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Learning To Drive
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United States/UK. 2015. Directed by Isabel Coixet. (90 mins.) Rated R.

Isabel Coixet's slice-of-life comedy/drama Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. 

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United States. 2015. Directed by Peter Sollett. (103 mins.) Rated PG-13.

The true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells, and activist Steven Goldstein, unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

Coming Home
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China. 2015. Directed by Zhang Yimou. (109 mins.) Rated PG-13. in Mandarin with English subtitles

Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband's return. 

Goodnight Mommy
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Austria. 2015. Directed by Severen Fiala, Veronica Franz. (99 mins.) Rated R. in German with English subtitles

In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
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United States. 2015. Directed by Gregory Plotkin. (95 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

The Ghost Dimension, follows a new family, The Fleeges - father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) - Who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage. When they look through the camera's lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them - including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie.

Karen movie premiere!
Monday, October 26th at 7:40PM • all seats only $3
followed by Q&A with director Houston Hughes and actress Anna Micco!

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United States. 2015. Directed by Houston Hughes. (80 mins.) Not Rated. Filmed in Eugene and Salem with soundtrack by local artists!

KAREN is the story of a young woman who has had a harder time adjusting to adulthood than most. Besides having no social life, she still takes her favorite stuffed animal (a bear named Bearian) with her wherever she goes. The bear was given to Karen by her beloved grandfather shortly before he passed away when she was a child. This loss and her increasingly distant parents set the stage for her stunted transition into adulthood. Karen is soon faced with a series of surprising circumstances that make her take a hard look at her reclusive lifestyle, and teach her an important lesson: heroes come in all shapes and sizes…

Houston K. Hughes has been making independent short films and music videos locally for over 15 years—including HAMMER CITY, STALWART and LITTLE ASSASSIN. The upcoming KAREN is his longest and most ambitious project to date.

ANNA MICCO, actress
Anna hails from Hawaii where she performed in many highschool stage productions. Since moving to Oregon, she has gotten involved in the local independent movie scene. She recently starred in the thriller LITTLE ASSASSIN.

About Ray
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United States. 2015. Directed by Gaby Dellal. (87 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

Family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that she isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie, must track down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly, Ray's lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

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United States/Australia. 2015. Directed by James Vanderbilt. (121 mins.) Rated R.

On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer MARY MAPES (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason to feel proud of a broadcast journalism job well done. By the end of the day, Mapes, CBS News, and the venerable CBS News anchor DAN RATHER (Robert Redford) would be under harsh scrutiny.

Labyrinth of Lies
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Germany. 2015. Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli. (124 mins.) Rated R. in German with English subtitles

In "Labyrinth of Lies" the economic miracle is changing the life of Germans in post-war Germany 20 years later. Most of them are sick of the war and prefer to push their guilt to the back of their mind. When a journalist (André Szymanski) identifies a teacher in the playground as a former guard from Auschwitz, no one wants to take notice. But a young prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) takes on the case and can't even be stopped by his boss. During his research he realizes that some Germans claim that they never heard the expression "Auschwitz," while others try to forget about it. As the resolute prosecutor doesn't give up, the Attorney General Fritz Bauer (Gert Voss) retains him to take charge of the investigations. Struggling with an overload of information, the young attorney blunders into a labyrinth of guilt and lies where he almost gets lost.

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Ireland/Canada. 2015. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. (108 mins.) Rated R.

This drama tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. However, they are trapped in a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named "Room." As Jack's curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma's resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.

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Ireland/UK/Canada. 2015. Directed by John Crowley. (105 mins.) Rated PG-13.

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

I Saw The Light
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United States. 2015. Directed by Marc Abraham. (123 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

This is the story of legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music.

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UK/France/United States. 2015. Directed by Justin Kurzel. (113 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cottilard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine.

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Italy/France/Switzerland/UK. 2015. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. (118 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in Spanish & German with English subtitles

YOUTH is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. The two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life.

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