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Crazy Heart

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Four time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for this role Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake, a hard living country singer who is on the verge of finding redemption through Jean, a journalist who is willing to see him from the inside out. Golden Globe nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell co-star and Scott Cooper directs from his own script from the novel by Thomas Cobb. Rated R


The Last Station

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Writer/director Michael Hoffman adapted Jay Parini's novel of the same name and has created a beautiful and captivating film which tells the story of Leo Tolstoy's last days. The idealistic Valentin (James McAvoy) is hired to be Tolstoy's secretary and quickly gets an education in the politics of the estate. Tolstoy's late in life philosophy of celibacy, poverty and vegetarianism has created a cult of followers, enraging his emotional wife (Helen Mirren) and encouraging a self-serving disciple (Paul Giamatti). Rated R

Christopher Plummer has the role of his life as Tolstoy and is nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.

Helen Mirren is nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Countess Sofya Tolstoy.

Nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Director and Best Feature.


The Ghost Writer

Now Playing!

The ghostwriter for the former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) has washed up dead on a beach. Another ghost (Ewan McGregor) is quickly hired as the public man's memoirs need some serious sanitizing before they can be published. Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson and Eli Wallach co-star in this amusing, moody new film based on Robert Harris's novel The Ghost, directed by Roman Polanski with a masterful score by Alexander Desplat. Rated PG-13

"Mr. Polanski is a magician, his movie a synthesis of Mr. Harris's sturdy narrative, a Mamet-like appreciation for the shadows that lurk between words, and a drollery that most directors wouldn't even think of attaching to a thriller." John Anderson, Wall Street Journal


Greenberg

Now Playing!

Writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) tells the story of Florence, an L.A personal assistant (Greta Gerwig) who encounters Greenberg (Ben Stiller) the brother of her employer, who has aimlessly drifted away from New York and arrives while his relatives are away. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans and Mark Duplass co-star in this very human comedy about the need of people to make a genuine human connection. Rated R


North Face

Now Playing!

Based on the true story of German climbers, Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas), who attempted to scale the 13,000 Mt. Eiger's 5,900-foot near-vertical north wall, then unconquered, in mid-July 1936. Director Phillip Stolzl captures the magnificence of the landscape and the heart-stopping danger that faces the athletes.

"It is impossible not to put yourself in the boots of the mountaineers clinging to a sheer, icy rock face during a blizzard that threatens to send them into oblivion." Stephen Holden, New York Times


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Opens April 9

This adaptation of the novel by Stieg Larsen is every bit as gripping as the book. If you are a fan of this trilogy, you will not be disappointed! Journalist Michael Blomqvist (Michael Nyqvist) teams up with world class hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to uncover a Swedish crime network in an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev; in Swedish with English subtitles. Not Rated. Suitable for adults.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is one of the decade's major literary success stories, selling over 8,000,000 copies worldwide and the film adaptation is the highest grossing Swedish film in history and 2009's highest-grossing film in Europe.


The Joneses

Opens April 16

Demi Moore and David Duchovny star.

A seemingly perfect family moves into an upscale neighborhood, but they turn out to be employees of a stealth marketing firm and not a family at all. Their task is to make everyone in their gated community want the goods that they have. Lauren Hutton, Amber Heard (Zombieland, Pineapple Express) and Ben Hollingsworth (The Beautiful Life) co-star. (R)



A Prophet

Opens April 16

Jacques Audiard's story follows a young man as he learns the criminal trade. Malik (Tahar Rahim) is in prison, in the center of a conflict between Arab-Muslim immigrants and the Corsican mob. He is only minimally protected by his mentor Luciani (Niels Arestrup). A Prophet is a contemporary classic in the mold of Public Enemy and Little Caesar. In French with English subtitles. Rated R

Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film

"Sensational! A pitch-perfect film!" Manohla Dargis, New York Times


The Eclipse

Opens April 23

Writer/director Conor McPherson, who was nominated for several Tony Awards for his play The Seafarer, has created a beautiful and believable ghost drama based on a short story by Billy Roche. Ciaran Hinds, Aidan Quinn, Iben Hjejle (High Fidelity) and Jim Norton star in the story of a widowed father, a group of authors at an annual gathering in his village in County Cork, and an unexpected guest, he departed wife. Rated R

"…craftily woven themes of grief, love, and the possibilities of the unknown." Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal


The Art of the Steal

Opens April 23

The late Albert Barnes was an avid collector of Impressionist and Modern art and directed his collection to be housed in the Barnes Foundation in Merton, a suburb of Philadelphia, after he died. A decades long political fight ensued and director Don Argott's documentary follows the positioning, posturing and conniving by those who would relocate his treasures to cash in on tourist dollars. Told in the style of a thriller, the story is indeed captivating.

An un-missable look at one of the art world's most fascinating controversies and a celebrated selection of the Toronto, New York and AFI Film Festivals.


Babies

Now opens on May 7 in honor of Mother's Day

OK, don't laugh! You will find yourself riveted by the story of four babies from around the world. Thomas Balmes directs this multi-cultural documentary capturing the similarities and differences from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. Rated PG


Vincere

Opens May 7

Writer/director Marco Bellocchio tells the tragic story of Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), who bore Benito Mussolini (Filippo Timi) a son before World War I, when he was a Socialist editor who espoused an anti-clerical, anti-monarchical, socially emancipated future. In order to finance his newspaper, Ida sold everything she had. His abandonment of his family is ignored in his official biography. In Italian with English subtitles. Not Rated.

"Ferociously entertaining." Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
Winner Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor, Chicago Film Festival


Terribly Happy

Opens May 7

This dark comic thriller uses surprise twists in plot, reminiscent of the Coen Brothers' style. When a city cop who has suffered a nervous collapse is sent to handle lighter duty in a border town he finds his hands full with locals who favor frontier justice over the law. Jakob Cedergren stars for director Henrik Ruben Genz. In Danish with English subtitles. Not rated, suitable for adults.


The Yellow Handkerchief

Opens May 14

In this post-Katrina road movie set in New Orleans, William Hurt stars as an ex-con hitching a ride home with two young strangers (Kristen Stewart and Eddie Remayne). An adaptation of a Pete Hamill short story written for the screen by Erin Digman and directed by Udayan Prasad (My Son the Fanatic), the film is at its heart, a love story. Maria Bello co-stars; six time Oscar winner Arthur Cohn is the producer. Rated PG-13

"Wonderful performances, a must-see!" Rex Reed
"A heartfelt, beautiful made film with a group of wonderful actors at the top if their game." Pete Hammond, L.A. Times


Sweetgrass

Opens May 21

An unflinching, unsentimental look at sheep farmers on their last drive over the Beartooth Mountains in Montana, Sweetgrass is an unusual documentary. The way of life for the rugged shepherds and their flock is shown in mesmerizing detail. This is a one-of-a-kind film-going experience, directed over three years by Ilisa Barbasch and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Suitable for teens and adults.


Ajami

Opens May 28

Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film


The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Opens June 4

Academy Award nominee, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is a gripping political documentary about the Rand Corporation researcher who, in 1971, leaked thousands of pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, forever changing the role of the press in a democracy. Not Rated, suitable for teens.


 

Looking for Eric

Opens June 11

British auteur Ken Loach (Palme d'Or winner at Cannes for The Wind that Shakes the Barley) tells the story of Eric (Steve Evets), a twice-divorced postal worker who has panic attacks, unresolved issues from his past, and an inability to manage his two teen-aged step sons. His love for the soccer team Manchester United is the most positive thing in his life. His hero, retired player Eric Cantona (as himself) appears to Eric to help show him the way. Rated R


 


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