WELCOME TO ME

R  |  1 hour 28 minutes 

A darkly comedic look at our obsession with celebrity and narcissism, WELCOME TO ME stars Kristen Wiig (THE SKELETON TWINS) as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the Megamillions lottery, goes off medication and therapy, and buys her own talk show. Director Shira Piven explores what happens when every lottery-player’s fantasy comes true for a complication person. As Alice’s show on the local infomercial channel gains an audience, Alice realizes that viewers identify with her. What she doesn’t recognize is that her own hunger for fame may reflect a deeper need to be heard.

Directed By

Shira Piven

Written By

Eliot Laurence

Cast

Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack

BLACK SOULS

COMING SOON:
4/24 – The Tower Theatre
5/8 – Gaslamp 15
5/8 – Town Square 14

 

A gripping mafia fable based on true events, BLACK SOULS is a tale of violence begetting violence in Calabria, a real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. Embodying the complex morality inherited by each successive generation, the Carbone family consists of three brothers – two engaged in the family business of international drug trade, and one who has remained in their ancestral home on the Mediterranean coast herding goats. When his son shoots up a bar owned by a rival family, the boy’s reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back home for the inevitable bloody showdown.

Directed By

Francesco Munzi

Written By

Francesco Munzi, Fabrizio Ruggirello, Maurizio Braucci; Gioacchino Criaco (novel)

Cast

Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane

Language

Italian with English subtitles

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

PG-13  |  2 hours 21 minutes

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo return for the most highly anticipated sequel of all time, THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.

Directed By

Joss Whedon

Written By

Joss Whedon; Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (comic)

Cast

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating look at art, acting, and aging from Olivier Assayas (CARLOS). When renowned actress Maria Enders (Binoche) is cast opposite a young starlet (Moretz), Maria must come to terms with being a middle-aged actress in a youth-obsessed industry. Retreating into the mountains with her assistant (a revelatory Stewart, first-ever American winner of a César acting award), Maria prepares for the most important role of her life. Set amidst the splendor of the Swiss Alps, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.

Directed By

Olivier Assayas

Written By

Olivier Assayas

Cast

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz

Language

English, French and German with English subtitles

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

PG-13  |  1 hour 50 minutes

The life and work of Sebastião Salgado, the undisputed master of monumental photojournalism, is explored in this hauntingly beautiful documentary directed by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and German filmmaker Wim Wenders (PINA, WINGS OF DESIRE). For the last 40 years, Salgado has been travelling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history and is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.

Directed By

Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders

Written By

Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier, Camille Delafon

Cast

Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Language

Spanish with English subtitles

EX MACHINA

R  |  1 hour 48 minutes
Alex Garland, writer of 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller EX MACHINA. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson, UNBROKEN) at an internet-search giant wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. Ava’s emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, and more deceptive, than the two men could have imagined.

Directed By

Alex Garland

Written By

Alex Garland

Cast

Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

THE AGE OF ADALINE

113 min | PG13
Blake Lively stars as a young woman who has miraculously remained 20 years old for nearly eight decades in the romantic drama THE AGE OF ADALINE. Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman, Game of Thrones) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.

 

Directed By
Lee Toland Krieger

Written By
J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz

Language
English

Cast Includes
Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford

Official Site
www.theageofadalinemovie.com/

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2

104 min | PG
Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart in PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2. In this sequel the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist, and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Directed By
Andy Fickman

Written By
Kevin James, Nick Bakay

Language
English

Cast Includes
Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verastegui

Official Site
www.paulblart-movie.com/

MONKEY KINGDOM

91 min | G
Featuring a rich variety of characters and narrated by Tina Fey, MONKEY KINGDOM is among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey whose world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya must use her ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

 

Directed By
Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill

Language
English

Cast Includes
Tina Fey

Official Site
nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

R  |  1 hour 37 minutes

Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition, and success stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a free-spirited young couple enters their lives. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth — or a youth he wishes he once had. It’s not long before the restless forty-somethings throw aside friends their own age to trail after these young hipsters who seem so uninhibited and cool. Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Adam Horovitz also star in Baumbach’s acutely observed followup to FRANCES HA and THE SQUID & THE WHALE.

Directed By

Noah Baumbach

Written By

Noah Baumbach

Cast

Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver