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United States. 2014. Directed by Jon Stewart. (103 mins.) Rated R.

ROSEWATER is a sly, layered political drama about human endurance charged with wit and vitality!

Featuring a potent and persuasive performance by Gael Garcia Bernal as Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari,ROSEWATER is both a moving personal story and a tribute to those journalists who risk their freedom to tell the true stories behind world-changing events. In 2009, Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. As one of the few reporters living in the country with access to U.S. media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with ROSEWATER director Jon Stewart and though his comments were intended as satire, it would quickly come back to haunt Bahari when was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison. Stewart's film tells the tale of his months-long imprisonment and interrogation by the Iranian government. It's an affecting, powerful knockout, both thrilling and unexpected.


United States. 2014. Directed by Tim Burton. (109 mins.) Rated PG-13.

3 Golden Globe Nominations! Best Actress (Amy Adams), Best Actor (Christoph Waltz), Best Original Song

Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.


United States. 2014. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. (122 mins.) Rated R.

THE HOMESMAN is a grand Western saga, painting in vivid and picturesque detail how difficult it was for a woman to survive in frontier days, regardless of her strength and determination!

After the critical success of his directorial debut THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, Tommy Lee Jones returns to the frontier in this tender, understated and captivating tale, once again bringing something fresh and surprising to the genre. When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven to the brink, the task of saving them from their surroundings falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be and employs a feisty low-life drifter (Jones) to join her. It is a beautifully stark and lyrical story told with a marvelous mix of grace and humor. Also starring Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, Grace Gummer and Miranda Otto.


United States. 2014. Directed by Justin Simien. (108 mins.) Rated R.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE welcomes a new voice to the discussion on race, tackling its timely themes with intelligence, honesty and gratifyingly sharp wit!

Samantha White is a bold young student at the prestigious Winchester University who wants change and is not afraid to provoke it. Tired of the empty gestures and the phony platitudes other students offer the administration in the name of diversity, Samantha walks the ornery talk she gives on her radio show, Dear White People, by running for president of the all-black residence hall. If only everyone could keep up with her politics. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, writer-director Justin Simien makes an auspicious debut with DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a witty and whip-smart satire about the non-stop assault of topical cultural issues. Full of colorful characters and genuinely absurd situations, nothing is black and white in this playful portrait of race in contemporary America.



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

7 Golden Globe Nominations!
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score

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.

Golden Globe Nominee! Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)

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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