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SHORT PEACE – Anime

68 min | NR
Bringing Japan’s most influential animators together in one visionary anthology, Katsuhiro Otomo’s SHORT PEACE ushers in a new era in anime with four stunning short films. A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in Shuhei Morita’s Oscar nominated POSSESSIONS (Tsukumo). A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from a red demon in GAMBO, directed by Hiroaki Ando and featuring character designs by Yohiyuki Sadamoto (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION). Hajime Katoki helms Otomo’s tour–de–force saga A FAREWELL TO ARMS (Buki yo Saraba), while grandmaster Otomo himself assumes the directorial reigns for a spectacular tale set in ancient Japan with the multi–award winning COMBUSTIBLE.

 

Directed By
Katsuhiro Otomo, Shuhei Morita, Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki

Language
Japanese with English subtitles

Official Site
shortpeace-movie.com/

TRANSCENDENCE

TRANSCENDENCE – Advance screenings

129 min | PG13
Wally Pfister, the longtime cinematographer for Christopher Nolan, makes his directorial debut with this mind–bending sci–fi thriller about a scientist working to create a sentient computer that combines all of human intelligence. As the foremost researcher in Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) has become a prime target for anti–technology extremists. In their attempt to destroy his controversial work, they inadvertently enable him to succeed in the ultimate goal of transcendence. For Will’’s wife (Rebecca Hall) and best friend (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can follow his lead, but if they should.

 

Directed By
Wally Pfister

Written By
Jack Paglen

Language
English Cast Includes
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman

Official Site
www.transcendencemovie.com/

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MARCO SPADA – Bolshoi Ballet

120 min | NR
With its scenes of devilish intrigue, kidnapping heroines, and lovers’ misunderstandings, MARCO SPADA is a fresh and joyful ballet not to be missed. The misdeeds of the bandit Marco Spada are notorious, but even his daughter has no idea of Spada’s secret double life. This rarely performed “swashbuckling” ballet in three acts has been recreated specially for the Bolshoi by French choreographer Pierre Lacotte. The production is both technically and dramatically demanding, featuring complex choreography, lead roles created for each of the five principals, several changes in scenery, and the participation of nearly all the Corps de Ballet.

 

Directed By
Pierre Lacotte (choreography)

Cast Includes
David Hallberg, Evgenia Obraztsova, Olga Smirnova

Official Site
www.pathelive.com

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DRAFT DAY – Advance Screenings

110 min | PG13
Kevin Costner returns to the kind of role that made him a star in DRAFT DAY, an electrifying behind the scenes look at the NFL Draft. Cleveland Browns General manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick -— but he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection. Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, and Chadwick Boseman co-star in this film about a life–changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

 

Directed By
Ivan Reitman

Written By
Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph

Language
English Cast Includes
Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner

Official Site
www.draftdaythemovie.com/

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MOULIN ROUGE – Royal Winnipeg Ballet

145 min | NR
Featuring a rousing French score and high–kicking choreography, this vibrant cinematic presentation of MOULIN ROUGE: THE BALLET is a passionate story of love, ambition, and heartbreak set in turn–of–the–century Paris. Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, a flame fuelled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Mathieu and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous Moulin Rouge cabaret. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s sold–out production has been seen by over 100,000 people across North America, eliciting cheers and ovations wherever it tours.

 

Directed By
Pierre & Francois Lamoureux

Written By
Jorden Morris (choreography)

Cast Includes
Amanda Green, Christian Clark, Yosuke Mino

Official Site
www.specticast.com

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OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON

94 mins. | Rated NR

Featuring exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-see archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.

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LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND: SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA

95 min | NR
This exclusive music documentary, which premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, follows the breakup of Swedish House Mafia and their final tour — the largest electronic dance music tour in history. Director Christian Larson captures the band in a unique fly on the wall manner as they decide to end the biggest achievement of their lives and seek closure by going on the tour they had always dreamed of. With breathtaking live moments, huge laughs, and dark lows, LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND maps out three of the biggest stars of a music scene influential the world over.

 

Directed By
Christian Larson

Cast Includes
Axel Hedfors, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello

Official Site
leavetheworldbehind.com/

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MOZART: DON GIOVANNI – Royal Opera House

200 min | NR
A potent mix of lust, murder, and vengeance, this mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy DON GIOVANNI will thrill cinema audiences. Mozart’s notorious hero is an artist who seduces an endless stream of women through his ability to create wonderful illusions. Shifting emphasis away from Don Giovanni’s sex life, Director of the Royal Opera Kasper Holten portrays Giovanni’s womanizing as an attempt to stave off his own mortality. The superb cast includes Mariusz Kwiecien, one of the world’s leading Giovannis; Alex Esposito, a fresh, vigorous Leporello; and acclaimed French soprano Veronique Gens.

 

Directed By
Kasper Holten

Written By
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (music), Lorenzo da Ponte (libretto)

Cast Includes
Mariusz Kwiecien, Alex Esposito, Veronique Gens

Official Site
screenvision.com/ROH

CRYBABY

Crybaby Matinee: April

Every week, Reading Cinemas presents the “Crybaby Matinee”. Relax and enjoy a movie without worrying about unexpected tantrums or feedings in the dark. We keep the lights dimmed, the sound volume down, and the movies coming. Baby changing table and stroller valet are provided for the convenience of our parents. Regular matinee admission for adults and children under 5 get in free!

 

Cal Oaks 17 – First matinee show every Tuesday

  • 4/1 – NEED FOR SPEED
  • 4/8 – DIVERGENT
  • 4/15 – NOAH
  • 4/22 – DRAFT DAY
  • 4/29 – HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

 

Carmel Mountain 12 – Wednesdays at 2:30pm

  • 4/2 – CALL THEATER FOR SELECTION
  • 4/9 – CALL THEATER FOR SELECTION
  • 4/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
  • 4/23 – RIO 2
  • 4/30 – TRANSCENDENCE

 

Gaslamp 15 – Fridays at 1:00pm

  • 4/4 – CESAR CHAVEZ
  • 4/11 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
  • 4/18 – DRAFT DAY
  • 4/25 – TRANSCENDANCE

 

Grossmont Center 10 – Tuesdays at 11:45am

  • 4/1 – NOAH
  • 4/8 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
  • 4/15 – RIO 2
  • 4/22 – DRAFT DAY
  • 4/29 – THE OTHER WOMAN

 

Town Square 14 – Thursdays at 11:00am

  • 4/3 – NOAH
  • 4/10 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
  • 4/17 – DRAFT DAY
  • 4/24 – TRANSCENDENCE

 

Rohnert Park 16 – Wednesdays at 1:00pm

  • 4/2 – MUPPETS MOST WANTED
  • 4/9 – DIVERGENT
  • 4/16 – NOAH
  • 4/23 – CAPTAIN AMERICA
  • 4/30 – RIO 2

 

Valley Plaza 16 – Tuesdays at 1:00pm

  • 4/1 – DIVERGENT
  • 4/8 – NOAH
  • 4/15 – BAD WORDS
  • 4/22 – DRAFT DAY
  • 4/29 – HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

 

 

All movies and showtimes subject to change. Please call the theater directly for the most up-to-date information.

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NOAH – Tickets On Sale Now!

134 min | PG13
Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, NOAH is a dramatization of the biblical story of Noah from the book of Genesis, true to the essence, values, and integrity of one of the most inspiring and influential stories of all time. The film also stars Jennifer Connolly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins.

 

Directed By
Darren Aronofsky

Written By
Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

Cast Includes
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Anthony Hopkins

Official Site
www.noahmovie.com