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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial July 27 - The Del Mar    
Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto July 30 - The Del Mar The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Encore) July 31 - The Del Mar
Get On Up Aug 1 - The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Encore) Aug 3 - The Del Mar
Citizen Koch Aug 4 -The Del Mar

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Aug 6 - The Del Mar
The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8 - The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas

Moonrise Kingdom

Summer Camp Film Series

Aug 7 - The Del Mar
Land Ho! Aug 8

Friday the 13th

Summer Camp Film Series

Aug 14 - The Del Mar
Calvary Aug 15 Magic in the Moonlight Aug 15
The Giver Aug15

Little Darlings

Summer Camp Film Series

Aug 21 - The Del Mar
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Aug 22 - Aptos Cinemas What If Aug 22
If I Stay Aug 22 - Aptos Cinemas

Wet Hot American Summer

Summer Camp Film Series

Aug 28 - The Del Mar
Life of Crime Aug 29 One Chance Aug 29
NT LIVE: Medea Sept 4 - The Del Mar NT Live: Medea Encore Sept 7 - The Del Mar
    Life After Beth Sept 5
    The One I Love Sept 12
Love is Strange Sept 12 The Trip to Italy Sept 12
The Notebook Sept 19 My Old Lady Sept 26
Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival Sept 24 & 25 - The Del Mar    
    The Skeleton Twins Oct 3

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Miller as the Creature

Oct 16 - The Del Mar

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Cumberbatch as the Creature

Oct 19 - The Del Mar
NT Live: Skylight Oct 23 - The Del Mar NT Live Skylight Encore Oct 26- The Del Mar

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Cumberbatch as the Creature

Oct 30 - The Del Mar

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Miller as the Creature

Nov 2 - The Del Mar
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    




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL -- July 27th at The Del Mar

SPECIAL SCREENING FOR THE DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION OF SANTA CRUZ: KIDS WEEK

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him. In 2002, Steven Spielberg re-released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in a revised edition, with several deleted scenes restored and digitally refurbished special effects

Running Time: 114

Rated: PG

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Special Screening at The Del Mar

Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto -- July 30th

The Cabrillo Festival of Contempoaray Music celebrates Bela Fleck's remarkable recording career with a one night only screening of this documentary. Following the film will be a special Q&A appearance by Bela Fleck.

'Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto' follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Béla is commissioned to compose a major banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind for banjo and 80 piece symphony orchestra. It begins before he has written a note, and concludes a year later, with the sold out premiere concert with the Nashville Symphony. A very intimate look at the process of composition and collaboration, "How to Write a Banjo Concerto" features Earl Scruggs, Chick Corea, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Zakir Hussain, Abigail Washburn and other close musical friends of Béla's. The film also digs into 'father issues', with Béla being named after classical composers by an absentee father. Composing this piece forces Béla to confront these issues.

Running Time: 126

Rated: NR

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 @ 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

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National Theatre Live presents

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Encore) -- July 31st & August 3rd at The Del Mar

 

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

 

Running Time: 160

Rate: NR

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THURSDAY, JULY 31 @ 7:30pm (Encore) - BUY TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 11:00am  (Encore) - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

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Get On Up -- August 1st at The Del Mar & The Aptos Cinema

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award (R)-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG-13

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CITIZEN KOCH -- August 4th at The Del Mar

presented by TUGG

Tugg is a web-platform that lets YOU bring the movies you want to your local theater. Tugg 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 emailed to you.

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Last year, public television officials pulled $150,000 in funds they had committed to the documentary and cancelled plans for the film's broadcast premiere, as reported by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker, in fear of losing the financial backing of major PBS donor David Koch, the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist and WGBH and WNET trustee. In this stunning turn of events, CITIZEN KOCH was effectively censored from the public airwaves. After completing one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all time to make up for the lost production funds, CITIZEN KOCH is now set to hit theaters nationwide.

Running Time: 110

Rated: NR

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MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) -- August 6th at The Del Mar

For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe on Sunday 20 July.

At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.

Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.

Running Time: 210

Rated: NR

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DEL MAR SUMMER CAMP FILM SERIES presents

MOONRISE KINGDOM-- August 7th at The Del Mar

Del Mar Summer Camp geared for adults lines up four CAMP themed films in the month of August.

Every Thursday in August come to the Del Mar do some arts & crafts while enjoying fine local organic ale from The Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing at 8:30pm then see the camp flick at 9:30pm and earn your merit badge!

Tickets for the MOONRISE KINGDOM screening are $5.00

Santa Cruz Brewery pints wil be sold in the Mezzanine Arts & Crafts designated area.

Moonrise Kingdom


Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

Running Time: 96

Rated: PG-13

 

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APPROVED & APPROPRIATE CAMP PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

8/7 Moonrise Kingdom

8/14 Friday the 13th

8/21 Little Darlings

8/28 Wet Hot American Summer

 

 

 

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY -- August 8th

at The Del Mar & The Aptos Cinema

Starring Academy Award-Winner Helen Mirren

Produced by Oprah Winfrey & Steven Spielberg

in 2D and 3D

Based on the best-selling book, in "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai.

That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments - until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

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Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG

 

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LAND HO! -- August 8th

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

Running Time: 95

Rated: R

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DEL MAR SUMMER CAMP FILM SERIES presents

FRIDAY THE 13TH-- August 14th at The Del Mar

Del Mar Summer Camp geared for adults lines up four CAMP themed films in the month of August.

Every Thursday in August come to the Del Mar do some arts & crafts while enjoying fine local organic ale from The Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing at 8:30pm then see the camp flick at 9:30pm and earn your merit badge!

Tickets for the FRIDAY THE 13TH screening are $5.00

Santa Cruz Brewery pints wil be sold in the Mezzanine Arts & Crafts designated area.

Friday the 13th

One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis.


Running Time: 97

Rated: R

 

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APPROVED & APPROPRIATE CAMP PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

8/7 Moonrise Kingdom

8/14 Friday the 13th

8/21 Little Darlings

8/28 Wet Hot American Summer

 

 

 

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MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT -- August 15th

Stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, and Jacki Weaver.

The romantic comedy takes place in the South of France in the 1920s and stars Colin Firth as an Englishman tasked with unmasking a possible swindle; personal and professional complications ensue. Set against the backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints, and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG-13

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CALVARY -- August 15th

CALVARY's Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

 

Running Time: 100

Rated: NR

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THE GIVER -- August 15th

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all - a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: TBD

 

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DEL MAR SUMMER CAMP FILM SERIES presents

LITTLE DARLINGS-- August 21st at The Del Mar

Del Mar Summer Camp geared for adults lines up four CAMP themed films in the month of August.

Every Thursday in August come to the Del Mar do some arts & crafts while enjoying fine local organic ale from The Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing at 8:30pm then see the camp flick at 9:30pm and earn your merit badge!

Tickets for the LITTLE DARLINGS screening are $5.00

Santa Cruz Brewery pints wil be sold in the Mezzanine Arts & Crafts designated area.

Little Darlings

When it was released in 1980 Little Darlings, a feature vehicle for teenage stars Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal, was considered controversial for its subject matter: McNichol and O'Neal play 15-year-olds who, after being packed off to camp, engage in a duel to see who can lose her virginity first. The picture was rated R, presumably for its frankness in dealing with its subject matter. But what's remarkable about it today isn't how innocent it seems; in fact, it comes off as unusually perceptive. Yet the picture has a kind of off-the-cuff vitality, the sort of thing that you rarely see in contemporary mainstream sexual coming-of-age stories, which are often just too knowing, too self-aware. In Little Darlings, McNichol and O'Neal play young women from different ends of the class spectrum: McNichol's Angel is a tough-talking, T-shirt-wearing, cigarette-smoking wise-cracker who's being raised by a single mom. O'Neal's Ferris comes from an upper-crust family (she arrives to catch the camp bus in a natty Jay Gatsby-like getup), but she's smarting because her mother has just taken off, perhaps permanently. The two take an instant dislike to one another and are all too happy to compete in the challenge laid out by a wily, sexually precocious cabin mate (Krista Errickson): The first of the two to lose her virginity will win $100. Ferris sets her sights on sultry-sweet camp counselor Gary (Armand Assante); Angel puts the moves on a boy attending a neighboring camp, a laconic heartthrob named Randy (played by an oh-so-young Matt Dillon).


Running Time: 97

Rated: R

"Little Darlings Stars Tatum O'Neal and Now Out Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City) & Kristy McNichol" - Outfest

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APPROVED & APPROPRIATE CAMP PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

8/7 Moonrise Kingdom

8/14 Friday the 13th

8/21 Little Darlings

8/28 Wet Hot American Summer

 

 

 

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WHAT IF -- August 22nd

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Driver and Zoe Kazan

WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend? The ensemble romantic comedy costars Megan Park and Oona Chaplin.

 

Running Time: 102

Rated: PG-13

 

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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR-- August 22nd

at Aptos Cinemas

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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IF I STAY -- August 22nd

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. "If I Stay" is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG-13

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DEL MAR SUMMER CAMP FILM SERIES presents

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER-- August 28th at The Del Mar

Del Mar Summer Camp geared for adults lines up four CAMP themed films in the month of August.

Every Thursday in August come to the Del Mar do some arts & crafts while enjoying fine local organic ale from The Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing at 8:30pm then see the camp flick at 9:30pm and earn your merit badge!

Tickets for the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER screening are $5.00

Santa Cruz Brewery pints wil be sold in the Mezzanine Arts & Crafts designated area.


Wet Hot American Summer

 

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.


Running Time: 98

Rated: R

 

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APPROVED & APPROPRIATE CAMP PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

8/7 Moonrise Kingdom

8/14 Friday the 13th

8/21 Little Darlings

8/28 Wet Hot American Summer

 

 

 

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ONE CHANCE -- August 29th

From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain’s Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY). Directed by David Frankel (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MARLEY & ME, HOPE SPRINGS) and written by Justin Zackham (THE BUCKET LIST), ONE CHANCE is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier (KICK-ASS, THE DEBT, I GIVE IT A YEAR), Simon Cowell, and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

Running Time: 103

Rated: PG-13

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LIFE OF CRIME -- August 29th

Starring Jennifer Aniston and John Hawkes

Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," LIFE OF CRIME is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (JENNIFER ANISTON) of a corrupt real estate developer (TIM ROBBINS) is kidnapped by two common criminals (YASIIN BEY and JOHN HAWKES), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

Running Time: 94

Rated: R

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National Theatre Live presents:

MEDEA -- September 4th & September 7th

at The Del Mar

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Euripides' Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role. The production will be broadcast live from the National's Olivier Theatre.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

 

Running Time: 150

Rate: NR

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LIFE AFTER BETH--September 5th

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to experience all the things he regretted not doing when she was alive. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite the way he remembered her, and before long, Zach’s world takes a turn for the worse.

Imitating what Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster, writer/director Jeff Baena assembles disparate parts of his film into a new whole and jolts fresh life into it. By fusing elements of a young love story and a zombie movie, he concocts a wickedly funny and shockingly poignant film. With its killer soundtrack and all-star cast, including Aubrey Plaza, whose distinctive delivery has never been used to greater effect, and Dane DeHaan, who perfectly embodies the suffering of a young man with a broken heart and a rotting girlfriend, Life After Beth will leave you dying to see it again.

 

Running Time: 91

Rated: R

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THE ONE I LOVE--September 12th

The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, THE ONE I LOVE is an original tale that continues to showcase McDowell's keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. THE ONE I LOVE, written by Justin Lader, was produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced by Mark Duplass who stars opposite Elisabeth Moss. On the brink of separation, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

Running Time: 91

Rated: R

 

 

 

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LOVE IS STRANGE--September 12th

Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

Running Time: 98

Rated: R

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THE TRIP TO ITALY--September 12th

Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.

Running Time: 115

Rated: NR

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THE NOTEBOOK--September 19th

The Hungarian film entry for the foreign-language Oscar.

Set on the onset of WWII, The Notebook, which stars Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) and Ulrich Matthes (Downfall), tells the story of thirteen-year old twins abandoned by their parents and forced to live with their cruel grandmother in a village on the Hungarian border. Studying the evil surrounding them, the twins learn to rely on their loyalty to one another, ultimately surviving in the face of challenging circumstances.

Adapted from Agota Kristof’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Notebook received The Grand Prix Crystal Globe, the top prize at the 2013 Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The film also received The Europa Cinemas Labels Award, which supports theatrical exhibition in Europe, and had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

Running Time: 119

Rated: R

 

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SANTA CRUZ SURF FILM FESTIVAL -- September 24th & Aug 25th

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival aims to spread the stoke that comes from a life lived in and by the waves. As human beings, it's in our nature to connect through sharing ideas and stories, and as surfers, it's in our nature to be thinking and talking about surfing whenever we're not in the water.

Bringing together surfers, surf industry professionals, independent filmmakers and ocean-lovers young and old, we hope to help pay tribute to the arts of waveriding and filmmaking, spark conversation about fresh ideas and past history, and create new ties within the global surf community.

With its long and storied surf history, as well as its wealth of natural beauty and wave-rich coastline, Santa Cruz is the perfect location to hold an annual homage to the world of surfing.

 

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MY OLD LADY--September 26th

Mathias inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell it, he discovers a tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules about its resale - and feisty Mathilde, who has lived there with her daughter Chloé for years, can by contract collect payments from Mathias until her death. With no place to go, Mathias stays with Mathilde, instantly clashing with Chloé over his dealings with a property developer who wants the apartment. However, Mathias and Chloé discover a common ground of childhood pain and neglect. As they grow closer, Mathilde unveils a complex labyrinth of secrets that unites the trio in unexpected ways.

Running Time: 107

Rated: PG-13

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THE SKELETON TWINS-- October 3rd

Starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Luke Wilson

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

 

Running Time: 90

Rated: R

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National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 16th at 7:30pm & November 2nd at 11:30am

Featuring 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, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Jonny Lee Miller  (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) 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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 @ 7:30pm  (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

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

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

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JONNY LEE MILLER AS

THE CREATURE




National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 19th at 11:00am & October 30th at 7:30pm

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch 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, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) 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, OCTOBER 19 @ 11:00am (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ 7:30pm  (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AS

THE CREATURE




National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 23rd at 7:30pm & October 26th at 11:00am

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

 

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

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National Theatre Live presents JOHN at The Del Mar Theatre-- December 9th at 8:00pm, December 14th at 11:00am & December 18th at 7:30pm

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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