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THE DEVIL'S VIOLINIST Opens Friday January 30th | NR

Theater One 1:00 3:25 6:05 8:30
Superstar violinist David Garrett makes his acting debut as the legendary and notorious Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini whose talent was so great he was called “The Devil’s Violinist.” Paganini is at the height of his career and under the strong control of his manager Urbani (Jared Harris), who will risk anything and anyone to bring Paganini to England. Urbani’s plan, helped along by a British couple and a newspaper writer Ethel Langham (Joely Richardson) is brought to fruition as Paganini conquers the crowds of London and the hearts of women. When he falls in love with a young singer, Urbani must find a way to separate them and keep his hold on the larger than life superstar. This turbulent tale of love, lust, power, and the lure of fame is set against a glorious score by David Garret and composer Franck van der Heijden.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q&A and Performance with David Garrett On Sunday, Feb 1 following the 3:25pm show.

Running time: 2:02
Language: English
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LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM Opens Friday January 30th | NR

Theater Four 1:10 7:00 9:15
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.

Running Time: 1:36
Language: English and Vietnamese with English subtitles.
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HUMAN CAPITAL Opens Friday January 30th | NR

Theater Two 1:05 3:15 5:25 7:35 9:45
HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

Running Time: 1:50 Language: Italian with English Subtitles.
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OUTCAST Opens Friday February 6th | NR

When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob, who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost. Together they must fight side by side in an epic battle to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.

Running time: 1:38
Language: English

THE OTHER MAN: F.W. DE KLERK AND THE END OF APARTHEID Opens Friday February 6th | NR

It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president - with de Klerk as his Vice President.

But de Klerk's history is complicated. Before becoming president, he headed several ministries during the policy of "Total Onslaught, Total Strategy" against ANC insurgents and activists. De Klerk had been a virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, and his own term as president was marred by political violence - often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation?

Featuring in-depth interviews with de Klerk himself, former president Thabo Mbeki, anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Yasmin Sooka (of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Richard Goldstone (who headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence) and many others, filmmaker Nic Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complex figure.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q+A's with filmmaker Nicolas Rossier following the Friday & Saturday 7pm shows, and the Saturday and Sunday 4:30 shows.

Running time: 1:15
Language: English
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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL Opens Friday February 6th |

They live in all four corners of the planet and share a thirst for knowledge. Almost instinctively they know that their wellbeing, indeed their survival, depend on knowledge and education. From the dangerous savannahs of Kenya to the winding trails of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, from the suffocating heat of Southern India to the vast, dizzying plateaux of Patagonia, these children are all united by the same quest, the same dream. Jackson, Zahira, Samuel and Carlito are the heroes of “On the Way to School”, a film that interweaves the four pupils forced to confront and overcome countless, often dangerous obstacles – enormous distances over treacherous territory, snakes, elephants, even bandits – on their journey to the classroom. By setting foot on their extraordinary path, by embarking on this adventure littered with traps and challenges, they will begin to leave their childhoods behind. Pascal Plisson’s film recounts the journey of initiation that will change their lives forever.

Running Time: 1:17
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WHITE RABBIT Opens Friday February 13th | NR

Harlon Mackey (Nick Krause) has been tormented by visions since his alcoholic father (Sam Trammell) forced him to kill an innocent rabbit while hunting as a boy. Now that Harlon is a bullied high school teen, his undiagnosed mental illness is getting worse. He begins to hear voices, and his imagination encourages him to carry out violent acts. Things begin to look up when Julie (Britt Robertson), a rebellious young girl, moves to town and befriends Harlon...But when she betrays him, the rabbit along with other imaginary comic book characters taunt him into committing one final act of revenge. The line between reality and Harlon's imagination begin to blur in this intense dramatic thriller.

Running time: 1:31
Language: English
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A CONVENIENT TRUTH Opens Friday February 20th | NR

A documentary crew follows California assemblyman, Coleman Burleson, as he presents his plan to cure the climate crisis, energy issues, unemployment, illegal immigration, obesity, our dependence on foreign oil, and more with one unprecedented solution - to hire undocumented workers to ride bicycles that generate electricity in his factory.

Running time: 1:22
Language: English
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DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST Opens Friday February 20th | NR

DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST follows three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - as they strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

Running time: 1:29
Language: English
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THE BUSINESS OF DISEASE Opens Friday February 20th | NR

Groundbreaking documentary exploring the vastness of human potential despite the restrictions of programmed beliefs. For the sheer purpose of profit and control illness is marketed to the minds of the unsuspecting masses. The results? A society programmed for sickness and death.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English
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TWO MEN IN TOWN Opens Friday March 6th | R

A small town in Texas surrounded by desert which, time and again as the day breaks, disgorges an increasing number of Mexicans who have either been murdered or have died of thirst. A convict is released from prison. Thanks to his new-found Muslim faith, William Garnett’s behaviour has been exemplary and, with the aid of a sympathetic parole officer, he begins a new life in the town. But his past is well-known and before long, a sheriff bent on revenge and an ex-crony from the underworld are both breathing down his neck.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Ellen Burstyn, Luis Guzman

Running time: 2:00
Language: English
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ALLURE Opens Friday March 6th |

Several women — independent, strong-willed, beautiful — try to hold on in the world of shifting influences that is New York City. Each struggles to overcome her personal conflicts, against the backdrop of greater political struggles and the global Occupy Movements.

Over the last two decades, filmmaker and New School Professor Vladan Nikolic has depicted the collision of immigrants and Americans in New York City in extraordinary, whirling multi-strand narratives that are among the unknown treasures of the city. LOVE was a gritty and virtuosic contemporary gangster-like story; ZENITH — which Nikolic directed as “Anonymous” — was a mind-boggling science fiction; ALLURE is a sort of factual-based melodrama. The Los Angeles Times called Nikolic a “visionary writer-director,” while the New York Times named Love an “elegantly directed” critic's pick, and the Village Voice exclaimed “… Love gives you hope for the future of independent movies, particularly because Nikolic is also a professor of film at the New School.” Having become something of a “filmmaker’s filmmaker,” Nikolic is well ripe for discovery by others.

Running Time: 1:32
Language: English
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EARTH'S GOLDEN PLAYGROUND Opens Friday March 13th | NR

Since the first Gold Rush in the late 1890s the Yukon and its legendary Klondike gold fields has been a remote land shrouded in mystery. In times of economic instability the high price of gold makes the search for the precious metal all the more attractive. Individual miners compete in this modern day gold rush tale about the quest for the fabulous mother lode, the source, which, despite decades of exploitation, is still believed to lie hidden underground.

Running time: 1:46
Language: English
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COMPARED TO WHAT: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF BARNEY FRANK Opens Friday March 20th | NR

Within days of arriving in Congress in 1981, Barney Frank said, “I’ve been like a kid with my nose pressed against the candy store window. If I can stay here for 30 years, my life will be fulfilled.” Frank did stay for 30 years, enriching not just his life, but the lives of all those for whom he fought.

A fresh and contemporary political drama with unparalleled access, Compared to What? provides a look behind the scenes at one of America’s most controversial and captivating public figures. Frank emerges as a true leader, a passionate “Lion of the House” and champion of progressive values, gay rights, and the proper role of government– and who, in the process, finally integrates his private and public lives. A classic American story about a dedicated public servant who never loses hope.

Running time: English
Language: 1:28
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