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AMERICAN ANIMALS

Bart Layton

  • 120 minutes
  • Starts Friday July 20

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    AMERICAN ANIMALS is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Spencer (Barry Keoghan), is determined to become an artist but feels he lacks the essential ingredient that unites all great artists – suffering. His closest friend, Warren (Evan Peters), has also been raised to believe that his life will be special, and that he will be unique in some way. But as they leave the suburbs for universities in the same town, the realities of adult life begin to dawn on them and with that, the realization that their lives may in fact never be important or special in any way. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they plan the brazen theft of some of the world’s most valuable books from the special collections room of Spencer's college Library. Enlisting two more friends, accounting major Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Blake Jenner), and taking their cues from heist movies, the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen artworks. Although some of the group begin to have second thoughts, they discover that the plan has seemingly taken on a life of its own. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, and innovatively incorporating the real-life figures at the heart of the story, writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) takes the heist movie into bold new territory.

FIRST REFORMED

Paul Schrader

  • 108 minutes
  • Starts Friday July 27

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    Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

    First Reformed is a stunner, a spiritually probing work of art with the soul of a thriller, realized with a level of formal control and fierce moral anger that we seldom see in American movies. A miracle in its own regard, a movie about faith tested, and people trying to reconcile hope with a world that can feel hopeless. It's a film to be seen in a dark theater with an audience hushed in reverence of the power of cinema.

YELLOW SUBMARINE

George Dunning

  • 87 minutes
  • Three days only! Fri July 27 9:30pm / Sat July 28 1pm and 9:30pm / Sun July 29 7pm

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    50th Anniversary! Restored 4K Theatrical Version With Remixed 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Yellow Submarine is a classic of psychedelic pop culture, a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages, filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play and of course, glorious Beatles music.

    Once upon a time…or maybe twice… there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland. 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme. But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove, in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all color and hope. So it’s The Beatles to the rescue, as our animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man and journey across seven seas to free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, color, and love to the world. A landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques, Yellow Submarine was hand-restored in digital 4K, frame by frame, and the film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot-covered roofs and smokestacks of Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic color-splashed rotoscoping of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” the vertigo-inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the “It’s All Too Much” finale, Yellow Submarine is quite simply a joy. Don’t miss your chance to experience it on the big screen – and to share it with the next generation of Beatles fans!

BOUNDARIES

Shana Feste

  • 104 minutes
  • Starts Friday August 3

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    LAURA (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father JACK (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son HENRY, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.

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