Movies

SHOWTIMES: Sat: 5:00 (Open Caption when available—please call ahead) & 7:30, Sun: 2:30 & 7:30, Mon & Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, Fri: Check schedule.
TICKETS: $8 / $6 members | Special Programs: see listing schedules may change.
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ONE OFF FEATURES: This series includes occasional screenings of distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films for one night only. These are films that because of their uniqueness have not found the audience they deserve. We think you’ll agree. See listings below.

The Hero

July 22–29 (No show Fri, July 28 for ONE-OFF Feature below & Sun, July 30, see LIVE! at The Colonial: Steep Canyon Rangers)

Written & Directed by Brett Haley; Cast: Sam Elliott, Nicker Offerman, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter; 93 min, R (drug use & language)
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. “The Hero is a resonant depiction of a man fearlessly reckoning with his life, his image and most importantly, his heart. Sam Elliott could not be more compelling.” —Katie Walsh, The Playlist

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ONE-OFF Feature: The Little Hours 

Friday, July 28, 7:30

Written & Directed by Jeff Baena; Cast: John C. Reilly, Alison Brie, Kate Micucci, Dave Franco; 90 min, R (graphic nudity, sexual content, language and probably making fun of God)
Loosely based on the Decameron by Boccaccio, medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute, he struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry. “It’s deliciously deadpan sex farce played by some of the deftest clowns in the English-speaking world. The more matter-of-fact it is, the more screamingly funny.” —David Edelstein, New York Magazine This occasional series screens distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films for One Night Only. These are films that because of their uniqueness may not found the audience they deserve. We hope you will agree.

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Beatriz at Dinner

July 29–Aug. 6 (No show Sun, July 30, for LIVE! at The Colonial Steep Canyon Rangers & Thurs, Aug. 3, for White Mountain Jewish Film Festival & Friday, Aug. 4 TBA)

Directed by Miguel Areta; Cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Jay Duplass, Chloe Sevigny; 83 min. R (language)
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. “Salma Hayek gives the performance of her career in this stealth weapon of a comedy from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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