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Showtimes through Tuesday, November 25th 2014


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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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"Quite simply, one of the year's best films."  -Toronto Star

Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10, 9:30

+ Sat, Sun (11:40am)

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

-Variety

Daily: (1:45pm), (3:30), (4:20), 6:10, 7:00, 8:45, 9:40 + Sat, Sun (11:00am)

"One of the sharpest and most audacious comedies of the year"

- Village Voice

Daily: (1:20pm), 9:00pm

Daily: (4:30pm) + Sat, Sun (11:20am)

"A Haunting, Historic Document of Snowden's Motivations and Personality" - Wired

Daily: (2:00pm), 6:30 + Sat, Sun (11:30am)

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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The Extraordinary Story of

Jane and Stephen Hawking

Daily: (12:40pm), (1:40), (3:20), (4:20), 6:00, 7:00, 8:40, 9:40

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Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut

Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10, 9:30

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MIDNIGHTS AT THE DEL MAR

Sat 11/22 @ 12:00am Midnight

APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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Starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain

Daily: (1:00), (3:30), (4:30), 7:00, 8:00*

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*No 8:00pm show on Tuesday 11/25

 

Advance Screening

Starring Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day

Tues 11/25 @ 8:00pm

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

 

Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire") helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of the blockbuster "Les Misérables") as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones ("Like Crazy"). The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing. Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the new film.

 

Running Time:123

Rated: PG-13

 

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Daily: (12:40pm), (1:40), (3:20), (4:20), 6:00, 7:00, 8:40, 9:40

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"The Theory of Everything" is not afraid to reveal honest, intimate and emotionally painful moments in this couple's relationship. We witness two characters who are heroic but human as they struggle to get to heart in the center of their own universes."

. - San Jose Mercury News

 

 

"Stephen Hawking, a genius challenged by a progressive neurological disease, is a role that demands miracles of an actor. And Eddie Redmayne, in a landmark performance, delivers them."

- Rolling Stone

 

 




ROSEWATER

Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut

Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival" written by Maziar Bahari. The film marks the directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and stars Gael García Bernal. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousavi's supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself only as "Rosewater," who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days.

Jon Stewart on 16 Years of The Daily Show and His Directorial Debut Rosewater - New York Magazine

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ROSEWATER marks the debut of a director whose brains and guts are the equal or the better of his eye and heart" - Film.com

 

Running Time: 103

Rated: NR

 

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Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10, 9:30

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The Reporter as a Hero, Not a Joke
Jon Stewart Tells Maziar Bahari’s Story With ‘Rosewater’

-NY Times

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Midnights at the Del Mar presents

DR. STRANGELOVE or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely. Loaded with thermonuclear weapons, a U.S. bomber piloted by Maj. T.J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens) is on a routine flight pattern near the Soviet Union when they receive orders to commence Wing Attack Plan R, best summarized by Maj. Kong as "Nuclear combat! However, the ante is upped considerably when Soviet ambassador de Sadesky (Peter Bull) informs Muffley and his staff of the latest innovation in Soviet weapons technology: a "Doomsday Machine" that will destroy the entire world if the Russians are attacked.

 

Running Time: 95

Rated: PG

 

 

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The Nickelodeon Theatres and Kuumbwa Jazz Center -JAZZ ON FILM presents

WHIPLASH

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

 

 "Quite simply, one of the year's best films."  -Toronto Star

 

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"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 Magazine

 

 

"The film works, often wonderfully, as a remarkable visualization of jazz music - you feel it and breathe it, just like the musicians - and as a showcase for the two actors at its center."

-Seattle Times

 

 

 


 

 




BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

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

 

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

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Daily: (1:45pm), (3:30), (4:20), 6:10, 7:00, 8:45, 9:40 + Sat, Sun (11:00am)

 

 

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

- Variety

 

 




DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

 

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety's annual "10 Directors to Watch."

Running Time: 108

Rated: R

 

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"Advanced Course in Diversity" - The New York Times

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Daily: (1:20pm), 9:00pm

 

"The film is called Dear White People, but it might as well be called Dear Everybody. It's hilarious, and just about everyone will wince with recognition at some point in the film."

-New York Magazine

 

 




PELICAN DREAMS

 

What's it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving ("The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill") follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. The film is about wildness: how close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams, stars "Gigi" (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing).

 

“Eloquent, lyrical, and beautifully photographed…” - San Jose Mercury News

 

Running Time: 80

Rated: NR

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CITIZENFOUR

 

In January 2013, Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post -9/11 era 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, Laura and journalist Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. Executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Running Time: 114

Rated: NR

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Daily: (2:00pm), 6:30 + Sat, Sun (11:30am)

 

"Palpably Electric...The Action is Perilously Real and the Camera Isn't Only Capturing a Historical Event, It's Part of the Making of It"

- The Washington Post

"It's Chillingly Dramatic, A Bourne-Like Motif of Intrigue that has the Effect of Making Us Realize that No, this is Not Just a Movie" - BBC

 



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INTERSTELLAR

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain

Christopher Nolan's eagerly anticipated science fiction epic has already been compared to "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," in it's scope, complexity and visual grandeur. The story takes place in the future where governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, and NASA barely exists. 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.

Running Time: 176

Rated: R

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Daily: (1:00), (3:30), (4:30), 7:00, 8:00*

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*No 8:00pm show on Tuesday 11/25

 

 




ADVANCE SCREENING

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston and Oscar winners Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx & Christoph Waltz

The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston ("We're the Millers"), and Oscar (R) winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray") and Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty," "The Usual Suspects") also reprise their "Horrible Bosses" starring roles, while Chris Pine ("Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Oscar (R) winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," "Inglourious Basterds") star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

 

Running Time:108

Rated: R

 

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Advance Screening

Tues 11/25 @ 8:00pm

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HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 opens with it's regular show time schedule on Friday, Nov. 21st.

 

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