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BEFORE YOU KNOW IT Opens Friday July 25th | NR

Theater Four 1:05 3:15 5:25 7:40
The subjects of this film are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But this is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie—whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.

Running Time: 1:52
Language: English

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Opens Friday July 25th | NR

Theater One 1:00 4:40 6:20
Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

Running time: 1:20
Language: English
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VENUS IN FUR Opens Friday July 25th | NR

Theater One 2:40 8:05 10:05
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he's seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic - energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character's name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended "audition" builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.

Running times: 1:36
Language: In French And German With English Subtitles
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RABINDRANATH TAGORE-THE POET OF ETERNITY Opens Friday August 1st | NR

The film develops Rabindranath Tagore's (1861-1941) genius and his contribution in arts, music, literature, philosophy, education. It exemplifies the poet's impact on world leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and prolific thinkers such as Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell.

The film highlights the recognition of poet Tagore by the UN and UNESCO in 2010 as a world teacher, Guru for all mankind in a celebration in Paris, paying tribute to him as an educator and a humanist. Rabindranath established Vishwa Bharati, an international university at Shantiniketan, West Bengal where European and Asian professors taught and students came from far and wide to study.

The film examines Rabindranath, a prolific writer, poet and author who composed over 4000 poems and songs; dance dramas, novels, short stories, essays and travel diaries; his nearly 3000 paintings. It shows world wide sesquicentennial anniversary celebrations of birth.

The film famously notes that Rabindranath never reconciled to the fact that World War I started after he was awarded the Nobel Prize. The messenger of peace and universal man lectured over 30 countries preaching harmony and peace for the next 25 years. And yet when World War II loomed large, the poet was beside himself with grief. He begged earnestly to poet Noguchi in Japan and to US president FD Roosevelt in vain for peace. The poet breathed his last in August, 1941.

Running time: 1:00
Language: English
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THE WORD Opens Friday August 15th | NR

Grieving single father Tom Hawkins (Kevin O'Donnell) wrestles with the revelation that his young son was abducted and murdered by a mysterious sect, and injects himself into the ongoing FBI investigation to the chagrin of Agent Mike Sheehy (James Naughton). Meanwhile, the deeply religious Hawkins finds his tireless quest for revenge faltering after the identity of his son's killer is finally exposed. The aftermath can only be sorted out by God.

Running time: 1:44
Language: English
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JAKE SQUARED Opens Friday August 15th | R

Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife. Even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too! And every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake's head reels as he staggers through what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown... or both!

Running time: 1:40
Language: English
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I AM HAPPINESS ON EARTH Opens Friday August 15th | NR

Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. This tantalizing story of sexuality comes to life from Award winning director Julian Hernandez.

Running time: 2:02
Language: Spanish With English Subtitles
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K2: SIREN OF THE HIMALAYAS Opens Friday August 22nd | NR

1:00 4:30 8:05
This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering.

The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb: for every four people who have reached the summit of K2, one person has died trying. As Emilie Cortes wrote in Sierra Journal, "this is a REAL movie about REAL climbing. the most accurate and down-to-earth depiction of big mountain climbing out there."

Running time: 1:15
Language:
SPECIAL TREAT: Filmmakers will be present at select opening weekend shows!
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KABBALAH ME Opens Friday August 22nd | NR

2:35 6:15 9:50
Kabbalah Me is a personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah. Throughout history, Kabbalah was studied by only the most holy Talmud scholars. The misinformation, innuendo and prohibition surrounding Kabbalah kept its wisdom from most Jews; many were even unaware of its existence.

In Kabbalah Me, director Steven Bram embarks on a spiritual investigation that leads him to reunite with the Hasidic branch of his family and connect to the community of Judaic scholarship. Eventually his curiosity takes him on a pilgrimage to Israel, where he immerses himself in history and traditions of the Holy Land.

Along the way, leading authorities discuss the complex, mystical world of Kabbalah - its varying interpretations and the myriad paths of its rituals and lessons. Bram's new commitment to spirituality and religious observance draws skepticism from family and friends but ultimately leads to profound changes across all aspects of his life.

Running time: 1:20
Language:

SPECIAL TREAT: Director Steven Bram will be present at select opening weekend shows!
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SIMPLY MAGICAL: TEARING DOWN WALLS Opens Friday August 22nd | NR

For over 30 years Magic Moments has fulfilled a lifetime of dreams and memories for those who otherwise would have never graced the stage, except in their own quiet whisperings. Magic Moments brings together a community of performers for a new original musical production year after year, with over 200 actors,100 crew and support staff volunteers to sold out audiences each night. Magic Moments productions are a unique blending of performers who are professional, amateur, and those from the special needs community who are the true shining stars. Simply Magical documentary chronicles the 31 years and its impact that it has had on the community and lives in Denver Colorado. The true purpose is to share this one of a kind volunteer theatrical production with others across the country and around the world.

Running time: 40 minutes
Language: English
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THE NOTEBOOK Opens Friday August 29th | NR

Set on the onset of WWII, THE NOTEBOOK, which stars Ulrich Thomsen (THE CELEBRATION) and Ulrich Matthes (DOWNFALL), tells the story of thirteen year old twins abandoned by their parents and forced to live with their cruel grandmother in a village on the Hungarian border. Studying the evil surrounding them, the twins learn to rely on their loyalty to one another, ultimately surviving in the face of challenging circumstances.

Running time: 1:49
Language: Hungarian With English Subtitles

DWEGONS AND LEPRECHAUNS Opens Friday August 29th | PG

One showing only at 1pm Friday 08/29
Family inherits an old house and to their surprise, finds the home filled with wonderful colorful creatures that brings the family together.
Running time: 1:38
Language: English
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THE RULE Opens Friday September 5th | NR

THE RULE details how and why the Benedictine monks of New Jersey’s Newark Abbey and their school, St. Benedict's Prep, are able to achieve amazing success with America's most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, with a very high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate of only 22%, St. Benedict's has a near 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE rate. THE RULE presents their "recipe for success" as a model for whole cities nationwide.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English
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ALUMBRONES Opens Friday September 12th |

The passion behind this film is not only found in the art but also in the diversity of 12 contemporary Cuban artists of varying ages living in Havana. Yet, what unites them all is a deep and abiding love of Cuba, the art of their community, and the joy of creativity. Through in-depth interviews, the film covers a range of subjects and issues, from supply shortages and constant blackouts (apagones) to family life, love, sex, and music.

Running Time: 1:15
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
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THE FRONTIER Opens Friday September 12th |

Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Seanʼs personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Seanʼs offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between father and son is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time.

Running Time: 1:29
Language: English
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REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL Opens Friday September 26th |

Writers In Treatment is proud to present The REEL Recovery Film Festival. This multi-day event is a celebration of film, the arts, writing and creativity. We showcase filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. Slated for screening is an eclectic lineup of contemporary and classic films, documentaries and shorts from American and international, first-time filmmakers and industry veterans.
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COWS WEARING GLASSES Opens Friday October 10th |

“Cows wearing glasses” is a movie about the emotional awakening of a man on the verge of reaching his final days. Marso, a lonely, eccentric painter and art professor is suffering from an illness that will cause him to lose his sight at any given moment. He’s now forced to re-examine his relationship with his only daughter all the while he makes sense of an existence filled with professional successes but unsatisfying personal relationships.

On the brink of entering the imprisonment of living in blindness, he realizes that only forgiveness could set him free. His thoughts are filled with longing and anxiety as he tries to escape from his fearful imminent future. The fear and uncertainty of what’s ahead have left an imprint in his psyche and maybe even in his morals. “Cows wearing glasses” is a reflexive tale of a man facing the unavoidable. The subtle use of humor and modesty in the portrayal of mundane daily humiliations evokes an intimate feeling that draws the viewers into the internal struggles of a character driven to the edge of his existence.

Running time: 1:52
Language: Spanish With English Subtitles
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A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES Opens Friday October 17th |

A Requiem for Syrian Refugees is a poignant journey of survival, resilience and empowerment.

Requiem is a wrenching documentary that features epic landscapes and compelling candid testimonies of Syrian refugees. Requiem offers an unprecedented in-depth perspective on the daily lives and feelings of refugees. Requiem was shot with a crew of refugees who felt the urgency to convey their situation to the world, including Rokn, a teenage girl who is featured in the film taking photos of life in the camp to preserve the memory of their experience.

Scored to Gabriel Faure’s famous Requiem, the film is a touching portrait of the dire conditions and anxiety faced by refugees, as well as a celebration of the human spirit facing adversity. Shot on location in Northern Iraq in stark black and white, Requiem is a powerful tale of suffering and courage, a universal reminder of the civilian toll and trauma of the 21st. century wars.

Requiem is an artistic statement against indifference of the suffering of millions, a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.

Running time: 1:11
Language: Kurdish with English Subtitles
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1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT Opens Friday October 24th | N/R

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

Running time: 1:51
Language: English
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