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The Imitation Game is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s "Sherlock"). Leading a motley crew of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, the loner mathematical genius was instrumental in cracking the code for Germany’s World War II Enigma Machine, a seemingly impossible code that changed daily, and in the process became a pioneer of modern-day computing. Keira Knightley co-stars as a supportive friend on the code-breaking team who tries (but fails) to help him lead a more normal social life. Intercut with the life-and-death struggle to break the code are scenes from Turing’s past, as an outcast at boarding school befriended by an older boy, and of the future and his disastrous encounter with the police in 1952, charged with the crime of homosexuality. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Also starring Charles Dance, Mark Strong and Matthew Goode. Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters). Official Web Site


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Although only a few scientists and researchers brave the extreme conditions of Antarctica year-round, the continent hosts a close-knit international population of base workers, chefs, technicians and tradespeople who keep everything running. Antarctica: A Year on Ice is their story. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. From everyday moments of work and laughter to holiday celebrations and even the filmmaker's own wedding, Antarctica: A Year on Ice shows a determined community thriving in a world most people will never know. Boasting footage gathered over 15 years, including nine winters spent in 24-hour darkness, this unique documentary speaks to the planet's natural wonders, humanity's thirst for adventure and the emotional journey that accompanies a year spent on the ice. Intrepid filmmaker/photographer Anthony Powell gives testament to both the spirit of Antarctic culture and the breathtaking splendor contained within the last pristine wilderness left on the planet. Official Web Site


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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is the third installment of the blockbuster phenomenon that blazed across movie screens around the globe. The story now accelerates to new, exhilarating levels as the futuristic chronicle of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) enters into a new realm. The Games may have been obliterated for good, but the fight to survive is about to intensify. Faced with the most daunting odds, Katniss must put into motion courage, strength and empowerment against the all-powerful Capitol. Under the leadership of new President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. This is the moment when she realizes she has no choice but to open her wings and fully embody the Mockingjay symbol. If only to save Peeta, she must become a leader. Also starring Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. Official Web Site


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Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move onto the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo), also an Olympic Gold Medal winner. Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Mark's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen. Foxcatcher is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth. Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) once again explores large themes in society through his complex character portraits of real people. Winner of the Best Director award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Official Web Site
Kenneth Turan's Los Angeles Times review...




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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). Official Web Site
Kenneth Turan's Los Angeles Times review...


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Strange things are afoot in Bad City, the Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, pimps and other sordid souls. A lonely and alluring female vampire (Sheila Vand) stalks the town's most unsavory inhabitants. Her path also crosses that of a hunky, perhaps honest guy, and an unusual love story begins to blossom... blood red. Cinema's first Iranian Vampire Western basks in the pleasure of pulp, a joyful mashup of genre, archetype and iconography spanning spaghetti westerns and comic books, and amped by an electric soundtrack mixed with Iranian rock, techno and Ennio Morricone-inspired riffs. If Sergio Leone and David Lynch had an Iranian rock 'n' roll baby, and then Nosferatu came and babysat for them.... Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Official Web Site
Betsy Sharkey's Los Angeles Times review...


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With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history—traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception) returns with a breathtaking space epic featuring an all-star cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow and Ellen Burstyn. Official Web Site
Kenneth Turan's Los Angeles Times review...


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The critically-acclaimed black comedy Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, Birdman is directed and co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros). Official Web Site
Betsy Sharkey's Los Angeles Times review...


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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the gripping drama Whiplash stars Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) as Andrew Neiman, a 19-year-old jazz drummer determined to rise to the top of the country's most elite music conservatory. One night, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a conductor equally known for his talent for teaching as he is for the terrifying method of his instruction, discovers Andrew practicing the drums, and the next day requests that he be transferred into his band. At first, Andrew is an "alternate," confined to turning the pages of the "core" drummer, but at the band's next competition, the core drummer's sheet music is misplaced and Andrew gets the opportunity to play. Though the act further alienates him from his fellow musicians, the band nonetheless wins the competition, and he seems poised to become Fletcher's new "favorite son." Andrew's maniacal effort to achieve perfection is further fueled by Fletcher's psychological brinksmanship. The nearer to perfection Andrew gets, the narrower his circle of intimates becomes until he is left only with Fletcher—and even that relationship is jeopardized by the ferocity of Andrew's ambitions. A journey that can be seen alternately as a descent into madness or an ascent to greatness comes to a crescendo on the biggest platform for Andrew's talents—the unforgiving stage of Carnegie Hall. Official Web Site
Betsy Sharkey's Los Angeles Times review...


35mm Print!
Fri, Nov 28 'Round Midnight at the Nuart Theatre!

An adventure 65 million years in the making! On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur (Richard Attenborough) secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. But when the park's security system breaks down, the prehistoric creatures break out and run amuck, wreaking havoc on unsuspecting visitors Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. A triumph of imagination and suspense from director Steven Spielberg (War of the Worlds, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws) and writer Michael Crichton.


Fridays 'Round Midnight at the Nuart Theatre!
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Fri, Nov 28: Jurassic Park, a film by Steven Spielberg. 35mm Print!
Fri, Dec 5: Purple Rain, starring Prince. 30th Anniversary! 35mm Print!
Fri, Dec 12: Die Hard, 40 stories of sheer adventure!
Fri, Dec 19: Gremlins, 30th Anniversary! Presented in 35mm!
Fri, Dec 26: Blade Runner, original theatrical version! Presented in 35mm!
Fri, Jan 2: Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's Director’s Cut! Presented in 35mm!
Fri, Jan 9: @Moviedude18 presents Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, 20th Anniversary! Special Guests In Person! 35mm Print!
Fri, Jan 16: Cinefile Video presents Akira, Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E!
Fri, Jan 23: The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's spooky classic! Presented in 35mm!
Fri, Jan 30: @Moviedude18 presents Mortal Kombat, 20th Anniversary! 35mm Print!
Fri, Feb 6: The Big Lebowski, all hail the Dude! Presented in 35mm!


Every Saturday 'Round Midnight at the Nuart Theatre! Featuring Sins O' The Flesh LIVE!

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Official Web Site


Starts Wednesday, December 3 at The Landmark

In Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, The Young Victoria), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary and inspirational adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed (Witherspoon) makes a rash decision.  Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.  Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures—as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens and ultimately heals her. Official Web Site


Starts Friday, December 5 at The Landmark

Miss Julie, writer/director Liv Ullmann's adaptation of the classic August Strindberg play, is set during the course of a midsummer night in Ireland in 1890. It centers around the unsettled daughter (Jessica Chastain, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, who encourages her father's valet (Colin Farrell) to seduce her. The valet is already engaged to the cook (Samantha Morton), which complicates matters even more. Official Web Site


One Week Only!
Starts Friday, December 5 at the Nuart Theatre


This tense conspiracy thriller is set in the early '80s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. When enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea, authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters, testing the limits of how much pressure the human body can withstand. Petter (Aksel Hennie, Headhunters), a professional diver obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea, agrees to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter undertakes a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake. Directed and co-written by Erik Skjolbjærg (Insomnia). Official Web Site


35mm Print!
Fri, Dec 5 'Round Midnight at the Nuart Theatre!

Music star Prince stars as "The Kid" in this semi-autobiographical film, which follows the escapades of a tortured young musician trying to survive in a dysfunctional environment. He finds solace in the affections of a lovely young singer (Apollonia), but his first love is making his funky, unique brand of music, which he performs at an ultra-hip Minneapolis nightclub. The Kid must also contend with Morris (Morris Day), his nemesis both in music and romance. The popular soundtrack of this highly successful film contains many of Prince's most popular tunes, such as "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry" and the title song.


One Show Only! Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00pm
at the Regent Theatre! Co-Star Mitzi Gaynor In Person!

Marilyn Monroe and an all-star cast are featured in Irving Berlin's tuneful depiction of the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. When son Tim (Donald O'Connor, Singin' in the Rain) encounters ambitious hat-check girl Vicky (Monroe), the family act begins to fall apart. Made a year after Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and just prior to The Seven Year Itch, There's No Business features Monroe's sizzling delivery of "Heatwave," "After You Get What You Want..." and more. Co-starring Broadway diva Ethel Merman (Call Me Madam), Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific), and Dan Dailey, this delightful classic delivers dazzling widescreen production numbers and masterful show tunes! Screenplay by Phoebe and Henry Ephron (Nora's parents); directed by Walter Lang (The King and I).


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Starts Friday, December 12 at the Nuart Theatre


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. She’s Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW (National Organization for Women), when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). Remarkably, there has never been a theatrical documentary about the astonishing early days of women’s liberation. She’s Beautiful aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. It captures the spirit of the time—thrilling, scandalous and often hilarious. Featuring Rita Mae Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Ellen Willis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alix Kates Shulman and Fran Beal. Directed by Mary Dore (The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade). Official Web Site
Director Mary Dore on documenting a volatile, thrilling and sometimes painful time


Starts Friday, December 12 at The Landmark

The comedy-thriller Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private eye whose ex-old lady (Katherine Waterston) suddenly shows up with a story about her current billionaire boyfriend (who she happens to be in love with). She claims his wife and her boyfriend plan to kidnap the billionaire and throw him in a loony bin... and she needs Doc's help. It's the tail end of the psychedelic '60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," that's being way too overused—except this one leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists, Inherent Vice is part surf noir, part psychedelic romp and all Thomas Pynchon! All-star cast also includes Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. Official Web Site


Starts Friday, December 12 at The Landmark

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus, Blade Runner) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), sending 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Also starring John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. Official Web Site


Fri, Dec 12 'Round Midnight at the Nuart Theatre!

Bruce Willis stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los Angeles to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia). But as McClane waits for his wife's office party to break up, terrorists take control of the building. While the terrorist leader, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), rounds up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed. Armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, McClane launches his own one-man war. A crackling thriller from beginning to end, Die Hard explodes with heart-stopping suspense! Directed by John McTiernan (The Thomas Crown Affair, The Hunt for Red October).


Fri & Sat, Dec 12 & 13 at Midnight at the Regent Theatre! Writer/Director/Star Tommy Wiseau In Person! Includes L.A. Premiere of "The Neighbors"!

The Room is an electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies, starring writer/director Tommy Wiseau as a successful banker with a great respect for—and dedication to—the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle). As the film depicts friendships and relationships in the lives of its five major characters, it raises life's real and most-asked question: "Can you really trust anyone?" A midnight cult sensation, this quirky black comedy has been running for over 10 years in Los Angeles and has now taken the rest of the country by storm. You'll want to be there for the devastation it will leave in its wake! Official Web Site


One Show Only! Sat, December 20 at 10:30am
at the Regent Theatre! Co-Star Robert Wagner In Person!

Meet Inspector Jacques Clouseau—the bumbling French detective whose career is one gigantic banana peel! Showcasing the comic genius of Peter Sellers, this delightful comedy caper from director Blake Edwards (The Party, Breakfast at Tiffany's) brims with charm and clever slapstick. Arriving at an Italian ski resort with a large diamond known as the Pink Panther, Princess Dala (Claudia Cardinale) encounters the suave Sir Charles (David Niven), who also happens to be the notorious jewel thief The Phantom. Can Clouseau (Sellers), the clumsiest inspector ever to trip over a case, stop Sir Charles' plot? Or will The Phantom steal the "cat" and leave Clouseau holding the bag? Co-starring Robert Wagner and Capucine.



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