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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Mar 6 - The Del Mar

 
Leviathan Mar 6

The 10th Annual Secret Film Festival

Mar 7 - The Del Mar
Royal Shakespeare Company presents Love's Labour's Lost - Special Screening Mar 5 & Mar 8 - The Del Mar National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Special Screening Mar 12 & Mar 15 - The Del Mar
'71 Mar 13 What We Do in the Shadows Mar 13
Eva Mar 13    
Wild Tales Mar 13 Tugg presents: Life After Death from Above - Special Event Mar 19
It Follows Mar 20    
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Mar 20 - Aptos Cinemas    
Queen and Country Mar 20 - The Nick The Breakfast Club "30th Anniversary" Special Screening Mar 26 & 29 - The Del Mar
Globe on Screen: The Duchess of Malfi - Special Screening Mar 22 - The Del Mar    

An Honest Liar

Mar 27

Young Vic Live presents

A View From the Bridge - Special Screening

Mar 26 & Mar 29 - The Del Mar
Merchants of Doubt Mar 27

Globe on Screen presents

Titus Andronicus - Special Screening

Apr 2 & May 31

- The Del Mar

Spring Mar 27 Serena Mar 27
Woman in Gold Apr 3 Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Apr 3
Backcountry Apr 3 Danny Collins Apr 3 - The Nick
The Wrecking Crew Apr 3 Royal Shakespeare Company presents Love's Labour's Won - Special Screening Apr 9 & Apr 12 - The Del Mar
White God Apr 10 While We're Young Apr 10
The Hunting Ground Apr 10    
National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem - Special Screening April 16 & April 19 - The Del Mar Monkey Kingdom Apr 17 - The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas
Ex Machina Apr 17 - The Nick Desert Dancer Apr 17
Child 44 Apr 17    

Stratford Festival - King John

Special Screening

Apr 23 & Apr 26 - The Del Mar

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman - Special Screening

May 14 & May 17 - The Del Mar
Slow West May 22 - The Nick Iris May 22

Stratford Festival - Antony & Cleopatra

Special Screening

May 21 & May 24 - The Del Mar

Results

June 5

Globe on Screen presents

Julius Caesar - Special Screening

May 28 & June 7 - The Del Mar    
Globe on Screen presents The Comedy of Errors - Special Screening July 9 & July 12 National Live Theatre: Everyman - Special Screening July 16 & July 19 - The Del Mar
    TUGG presents: The Milky Way - Special Screening Aug 4 - The Del Mar




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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Robocop Mar 6 - The Del Mar The 10th Annual Secret Film Festival March 7 - The Del Mar
Spirited Away Mar 13 & 14 - The Del Mar Porco Rosso Mar 20 & 21 - The Del Mar
Grave of the Fireflies Mar 27 & 28 - The Del Mar My Neighbor Totoro Apr 3 & 4 - The Del Mar
Beetlejuice May 29 & 30 - The Del Mar    

 


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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL --

Advance Screening March 5th &

March 6th at The Del Mar and Aptos Cinemas

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)

ADVANCE SCREENING

The Del Mar Screening March 5 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

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The Del Mar      3/6 - 3/12: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:30

Aptos Cinemas   3/6 - 3/12: (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:00, 9:30

 

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LEVIATHAN -- March 6th

2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

 

2015 Golden Globe winner 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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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

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Running Time: 12 hours

Rated: R

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Royal Shakespeare Company presents

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST -- March 5th and March 8th

at The Del Mar

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

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National Theatre Live presents

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS -- March 12th and March 15th at The Del Mar

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

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'71 -- March 13th

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.

Running Time: 100

Rated: R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout)

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"Rapidly rising star Jack O’Connell’s terse but galvanizing performance in the lead should further guarantee widespread distributor interest, though the unstinting filmmaking on show here would still turn heads without him." - Variety

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS -- March 13th

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily - make that nightly - routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

Running Time: 86

Rated: NR

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"…when the aging vampires hit the town to party with werewolves, zombies and humans, you won't be able to wipe the smile off your face." - Rolling Stone

"What happens when the haywire hits the humdrum? How should the dead, or the undead, adjust to the rhythms of the quick? The quest for answers is what drives this tale, guards its deadpan mood, and guarantees the blast of its finale." -The New Yorker

 

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EVA -- March 13th

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and for Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex’s routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David’s amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

 

Running Time: 94

Rated: NR

 

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"Thought-provoking and well-executed Spanish sci-fier "Eva" unfolds in a world some 30 years from now where robots are an unremarkable part of everyday life and the challenges facing mankind have less to do with environmental meltdown than with what makes us human."

- Variety

 

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WILD TALES -- March 13th

Oscar nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film

Produced by Pedro Almodovar

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of WILD TALES cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

 

Running Time: 115

Rated: R (for violence, language and brief sexuality)

 

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"Smart, tart, beautifully performed mini-epics of grievance escalating to a kind of sanctified madness"     - Time

 

The Making of WILD TALES an Oscar Nominee - NY Times

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IT FOLLOWS -- March 20th

 

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

 

Running Time: 94

Rated: NR

 

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: "Go into It Follows oblivious to what you’re about to see, and you’ll exit terrified."  - Consequence of Sound

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CANNES REVIEW: "tender, ingenious and scalp-prickingly scary"  - The Telegraph U.K.

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT -- March 20th

at Aptos Cinemas

Starring Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley

and Naomi Watts

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: PG-13 (for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.)

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QUEEN AND COUNTRY -- March 20th

at The Nick

QUEEN AND COUNTRY is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego), played by a charming Callum Turner, begins basic training in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

 

Running Time: 115

Rated: NR

 

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Globe on Screen presents

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI -- March 22nd

at The Del Mar

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

First performed by the King’s Men – Shakespeare’s own company – ‘privately at the Blackfriars and publicly at the Globe’, The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters – notably the tragic Duchess and the subtly villainous Bosola – all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination. This most intimate Jacobean tragedy is the ideal curtain-raiser for our first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Running Time: 170

Rated: NR

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB

"30th Year Anniversary Special Screeening"

-- March 26th & 29th at The Del Mar

Newly Restored Version!

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, the John Hughes film, defined an entire generation of pop culture and included such talent as Molly Ringwald “the princess,” Anthony Michael Hall “the brain,” Emilio Estevez “the jock,” Judd Nelson “the rebel,” and Ally Sheedy “the outcast.” This 30th Anniversary release includes the newly restored feature that has never been seen before on the big screen plus a newly remixed bonus content featurette titled The Breakfast Club – A Retrospective that takes a look back at the iconic film. Featuring personal insights from cast members as well as contributions from filmmakers, this featurette is a must see for all Rebels, Princesses, Outcasts, Brains and Jocks.

 

John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status.

 

Running Time: 97

Rated: R (adult situations/language)

 

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ENTER TO WIN BREAKFAST CLUB GIVEAWAYS!!!!

 

Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of The 'Breakfast Club' Detention With 30 Apropos Gifs - SEE HERE

 

 

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AN HONEST LIAR -- March 27th

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

 

Running Time: 90

Rated: NR

 

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"Directors Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein turn a standard bio-doc about an extraordinary man into a rumination on the blurred line between trickery and truth."

-Toronto Star

 

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Young Vic Live presents

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE -- March 26th and March 29th

at The Del Mar

A View from the Bridge transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season, with a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Before I Go To Sleep). Don’t miss this "magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold" production which sold out even before it opened at the Young Vic last spring.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, ahead of his adaptation of Antigone with Juliette Binoche at the Barbican.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

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★★★★★
"One of the most powerful Miller productions I have ever seen" - The Telegraph

 

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MERCHANTS OF DOUBT -- March 27th

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

 

Running Time: 96

Rated: PG-13 (for brief strong language)

 

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"It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned, as so many are, with the perils of global warming, but it's a lot more than that." - LA Times

 

"This is a movie so intrigued by its designated villains that it almost conveys a perverse form of admiration, and the fascination proves contagious." - Variety

 

 

 

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SPRING -- March 27th

Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise. A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two — however, Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.

A beautiful, fluid genre-bender from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Spring is an unforgettable romance of mythical proportions.

Running Time: 109

Rating: NR

 

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"SPRING is an ambitious work and really sticks the landing, with a phenomenal final scene. It also features great work from its two leads, and some really remarkable creature feature dynamics without overplaying those elements."

- RoberEbert.com

 

"SPRING is a unique, engaging and utterly beguiling feature; one that smartly defies genre conventions at every turn."  -IGN Movies

 

 

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SERENA -- March 27th

Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence

Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper

The North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George's hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton's passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

 

Running Time: 109

Rating: R (for some violence and sexuality)

 

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"Serena is an undoubtedly handsome production with some beautiful cinematography from Morten Soborg."

- Daily Express

 

 

 

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Globe on Screen presents

TITUS ANDRONICUS -- April 2nd and May 31st at The Del Mar

Experience the Globe on Screen production of TITUS ANDRONICUS captured in high definition. Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his 21 dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder, At the centre of the nightmare moves the self-delighting Aaron.

Spectacularly, even grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakepeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

 

Running Time: 185

Rated: NR

 

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WOMAN IN GOLD-- April 3rd

Starring Helen Mirren

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting 'The Lady in Gold'. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

 

Running Time: 185

Rating:PG-13 (for some thematic elements and brief strong language)

 

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KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER-- April 3rd

 

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies. With Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible.

 

Running Time: 105

Rating:NR

 

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"A work of rigorously disciplined eccentricity, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is at once entirely accessible and yet appealing only to a rarified crowd ready to key into its narrow-bandwidth sense of humor."

- The Hollywood Reporter

 

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BACKCOUNTRY-- April 3rd

 

Based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym from ABC's Rookie Blue), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When they realize they have entered a bear's territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.

 

Running Time: 92

Rating:NR

 

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"As in Open Water and Black Water, nature is a hulking, roaring reality rather than a CGI imitation, brought into alarming contact with the two human characters via skilled wrangling and clever compositing."

- Verite

 

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DANNY COLLINS-- April 3rd at The Nick

Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Josh Peck, Bobby Cannavale and Michael Caine.

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

 

Running Time: 106

Rating:R (for violence, some nudity and language)

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THE WRECKING CREW-- April 3rd

Starring Brian Wilson, Cher, Hal Blaine, Nancy Sinatra, Roger McQuinn and Lou Alder.

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown...The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960's and early 1970's, the Grammy for "Record of the Year" went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American "west coast sound" a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as THE WRECKING CREW.

 

Running Time: 95

Rated PG (for language, thematic elements and smoking images)

 

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Royal Shakespeare Company presents

LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON -- April 9th and April 12th

at The Del Mar

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

Running Time: 140 + 20 min. interval

Rated: NR

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WHITE GOD-- April 10th

 

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated R (for violent content including bloody images, and language)

 

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Kornel Mundruczo's sixth and best feature is an emotionally rousing, technically masterful man-vs.-dog adventure.  - Variety

 

 

 

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WHILE WE'RE YOUNG-- April 10th

A Film by Noah Baumbach

Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver

Noah Baumbach's comedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He's an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel hanging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought. WHILE WE'RE YOUNG screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Running Time: 94

Rated NR

 

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"Baumbach has become a master of the pithy punchline, and he's loaded his latest with plenty of hilarious sideline gags." - AV Club

"Baumbach's own acutely observed this-is-life laffer features his most relatable characters yet." - Variety

 

 

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THE HUNTING GROUND-- April 10th

 

From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice - despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

Running Time: 90

Rated PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material involving sexual assault, and for language)

 

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National Theatre Live presents

THE HARD PROBLEM -- April 16 and April 19

at The Del Mar

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

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MONKEY KINGDOM -- April 17 at The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in MONKEY KINGDOM, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

 

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EX MACHINA -- April 17

Starring Domhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.

Running Time: 108

Rated: R (for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence)

 

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"Garland's long-anticipated directorial debut synthesizes a dizzy range of the writer's philosophical preoccupations into a sleek, spare chamber piece…" - Variety

 

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DESERT DANCER -- April 17

Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

 

Running Time: 104

Rated: PG-13

 

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CHILD 44 -- April 17

 

Starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman

 

From the best selling and award winning novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith comes a film adaption by producer Ridley Scott. A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists "There is no crime in Paradise."

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

 

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

KING JOHN -- April 23 and April 26 at The Del Mar

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son. KING JOHN by William Shakespeare and directed by Tom Carroll.

 

Running Time: 171 including interval

Rated: NR

"Truly electric...the political machinations are delicious!"

- Toronto Star

"Grabs and holds attention"
"an impressive and compelling production"
- Broadway World

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National Theatre Live presents

MAN AND SUPERMAN -- May 14 and May 17

at The Del Mar

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Running Time: 240

Rated: NR

 

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SLOW WEST -- May 22

at The Nick

Starring Michael Fassbender & Rory McCann

Jay is a lovelorn 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the close of the nineteenth century to track down his former lover. Confronted with the harsh realities of the frontier, he falls in with a rough and mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who soon discovers that the focus of Jay’s affection has a price on her head. Together, the two navigate a vast, untamed wilderness while attempting to stay one step ahead of a bloodthirsty posse and colorful bounty hunter. Their search leads to a bloody confrontation where Jay’s romanticism is the first of many casualties.

Running Time: 84

Rated: NR

"Slow West is defined by a kind of loving ambivalence -- about its hero, its genre, and perhaps most of all about a landscape so harsh and so beautiful it almost makes a man hope to die." - Michele Orange of SBS Australia

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IRIS -- May 22


IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.

 

Running Time: 80

Rated: PG-13 (for some strong language)

 

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"Albert Maysles has delivered a gem."
- Graham Fuller, Screen International

 

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, "Iris" also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian." - Variety

 

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA -- May 21 and May 24 at The Del Mar

William Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre stars Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the famed Roman General and Queen of Egypt, respectively. Directed by Gary Griffin, and featuring many stellar performances, Shakespeare's perspective of this historic relationship is brought to life.

 

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.

Running Time: 171

Rated: NR

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RESULTS -- JUNE 5th

Starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Michael Hall

Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess, 2013) returns with a fun, intimate fable that's utterly grounded in real life.

 

Running Time: 171

Rated: NR

 

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"RESULTS feels so free-form, so liberated from the shackles of genre, that it becomes its own wonderfully alive and unpredictable thing."

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Globe on Screen presents

JULIUS CAESAR-- May 28th and June 7th at The Del Mar

A unique opportunity to see two of this summer’s Globe productions transported to our beautiful indoor candlelit Playhouse. Experience this exciting production in this intimate setting.

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power.

 

Running Time: 180 including interval

Rated: NR

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Globe on Screen presents

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS-- July 9th and July 12th at The Del Mar

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

 

Running Time: 140 including interval

Rated: NR

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★★★★
"You end up not only with a broad grin on your face but also a tear in your eye... this comedy of errors is great fun"   - The Times

 

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National Theatre Live presents

EVERYMAN-- July 16th and July 19th at The Del Mar

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR




Midnights at The Del Mar presents

ROBOCOP-- March 6th

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

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

SPIRITED AWAY-- March 13th & March 14th

Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki follows up on his record-breaking 1997 opus Princess Mononoke with this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale about a lost little girl. The film opens with ten-year-old Chihiro riding along during a family outing as her father races through remote country roads. When they come upon a blocked tunnel, her parents decide to have a look around -- even though Chihiro finds the place very creepy. When they pass through the tunnel, they discover an abandoned amusement park. As Chihiro's bad vibes continue, her parents discover an empty eatery that smells of fresh food. After her mother and father help themselves to some tasty purloined morsels, they turn into giant pigs. Chihiro understandably freaks out and flees. She learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. Soon after befriending a boy named Haku, Chihiro learns the rules of the land: one, she must work , as laziness of any kind is not tolerated; and two, she must take on the new moniker of Sen. If she forgets her real name, Haku tells her, then she will never be permitted to leave.

Running Time: 124

Rated: PG (for some scary moments)

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

PORCO ROSSO-- March 20th & March 21st

Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this tale about a former World War I flying ace who is also a pig. Slouching toward middle age, Porco Rosso makes his living by flying about in his bright red bi-plane and fighting sky bandits who prey on cruise ships sailing the Adriatic. When he's not engaging in dogfights, this porcine pilot lives on a deserted island retreat. Porco Rosso was once a strapping young man, but after his entire squadron was wiped out, he was mysteriously transformed into a pig. Rosso is defeated in a dogfight against a dashing American rival, who has been hired by the dastardly bandits. With his plane damaged, he finds a repair hangar near Milan run by an aging mechanic named Piccolo, and his spunky granddaughter Fio. Initially skeptical of her mechanical prowess, Rosso is amazed when she and a legion of local women fix his plane. Soon, Porco Rosso is ready to battle his rival.

Running Time: 93

PG (violence and some mild language)

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"Mr. Miyazaki smooshes fantasy and history into a pastel-pretty yarn as irresistible as his feminism." - New York Times

 

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES-- March 27th & March 28th

Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing raid, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the children to try to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but harsh reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce.

Running Time: 88

NR

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"An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation."  - Chicago Sun Times

 

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO-- April 3rd & April 4th

This superbly animated children's tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan's most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. Like most films released by Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, this family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme. The English-language version of this film wasn't dubbed until many years later, explaining the presence of actors such as Dakota Fanning in the cast (who wasn't even born until 1994).

Running Time: 87

Rated G

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

BEETLEJUICE-- May 29th & May 30th

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder. Beetlejuice producer David Geffen, director Tim Burton, and composer Danny Elfman were also involved in an animated TV-series spin-off.

Running Time: 93

Rated PG (adult situations/language, violence)

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