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FORCE MAJEURE

, | 2014 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Ruben √Ėstlund

Sunday December 21, 2014, 4:00 PM

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A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in…

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OPERA & BALLET in cinema: THE NUTCRACKER from the Vienna Staatsballett

| 2012 | 105 minutes | | , , , ,
Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky

Sunday December 21, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Vienna¬†Staatsballett. The Nutcracker, certainly the most performed work in the ballet literature and one which has become a central experience for generations of ballet audiences. Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev in 1967, this version holds a special place…

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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA (LAST SHOWING!)

| 2014 | 87 minutes | |
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Sunday December 21, 2014, 7:30 PM

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AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. This feature documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and…

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

| 2014 | 108 minutes | | ,
Justin Simien

Friday December 26, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college…

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CITIZENFOUR

| 2014 | 114 minutes | |
Laura Poitras

Saturday December 27, 2014, 4:00 PM
Sunday December 28, 2014 7:30 PM

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In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow…

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NATIONAL GALLERY

, , | 2014 | 180 minutes | |
Frederick Wiseman

Sunday December 28, 2014, 4:00 PM

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London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as…