Reel to reel | Week of May 30, 2013

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Jackie Robinson challenged prejudices when Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG-13. At Century.

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 Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

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. The ultimate survivor, 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

Beyond the Hills

Inspired by a case of alleged demonic possession that occurred in Romania’s Moldova region in 2005, this is not a supernatural thriller but rather an all-too-believable portrait of dogma at odds with personal liberty in a society still emerging from the shadow of communism. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

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.

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay is a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic and the small circle of eccentric geniuses who mastered it. At Chez Artiste.


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 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.


Shades of Hamlet among the Gypsies (the Roma): A Czech-Slovakian tale of a teenage boy who loses his father and distrusts his sleazy new stepdad. This poignant, resonant drama is equal parts neo-realism and modern Shakespearean tragedy. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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.

First: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games

This documentary follows a dozen first-time Olympic athletes on their journey to London from their home countries to the place and event that changed their lives forever. At 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 Century and Mayan.

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.

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.

In the Shadow

In 1950s Prague, police investigate a jewelry heist. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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

With her narrative feature debut, writer/director Xan Cassavetes (Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession) has crafted a stylish, bloody and erotic supernatural tale. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


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.

Made in Ash

The official Slovak contender for Oscar consideration, Made in Ash boasts an authentic air of life on the wrong side of the tracks in its story of a hopeful young Romany woman who abandons family and boyfriend for a factory girl’s life on the more prosperous side. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


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.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

With arresting insight, vulnerability and a delightful sense of humor, this film uses 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 FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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

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.


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, 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

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. At SIE FilmCenter (35 mm presentation). — 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 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.

The Watching Hour: Welcome to the Dollhouse

Twelve-year-old Dawn Wiener is bright but awkward, both physically and socially. Dawn has developed 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. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

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