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The One I Love

Fri 8/29 6:00 8:30 
Sat 8/30 (*1:00) 6:00 8:30
Sun 8/31 (*1:00) 6:00 8:30
Mon 9/1 (*1:00) 6:00
Tues 9/2 7:45
Weds 9/3 (*5:30)
Thurs 9/4 (*5:30)
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Life After Beth

Fri 8/29 (*3:30) 8:30
Sat 8/30 (*3:30) 8:30
Sun 8/31 (*3:30) 8:30
Mon 9/1 (*3:30)
Tues 9/2 7:45
Weds 9/3 (*5:30)
Thurs 9/4 (*5:30)
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Fri 8/29 (*3:30) 7:00
Sat 8/30 (*3:30) 7:00
Sun 8/31 (*3:30) 7:00
Mon 9/1 (*1:30) 5:00
Tues 9/2 6:00
Weds 9/3  6:00
Thurs 9/4 6:00
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Magic in the Moonlight

Fri 8/29 (*3:30) 6:00
Sat 8/30 (*1:00) (*3:30) 6:00
Sun 8/31 (*1:00) (*3:30) 6:00
Mon 9/1 (*3:30) 6:00
Tues 9/2 (*5:20)
Weds 9/3 7:45
Thurs 9/4 7:45
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The Grand Seduction

Sat 8/30 (*1:00)
Sun 8/31 (*1:00)
Mon 9/1 (*1:00)
Tues 9/2 (*5:20)
Weds 9/3 7:45
Thurs 9/4 7:45
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United States. 2014. Directed by Charlie McDowell. (91 mins.) Rated R.

THE ONE I LOVE is a tightly constructed and cleverly designed take on the modern love story, questioning what people truly want and expect from their partners! 

In this refreshing and inventive twist on the love story, Ethan (indie favorite Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss in a subtle, heartfelt performance) escape to an idyllic country retreat in a last ditch attempt to salvage their ailing marriage. Sophie is straining to revive her affection for the man she loves. But what starts off as a relaxing and tranquil retreat soon spirals into a dizzyingly bizarre, unexplainable experience that forces the couple to reflect upon the complexities of their relationship. Injecting his distinct, comedic voice into this uncanny exploration of human connection, and with welcomingly unpredictable results, acclaimed author Charlie McDowell turns the romantic comedy on its ear with his highly original debut.



United States. 2014. Directed by Jeff Baena. (91 mins.) Rated R.

LIFE AFTER BETH is a fresh, silly and touching take on the zombie genre starring Aubrey Plaza and Dean DeHaan!

From the writer of I HEART HUCKABEES comes a romantic comedy about the undead. Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth (Parks and Recreation's deadpan Aubrey Plaza). When she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to experience all the things he regretted not doing when she was alive. However, the newly returned Beth isn't quite the way he remembered her, and before long, Zach's world takes a mysterious turn. By fusing elements of a young love story with the zombie genre, director Jeff Baena concocts a wickedly funny and shockingly poignant view of the world. LIFE AFTER BETHwill leave you dying to see it again!



United States. 2014. Directed by Richard Linklater. (163 mins.) Rated R.

BOYHOOD is the year's most captivating drama and quite possibly the most poignant, memorable, engrossing coming-of-age tale in cinematic history! 

Richard Linklater charted the evolution of a relationship over the course of three films with his beloved BEFORE series; now the filmmaker ups the ante with this bold, brilliant experiment in time-lapse cinema. In 2002, Linklater started constructing a fictional story centered on a six-year-old boy named Ellar Coltrane. For 12 years, Linklater, Coltrane, actors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette and several nonprofessionals (including the director's daughter Lorelei) got together once a year, working out a loose storyline and incorporating his young star's experiences into the mix. Stepdads come and go; ditto a girlfriend. Time is marked by fluctuating weights and heights, as well as a jukebox's worth of pop songs. What happens is simply life, in all its messy glory. A boy becomes a man before one's very eyes. The result is nothing short of a masterpiece, an extraordinary collaborative gamble that succeeds in charting the rocky terrain of childhood like no other movie. Linklater puts his laissez-faire style of filmmaking to perfect use here, dropping in seemingly random snapshots of young adulthood and turning the seemingly humdrum moments of American adolescence into something transcendental. It's impossible not to watch Coltrane go from baby-faced kid to brooding teen without thinking about one's own journey. They, and we, grow up so fast.



United States. 2014. Directed by Woody Allen. (109 mins.) Rated PG-13.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a charismatic, fun and funny 1920s romantic comedy starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth!

Exactly the type of screwball comedy that would have been found in cinemas during the 1920s or '30s, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is the perfect movie to see on a nice, breezy summer day. Woody Allen returns to the realm of fizzy, funny, and fine romantic farce in this sparkling example of why he remains America's pre-eminent comedic auteur. In the French Riviera at the height of the roaring 20s, a deliciously delirious battle of wit and wills unfolds as staunch skeptic Stanley Crawford (the indomitable Colin Firth) is sent on a mission to the Cote d'Azur mansion of the Catledge family to debunk a beguiling young clairvoyant (the always delectable Emma Stone). But following a series of infinitely charming and exceedingly magical events, the man, once steadfast in his belief that life is dull and predictable, begins to admit there just may be some things you can't possibly know for certain. Firth and Stone are an absolute delight to behold, and their glistening chemistry anchors a star-studded ensemble cast featuring Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater and Marcia Gay Harden. It's the feel-good movie of the year!



Canada. 2014. Directed by Don McKellar. (113 mins.) Rated PG-13.

THE GRAND SEDUCTION is an intricately detailed and laugh-out-loud comedy about a community trying to save their tiny fishing village!

With charm and chuckles to spare, this droll comedy features a superb performance from Brendan Gleeson as one of the down-on-their-luck Newfoundland villagers determined to trick a big-city doctor (a delightful Taylor Kitsch) into settling in their gorgeous seaside community. Gleeson's Murray French, a fisherman no longer allowed to fish, heads up a band of citizens who see hope for their locale in the form of a new factory. The problem? The company insists that a full-time doctor commit to the village for a five-year term. When the somewhat unscrupulous Dr. Lewis arrives in town for what he sees as a month's service, the villagers resort to any means necessary to get him to stay. Rollicking humor blended perfectly with quiet, touching moments of whimsy make THE GRAND SEDUCTION well nigh irresistible.


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