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Jodorowsky's Dune April 25    
The Railway Man April 25 Joe April 25
The Other Woman April 25 NY Film Critics Screening Series: "LOCKE" + Q&A with star TOM HARDY April 29  7:00pm
NT Live: King Lear May 1   7:30pm Blue Ruin May 2
NT Live: King Lear ENCORE May 4   11:00am LunaFest 2014 May 8  7:00pm
Only Lovers Left Alive May 9 Locke May 9
NT Live: King Lear ENCORE May 15   7:30pm Million Dollar Arm May 16
Palo Alto May 16 Belle May 16
NT Live: King Lear LAST ENCORE May 18   11:00am    
NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time May 22   7:30pm For No Good Reason May 23
NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ENCORE May 25   11:00am SpectiCast Presents: Caesar & Cleopatra May 29  7:30pm
SpectiCast Presents: Caesar & Cleopatra ENCORE June 1  11:00am NT Live: A Small Family Business June 12   7:30pm
NT Live: A Small Family Business ENCORE June 15   11:00am  
The Hundred-Foot Journey August 8 One Chance August 29




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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Mean Girls April 18 & 19 American Beauty May 2 & 3
Zoolander May 30 & 31    

 


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JODOROWSKY'S DUNE -- April 25th

In 1975 Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose cult films El Topo and The Holy Mountain launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Obtaining rights to Frank Herbert's global science fiction phenomenon Dune, he set about assembling his dream cast and crew. Starring his own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside a cast that would include Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most visionary talents of the era, including H.R. Giger (who went on to create the monster in Alien) and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Jodorowsky's Dune was poised to change cinema forever.

For two years, Jodo and his team of "spiritual warriors" worked night and day on the massive task of creating the fabulous world of Dune: over 3,000 storyboards, numerous paintings, incredible costumes, and an outrageous, moving and powerful script. In the words of Jodorowsky's producer, Michel Seydoux, "It should have been enough. But it wasn't." Jodorowsky is both passionate and very funny as he tells the epic story of the hallucinatory masterpiece that was not to be. Directed by Frank Pavich.

Running Time: 85

Rated: PG-13

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OPENING NIGHT (4/25) SPECIAL SCREENING/Q&A @ 7:15pm:

Bay Area Composer, Kurt Stenzel, who did the Critically-Acclaimed Sci-Fi Score for this new documentary will be at The Nick on Opening Night for Q&A on Friday, April 25th.

The film’s score was meant for Pink Floyd to do back in the 1970s, but with the film never being made, that score was never created. Now, composer, Kurt Stenzel, has created a masterful sci-fi score that sets just the right tone for both the documentary and what would have been Dune, and has critics swooning. The SF Weekly proclaims, “it’s hard to imagine [Pink Floyd] improving on Stenzel’s new score.” Variety agrees that, “Stenzel augments the entire picture with a suitably trippy score.”

See Kurt Stenzel in person as we kick off our regular run of this epic new documentary! Movie starts @ 7:15pm with Q&A after for those who attend the 7:15pm screening. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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THE RAILAY MAN -- April 25th

Starring Academy Award-Winners

Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

Running Time: 116

Rated: UR

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JOE -- April 25th

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green, JOE film brings Academy Award (R) winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble - until he meets a hard-luck kid, (MUD's Tye Sheridan) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector.

Running Time: 117

Rated: UR

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THE OTHER WOMAN-- April 25th

Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann & Nicky Minaj

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he's been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

Running Time: 109

Rated: PG-13

** PLAYING AT APTOS CINEMAS ONLY **

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NY Film Critics Advance Screening Series: LOCKE -- April 29th

+ Q&A with Star TOM HARDY & Director Steven Knight!

The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading "word-of-mouth" screening companies has partnered with The Nickelodeon Theatres to present live, national, in-theater advance screenings and live simulcast Q&A with the stars and filmmakers.. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine.

The next NYFCS Advance Screening Event will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday April 29th with a preview screening of LOCKE, starring Tom Hardy ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises"). Immediately following the screening will be a live broadcast Q&A with Tom Hardy & Director/Writer Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises" - Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts & "Dirty Pretty Things" - Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor).

The Series takes place exclusively in select theaters and is never available on TV or the internet. The Q&A portion is a live broadcast from New York where fans from around the country send in questions to be answered.

LOCKE is the Winner of the 2013 British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay. Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight (EASTERN PROMISES, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, LOCKE is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.

SCHEDULE of the Event:

7:00pm -- NY Film Critics Exclusive Pre-Show Programming

7:30pm -- LOCKE begins (Q&A will immediately follow the film)

Running Time: 135 (+ roughly 30 mins. for Q&A)

Rated: R

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National Theatre Live presents: KING LEAR -- Dates Below

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

Don't miss these special screenings of the monumental play live on stage.

Running Time: TBD

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THURSDAY, MAY 1 @ 7:30pm -- BUY TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY, MAY 4 @ 11:00am -- BUY TICKETS HERE

THURSDAY, MAY 15 @ 7:30pm -- BUY TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY, MAY 18 @ 11:00am -- BUY TICKETS HERE

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BLUE RUIN -- May 2nd

BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival where it screened in the Directors' Fortnight. The film follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Running Time: 90

Rated: R

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Friends of WomenCARE presents: LUNAFEST 2014 -- May 8th

100% of the proceeds benefit WomenCARE and The Breast Cancer Fund

LUNAFEST Tickets are available HERE. Event starts at 7pm.

This film festival sold out last year, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, our program of nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women. For more information about LUNAFEST visit: http://www.lunafest.org. You can watch a trailer of the films here and you can see a list of the films that will be showing.

Since 1992, WomenCARE of Santa Cruz County offers support to women diagnosed with any type of cancer and to their family and friends. Our Watsonville program – Entre Nosotras (Between Us) – provides culturally appropriate services for Spanish speaking clients. To learn more about WomenCARE please visit us at: http://fsa-cc.org/womencare/

ALSO: Join us at the Pre-Show Event at Vino Cruz in Santa Cruz from 4:30-6:30, where a generous portion of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated to WomenCARE! Vino Cruz is located at 725 Front St., Downtown Santa Cruz. (Enter off Cooper Street, through Abbott Square.)

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LOCKE -- May 9th

Tom Hardy plays a dedicated husband, a star employee at a high-powered construction firm, he's the model of cool professionalism with a talent for managing complex situations. Driving home on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Locke makes a sudden choice to go confront the only situation in his life that can't be neatly handled. He quickly learns that the cost of becoming a better man is high.

Running Time: 85

Rated: R

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE -- May 9th

A New Film from Jim Jarmusch

Noted indie director Jim Jarmusch directs the vampire story Only Lovers Left Alive. Tom Hiddleston stars as Adam, a bloodsucker who makes a living as a reclusive musician. He reunites with the love of his life, Eve (Tilda Swinton) a fellow vampire who leaves her home overseas to be with him in the downtrodden Motor City. They eventually get a visit from Eve's irresponsible sister (Mia Wasikowska) who irritates Adam and eventually causes trouble with the one human - the vampires refer to the living as zombies -- with whom the depressed music hero gets along. Only Lovers Left Alive screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Running Time: 122

Rated: R

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MILLION DOLLR ARM -- May 16th

Based on a true story, Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" follows JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn't come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation?

Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called "Million Dollar Arm" where 40,000 hopefuls compete before two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh (Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal), emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States to train with legendary pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton). The goal: get the boys signed to a major league team.

Not only is the game itself difficult to master, but life in the U.S. with a committed bachelor makes things even more complicated-for all of them. While Rinku and Dinesh learn the finer points of baseball and American culture, they in turn teach JB the true meaning of teamwork and commitment. Ultimately, what began as a purely commercial venture becomes something more and leads JB to find the one thing he was never looking for at all-a family.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG

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PALO ALTO -- May 16th

Gia Coppola (granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola) makes her feature directorial debut with this drama adapted from a series of intertwining short stories written by James Franco, who stars in the film as a soccer coach in the California town where bored teens begin to stir up trouble. Franco also produced the film. Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, his real life son Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin and Chris Messina co-star.

The film follows a trio of storylines: One about a young woman (Roberts) caught between flirting with her soccer coach (Franco) and a relationship with a teen stoner (Jack Kilmer); another about a sexually promiscuous young woman (Levin); and a third about the stoner and his possibly dangerous best friend (Wolff).

Running Time: 122

Rated: R

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BELLE -- May 16th

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Running Time: 105

Rated: PG

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National Theatre Live presents: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME -- May 22nd & May 25th

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: TBD

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 @ 7:30pm

SUNDAY, MAY 25 @ 11:00am

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FOR NO GOOD REASON-- May 23rd

New Documentary Starring Johnny Depp

Experience 15 years in the life of acclaimed illustrator Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson thanks to such books as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono.

A look back at Steadman's remarkable career offers a glimpse into his vivid imagination as interviews with Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins and others offer insight into the man behind the legend. Meanwhile, Steadman watches as his drawings are brought to life through the magic of animation for the very first time.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: TBD

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SpectiCast presents:

CAESAR & CLEOPATRA -- May 29th & June 1st

The Comedy by George Bernard Shaw

Starring Academy Award-Winner Christopher Plummer

CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's production was hailed by The New York Times as "the climactic event in the company's impressive current season." Now movie audiences can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue and comedy of George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play. The production also stars Nikki M. James, who later when on to receive the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw's celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.

Running Time: 114 (no intermission)

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12 @ 7:30pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 @ 11:00am

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National Theatre Live presents:

A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS -- June 12th & June 15th

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Running Time: TBD

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12 @ 7:30pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 @ 11:00am

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY -- August 8th

Starring Academy Award-Winner Helen Mirren

+ Produced by oprah Winfrey & Steven Spielberg

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 (R)-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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Rated: TBD

 

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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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MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR -- COMING SOON


MEAN GIRLS -- Midnights @ The Del Mar

Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live wrote and appears in this comedy about the alternately funny and terrifying pecking order among teenage girls. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a 15-year-old girl who has spent most of her life in Africa, where she was home-schooled by her zoologist parents. When her family relocates to the United States, Cady finds herself attending a high school in suburban Illinois, where she gets a crash course in the various sub-strata of the student body: the jocks, the cheerleaders, the stoners, the "cool" kids, and so on.

Much to her surprise, Cady finds herself embraced by a clique of rich and popular girls known to outsiders as "the Plastics," led by Regina George (Rachel McAdams), Gretchen Weiners (Lacey Chabert), and Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried). While Cady is grateful for her new friends, it doesn't take long for her to realize how manipulative they can be, and it isn't long before Regina and her pals are on the warpath. Cady must face a level of vengeful behavior for which years in the jungle never prepared her.

Tickets: $6.50

Friday 4/18 & Saturday 4/19 Nights @ Midnight

(On Sat 4/19 only -- say you're there supporting the UCSC Senior class and half of your ticket will be donated to the 2014 Senior Class Gift Fund.)

Running Time: 96

Rated: PG-13

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AMERICAN BEAUTY-- Midnights @ The Del Mar


Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actor.

Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

Directed by Sam Mendes.

Tickets: $6.50

Friday 5/2 & Saturday 5/3 Nights @ Midnight

Running Time: 122

Rated: R

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ZOOLANDER -- Midnights @ The Del Mar


At the end of his career, clueless fashion model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia by the evil genius Mugatu (Will Ferrell).

Tickets: $6.50

Friday 5/30 & Saturday 5/31 Nights @ Midnight

Running Time: 105

Rated: PG-13

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