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Sat 11/29 (*3:15) 8:45
Sun 11/30 (*12:30) 6:00
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Weds 12/3 7:45
Thurs 12/4 7:45
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Australia. 2014. Directed by John Curran. (112 mins.) Rated PG-13.

TRACKS is a beautiful and inspirational tale about one woman's journey and its incalculable spiritual rewards!

In this visually exquisite adaptation of Robyn Davidson's iconic memoir, a young woman, bankrolled by National Geographic, decides to traverse Australia by foot. She sets off from remote Alice Springs, in the company of four camels and a dog, intending to walk 2,000 miles across an unforgiving, furnace-like desert to the shores of the Indian Ocean. Despite meetings with a charismatic photographer, an Aboriginal guide and a few other travelers, hers is essentially a walkabout of self-discovery. Set against one of the wildest, most dangerous and most breathtaking backdrops on the planet, this unprecedented journey pushed Robyn to her physical and emotional limits and taught her that sometimes we have to detach from the world to feel connected to it.


United States. 2014. Directed by Lynn Shelton. (99 mins.) Rated R.

Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell, LAGGIES is the clever, cheerful, wise and witty tale of a young woman struggling with her identity.

Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created indie crowd pleaser YOUR SISTER'S SISTER, crafts a warm and funny coming-of-age story about three people who find their lives intertwined in sudden, unexpected ways. Content to remain in a permanent state of adolescence, 28 year-old Megan (Keira Knightley) clings to her job as a sign flipper for her father's accounting company even though her high school friends are getting married and advancing their careers. An unexpected event sends her spiraling into retreat and she goes into temporary hiding with a 16 year-old (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her attractive, single dad (Sam Rockwell). LAGGIES is a nuanced, heartwarming film about how they try to make their way in the imperfect reality of modern-day life.


Germany/United States. 2014. Directed by Laura Poitras. (114 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in German and Portuguese with English subtitles

CITIZENFOURwhether you consider Edward Snowden a traitor or a hero, is a gripping account, striking and stunning in its immediacy and approach! 

Filmmaker Laura Poitras' thrilling documentary captures the clandestine Hong Kong hotel-room meetings between NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the journalists who helped bring his startling revelations to the world's attention. Using the alias Citizenfour, Snowden revealed that he was a high-level analyst wanting to hand over classified documents that gave shocking proof of the U.S. government's massive campaign of illegal surveillance and invasions of privacy carried out against ordinary Americans. As Poitras documented what is arguably the biggest spying revelation in history, she became part of the story herself, holding hundreds of unreleased intelligence documents. Essential viewing, CITIZENFOUR is a real-life, edge-of-your-seat thriller that unfolds minute by minute before our eyes.


United States. 2014. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. (119 mins.) Rated R.

BiRDMAN is an imaginative, ambitious, provocative
and hilariously entertaining take on the relationship between art and celebrity with an all-star cast led by Michael Keaton!

In Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's big, bold and beautifully brash new movie, one-time action hero Riggan Thomson (a jaw-dropping Michael Keaton) is staging his own adaptation of Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. As Thomson tries to get his perilous undertaking in shape for the opening, he must contend with a scene-hogging narcissist (Edward Norton), a vulnerable actress (Naomi Watts), an unhinged girlfriend (Andrea Riseborough), a resentful daughter (Emma Stone), a manager who's about to come undone (Zach Galifianikis) as well as his own ego which takes shape as Birdman, the superhero that made him famous. Though a foolhardy move, the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative endeavor will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone that he is not just a Hollywood has-been. Inarritu's camera magically prowls, careens and soars in and around the theater, yet remains alive to the most precious subtleties and surprises between his formidable actors. BiRDMAN (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a delicious dream of a movie, alternately hilarious and terrifying, powered by a deep love of theater.


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

WHIPLASH is a thrilling, raw, epic battle of wills between two fanatical artists!

Salem Cinema customers and staff have been raving about this film and audiences have been breaking out in spontaneous applause at the end! "Whiplash is an absolutely breathtaking film! The last fifteen minutes is the best piece of cinema I've experienced all year. It's fantastic!"

In this winner of both the Sundance Grand Jury and Audience Awards, two strong wills collide when a conservatory student who dreams of becoming the next Buddy Rich comes to the attention of a tyrannical teacher who longs to discover and develop a future jazz legend. Andrew (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top at his elite East Coast music conservatory and hungry to become one of The Greats. Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents and his terrifying methods, leads the school's top jazz ensemble. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Riveting and pulse-pounding from beginning to end, WHIPLASH is a stunning, captivating and spectacular showcase!


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