

The world of Jim Grant (director Robert Redford), a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York, is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

The Croods 3D

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

The Grapes of Wrath

An Oklahoma family who loses their farm during the Great Depression travel the United States as migrant workers, looking for work. At Boulder Library.

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.

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.

Four Funny Films

Four classic comedy films from the silent era will be accompanied with live music. At Meadows Branch Library. — Library Film Program

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.

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 of what he did for a living. Bet his wife was surprised. Rated R. At Century and Mayan.


Tomas, a highly esteemed physician, finds himself embroiled in a scandal when Olinka, a 14-year-old patient, accuses him of molestation. As his once-idyllic professional and personal lives descend into chaos, Tomas must also contend with a police detective who has a personal interest in putting him away. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

In the House

Sixteen-year-old Claude insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha, writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher. The boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

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.

Kiss of the Damned

Djuna, a beautiful vampire, tries to resist the advances of human screenwriter Paulo, but eventually gives in to temptation. When her troublemaker sister Mimi arrives unexpectedly, Djuna’s love story is threatened and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres


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.


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.


Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this visually amazing film. As for plot, Cruise battles to save the entire planet Earth, of course, in some far-off future time. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ‘n’ roll stardom, turning down the chance to record as lead singer for the Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

This film utilizes a tapestry of live action and multiple styles of animation as it documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. At SIE Film- Center. — Denver Film Society

Oz the Great and Powerful

James Franco and Mila Kunis star in this prequel to the Wizard of Oz tale. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.

Pain & Gain

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in this action comedy flick about bodybuilders who have more brawn than brains when it comes to crime. Rated R. At Colony Square.

Paradise: Love

On the beaches of Kenya, they’re known as “Sugar Mamas:” European women who seek out African boys, selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one Beach Boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next, and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


A loan shark uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. When a mysterious woman claims to be his longlost mother, he gradually accepts her into his life and quits his job. However, he soon discovers a dark secret from his past. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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 Mayan and Century.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back 10 years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. At SIE FilmCenter. — Landmark Theatres


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, wounded in World War I. At SIE FilmCenter and Chez Artiste. — Denver Film Society

Royal Opera House’s Tosca

Powerful music, a gripping story and a tragic end: Puccini’s ever-popular revival piece stars Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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 Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Something in the Air

It’s 1971, and in the wake of the revolutionary fervor of May 1968 a group of youthful Paris radicals are trying to live their ideals, contributing to the revolution they believe is just beginning. At SIE FilmCenter. — Landmark Theatres

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.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Twelve-year-old Dawn Wiener is bright but awkward. She has a crush on Steve, who is polite but obviously not interested in her. However, Dawn has attracted the attention of a boy at school — Brandon, a mean-spirited junior thug whose idea of a good time is threatening Dawn with rape. Part of The Watching Hour series. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society