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THE DROP – Advance screenings

R  |  1 hour 46 minutes 

Tom Hardy stars in this gritty crime drama from Academy Award nominee Michaël R. Roskam (BULLHEAD). Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of gangster cash-funneling in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of Uncle Marv (James Gandolfini, in his final film performance), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

Directed By

Michaël R. Roskam

Written By

Dennise Lehane

Cast

Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini

Official Site

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DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED

112 min | NR
Award winning cult filmmaker David Lynch directs this unique showcase of iconic British rock band Duran Duran, captured live in concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. Directed with a kinetic visual intensity that makes it easily recognizable as a David Lynch creation, DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED is unlike any concert–doc experience ever put on screen. Featuring performances of 18 of Duran Duran’s classics including “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “A View to Kill,” “Ordinary World,” and “Rio,” this dream collaboration presents the band’s energy and Lynch’s playful interventions on the grand scale they so uniquely merit.

 

Directed By
David Lynch

Cast Includes
Duran Duran

Official Site
duranduran.com/

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CHILDREN 404 – Eye on World Issues

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An essential and heartbreaking documentary which premiered at the prestigious Hot Docs film festival, CHILDREN 404 is an intimate look at the LGBTQ youth struggling against Russian leader Vladmir Putin’s anti-gay propaganda laws. In response to laws that forbid “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors,” activist Elena Klimova created Children 404, an online forum for Russian teens who have been harassed and alienated by a community obliged to tell them they are sick, sinful, and abnormal. Despite risks to their own safety in this dangerous climate, two Russian documentarians collect their anonymous stories of humiliation, discrimination, and courage.

Q&A

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Join us following the screening for a discussion with Ken Williams, Editor in Chief of GLBT News Network and SDGLN

 

Directed By

Askold Kurov, Pavel Loparev

Written By

Askold Kurov, Pavel Loparev

Language

Russian with English subtitles

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ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE

110 min | NR
Written and designed by the original creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE dives into the past and takes viewers on a fateful adventure. Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage and his wife sealed the beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plan. Years later, Naruto and Sakura must prevent one of their mortal enemies from stealing the Nine-tailed Fox Demon sealed inside the young ninja.

 

Directed By
Hayato Date

Written By
Masashi Kishimoto (manga), Yuka Miyata

Language
English language dubbed

Official Site
www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/naruto-roadtoninja/

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ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE

110 min | NR
Written and designed by the original creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE dives into the past and takes viewers on a fateful adventure. Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage and his wife sealed the beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plan. Years later, Naruto and Sakura must prevent one of their mortal enemies from stealing the Nine-tailed Fox Demon sealed inside the young ninja.

 

Directed By
Hayato Date

Written By
Masashi Kishimoto (manga), Yuka Miyata

Language
English language dubbed

Official Site
www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/naruto-roadtoninja/

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NOCTURNA – GKIDS Animated World

NR  |  1 hour 28 minutes
Winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Film, NOCTURNA is a visually stunning and wildly inventive film that explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of interesting characters and dream-inspired landscapes. The story follows a young boy named Tim whose unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna. Inhabited by curious creatures who control the night, including a vast herd of guardian cats, this world is in grave danger – and unless Tim can help set things right, nighttime will never be the same.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By

Adria Garcia, Víctor Maldonado

Written By

Adria Garcia, Víctor Maldonado, Teresa Vilardell

Cast

Imanol Arias, Joe Lewis, Molly Malcolm

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TWO: THE STORY OF ROMAN & NYRO

NR  |  1 hour 13 minutes 

TWO: THE STORY OF ROMAN & NYRO documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world. From preconception through the boys’ first 10 years, TWO is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives became inextricably linked in unexpected ways. A testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love, TWO affirms that while modern families may be modern in their making, they are timelessly human at their core.

Directed By

Heather Winters

Written By

Desmond Child, Curtis Shaw Child, Heather Winters

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NYICFF KID FLIX MIX – GKIDS Animated World

See the Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival 2014 in one screening!

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
Complete lineup:

Monstersymponie
Germany
Animation, Kiana Nagshineh, 2012, 4 min
Meet the band: four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments. And they’re definitely playing past their bedtime.

Hello World
France
Animation, Eric Serre, 2012, 5.5 min
In a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

Snowflake
Russia
Animation, Natalia Chernysheva, 2012, 5 min
A boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow. In the morning, he finds that his world has been transformed.

Sky Color
USA
Animation, Peter H. Reynolds, 2012, 7 min
When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural, she discovers the blue is missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to look at the world through the eyes of an artist.

What is Music?
USA
Animation, Christian Robinson, 2013, 3.5 min
Given a brief quiz on music, these kids provide some of the best – if not the most accurate – answers possible.

The Lovely Letter L
USA
Animation, Evan Spiridellis, 2012, 1.5 min
An infectious song about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

Hopfrog
Russia
Animation, Leonid Shmelkov, 2012, 3.5 min
A series of non-scientific observations of the jumping fellows’ life.

Big Block Sing-Song: Hair
Canada
Animation, Warren Brown, 2012, 2 min
From the people who brought us John the Leprechaun, a Kraftwerk-style electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head (and sometimes other places).

The New Species
Czech Republic
Animation, Katerina Karhánková, 2013, 6 min
Three friends discover a mysterious bone. With their imaginations running wild, they set out to discover the creature it belonged to.

The Mole at Sea
Russia
Animation, Anna Kadykova, 2012, 5 min
Everyone’s off to the seaside – by car, truck and train. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging.

On The Wing
Russia
Animation, Vera Myakisheva, 2012, 6 min
A young chicken wonders how she can learn to fly, just like all the other birds.

My Mom is an Airplane
Russia/USA
Animation, Yulia Aronova, 2013, 6.5 min
There are all different kinds of mothers in this world. But can your mom fly?

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DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS

85 min | NR
Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight the first new DRAGON BALL Z feature film in seventeen years! After the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. An original work from Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama, BATTLE OF GODS is an exciting new adventure for DBZ fans everywhere.

 

Directed By
Masahiro Hosoda

Written By
Yusuke Watanabe, Akira Toriyama (manga)

Cast Includes
Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas

Official Site
http://dragonballz.com

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MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO – GKIDS Animated World

G  |  1 hour 26 minutes

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls who move to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on his own childhood imaginings, Hayao Miyazaki directs this superbly animated children’s tale about humankind’s relationship with the Earth, from legendary Japanese animation team at Studio Ghibli.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By

Hayao Miyazaki

Written By

Hayao Miyazaki