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Disney’s comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns he is not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one! Directed by Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids, The Good Girl).
Showtimes: Fri 11/28 12:30 PM, Fri 11/28 5:30 PM, Sat 11/29 12:30 PM, Sat 11/29 5:30 PM, Sun 11/30 12:30 PM, Sun 11/30 5:30 PM
Run time: 1:31
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The action-packed, epic space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pace), a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—gun-toting raccoon Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), tree-like humanoid Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), the deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Also starring John C. Reilly, Benicio del Toro and Djimon Hounsou, Guardians of the Galaxy is directed and co-written by James Gunn (Super, Slither).
Showtimes: Fri 11/28 7:35 PM, Sat 11/29 7:35 PM, Sun 11/30 7:35 PM, Tue 12/2 7:35 PM, Wed 12/3 7:35 PM
Run time: 2:11
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V/H/S: Viral is the third installment of the twisted found footage horror anthology franchise. This latest chapter expands the universe and continues a streak of terror, violence and a wicked sense of humor set forth by the previous films.
V/H/S: Viral brings together contemporary genre directors Nacho Vigalando (Timecrimes), Marcel Sarmiento (Dead Girl), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead) and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution). A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame-obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell-bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death. As the terrifying videos unfold – from a highly-peculiar magician to a garage scientist’s bizarre discovery to a rowdy bunch of skateboarders who mess with the wrong local legend with expectedly bloody results – the horror goes viral in ways no one could anticipate.
Directed by Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento and Nacho Vigalondo. USA Horror thriller.
“It’s a blast! A short, sharp shock of a film that barrels through three highly imaginative short stories and a wraparound with gleeful abandon.” – Geek League of America
“Every installment is a mean-spirited little treat for horror fans, and in a genre that is largely defined by inconsistency, that’s a tiny little triumph in and of itself.” CraveOnline
Showtimes: Fri 11/28 10:10 PM, Sat 11/29 10:10 PM
Run time: 1:32
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Special presentation in recognition of World AIDS Day.
Presented in partnership with the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association.
An astutely crafted drama set in the free-spirited San Francisco of 1985, writer-director Chris Mason Johnson’s TEST lovingly portrays this exciting and harrowing era as young Frankie (dancer Scott Marlowe in a breakout acting debut) confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company where he’s taunted to “dance like a man!” Frankie embarks on a budding relationship with hunky Todd (Matthew Risch, HBO’s “Looking”), a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie’s innocent.
As Frankie and Todd’s friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk — it’s the early years of the epidemic — but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief. The captivating dance sequences were especially choreographed for the film by acclaimed U.S. choreographer Sidra Bell. The film’s vibrant soundtrack includes work by 80s icons Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat), Klaus Nomi, Romeo Void, Laurie Anderson, Martha & the Muffins, Cocteau Twins and and Sylvester.
“CRITICS PICK…As Frankie, Mr. Marlowe delivers a quiet, moving performance of such subtlety and truthfulness that you almost feel that you are living his life.” -Stephen Holden, New York Times (Full review here)
Showtimes: Mon 12/1 5:30 PM
Run time: 1:39
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Stuck fending off bullies and over-protective parents, Leonardo spends his days allowing his best friend Giovana to drag him around town. Being blind has always been an inconvenience for Leonardo, but his angsty adolescence gets a lift when the handsome and smooth-talking Gabriel turns down numerous offers from ogling girls to hang with Leonardo after school. The longer they spend together, the more apparent their shared attraction becomes – not just to them but to a spurned Giovana as well.
As social pressure mounts on both to fit within their confined social boxes, the two must decide whether to ignore their feelings or to throw caution to the wind and admit that they might actually be falling in love.
Brazil’s official selection for the 2015 Academy Awards and the winner of two awards at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival; the FIPRESCI Prize for best feature film in the Panorama section and the Teddy Award for best LGBT-themed feature.
Directed by Daniel Ribeiro, 2014 romantic drama, Brazil, in Portugese with subtitles
“Sweet and beautifully observed… Lobo is mesmerizing as Leonardo.” –The Hollywood Reporter
“Touching and well-acted, Brazil’s Best Foreign Film entry is a worthy Oscar candidate.” -Liz Beardsworth, Empire (Full review here)
Showtimes: Mon 12/1 7:45 PM
Run time: 1:45
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Awake: The Life of Yogananda is an inspiring, unconventional biography about legendary East Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, the man credited with introducing yoga and meditation to the West in the conservative 1920’s.
His spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” has sold more than four million copies in 34 languages and become the go-to book for modern seekers, scholars, and yoga enthusiasts, including George Harrison, Russell Simmons and Steve Jobs (it was the only book he had on his iPad). By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting countless followers and paving the way for the millions who practice yoga today. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries, the film takes us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, and from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. A compelling story of one man’s journey that impacted the world, Awake is ultimately the story of humankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.
Directed by Paolo di Florio & Lisa Leeman, 2014, USA documentary.
“Fittingly enlightening, Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating gaze who brought meditation to the West.” -Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times (Full review here)
Showtimes: Tue 12/2 5:30 PM, Wed 12/3 5:30 PM
Run time: 1:37