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    Unlike conventional theaters, the Bear Tooth offers freshly prepared food and draft beer and wine for consumption inside the theatre while watching the movie. But don’t worry about spilling; every other row of movie chairs has been removed and replaced with tables, providing you with the perfect place to set a cold draft beer, enjoy our famous pizza or a decadent Turtle Pie Dessert and stretch out the legs. And if you’re not 21 or older, the theater has an all ages seating area for enjoyment of everything except the beer and wine.

Citizenfour

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion.

“The documentary of the year may also be its most hair-raising thriller.” -Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail – Toronto (full review here)

Citizenfour is a gripping record of how our rulers are addicted to gaining more and more power and control over us – if we let them.” -Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian – London (full review here)

97% FRESH!  Part real-life thriller, part sobering examination of 21st century civil liberties, Citizenfour transcends ideology to offer riveting, must-see cinema.” -RottenTomatoes.com

Showtimes: Tue 1/27 5:30 PM, Wed 1/28 5:30 PM, Thu 1/29 5:30 PM

Run time: 2:04

Movie Rating: R. For language

The Theory of Everything

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5 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS including BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR, BEST ACTOR and BEST ACTRESS.

WINNER OF 2 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: Best Actor, Eddie Redmayne and Best Song

The Theory of Everything tells the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables, My Week With Marilyn) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane (Felicity Jones, Like Crazy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of—time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).

WILD APPLAUSE! Just in physical terms, Eddie Redmayne transformation’s into Stephen Hawking is something remarkable.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle (Full review here)

Showtimes: Tue 1/27 8:00 PM, Wed 1/28 8:00 PM, Thu 1/29 8:00 PM, Fri 1/30 5:30 PM, Sat 1/31 5:30 PM

Run time: 2:13

Movie Rating: PG-13. For some thematic elements and suggestive material

Open Projector Night XII

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OPN is an open mic for filmmakers.
Unedited, Uncensored, and Unscreened, the films of OPN are a snapshot of what’s happening in the Alaska indie film community.
The show is all ages, but parental discretion is advised due to the unknown nature of the films.

Submissions:
Films 10 minutes or less will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis starting at 7:00pm the night before the event (Jan. 28) at Boscos on Spenard (2606 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99503), and will continue until we have reached 90 minutes of programing.

Digital .mp4 video files on a flash drive or data DVD are preferred. An HD Blu-Ray will be burned for the event.

**For best results, test your film in VLC
(http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html ) before your bring it. **
** We can not guarantee your film will play based on dropoff. Technical difficulties may cause a film to be skipped. **
** Films will not screen in the order they are received. **

General Admission $5 / Reserved Seating $7 – Tickets on sale January 20

Showtimes: Thu 1/29 10:30 PM

Run time: 1:30

Movie Rating: Not rated. Some material may be inappropriate for children

Big Eyes

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Big Eyes, the eagerly-awaited new film from director Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands), is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz, Oscar winner for Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds), who was one of the most financially 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 (some said mesmerizing) paintings of waifs with big eyes. The public couldn’t get enough of them. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was not actually created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams, winner of this year’s Best Actress Golden Globe). 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 and as an individual, 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. Also starring Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston and Terence Stamp. Screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt).

WILD APPLAUSE!   Shot for shot, Big Eyes is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological effect that they will have on an audience.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle (Full review here)

Showtimes: Fri 1/30 8:10 PM, Sat 1/31 8:10 PM, Sun 2/1 8:10 PM, Tue 2/3 8:10 PM, Wed 2/4 8:10 PM

Run time: 1:56

Movie Rating: PG-13. For thematic elements and brief strong language

Horrible Bosses 2

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The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston (We’re the Millers), Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) also reprise their Horrible Bosses title roles, while Chris Pine (Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success. Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Showtimes: Fri 1/30 10:30 PM, Sat 1/31 10:30 PM

Run time: 1:58

Movie Rating: R. For strong crude sexual content and language throughout

Penguins of Madagascar Digital 3D

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The nefarious and sneaky Penguins, who so often stole scenes in the Madagascar series, are back in their very own feature film. Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper (voice of Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller) and Private (Christopher Knights). They now must join forces with the chic spy organization the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch), to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich) from taking over the world.

Showtimes: Sat 1/31 12:30 PM, Sat 1/31 2:45 PM

Run time: 1:42

Movie Rating: PG. For mild action and some rude humor

The Big Game

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Tickets available starting 10:30am Saturday 1/31, Free admission, 2 tickets per person.
Sunday, doors at 11:30am, kickoff 2:30pm.

Showtimes: Sun 2/1 11:30 AM

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Movie Rating: Not rated.

Ida

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE:  Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography 

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation

18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. An astonishing work, both graceful and haunting, the film’s beautiful black-and-white imagery is so artfully composed that every frame belongs in an exhibition (evoking the work of such European arthouse masters as Ingmar Bergman). The setting – a somber, 1960s Poland – suggests an austere combination of Catholicism, Communism, and the Holocaust, but Ida is vibrant and intimate, a subtle portrait of two fascinating, contrasting women: the sheltered Ida, who is exploring her faith, and Wanda, who – having seen the worst of humanity – has no faith left. 

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013, Poland/Denmark, in Polish with subtitles.

NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK! One of the finest European films in recent memory. I can’t wait to see it again.” – AO Scott, New York Times (Full review here)

95% Fresh! Empathetically written, splendidly acted, and beautifully photographed, Ida finds director Pawel Pawlikowski revisiting his roots to powerful effect.” -RottenTomatoes.com

Showtimes: Mon 2/2 5:30 PM

Run time: 1:32

Movie Rating: PG-13. For thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 – Documentary

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22!

And the winners are … Once again, The Bear Tooth is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Documentary Short Films, Live Action Short Films and Animated Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

“Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

Films

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
This timely documentary spotlights the traumas endured by American’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving the lives of service members. (Dir. by Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry, 2013, USA, 39 mins.)

Joanna
With great visual poetry, Joanna portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of her family. Diagnosed with an untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live as long as possible. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness. (Dir. by Aneta Kopacz, 2013, Poland, in Polish with subtitles, 40 mins.)

Our Curse
The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn son. (Dir. by Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki, 2013, Poland, in Polish with subtitles, 27 mins.)

The Reaper (La Parka)
Efrain, known as The Reaper, has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years. We will discover his deep relationship with death and his struggle to live. (Dir. by Gabriel Serra Arguello, 2013, Mexico, in Spanish with subtitles, 29 mins.)

White Earth
Thousands of souls flock to America’s Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. This is the tale of an oil boom as seen through unexpected eyes. Three children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel winter and explore themes of innocence, home and the American Dream. (Dir. by J. Christian Jensen, USA, in English/Spanish with subtitles, 20 mins.)

Showtimes: Mon 2/2 7:30 PM

Run time: 2:49

Movie Rating: Not rated. Some material may be inappropriate for children

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 – Live Action

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22!

And the winners are … Once again, The Bear Tooth is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Documentary Short Films, Live Action Short Films and Animated Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

“Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

Films

Aya
Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong. (Dir. by Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, 2014, Israel/France, in English/ Hebrew/Danish with subtitles, 39 mins.)

Boogaloo and Graham
Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. (Dir. by Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney, 2014, UK, 14 mins.)

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant offer to photograph some Tibetan nomads in front of various background. (Dir. by Hu Wei and Julien Féret, 2013, France/China, in Tibetan with subtitles, 15 mins.)

Parvaneh
A young Afghan immigrant travels to Zurich where she meets a punk named Emily. (Dir. by Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger, 2013, Switzerland/Dari, in German with subtitles, 25 mins.)
The Phone Call
The Phone Call follows Heather (played by Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins), a shy woman who works at a helpline call center. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent), she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever. (Dir. by Mat Kirkby and James Lucas, 2014, UK, 21 mins.)

Showtimes: Tue 2/3 5:30 PM

Run time: 2:00

Movie Rating: Not rated. Some material may be inappropriate for children

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 – Animation

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22!

And the winners are … Once again, The Bear Tooth is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Documentary Short Films, Live Action Short Films and Animated Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

“Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

Films

The Bigger Picture
‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives quickly unravel as she clings to life. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent. (Dir. by Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees, 2014, UK, 7 mins.)

The Dam Keeper
The Dam Keeper tells the story of a young pig with an important job, and a new friend who changes everything. In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out pollution. The dam’s operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite abuse from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student joins Pig’s class, nothing will be the same again. (Dir. by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, 2014, USA, Non-dialogue, 18 mins.)

Feast
Feast, a new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. (Dir. by Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed, 2014, USA, Non-dialogue, 6 mins.)

Me and My Moulton
One summer in mid-‘60s Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her parents if she and her sister can have a bicycle. The film provides a glimpse of its young heroine’s thoughts as she struggles with her sense that her family is a little out of sync with what she perceives as “normal.” (Dir. by Torill Kove, 2014, Canada, 14 mins.)

A Single Life
When Pia plays a mysterious vinyl record single, she suddenly knows how to travel through her own life. (Dir. by Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen, 2014, The Netherlands, Non-dialogue, 2 mins.)

Additional short films may be added to round the program out to approximately 90 minutes.

Showtimes: Wed 2/4 5:30 PM

Run time: 1:40 apx

Movie Rating: Not rated. Some material may be inappropriate for young children