Reel to reel | Week of October 10, 2013

Romeo and Juliet. Again.
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Blue Jasmine

After everything in her life falls to pieces, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Rated PG. At Boedecker, Esquire, Colony Square.

Captain Phillips

This film, starring Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips, is director Paul Greengrass’s interpretation of the real life hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama in 2009 by Somali pirates. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.


This film looks at New York’s dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 originally as a home for “country, bluegrass and blues” (thus the club’s name) and which showcased cutting-edge bands through its closing in 2006. Rated R. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

If you and the kids liked the first version, then you’ll no doubt like the second. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

Despicable Me 2

It’s time for more Minion madness in this animated sequel. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.

Don Jon

Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is addicted to porn. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is addicted to romantic Hollywood movies. When the pair’s fantasy worlds collide, it gets interesting. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.


In the future, two classes of people exist: the very rich who live a beautiful life on a space station called Elysium, and the very poor who carry on a dreadful existence down on Earth. Rated R. At Colony Square.

Enough Said

Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divorced, single parent masseuse who meets Albert (James Gandolfini), a nice guy in the same boat. Love and laughs follow. Rated PG- 13. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Exhibition: Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Liesure

This film documents a major exhibition focused on the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, the artist best knownfor his painting titled “The Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Rated PG. At Century.

The Family

An offbeat action comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro, who play mobsters in the witness protection program. Rated R. At Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Free the Mind

Professor Richard J. Davidson, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, took the Dalai Lama’s advice to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Grace Unplugged

Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) is 18 and a great singer and wants to do more than sing in the church choir led by her dad, Johnny (James Denton). Tension rises when she decides to be a pop star. Rated PG. At Century.


Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this visually stunning film that strands two astronauts in space when a routine spacewalk goes wrong. Also in 3-D. Rated PG- 13. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Haute Cuisine

Based on the extraordinary true story of French President François Mitterand’s private chef, Haute Cuisine follows the impassioned and talented Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a successful cook living in relative obscurity in the Périgord. Much to her astonishment, Hortense is recruited by none other than the President of the Republic (Jean D’Ormesson) for her ability to create dishes reminding him of his childhood. Rated PG-13. At Chez Artiste — Landmark Theatres

Herb & Dorothy 50X50

Herb & Dorothy 50×50, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy, tells the story of a remarkable new chapter in the life of the legendary art collecting couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, through their historical gift project. At SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society

In a World…

Carol, a struggling vocal coach, strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king: her father. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Inequality for All

In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. Rated PG. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Insidious: Chapter 2

Director James Wan gives us a terrifying sequel to his original horror film. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.

Instructions Not Included

Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) is a playboy in Acapulco until someone leaves a baby on his doorstep telling him it’s his. This begins a journey that leads him to Hollywood where he becomes a stunt-man while raising his daughter alone. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Forest Whitaker stars as a White House butler whose 34-year tenure sees incredible social change. Rated PG-13. At Century and Colony Square.

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut tragically short. During this time the president’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, received thousands of letters from the public offering their heartfelt condolences. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Machete Kills

Just when it looks like a madman and his billionaire partner are about to take over the world, the President calls on super agent Machete to save the day. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

A hundred years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman’s every word. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy teams up with his other-worldly friends to go after the Golden Fleece. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks.


Spring 1958: 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father, who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that’s not the life Rose longs for. Rated R. At SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society


How far would you go to save your kid? What would you be willing to do? These are the questions that Hugh Jackman’s character Keller Dover is forced to answer when his 6-year-old daughter mysteriously disappears. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

Rodion Shchedrin’s Dead Souls

St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre has staged the opera Dead Souls to the music by Rodion Shchedrin. One of the indisputable operatic masterpieces of the 20th century. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

The ultimate romantic story, traditionally told in a Renaissance setting, Romeo & Juliet shows us love at its purest and tragedy at its most fateful. Having been decades since its last representation through film, Romeo & Juliet offers a new generation the opportunity to savor and cherish literature’s most enduring romance. Rated PG 13. At Century and Chez Artiste — Landmark Theatres

The Room

This film centers on Johnny, a man who has it all; great friends, a good job, and a gorgeous fiancée named Lisa. But Lisa’s innocent act masks the fact that she’s looking to bring Johnny down, and her manipulations are tearing Johnny apart. At Esquire — Landmark Theatres

Rosemary’s Baby

In Roman Polanski’s first American film, adapted from Ira Levin’s horror bestseller, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Rated R. At Esquire — Landmark Theatres

Runner Runner

A Princeton college student who earns his tuition money by gambling online winds up in Costa Rica trying to get back his losses from the gambling sites owner who he thinks swindled him. The two team up, but when things go bad they turn on each other. Rated R. At Century, Twin Peaks and Colony Square.

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

Running Wild follows the remarkable life of author, photographer, activist and cowboy Dayton O. Hyde as he maintains his sanctuary for wild horses and works tirelessly to protect the vanishing landscape of the American West. At SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society


Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard creates a visual masterpiece that recreates the well-documented 1970s rivalry between race-car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.


This film features interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Rated PG-13. At SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society

Science on Screen: Rusty Schweickart and “Meteor”

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart got together with some colleagues to found B612, a program to detect and deflect possible threats from space. His talk about this serious work will be followed by the “entertainingly ludicrous” ’70s disaster pic Meteor in which Sean Connery, once again, saves the planet. Rated PG. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Short Term 12

A compassionate 20-something who works with troubled kids runs into her own troubles when her life starts spinning out of control. Rated R. At Mayan and SIE Film Center — Denver Film Society

The Spectacular Now

With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. At SIE Film Center.

The Summit

In August 2008, 22 climbers from several countries comprising several seperate expeditions wound up at High Camp on K2. This documentary shows what happened next on this mountain where one in four climbers never make it down. NR. At Mayan and Century.


Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun-loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. Rated PG. At Chez Artiste — Landmark Theatres

We Are What We Are

In We Are What We Are, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers, have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage) rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. Rated R. At Mayan — Landmark Theatres

We’re the Millers

Everything goes wrong when a small-time pot dealer decides to help out some local kids. Rated R. At Twin Peaks and Century.

The World’s End

A pub crawl aiming for a long-awaited pint at the World’s End pub draws a group of middle-aged friends into a battle to save the world. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square.

Additional films showing at the Denver Film Society’s SIE FilmCenter include the following: C.O.G.; Escape from Tomorrow.