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Showtimes through Thursday, March 12th 2015

 


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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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A FILM BY DAVID CRONENBERG

Starring 2015 Oscar Winner

Julianne Moore

Daily: (1:50pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:20

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3/6 - 3/12: 8:50pm

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

"...compelling political investigation and fierce rink action in this brisk, terrific movie."

- New York Daily News

Daily: (1:00pm), (2:45), 7:10, 9:00

 

2015 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE

for BEST ANIMATION

Daily: (2:30pm), (4:40), 6:50

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3/6 - 3/12: (2:10pm), (4:30), 6:50

+ Sat & Sun (11:50am)

 

           3 OSCAR WINS including

        ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

               J.K. SIMMONS for

         BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Daily: (3:45pm), 8:30

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3/6 - 3/12: 9:10pm

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

OSCAR WINNER for

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Daily: (1:15pm), 6:00

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

OSCAR WINNER EDDIE REDMAYNE

for BEST ACTOR

Daily: (4:30pm), 8:50

*****OPENING FRIDAY 3/6*****

2015 Golden Globe Winner for

Best Foreign Language Film

3/6 - 3/12: (3:30pm), 6:30, 9:20

+ Sat & Sun (12:30pm)

 

***STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

3/6 - 3/12: (2:20pm), (4:40), 7:00

+ Sat & Sun (12:00pm)

 

***STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

*****4 OSCAR WINS*****

BEST MOTION PICTURE, BEST

DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

3/6 - 3/12: (1:50pm), (4:20), 7:10, 9:40

+ Sat & Sun (11:20am)

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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"An inspiring, fleet-footed tale"

- L.A. Times

Starring Kevin Costner

Daily: (1:15pm), (4:00*), 6:45, 9:20

No passes

*No 4:00pm show on Wed 3/4

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3/6 - 3/12: (1:20pm), (4:00), 6:45, 9:20

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5 AT THE DEL MAR, STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

JULIANNE MOORE

for BEST ACTRESS

Daily: (2:20pm), (4:40), 7:00**, 9:10*

*No 9:10pm show on Wed 3/4 & Thurs 3/5

**No 7:00pm show on Thurs 3/5

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5 AT THE DEL MAR, STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

***4 OSCAR WINS***

BEST MOTION PICTURE, BEST

DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Daily: (1:50pm), 7:10*, 9:35**

*No 7:10pm Wed 3/4 & Thurs 3/5

**No 9:35pm Thurs 3/5

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

for BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Once Daily: (4:30pm)

 

ADVANCE SCREENING

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy & Richard Gere

Thurs 3/5 @ 7:30pm

No passes

*****Opens on Friday 3/6*****

3/6 - 3/12: (12:50pm*), (1:40), (3:30), (4:20), 6:10**, 7:00, 8:45**, 9:30

+ Fri, Sat, Sun (11:00am)

*No 12:50pm show on Sunday 3/8

**No 6:10pm & 8:45pm show on Thurs 3/12

No Passes

GLOBE ON SCREEN presents

TWO SHOWS ONLY!!

Thurs 3/5 @ 7:30pm

Sun 3/8 @ 11:00am

National Theatre Live presents

TWO SHOWS ONLY!!

Thurs 3/12 @ 7:30pm

Sun 3/15 @ 11:00am

No passes

The titles are secret, the awesomeness is not!

Sat 3/8 @ Midnight

No passes

MIDNIGHTS AT THE DEL MAR presents

with Special Appearance by Co-writer ED NEUMEIER

Fri 3/6 @ Midnight

APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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"An inspiring, fleet-footed tale"

- L.A. Times

Starring Kevin Costner

Daily: (1:15pm), (4:00), 6:45

No passes

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3/6 - 3/12: (1:15pm), (4:00), 6:45 + Fri, Sat 9:20pm

            ***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

         3 OSCAR WINS including

        ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

               J.K. SIMMONS for

         BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Once Daily: (4:40pm)

 

***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5 AT APTOS CINEMAS, STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

*****4 OSCAR WINS*****

BEST MOTION PICTURE, BEST

DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Daily: (2:00pm), 7:00*

*No 7:00pm show on Thurs 3/5

 

ADVANCE SCREENING

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy & Richard Gere

Thurs 3/5 @ 7:30pm

No passes

*****Opens Friday 3/6*****

3/6 - 3/12: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00 + Fri, Sat 9:30pm + Sat, Sun (11:00am)

No Passes

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MCFARLAND, USA

 

Starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello

MCFARLAND, USA is a Disney live-action sports drama film. Based on a true story of a Latin high school track team from McFarland, California. The film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school's coach who lead the team through a number of 1980s social issues to win a championship.

 

Running Time: 129

Rated: PG (for thematic material, some violence and language)

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Variety Film Review: MCFARLAND, USA

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Daily: (1:15pm), (4:00*), 6:45, 9:20

*No 4:00pm show on Wed 3/4

No passes

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3/6 - 3/12: (1:20pm), (4:00), 6:45, 9:20

 

 

 

 




STILL ALICE   

   Julianne Moore wins  2015   Academy Award for Best Actress for STILL ALICE.

 Julianne Moore won 2015 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture for STILL ALICE.

 

 

Co-starring Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.

 Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

 

Running Time: 199

Rated: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference)

 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5 AT THE DEL MAR, STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

Daily: (2:20pm), (4:40), 7:00**, 9:10*

*No 9:10pm show on Wed 3/4 & Thurs 3/5

**No 7:00pm show on Thurs 3/5

 

 

 

"Thanks to this brave and gutsy actress' overwhelming candor and sincerity, you go away feeling educated, enlightened and more compassionate than you can possibly imagine." 

                 - New York Observer

 

"The rare film possessed with the courage required to shine a light into that abyss knowing full well that down is the only way out." - Time out New York

 

 

 




BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

     

 ****4 OSCAR WINS****

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER for

BEST MOTION PICTURE, BEST

DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

WINNER OF 2 GOLDEN GLOBES for BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST ACTOR Michael Keaton

In a thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. This black comedy tells the story of a washed-up actor, famous for portraying an iconic superhero, who struggles to relaunch his career by mounting a Broadway play. In one of the most imaginative, creative, and critically acclaimed films we’ve seen in a long time, Michael Keaton relaunches his own career with an award-worthy performance destined for Oscar attention.

 

Running Time: 119

Rated: R (for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence)

 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5 AT THE DEL MAR, STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

Daily: (1:50pm), 7:10*, 9:35**

*No 7:10pm Wed 3/4 & Thurs 3/5

**No 9:35pm Thurs 3/5

 

"A triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution"

- Variety

"Flying High Again: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on the Making of BIRDMAN"

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SELMA

 

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

       for BEST ORIGINAL SONG

 

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the Civil Rights Movement. Director Ava DuVernay's SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Running Time: 127

Rated: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language)

 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

Once Daily: (4:30pm)

 

 

 




Royal Shakespeare Company presents

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

 

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing). Christopher's directing credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare's Globe as well as The Madness of George III and Spamalot in the West End.

Running Time: 135 + 20 min. interval

Rated: NR

Thursday, March 5th at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, March 8th at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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TWO SHOWS ONLY!!

Thurs 3/5 @ 7:30pm

Sun 3/8 @ 11:00am

No Passes

 

 

 

 

 




ADVANCE SCREENING

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Bill Nighy

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

 

Running Time: 122

Rated: PG (for some language and suggestive comments)

 

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ADVANCE SCREENING

Thurs 3/5 @ 7:30pm

No passes

*****Opens on Friday 3/6*****

3/6 - 3/12: (12:50pm*), (1:40), (3:30), (4:20), 6:10**, 7:00, 8:45**, 9:30

+ Fri, Sat, Sun (11:00am)

*No 12:50pm show on Sunday 3/8

**No 6:10pm & 8:45pm show on Thurs 3/12

 No Passes

 

 

 




National Theatre Live presents

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

 

Running Time: 160 including interval

Rated: NR

Thursday, March 12th at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

Sunday, March 15th at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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TWO SHOWS ONLY!!

Thurs 3/12 @ 7:30pm

Sun 3/15 @ 11:00am

No passes

 

 

 

 




The 10th Annual SECRET FILM FESTIVAL

March 7th at The Del Mar

The Secret Film Festival is back celebrating 10 years in going strong secrecy!

Join us at the Del Mar Theatre for the 10th Annual SECRET FILM FESTIVAL!

5+ films have their Santa Cruz premieres at this unique and unforgettable night.

The titles are secret, the awesomeness is not!

Saturday, March 7th 11:59pm - March 8 noon

Tickets $21

 

Running Time: 12 hours
Rated: R

 

 

 

 


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Sat 3/8 @ Midnight

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

ROBOCOP-

Introduction by Ed Neumeier, cowriter of the original ROBOCOP and UCSC alumnus.

Set in old Detroit, a crime-ridden ghetto of the not too distant future, a cop killed in the line of duty is robotized then dispatched to fight crime. But Robocop is haunted by memories and dreams of who and what he used to be. As he rediscovers his past, he uncovers a murder conspiracy at the highest level of police management.

Running Time: 104

Rated: R

Friday, March 6 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Special Intro Appearance by

Co-writer ED NEUMEIER

Fri 3/6 @ Midnight

 

 

•    THIS WEEK AT THE NICK    •

 




MAPS TO THE STARS

A FILM BY DAVID CRONENBERG

Starring 2015 Academy Award winner Julianne Moore for Best Actress in STILL ALICE and 2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in STILL ALICE.

 

Co-starring Robert Pattison, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska

 

With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in a sun-soaked Southern California rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, angst, yearning - and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist, whose "Hour of Personal Power" has brought him an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.

Running Time: 112

Rated: R (for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug material)

 

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"So crisply directed, furiously paced and gleefully performed that you go along for the ride." - The Atlantic

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Daily: (1:50pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:20

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3/6 - 3/12: 8:50pm

 

Starring 2015 OSCAR WINNER JULIANNE MOORE

for BEST ACTRESS

 

 

 

 

 




RED ARMY

 

From Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. RED ARMY is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.

 

Running Time: 85

Rated: PG (for thematic material and language)

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"An easy-to-digest history lesson that still reverberates on today's geopolitical landscape. As they say in hockey, Polsky pulls off a hat trick." - San Francisco Chronicle

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

Daily: (1:00pm), (2:45), 7:10, 9:00

 

 

"Even if you know it's the story of a legendary hockey team and not the fierce Soviet-era military machine, you will be surprised by its sociopolitical and personal content and the engaging way it tells its story." - LA Times

 

 

 

 

 




SONG OF THE SEA

 

2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

From the creators of the Academy Award nominated "The Secret of Kells" comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, "Song of the Sea" tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, "Song of the Sea" is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

"Song of the Sea" features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on "The Secret of Kells."

 

Running Time: 93

Rated: PG

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"SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder to behold. This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend, so adroitly mixes the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world." - Los Angeles Times

 

 

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Daily: (2:30pm), (4:40), 6:50

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3/6 - 3/12: (2:10pm), (4:30), 6:50

+ Sat & Sun (11:50am)

 

 

 

 




WHIPLASH

  

3 OSCAR WINS including

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

J.K. SIMMONS for

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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5 Academy Award Nominations including BEST MOTION PICTURE

 

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

Running Time: 106

Rated: R (for strong language including some sexual references)

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Daily: (3:45pm), 8:30

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3/6 - 3/12: 9:10pm

 

 

"Directing with a cool, steady hand that renounces shaky-cam the way Fletcher would denounce rock 'n roll, and getting strong performances from his two leads, Chazelle provides a potent metaphor for artistic ambition as both a religion and an addiction."

-TIME

 

"The two stars are fully committed to the concept that the pursuit of perfection doesn't always triumph, and the film pounds in the temples with the feverish tempo of a jazz riff."

-New York Observer

 

 




THE IMITATION GAME

OSCAR WINNER for

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

& Keira Knightley

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. 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.

Running Time: 122

PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.

 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

Daily: (1:15pm), 6:00

 

 

 

"Based on the biography by Andrew Hodges, Imitation illuminates Turing's brilliance in an engrossing and moving film that features a standout, Oscar-worthy performance by Benedict Cumberbatch."   -USA Today

 

 

"A handsome and stirring film of Second World War ingenuity that also succeeds as cracking good entertainment." - Toronto Star

 

"The action here is Turing tinkering with his machine. Or simply thinking -- which, as Cumberbatch portrays it, is adventure of the highest order." -TIME

 

 




THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

EDDIE REDMAYNE WINS OSCAR for BEST ACTOR

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5 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

including BEST MOTION PICTURE

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF STEPHEN & JANE HAWKING

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is 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 received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane 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”).

Running Time: 123

Rated:PG-13 (for some thematic elements and suggestive material)

 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

Daily: (4:30pm), 8:50

 

 

 




LEVIATHAN

 

2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film

2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

 

The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner). Kolya (Alexeï Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergueï Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive.....

 

Running Time: 140

Rated: R (for language and some sexuality/graphic nudity)

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"LEVIATHAN – a compellingly told, stunningly shot drama" and "A New Russian Masterpiece" - The Guardian

"A grave and beautiful drama, at once intimate and enormous."     - The New York Times

 

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*****OPENS FRIDAY 3/6****

3/6 - 3/12: (3:30pm), 6:30, 9:20

+ Sat & Sun (12:30pm)

 

 

 




STILL ALICE   

   Julianne Moore wins  2015   Academy Award for Best Actress for STILL ALICE.

 Julianne Moore won 2015 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture for STILL ALICE.

 

 

Co-starring Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.

 Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

 

Running Time: 199

Rated: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference)

 

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**STARTS FRI. 3/6 AT THE NICK**

3/6 - 3/12: (2:20pm), (4:40), 7:00

+ Sat & Sun (12:00pm)

 

 

 

"Thanks to this brave and gutsy actress' overwhelming candor and sincerity, you go away feeling educated, enlightened and more compassionate than you can possibly imagine." 

                 - New York Observer

 

"The rare film possessed with the courage required to shine a light into that abyss knowing full well that down is the only way out." - Time out New York

 

 

 




BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

     

 ****4 OSCAR WINS****

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER for

BEST MOTION PICTURE, BEST

DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

WINNER OF 2 GOLDEN GLOBES for BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST ACTOR Michael Keaton

In a thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. This black comedy tells the story of a washed-up actor, famous for portraying an iconic superhero, who struggles to relaunch his career by mounting a Broadway play. In one of the most imaginative, creative, and critically acclaimed films we’ve seen in a long time, Michael Keaton relaunches his own career with an award-worthy performance destined for Oscar attention.

 

Running Time: 119

Rated: R (for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence)

 

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***STARTS FRIDAY 3/6 AT THE NICK***

3/6 - 3/12: (1:50pm), (4:20), 7:10, 9:40

+ Sat & Sun (11:20am)

 

"A triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution"

- Variety

"Flying High Again: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on the Making of BIRDMAN"

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•    THIS WEEK AT THE APTOS CINEMAS   •

 




MCFARLAND, USA

 

Starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello

MCFARLAND, USA is a Disney live-action sports drama film. Based on a true story of a Latin high school track team from McFarland, California. The film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school's coach who lead the team through a number of 1980s social issues to win a championship.

 

Running Time: 129

Rated: PG (for thematic material, some violence and language)

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Variety Film Review: MCFARLAND, USA

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Daily: (1:15pm), (4:00), 6:45

No passes

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3/6 - 3/12: (1:15pm), (4:00), 6:45

+ Fri, Sat 9:20pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




WHIPLASH

  

3 OSCAR WINS including

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

J.K. SIMMONS for

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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5 Academy Award Nominations including BEST MOTION PICTURE

 

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

Running Time: 106

Rated: R (for strong language including some sexual references)

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 ***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5***

Once Daily: (4:40pm)

 

 

"Directing with a cool, steady hand that renounces shaky-cam the way Fletcher would denounce rock 'n roll, and getting strong performances from his two leads, Chazelle provides a potent metaphor for artistic ambition as both a religion and an addiction."

-TIME

 

"The two stars are fully committed to the concept that the pursuit of perfection doesn't always triumph, and the film pounds in the temples with the feverish tempo of a jazz riff."

-New York Observer

 

 




BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

     

 ****4 OSCAR WINS****

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER for

BEST MOTION PICTURE, BEST

DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

WINNER OF 2 GOLDEN GLOBES for BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST ACTOR Michael Keaton

In a thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. This black comedy tells the story of a washed-up actor, famous for portraying an iconic superhero, who struggles to relaunch his career by mounting a Broadway play. In one of the most imaginative, creative, and critically acclaimed films we’ve seen in a long time, Michael Keaton relaunches his own career with an award-worthy performance destined for Oscar attention.

 

Running Time: 119

Rated: R (for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence)

 

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***ENDS THURSDAY 3/5 AT APTOS CINEMAS, STARTS FRIDAY 3/6

AT THE NICK***

Daily: (2:00pm), 7:00**

*No 7:00pm show on Thurs 3/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




ADVANCE SCREENING

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Starring Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Bill Nighy

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

 

Running Time: 122

Rated: PG (for some language and suggestive comments)

 

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ADVANCE SCREENING

Thurs 3/5 @ 7:30pm

No passes

*****Opens Friday 3/6*****

3/6 - 3/12: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00

+ Fri, Sat  9:30pm + Sat, Sun (11:00am)

No Passes

 

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