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BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN

NR  |  1 hour 36 minutes 

Starring Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn and a powerful ensemble cast, BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN is an epic ‘whodunnit’ that exposes the shocking events that led to the Union Carbide disaster, the biggest man made industrial disaster in history in which as many as 10,000 people were killed in one night and for those that did survive, the tragedy had just begun. Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy.

Directed By

Ravi Kumar

Written By

Ravi Kumar, David Brooks

Cast

Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Kal Penn

Language

English and Hindi with English subtitles

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CITIZENFOUR

R  |  1 hour 53 minutes

In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema:  a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion. CITIZENFOUR is a major work on multiple levels, and a deeply unsettling experience.

Directed By

Laura Poitras

Cast

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Applebaum

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HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

118 min | R
The follow up to the hit comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis alongside Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS), and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS). Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale, and Kurt decide to become their own bosses, until a slick investor pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

 

Directed By
Sean Anders

Written By
Sean Anders, John Morris

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day

Official Site
horriblebosses2.com/

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PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

102 min | PG
The penguins of the hit MADAGASCAR films are back with their own, all-new adventure. The most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with a chic spy organization, the North Wind. Led by Agent Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), the team must to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine (ohn Malkovich) from taking over the world.

Directed By
Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Written By
John Aboud, Michael Colton, Brandon Sawyer

Language
English

Cast Includes
Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights

Official Site
madagascar.dreamworks.com/

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART I

123 min | PG13
The worldwide phenomenon of THE HUNGER GAMES continues to set the world on fire with MOCKINGJAY — PART 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the Games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

Directed By
Francis Lawrence

Written By
Peter Craig, Danny Strong, Suzanne Collins (novel)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Official Site
www.thehungergamesexclusive.com/

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PELICAN DREAMS

In this intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species, Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving (THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL) follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican. From the bird’s “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge, to her care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, Irving explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. Asking how we can protect wild animals without taming or harming them, this affectionate and wondrous story of friendships looks at the importance of wildness in our lives.

Directed By

Judy Irving

Written By

Judy Irving

Cast

Mark Bittner, Laura Corsiglia, Jacky Douglas

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

 PG-13  |  2 hours 3 minutes
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones deliver award-worthy performances in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, the extraordinary story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. After falling deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, Hawking (Redmayne, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane (Jones, LIKE CRAZY) fighting tirelessly by his side, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE), this inspirational film is based on Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

Directed By

James Marsh

Written By

Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking (book)

Cast

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

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KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS

81 min | PG13
Kirk Cameron and his family dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that that surround the Christmas season. KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for time-honored Christmas traditions and celebrations. With an upbeat story and light family humor, Kirk Cameron (FIREPROOF, the original LEFT BEHIND series) takes a stand against the trivialization of faith elements in the holy season as he looks to put Christ back in Christmas.

 

Directed By
Darren Doane

Written By
Darren Doane, Cheston Hervey

Language
English

Cast Includes
Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane, Bridgette Cameron

Official Site
www.savingchristmas.com/

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BEYOND THE LIGHTS

116 min | PG13
From writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL), BEYOND THE LIGHTS is the story of a young music superstar. The pressure of fame has Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, BELLE) on edge until she meets Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker, RED TAILS), a young cop assigned to her details. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard despite protests of those who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and become the artist she was meant to be.

 

Directed By
Gina Prince Bythewood

Written By
Gina Prince Bythewood

Language
English

Cast Includes
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver

Official Site
www.facebook.com/BeyondTheLightsMovie

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DUMB AND DUMBER TO

109 min | PG13
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: DUMB AND DUMBER TO. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.

 

Directed By
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Written By
Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, John Morris, Bennett Yellin

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle

Official Site
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