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I Am Not Your Negro
)  95 minutes


Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. 

Directed by Raoul Peck

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Genre: Documentary


Hidden Figures
)  127 minutes

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NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson cross gender and race lines to help launch astronaut John Glenn into outer space.

Directed by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent)

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some language

Genre: Biography, Drama, History


Oscar Nominated Short Films


Animated Shorts (NR):

Blind Vaysha - Canada. Runtime: 8 minutes. 2016. 
Vasyha is unlike other girls. She was born with one green eye and one brown eye. Her left eye sees only the past while her right eye only sees the future. Vasyha's split vision prevents her from living in the present, she is blinded by what was and tormented by what will be. Designed in 3D and also available in 2D and virtual reality (VR). Based on the short story "Blind Vaysha" by Georgi Gospodinov.

Borrowed Time - USA. Runtime: 7 minutes. 2015.
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories flood and surround him. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

Pear Cider and Cigarettes - Canada & UK. Runtime: 35 minutes. 2016.
Drink and smoke... that's what Techno Stypes really likes to do, as well as fight. He was in no condition to fight, as he was really sick. His disease had whittled him down to a shadow of his former self. He was crippled from a car accident when he was 17, but that's not how he lost his big toe. He lost that in a motorbike accident and he was broken alright..... what the hell was he fighting for anyway and what was he still doing in China? His father had given me two clear instructions: 1. Get Techno to stop drinking long enough to receive the liver transplant and 2. Get him back home to Vancouver. This was not going to be easy.

Pearl - USA. Runtime: 6 minutes. 2016.
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, PEARL follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down, their power to carry love... and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

Piper - USA. Runtime: 6 minutes. 2016.
The new short from Pixar Animation Studios tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. "Piper" debuted in theaters worldwide with "Finding Dory" in 2016.

Documentary Shorts (R):
4.1 Miles - USA & Greece. Runtime: 26 minutes. 2016.
In 2001, 20 Afghan refugees arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos. It was that year's biggest news event, recalls Kyriakos, the coast guard captain. Back then, his job mostly entailed carrying out routine checks in the 4.1-mile-wide strait separating the island from the Turkish mainland. Those tranquil days are long gone. Kyriakos and his 10 colleagues are now called out hourly to save hundreds of people risking the crossing. Greek journalist Daphne Matziaraki joined the heroic captain for a single day: October 28, 2015. You can't get any closer to this living nightmare. Matziaraki crawls with her camera among the drenched and drowning castaways searching for a safe-haven on a flimsy boat. Some of them don't make it. There are shocking images - who can ever get used to seeing men, women, and children drowning? The scenes shot back on dry land form an effective counterpoint: from a static position, the camera films a sun-drenched table laden with food, while a coast guard boat speeds past and an approaching ambulance wails in the distance.

Extremis - USA. Runtime: 24 minutes. 2016.
EXTREMIS is a verite documentary exploring the harrowing decisions that doctors, families, and patients face in urgent end-of-life cases. Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Dan Krauss, gained exclusive access to the intensive care unit of a public hospital to take an intimate look at the intersection of science, faith, and humanity.

Joe's Violin - USA. Runtime: 24 minutes. 2016.
A donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez, showing how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact.

The White Helmets - USA. Runtime: 41 minutes. 2016.
Brought to you by the team behind the Oscar-nominated film VIRUNGA, "The White Helmets" is set in Aleppo, Syria in early 2016 as the violence intensifies and follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones.

Watani: My Homeland - UK. Runtime: 39 minutes. 2016.
"My Homeland" tells the story of the Syrian Civil War through one family's experience and follows the lives of three young girls and their brother over 3 years. We initially witness the trials of Hala and Ali and their four children Helen, Farah, Sara, and Mohammed as they coped with the day to day hardships of life on the frontline in the city of Aleppo. The film continues to chronicle the life of the family as they face the double threat of almost daily bombardment by the Syrian regime and the growing influence and menace of ISIS as Islamic State fighters pour into the chaos of northern Syria. After surviving the conflict for nearly three years, Hala and her four children make the fateful decision to join the millions of Syrian refugees who fled to neighboring Turkey - abandoning their homeland and hoping for a better life in Europe. The journey of Sara, Farah, Helen, and Mohammed and their mother Hala, from war-torn Aleppo to the sleepy German town of Goslar is captured with intimacy and honesty and offers a true insight to the psychological and physical hardship of leaving your home for good.

The whole tragic story of the Syrian Civil war from the initial uprising against the Assad regime, the emergence of Islamic State and the ensuing refugee crisis is captured through this portrayal of four young children and their parents - it's a deeply personal account of life turned upside down by the Syrian conflict. Watani: My Homeland is a remarkable film about the wide reaching impact of war, exploring the resilience of young children and their capacity to find hope and new beginnings in desperate situations. With the refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, there has never been a more relevant time to explore this grueling journey.

Live Action Shorts (NR):
Ennemis Interieurs - France. Runtime: 28 minutes. 2016.
An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s.

La Femme et le TGV - Switzerland. Runtime: 30 minutes. 2016.
Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their world with each other until the day the train line gets cancelled.... The story is inspired by true events and stars Cesar Award nominee Jane Birkin.

Silent Nights - Denmark. Runtime: 30 minutes. 2016.
Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger's arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana. When his daughter becomes ill, he is forced to steal money from the homeless shelter to pay the hospital bill. Inger believes his lies about the left and has compassion. Kwame moves in with Inger and they are happy for a while, until the day when Kwame's mobile phone reveals everything about his life in Ghana. Inger painfully recognizes that Kwame's love was genuine, and her own great love begs her to help Kwame home to Ghana again.

Sing (Mindenki) - Hungary. Runtime: 25 minutes. 2016.
Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school - singing in the school's famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the truth. "Sing" is a childhood drama with a lot of music set in 1990s post-socialist Budapest, Hungary. Based on a true story, it follows an award-winning school choir and the new girl in class facing a tough choice: to stand up against a corrupt system - or to fit quietly into it.

Timecode - Spain. Runtime: 15 minutes. 2016.
Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift and Luna works by day.



20th Century Women
)  118 minutes

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It's 1979 in Santa Barbara, California, and Dorothea Fields is a middle aged, determined single mother who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie. The world is going through cultural change and brimming with rebellion. Dorothea asks for two younger women to aid her with Jamie's upbringing: Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a border in their home and Julie, a knowledgeable and provocative teenage neighbor.

Directed by Mike Mills (Beginners, Thumbsucker)

Starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

MPAA Rating: R for sexual material, language, some nudity, and brief drug use

Genre: Comedy, Drama


Manchester by the Sea
)   137 minutes

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After his older brother Joe passes away, Lee Chandler is surprised to see that his brother made him the sole guardian of his teenage nephew, Patrick. Lee leaves his job as a janitor in Boston and returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. Returning to his hometown, he must deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi and the community where he was born and raised.

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan (writer of Gangs of New York)

Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexual content

Genre: Drama


La La Land
)   128 minutes

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Sebastian, a jazz pianist, and Mia, an aspiring actress, are drawn together by the passion of their artist desires and dreams. But as success is around the corner, they are faced to make decisions that may distance the two in their love affair.

Directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amiee Conn

MPAA Rating: PG13 for some language

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical


13)  120 minutes

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Adapted from the book, "A Long Way Home", Lion is the story of a five-year-old Indian boy Saroo that gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, miles and miles away from home. Saroo learns how to survive alone, before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he uses his memories, determination, and the revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and to return to his first home. 

Directed by Garth Davis

Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

MPAA Rating: PG13 for thematic material and some sensuality

Genre: Drama


Coming Soon

)  118 minutes  - starting February 24th

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Paterson is a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, who writes heartfelt poems every day. His life is of routine, while his wife Laura's world is ever changing. This film is a quiet observation of the victories and defeats of daily life, and how poetic and beautiful the small details can be.

Directed by Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive, Broken Flowers, Coffee and Cigarettes)

Starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie

MPAA Rating: R for some language

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance


Get Out
)  103 minutes  - starting February 24th


Chris and his girlfriend Rose having been dating for a few months and Rose believes it is time for him to meet her parents during a special family reunion in upstate New York. Chris is excited, yet slightly nervous, because he is African-American and Rose is Caucasian. Rose assures Chris that his family will love him. However, once they arrive at the family's estate, Chris notices strange and mysterious behavior from her family and their servants.

Directed by Jordan Peele (his directorial debut - known from Key & Peele and MADtv)

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

MPAA Rating: R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery


The Eagle Huntress
)   87 minutes - starting date TBA

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This documentary follows 13-year-old girl Aisholpan, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.

Directed by Otto Bell

Starring Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv

Genre: Documentary, Adventure, Family



Matinee Rates (before 6 pm) 

General Admission: $7.50
(with valid ID): $6.75
Seniors:  $6.50
Children (Under 12):  $6.50

General Admission: $9.75
(with valid ID): $8.75
Seniors:  $8.75
Children (Under 12):  $8.75

Evening Rates (after 6 pm)

General Admission: $9.75
(with valid ID): $8.75
Seniors:  $7.75
Children (Under 12):  $6.50

General Admission: $11.75
(with valid ID): $10.75
Seniors:  $8.75
Children (Under 12):  $8.75

Doors open 1/2 hr before the first show of the day


Group rates available