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NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Miller as the Creature

Nov 2 - The Del Mar

Globe On Screen presents:

The Tempest

Nov 4 - The Del Mar

One Night Only

New York Film Critics Series presents:

Advance Screening of Elsa & Fred

Nov 4 - The Nick

One Night Only

GATHR presents I Am Eleven

Nov 5 - Aptos Cinemas

One Night Only

National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men Nov 6 & 9 - The Del Mar
Pelican Dreams Nov 7 Force Majeure Nov 7
Citizenfour Nov 7 Interstellar Nov 7
Laggies Nov 7 Listen Up Philip Nov 7
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men Nov 9 - The Del Mar    
The Good Lie Nov 14 - The Nick Whiplash Nov 14
   

Globe On Screen presents:

Macbeth

Nov 18 - The Del Mar

One Night Only

The Theory of Everything Nov 21 - The Del Mar Horrible Bosses 2 Nov 26 - Aptos Cinemas

Globe On Screen presents:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dec 4 - The Del Mar

One Night Only

The Homesman Dec 5
    The Last Unicorn

Dec 10

One Night Only

Comet Dec 12 Wild Dec 12
NT Live: JOHN Dec 9 - The Del Mar  
       
    NT Live: JOHN (Encore) Dec 14 - The Del Mar
NT Live: JOHN (Encore) Dec 18 - The Del Mar Foxcatcher Dec 19
    National Gallery - One Week Only Dec 19
The Imitation Game Dec 25 - The Nick Into the Woods Dec 25 - The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas
Big Eyes Dec 25    
Unbroken Dec 25  - Aptos Cinemas Treasure Island Jan 6 -The Del Mar
Inherent Vice Jan 9 Stratford Festival - King Lear Feb 25 - The Del Mar




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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A Clockwork Orange Nov 7 & Nov 8 2001: A Space Odyssey Nov 14 & Nov 15
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Nov 21 & Nov 22

 


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National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- November 2nd

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award -winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Dark Shadows, Endgame) in alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

 

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 11:00am (Encore)   BUY TICKETS HERE

Please note this production feature Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature.

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Globe On Screen presents

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare

One Night Only at The Del Mar Theatre-- November 4th

 

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and is served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.

Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Jeremy Herrin’s previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes 2011’s much loved Much Ado About Nothing.

Roger Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Other recent credits include The Thick of It (BBC) and Tamara Drewe (Film).

Colin Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin.

 

Running Time: 169

Rated: NR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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New York Film Critics Series presents ELSA & FRED

with on-screen simulcast Q&A with Star Shirley MacLaine following the Film

November 4 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

See ELSA & FRED before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with the film’s Oscar-winning star Shirley Maclaine, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers!

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa's terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.

Running Time: 106

Rated: PG

Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Gathr presents I AM ELEVEN

November 5 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

At Aptos Cinemas

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries. I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.

Running Time: 94

Rated: NR

Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30pm 

GATHR is a web-platform that lets YOU bring the movies you want to your local theatre. GATHR screenings can only happen if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires. Once the reserve is met, you will receive a notification that the event has been confirmed and your tickets will be e-mailed to you after purchase.

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National Theatre Live presents OF MICE AND MEN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- November 6 & November 9

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, filmed at Broadway's Longacre Theatre in front of a live audience by National Theatre Live.

Of Mice and Men began as a novella published in 1937 by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Adapted from his own classic novel, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is an essential adventure, an inspirational portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men tells the story of George (James Franco) and Lennie (Chris O'Dowd), an unlikely pair of friends drifting from job to job across the farms and fields of California, holding fast to their dream of one day having an acre of land they can call their own.

★★★★ - Daily News, Time Out New York, The Independent, The Telegraph

"James Franco and Chris O' Dowd are FANTASTIC!" - Time Out New York

"BRILLIANT! Flawless, beautifully acted and emotionally devestating!" - Variety

 

Running Time: 160

Rated: NR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

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PELICAN DREAMS -- November 7th

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).

Running Time: 80

Rated: NR

 

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FORCE MAJEURE -- November 7th

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family's world to its core. Although the anticipated disaster fails to occur, his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: R

 

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CITIZENFOUR-- November 7th

 

In January 2013, 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, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Running Time: 114

Rated: NR

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INTERSTELLAR-- November 7th

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

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: 106

Rated: R

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11/7-11/13: (12:00pm), (1:00), (3:30), (4;30), 7:00, 8:00

 

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LAGGIES -- November 7

Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind - while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week - hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell). Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created such astutely observed comedies as YOUR SISTER'S SISTER and HUMPDAY, crafts a sweet, romantic coming-of-age comedy about three people who find their lives intertwined in the most unconventional way as they make through the imperfect realities of modern day life. Keira Knightley shines as Megan, a rare female slacker hero who shows us that while you never stop growing up, you can choose stop lagging, and start living on your terms.

Running Time: 110

Rated: R

 

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LISTEN UP PHILIP-- November 7

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

Running Time: 109

Rated: NR

 

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THE GOOD LIE-- November 14th

Starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll

They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In "The Good Lie," Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar(R)- nominated Foreign Language film "Monsieur Lazhar") brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.

 

Running Time: 110

Rated: PG-13

 

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WHIPLASH-- November 14th

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

 

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Globe On Screen presents

MACBETH by William Shakespeare

One Night Only at The Del Mar Theatre-- November 18th

 

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.

From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination.

Running Time: 155

Rated: NR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE 

 

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

at The Del Mar Theatre -- November 21st

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: NR

 

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HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

at Aptos Cinemas-- November 26th

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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Globe On Screen presents

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

One Night Only at The Del Mar Theatre -- December 4th

 

Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

Michelle Terry won the 2011 Olivier Award for her portrayal of Sylvia in Tribes (Royal Court). Michelle returns to the Globe having previously played the Princess of France in Love’s Labour's Lost (2007).

Running Time: 182

Rated: NR

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THE HOMESMAN-- December 5th

The Homesman's all-star ensemble cast also includes Meryl Streep, her daughter Grace Gummer, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons. A claim jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) is saved from being hanged by a weary pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) they team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.

 

Running Time: 122

Rated: NR

 

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THE LAST UNICORN-- December 10th at 7:00pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

An animated fantasy about the last remaining unicorn on earth, who leaves her home in the lilac woods, in the hope that she will find another unicorn somewhere in the world. This is the tale of a lovely unicorn who sets out to look for any sign of another unicorn in the world. She embarks on a wondrous adventure, meeting colorful characters on the way. The journey is marked with peril also, as she is captured early on in her adventure, and put on exhibition in a carnival. An inept magician named Schmendrick, manages to free her an joins her on her quest. With her escort, she tries to find King Haggard's castle, where the evil Red Bull lives. With Schmendrick's help, he is finally able to conjure up enough real magic to help defeat the Red Bull, and discovering the whereabouts of many other unicorns, they are able to free them from a horrible fate in the sea.

 

Running Time: 84

Rated: G

Wednesday, December 10th @ 7:00pm

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COMET-- December 12th

Starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long - Hurtling back and forth in time over six years of a passionate, complicated relationship, this high-style love story crackles with brilliant repartee and simmers with true feeling. Rossum is the bright, skeptical Kimberly, and Long is the tightly wound Dell. They first meet in a random encounter at Hollywood Forever, where they've both come to watch a meteor shower. It's the start of a romantic roller coaster ride that leaps from a Paris tryst to a squabble in New York to the Hollywood Hills, taking risky and unexpected emotional turns with daredevil aplomb. First-time writer/director Sam Esmail controls the delicate balance between artifice and sincerity with a veteran's confidence, eliciting performances from Rossum and Long both sizzling and heartbreaking.

Running Time: 107

Rated: NR

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WILD-- December 12th

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Running Time: 115

Rated: R

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National Theatre Live presents JOHN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- December 9th, December 14th & December 18th

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

JOHN a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

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FOXCATCHER-- December 19

 

FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

Running Time: 130

Rated: R

 

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NATIONAL GALLERY-- December 19

ONE WEEK ONLY!!

London's National Gallery, one of the world's foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman's 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum's restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip; he attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and more welcoming to a larger cross-section of the public. But most of all, we experience the joy of spending time with the aforementioned masters as well as Vermeer and Caravaggio, Titian and Velázquez, Pissarro and Rubens, and listen to the connoisseurs who discourse upon the aesthetic, historical, religious and psychological underpinnings of these masterpieces.

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

 

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INTO THE WOODS

at The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas-- December 25

 

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG

 

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BIG EYES-- December 25

 

The true story of painter Margaret Keane's life in obscurity while her husband gleaned the notoriety for being the face of her work is brought to the screen by Tim Burton and his Ed Wood screenwriters, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG-13

 

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THE IMITATION GAME at The Nick-- December 25

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

Running Time: 114

Rated: PG-13

 

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UNBROKEN --December 25 at Aptos Cinemas

 

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's ("Seabiscuit: An American Legend") enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O'Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini's brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as "The Bird."

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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National Theatre Live presents TREASURE ISLAND

at The Del Mar Theatre-- January 6th & January 9th

 

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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Thursday, January 6 at 7:30pm

Sunday, January 9 at 11:00am

 

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INHERENT VICE -- January 9th

 

"Inherent Vice," is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin...well, easy for her to say. 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 usually 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... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp - all Thomas Pynchon.

Running Time: 148

Rated: R

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

KING LEAR -- February 25 at The Del Mar

 

King Lear, directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and starring Colm Feore, will be captured live in HD and directed for film by Joan Tosoni.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

 

 

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MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR


Midnights at the Del Mar presents

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE-- November 7 & November 8

Stanley Kubrick dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire, adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel, complete with "Nadsat" slang. Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," such as terrorizing a writer, Mr. Alexander (Patrick Magee), and gang raping his wife (who later dies as a result). After Alex is jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady (Miriam Karlin) to death with one of her phallic sculptures, Alex submits to the Ludovico behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence through watching gory movies, and even his adored Beethoven is turned against him. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims, with Mr. Alexander using Beethoven's Ninth to inflict the greatest pain of all. When society sees what the state has done to Alex, however, the politically expedient move is made. Casting a coldly pessimistic view on the then-future of the late '70s-early '80s, Kubrick and production designer John Barry created a world of high-tech cultural decay, mixing old details like bowler hats with bizarrely alienating "new" environments like the Milkbar. Alex's violence is horrific, yet it is an aesthetically calculated fact of his existence; his charisma makes the icily clinical Ludovico treatment seem more negatively abusive than positively therapeutic. Alex may be a sadist, but the state's autocratic control is another violent act, rather than a solution. Released in late 1971 (within weeks of Sam Peckinpah's brutally violent Straw Dogs), the film sparked considerable controversy in the U.S. with its X-rated violence; after copycat crimes in England, Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution until after his death. Opinion was divided on the meaning of Kubrick's detached view of this shocking future, but, whether the discord drew the curious or Kubrick's scathing diagnosis spoke to the chaotic cultural moment, A Clockwork Orange became a hit. On the heels of New York Film Critics Circle awards as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Kubrick received Oscar nominations in all three categories.

Running Time: 137

Rated: R

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Midnights at the Del Mar presents

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY-- November 14 and November 15

A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements. At the "Dawn of Man," a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith alien to their surroundings. To the strains of Strauss's 1896 Also sprach Zarathustra, a hominid invents the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. As the hominid tosses the bone in the air, Kubrick cuts to a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) head toward Jupiter on the spaceship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite," through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission.With assistance from special-effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology for a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. Despite some initial critical reservations that it was too long and too dull, 2001 became one of the most popular films of 1968, underlining the generation gap between young moviegoers who wanted to see something new and challenging and oldsters who "didn't get it." Provocatively billed as "the ultimate trip," 2001 quickly caught on with a counterculture youth audience open to a contemplative (i.e. chemically enhanced) viewing experience of a film suggesting that the way to enlightenment was to free one's mind of the U.S. military-industrial-technological complex.

Running Time: 140

Rated: G

 

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Midnights at the Del Mar presents

DR. STRANGELOVE or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb-- November 21 and November 22

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! Toe to toe with the Russkies!" On the ground at Burpleson Air Force Base, Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) notices nothing on the news about America being at war. Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) calmly informs him that he gave the command to attack the Soviet Union because it was high time someone did something about fluoridation, which is sapping Americans' bodily fluids (and apparently has something to do with Ripper's sexual dysfunction). Meanwhile, President Merkin Muffley (Sellers again) meets with his top Pentagon advisors, including super-hawk Gen. Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott), who sees this as an opportunity to do something about Communism in general and Russians in particular. 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

FRIDAY 11/21 at 12:00am MIDNIGHT - BUY TICKETS HERE

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