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Mon 8/25 7:45
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Vagabond Brewing & Salem Cinema
present a free evening of independent
short films including Gage!

Tues 8/26 7:45


Fri 8/22 (*4:00) 6:00 7:30
Sat 8/23 (*4:00) 6:00 7:30
Sun 8/24 (*12:00) (*3:30) 6:00
Mon 8/25 6:00
Tues 8/26 6:00
Weds 8/27 6:00
Thurs 8/28 6:00
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Magic in the Moonlight

Fri 8/22 (*3:30) 6:00
Sat 8/23 (*1:00) (*3:30) 6:00
Sun 8/24 (*1:00) (*3:30) 7:00
Mon 8/25 (*5:20)
Tues 8/26 (*5:20) 7:45
Weds 8/27 (*5:20) 7:45
Thurs 8/28 (*5:20) 7:45
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The Grand Seduction

Fri 8/22 (*3:30) 8:30
Sat 8/23 (*1:00) (*3:30) 8:30
Sun 8/24 (*3:30) 6:00
Mon 8/25 (*5:20)
Tues 8/26 (*5:20)
Weds 8/27 (*5:20) 7:45
Thurs 8/28  (*5:20) 7:45
(*Bargain Shows)


Fri 8/22 no showings
Sat 8/23 (*1:00)
Sat 8/24 (*1:00)
ENDS Mon 8/25 7:45
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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.



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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