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Venus In Fur

Fri 7/25 (*3:15) 8:30
Sat 7/26 (*3:15) 8:30
Sun 7/27 (*12:30) 6:00
Mon 7/28 (*5:15)
Tues 7/29 (*5:15)
Weds 7/30 7:45
Thurs 7/31 7:45

Daughters of Dolma
The next in our Alive Mind Cinema Series!

Mon 7/28 7:45

Life Itself

Fri 7/25 6:00
Sat 7/26 (*12:30) 6:00
Sun 7/27 (*3:15)
Mon 7/28 (*5:15)
Tues 7/29 (*5:15)
Weds 7/30 (*5:15)
Thurs 7/31 (*5:15)
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Words and Pictures

Fri 7/25 (*3:15) 6:00
Sat 7/26 (*3:15) 6:00
Sun 7/27 (*12:30) 6:00
Mon 7/28 (*5:15)
Tues 7/29 (*5:15)
Weds 7/30 7:45
Thurs 7/31 7:45
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Snowpiercer

Fri 7/25 (*3:15) 8:30
Sat 7/26 (*3:15) 8:30
Sun 7/27 (*12:30) 6:00
Mon 7/28 7:45
Tues 7/29 7:45
Weds 7/30 7:45
Thurs 7/31 7:45
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Redwood Highway

Fri 7/25 6:00
Sat 7/26 (*12:30) 6:00
Sun 7/27 (*3:15)
Mon 7/28 no showings
Tues 7/29 7:45
Weds 7/30 (*5:15)
Thurs 7/31 (*5:15)
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Belle

Fri 7/25 8:30
Sat 7/26 (*12:30) 8:30
Sun 7/27 (*3:15)
Mon 7/28 7:45
Tues 7/29 7:45
Weds 7/30 (*5:15)
Thurs 7/31 (*5:15)
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VENUS IN FUR

France/Poland. 2014. Directed by Roman Polanski. (96 mins.) Not Rated. In French and German with English subtitles

VENUS IN FUR is a fun, playful and edgy tale of the mysterious games men and women play!

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, which itself was based on the groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) complains that no actress he's seen has the right stuff to take on the seductive lead female role. He is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic energy. At first she seems to embody everything he has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and seemingly ill-prepared, but when he finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit, having researched the role exhaustively, the likeness to the character proves to be much more than skin-deep. Thomas quickly moves from attraction to obsession until the balance of power scintillatingly shifts completely. Polanski brilliantly reshapes this tense, theatrical drama into a piece of pure, provocative cinema.

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LIFE ITSELF

United States. 2014. Directed by Steve James. (112 mins.) Rated R.

LIFE ITSELF, from the director who brought us HOOP DREAMS, is a brilliant and masterful documentary that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert!

We lost Roger Ebert, arguably the nation's best-known and most influential movie critic, in 2013. Based on his memoir of the same name, the moving documentary LIFE ITSELF recounts Ebert's fascinating and flawed journey -- from politicized school newspaperman to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, from a household name to the thoughtful and inspirational man who shared his views on life during his 11-year battle with cancer. Filmmaker Steve James masterfully uncovers the snags and strains hidden under Ebert's prominence, including his ongoing, sometimes ruthless, conflict with fellow critic Gene Siskel and scorching debates among film critics about whether their television show reduced criticism to "consumer advice." Insisting on bare honesty, LIFE ITSELF is as much a love letter to Ebert as it is an expression of Ebert's own love -- for his family, humanity in general, and, of course, the movies. 

"I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. My lifetime's memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris." 
- Roger Ebert
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WORDS AND PICTURES

United States. 2014. Directed by Fred Schepisi. (111 mins.) Rated PG-13.

WORDS AND PICTURES is a lovely, uplifting romance with high energy and passion starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen!

Jack (Clive Owen) is a brilliant but troubled English teacher at an upscale prep school who meets far more than his match when Dina (Juliette Binoche), an accomplished painter arrives to teach art. Beset by writer's block and bothered by his students' focus on social media, Jack is a one-time literary star clinging to his glory days. Initially, he and Dina are like oil and water, dismissive of each other's reliance upon their respective disciplines, though both are desperate to inspire passion in their students, so Jack hatches a plan: a challenge to the new teacher and her students to prove which is more worthwhile - words or pictures - by pitting the classrooms against each other in a competition. Fred Schepisi's (ROXANNE, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION) superb direction meets his lead's talents in a film that transcends generic convention and the witty script brims with blissfully unexpected plot twists. WORDS AND PICTURES melds the best of both worlds into a moving picture of sheer delight!

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SNOWPIERCER

South Korea/U.S./France/Czech Republic. 2014. Directed by Bong Joon-ho.
(126 mins.) Rated R.
in English and in Japanese, Korean & French with English subtitles

SNOWPIERCER is a stunning thriller about humanity's few remaining survivors who are trapped aboard a high-speed supertrain where the divide between rich and poor is becoming ever more volatile!

Bong Joon-ho, director of THE HOST and MOTHER, has become a cinematic superstar molding traditional genres to his visionary ends. Working with an all-star international cast including Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Octavia Spencer as well as the biggest budget of his career, he gives us in SNOWPIERCER a blazingly original, and darkly funny, startling vision of the future. In this wild post-apocalyptic thriller, the planet has frozen thanks to a botched attempt to reverse global warming, and all the surviving humans are packed aboard a self-sustaining train that endlessly circles the globe. In this visceral sci-fi action film, sharp with biting satire, the train is rigidly divided by wealth and class, the downtrodden massed together. It's a unique, visionary masterpiece that stirs both heart and mind!

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REDWOOD HIGHWAY

United States. 2014. Directed by Gary Lundgren. (90 mins.) Rated PG-13.

Filmed in Oregon, REDWOOD HIGHWAY is the tender tale of a courageous woman who ventures out to find herself and reconnect with her family!

FILMED IN TALENT, GRANTS PASS, CAVE JUNCTION, ASHLAND, PHOENIX AND BROOKINGS, OREGON!

Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) represents all of those wonderful, resilient people who lost someone far to young. In order to confront an earlier heartbreaking event and attend her granddaughter's wedding as an unexpected guest, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years. Along the way, she encounters an extraordinary cast of characters, including a kind woodworker named Pete (Tom Skerritt), who help to heal her heart, and ultimately she discovers that you're never too old to learn something about life and about yourself.

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BELLE

UK. 2014. Directed by Amma Asante. (104 mins.) Rated PG.

BELLE is a gloriously gorgeous period piece about romance and race, privilege and justness with stunning, stirring performances from its remarkable cast!

The story of BELLE is sure to pull at the heartstrings of the audience and challenge each of us to consider the value of human life and dignity. Inspired from Johann Zoffany's 18th century painting, this lush period drama is the true story of a Royal Navy Officer's illegitimate, mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle. With no other family than his uncle to care for her when he's commissioned to sail to the other side of the world in 1766, the young girl's father beseeches his family to bring her up in the life deserving of his title and her bloodline. It is clear that they accept her as one of their own, but the privileges she's allowed sit uneasily with the prejudice that is the norm, and the bigoted social lines that are drawn leave her confused and unclear about her place in the world. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is absolutely radiant and enchanting in her debut role as Dido and this beautifully magnificent costume drama about respect, identity, acceptance, love and justice is a sumptuous, triumphant marvel!

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