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LOVE IS
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THE NOTEBOOK
 
MY OLD LADY
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PRIDE
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THE SKELETON
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WHIPLASH
           

Love is Strange
Opens Friday, October 3rd!

United States/France. 2014. Directed by Ira Sachs. (98 mins.) Rated R. in English and in Russian with English subtitles

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

My Old Lady
Opens Friday, October 3rd!

UK/France/United States. 2014. Directed by Israel Horovitz. (107 mins.) Rated PG-13.

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale - and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

The Skeleton Twins
Opens Friday, October 10th!

United States. 2014. Directed by Craig Johnson. (93 mins.) Rated R.

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. 

Pride
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

UK. 2014. Directed by Matthew Warchus. (120 mins.) Rated R.

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Bird People
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

France. 2014. Directed by Pascale Ferran. (127 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in French and Japanese with English subtitles

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer (The Good Wife star Josh Charles) abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. As fate draws him and a young French maid (Anais Demoustier) together, an audacious second-act surprise suddenly transforms César Award-winning director Pascale Ferran's (Lady Chatterley) dark-tinged fairy-tale into something altogether richer, more beguiling, and utterly astonishing.

The Notebook
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Hungary/Germany/Austria/France. 2014. Directed by Janos Szasz. (109 mins.) Rated R. in Hungarian with English subtitles

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her 13-year-old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. The villagers call her "the Witch" because she is rumored to have poisoned her husband long ago. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They realize that the only way to cope with the absurd and inhumane world of adults and war is to become completely unfeeling and merciless.

Alive Mind Cinema Series
Transformative Docs For A Changing World
Salem Cinema, Kino Lorber & Gathr Films will present the ALIVE MIND CINEMA SERIES on the 4th Monday of every month! Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by local leaders in our community.

RAW FAITH

United States. Directed by Wm. Peter Wiedensmith. Not Rated. (94 mins.)
Monday, October 27th at 7:45PM

This surprisingly open and revealing documentary follows two years in the private life of a minister. Marilyn Sewell is successful and beloved in the pulpit, but behind the scenes she is lonely and yearning for change. As she considers leaving the ministry, she realizes she will be leaving her only social network. Yet when she falls in love for the first time, she realizes she does not trust intimacy. A study in contrasts, Marilyn must rely on raw faith as she questions her future, her difficult past, her God, and most importantly... her ability to love.

The October 27th screening of Raw Faith will be followed by a discussion led by Marilyn Sewell!

Individual tickets or series memberships are available. You have the opportunity to purchase either a
3-Month Subscription ($40) or 6-Month Subscription ($70) to the series through the Gathr website.
In addition, the screenings are open to non-members and customers can purchase tickets
to individual shows for $15 either online in advance or at the door ONLY on the day of the event.

Series members will receive a host of additional benefits including
free downloads of films from the Alive Mind Cinema library.



no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events
 

MONK WITH A CAMERA

United States/France/India/Italy. Directed by Tina Mascara, Guido Santi. Not Rated. (90 mins.)
Monday, November 24th at 7:45PM

MONK WITH A CAMERA chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, who for the past twenty-eight years has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk.  The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling. He moved to India, cutting his ties with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next 14 years studying to become a monk. Then in one of life’s beautiful twists, Nicky went back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.

Future films to be added once Gathr and Kino Lorber announce the titles.


The Last Unicorn Screening Tour
with author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle!

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30pm!
General Admission $12 / Students, Seniors & Children 3-11 $10

Advance Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours
or online at boxofficettickets.com!

Enjoy the classic animated film THE LAST UNICORN on the big screen with author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle in person!

This amazing fantasy film — designed and animated by the same Japanese artists who became the core of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli — is deeply loved by millions around the world, and we’re showing a gorgeous remaster made especially for this nationwide tour. Peter S. Beagle will be in attendance to answer questions, meet fans, signs books, and generally make it a party. There will also be prizes and lots of cool LAST UNICORN merchandise for sale. Come join us for this magical event, and please note: costumes are encouraged! (And great ones will be rewarded.)

THE LAST UNICORN has played to packed houses on its screening tour, so get your tickets early!

Whiplash
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States. 2014. Directed by Damien Chazelle. (106 mins.) Rated R.

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity. 


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