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Special Guest Event! Persephone Braham, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at University of Delaware will host screening and discussion of writer/director Fernando Meirelles' portrait of life in one of Rio Di Janeiro's most dangerous slums."Should be considered required viewing, I think, by anyone who seeks to understand how violence begets violence." -Peter Howell, Toronto Star "One of the best films you'll ever see!" -Roger Ebert (In Portugese with subtitles. R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, drug content and language. 130m)

Tue.

7/29

5:30

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Special Guest Event! Persephone Braham, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at University of Delaware will host screening and discussion of French director Marcel Camus 1959 film made in Brazil starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film is particularly noted for its soundtrack by two Brazilian composers: Antônio Carlos Jobim, whose song "A felicidade" opens the film; and Luiz Bonfá, whose "Manhã de Carnaval" and "Samba of Orpheus" have become bossa nova classics.

Wed.

7/30

2:45

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Gia Coppola's directing debut stars Emma Roberts as the class virgin, James Franco as her soccer coach and Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff and Zoe Levin as her peers with whom she navigates the beginnings of adulthood. "These slippery slices of life feel like the most honest, relevant film portrait of adolescence in ages." -Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune "A delicate tapestry of suburban gothic, romance and realism, with a surprising sweetness at its core." -Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com (R for strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and language. 100m)

Tue.

7/29

9:30

Wed.

7/30

6:15

Thu.

7/31

3:35

9:00

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Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenage kids Zoe (Madeleine Martin) and Jack (Devon Graye) on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. But, when Lewis's estranged father goes AWOL on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. "A warm, endearing, and surprisingly intelligent road comedy about a hopelessly dysfunctional family."-Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer (NR, 104m)

Tue.

7/29

2:45

Wed.

7/30

8:55

Thu.

7/31

6:15

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When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. "One of the most beautiful animated films ever made." -Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald "It's the unflinching edge that gives the film its unexpected depth." -Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News "Soaring, emotionally swooping, utterly satisfying fun." -Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post "A rip-roaring ride." -Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times (PG, 105m)

Fri.

8/1

6:15

Sat.

8/2

6:15

Sun.

8/3

3:00

Mon.

8/4

3:00

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A chance encounter between Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced music-business executive, and Gretta (Keira Knightley), a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan, turns into a mutually transformative collaboration between the two talents in the new film by Irish writer/director John Carney (Once). "I reveled in the charm, the romance, and most of all the bevy of terrific songs." -Alonso Duralde,The Wrap "Sets out to be a feel-good movie and, despite such obvious intentions, it thoroughly succeeds."-Tom Long, Detroit News (R for language. 104m)

Fri.

8/1

9:00

Sat.

8/2

9:00

Sun.

8/3

8:45

Mon.

8/4

9:00

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Special Filmmaker Events! Join us at the Cinema to preview the films which will be discussed at the following morning's Amp program. Ken Burns will not be in attendance for these screenings. Regular Cinema pricing applies.
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers are arrested and charged for attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarms the case, calling it "the crime of the century." But the truth about what really happened doesn't become clear until after the five have spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. (120m)

Sun.

8/3

5:45

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Valley of the Shadow of Death 1864 - Begins with a biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pit the two generals against each other. Most Hallowed Ground 1864 - Chronicles the election of 1864 that sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of the Union itself. (131m)

Mon.

8/4

5:45

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War is Hell 1865 - Chronicles William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. The Better Angels of Our Nature 1865 - Begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee’s surrender and then goes on to narrate the horrendous events of five days later when, on April 14, Lincoln is assassinated. (128m)

Tue.

8/5

5:15

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Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, undertakes a deadly expedition into the South American jungle, campaigns for American entry into World War One - and is made to pay a terrible personal price. Franklin masters wartime Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy while Eleanor finds personal salvation in war work. Her discovery of Franklin's romance with another woman transforms their marriage into a largely political partnership. TR's death at 60 is almost universally mourned, but it also provides Franklin with a golden opportunity. (120m)

Wed.

8/6

2:45

5:45

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FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people's self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband's liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler. (120m)

Thu.

8/7

2:45

5:45

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Prohibition's compelling saga goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation. This film raises vital questions that are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago. (94m)

Fri.

8/8

6:00

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Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks who came together to form the The Four Seasons. "A leisurely old-school entertainment with a bit more edge than you may be expecting." -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times "Tells a familiar story, yes — but rarely told this well and with this much heart and soul." -Lou Lumenick, New York Post (R, 134m)

Tue.

8/5

8:20

Wed.

8/6

8:45

Thu.

8/7

8:45

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Martha is an HIV-positive mother of four with an endless lust for life; Claudia has been on her own her entire life. Bonding in the hospital Martha invites Claudia to come stay with her family. Reluctant at first, Martha's family eventually gives new meaning to Claudia's life and as Martha gets sicker with each passing day, Claudia's bond with her children grows stronger. "Writer-director Claudia Sainte-Luce heralds herself as a new talent to watch with an outstanding debut of tremendous heart and appeal."-Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times (NR, In Spanish with subtitles. 89m)

Fri.

8/8

3:30

Sat.

8/9

8:55

Sun.

8/10

6:15

Mon.

8/11

3:30

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Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skill increases as he faces the same scenarios time and again with warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) each time coming closer to defeating the enemy. "Groundhog Day re-imagined as a sci-fi war game." -David Edelstein, New York Magazine/ Vulture "Breathlessly exciting, wildly entertaining." -Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune "A sharp sci-fi thriller that's going to be hard to beat as the summer's best blockbuster." -Peter Howell, Toronto Star (PG-13, 113m)

Fri.

8/8

8:30

Sat.

8/9

6:00

Sun.

8/10

3:25

8:45

Mon.

8/11

8:45

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A Meet the Filmmaker Special Event! Producer and Fredonia State Associate Professor Nefin Dinc will host a screening and discussion of her documentary investigating the stereotypes and misunderstandings that exist between the Greek town Dimitsana and the neighboring Turkish town Birgi, while examining the key issues of why peace is sometimes so difficult to achieve, and why hate is constantly reproduced in public life. (NR, With subtitles. 45m)

Mon.

8/11

6:00

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COMING SOON! : LIFE ITSELF - A MOST WANTED MAN - THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - LAND HO!
 


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