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Maps To The Stars

Fri 3/6 (*3:30) 8:30
Sat 3/7 (*3:30) 8:30
Sun 3/8 (*1:45) 5:00
Mon 3/9 (*2:45) 7:45
Tues 3/10 7:45
Weds 3/11 (*5:15)
Thurs 3/12 (*5:15)
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Force Majeure

Fri 3/6 6:00
Sat 3/7 (*12:45) 6:00
Sun 3/8 (*4:15)
Mon 3/9 (*5:15)
Tues 3/10 (*5:15)
Weds 3/11 7:45
Thurs 3/12 7:45
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Patrick's Day

Sun 3/8 7:30 only

3rd Annual Manhattan Short
Feature Film Project!

Mr. Turner

Fri 3/6 (*3:30) 7:00
Sat 3/7 (*3:30) 7:00
Sun 3/8 (*1:45) 7:00
Mon 3/9 (*2:45) 6:00
Tues 3/10 6:00
Weds 3/11 (*5:15)
Thurs 3/12 (*5:15)
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Still Alice

Fri 3/6 6:00
Sat 3/7 (*12:45) 6:00
Sun 3/8 (*1:45) 7:00
Mon 3/9 (*2:45) 7:45
Tues 3/10 7:45
Weds 3/11 (*5:15)
Thurs 3/12 (*5:15)
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Whiplash

Fri 3/6 (*3:30)
Sat 3/7 (*3:30)
Sun 3/8 no showings
Mon 3/9 no showings
Tues 3/10 no showings
Weds 3/11 8:15
Thurs 3/12 8:15
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Birdman

Fri 3/6 8:30
Sat 3/7 (*12:45) 8:30
Sun 3/8 (*4:15)
Mon 3/9 (*5:15)
Tues 3/10 (*5:15)
Weds 3/11 7:45
Thurs 3/12 7:45
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MAPS TO THE STARS

Canada/United States. 2014. Directed by David Cronenberg. (111 mins.) Rated R.

MAPS TO THE STARS is an entertaining, fascinating, messy tour of Tinseltown that mines satiric gold!


Canadian master David Cronenberg strips Hollywood bare in this wicked satire of the movie business. Julianne Moore, awarded Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival for this role, plays a middle-aged actress scheming to land the lead in a remake of a film her mother starred in years ago. A constellation of shady characters surround her: a TV psychologist and self-help guru whose teen-idol son is going off the rails, a pyromaniac who gets hired as Moore's assistant and a limo driver struggling to succeed as an actor and aspiring screenwriter. Gleefully dissecting a milieu driven by all the wrong values, MAPS TO THE STARS peels back Hollywood's skin-deep facade, getting down and dirty and luxuriating in the fetid underbelly of a business built on greed and insecurity. Now doesn't that sound like fun?!?
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FORCE MAJEURE

Sweden/France/Denmark/Norway. 2014. Directed by Ruben Ostlund. (118 mins.) Rated R. in English and in Swedish with English subtitles

FORCE MAJEURE is a wickedly funny and precisely observed psychological drama about a family thrust into an impossible situation!


Skillfully chronicling the dissolution of a seemingly perfect family, FORCE MAJEURE is a riveting, razor-sharp dark comedy of bad manners from rising Swedish director Ruben Ostlund. After the threat of an avalanche disrupts their ski resort vacation, a family's narrow escape is overshadowed by the patriarch's curious reaction. His attempts to redeem himself and his wounded masculinity are met with skepticism and scorn. It's a prickly, provocative, wise and deliciously awkward tale of morals!
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MR. TURNER

UK. 2014. Directed by Mike Leigh. (150 mins.) Rated R.

4 Oscar Nominations! Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Production Design

MR. TURNER is a glorious and gorgeous British masterpiece about eccentric painter J.M.W. Turner!


Using his unique methods of improvisation, director Mike Leigh has crafted a sumptuous and striking portrait that brings iconoclastic painter J.M.W. Turner, a driven, eccentric mid-19th century master of light and color, to life. As the title character, Timothy Spall (SECRETS & LIES) is a wonder - a grunting, growling, gruff genius willing to sacrifice anything to create transcendent art. Turner was a pioneering and controversial figure in his day, but he has since become one of the most celebrated artists in British history. Evoking the artist's own style with painstaking period detail and luminescent cinematography, MR. TURNER is a masterful, compelling and timeless biopic.
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STILL ALICE

United States. 2014. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. (101 mins.) Rated PG-13.

Oscar Winner! Best Actress Julianne Moore

STILL ALICE, bolstered and braced by Julianne Moore's stunning performance, is an honest, emotional tale about a woman facing the harrowing descent into early-onset Alzheimer's and the family desperate to support her. 


Frontrunner in the Oscar race for Best Actress, Julianne Moore gives a powerhouse performance in STILL ALICE as a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who suddenly finds herself forgetting words and then receives the devastating diagnosis that she has early-onset Alzheimer's. Possessed of a brilliant mind, Alice is in a unique position to understand what this news holds in store, but as she journeys through the decline of her mental capacities, she is forced to rely on her family; her daughter Lydia (Kristen Stewart, in a surprisingly spectacular performance) becomes her confidante, companion and a lifeline to her past. Deftly written and directed, superbly acted and deeply moving, this unforgettable tale of a woman faced with life's ultimate adversity and her own human frailty is a moving and sensitive portrait.

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WHIPLASH

United States. 2014. Directed by Damien Chazelle. (107 mins.) Rated R.

Oscar Winner! Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing

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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BIRDMAN

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

Oscar Winner! Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography

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.
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