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DALAI LAMA AWAKENING + COMPASSION IN ACTION

San Diego Premiere
Join us following the screening for a Q&A with director Khashyar Darvich

 

Narrated by Harrison Ford, DALAI LAMA AWAKENING presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama. Born from over 500 hours of video shot over a 15 year period, the film is a Director’s Cut of Khashyar Darvich’s award-winning DALAI LAMA RENNAISANCE.

In the inspiring and thought-provoking COMPASSION IN ACTION, the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in DALAI LAMA AWAKENING.

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – Advance tickets on sale now

R  |  2 hours 2 minutes

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book by E.L. James that has become a global phenomenon. Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy stem from secrets in his past.

Directed By

Sam Taylor-Johnson

Written By

Kelly Marcel, E.L. James (novel)

Cast

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle

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THE LOFT – Advance screenings

103 min | R
Karl Urban (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) and James Marsden (2 GUNS) star in the tense psychological thriller THE LOFT, the story of five guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned, and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by suspicion in this relentless thriller.

Directed By
Erik Van Looy

Written By
Bart De Pauw, Wesley Strick

Language
English

Cast Includes
Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller

Official Site
www.theloftmovie.com/

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PROJECT ALMANAC – Advance screenings

106 min | PG13
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

Directed By
Dean Israelite

Written By
Andrew Deutschman, Jason Pagan

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Amy Landecker

Official Site
www.projectalmanac.com

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BLACK OR WHITE – Advance screenings

131 min | PG13
Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in BLACK OR WHITE. When a grandfather is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter, her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie). The little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

Directed By
Mike Binder

Written By
Mike Binder

Language
English

Cast Includes
Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs

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THE NUTCRACKER – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  4 hours 

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, THE NUTCRACKER is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by THE NUTCRACKER.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Piotr Tchaikovsky (music), Yuri Grigorovich (libretto), Yuri Grigorovich (choreography)

Cast

The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet

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THE NUTCRACKER – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  4 hours 

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, THE NUTCRACKER is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by THE NUTCRACKER.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Piotr Tchaikovsky (music), Yuri Grigorovich (libretto), Yuri Grigorovich (choreography)

Cast

The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet

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WHIPLASH

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Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at its Sundance Film Festival premiere, WHIPLASH is a thrilling, kinetic jazz musical from filmmaker Damien Chazelle. Driven by searing performances from Miles Teller (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) and J.K. Simmons (JUNO), the film explores the relationship between an eager young drummer at a cutthroat music conservatory and a brutally savage music instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Under his ruthless direction, the promising drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.

Directed By

Damien Chazelle

Written By

Damien Chazelle

Cast

Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

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THE BOY NEXT DOOR

91 min | R
Jennifer Lopez stars in THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS), the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth.

 

Directed By
Rob Cohen

Written By
Barbara Curry

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth

Official Site
www.theboynextdoorfilm.com

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STRANGE MAGIC

99 min | PG
A madcap fairytale musical from the mind of George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pop music favorites from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies, and imps and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. World-class animation by Lucasfilm and the award-winning Industrial Light & Magic studio bring to life a fanciful forest turned upside down. Featuring the voice talents of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, and Alfred Molina.

 

Directed By
Gary Rydstrom

Written By
David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, Gary Rydstrom, George Lucas

Language
English

Cast Includes
Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Kristen Chenoweth

Official Site
strangemagic-thefilm.com/