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Seeds of Time

In Seeds of Time, agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. With Cary Fowler in person and a seed swap before the film.

sunday, may 3
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Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this scintillating showbiz drama from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas!

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An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar is a fascinating and revelatory documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi.

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Roar

Roar is the kind of deliriously gonzo moviemaking that will never be seen again. Miss this one at your own peril!

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The Salt of the Earth

This stunning new Academy Award nominated documentary takes us on a breathtaking visual odyssey as we see the world through the eyes of one of the greatest image-makers of the last century.

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While We’re Young

This sparkling new dramatic comedy from Noah Baumbach is a funny and open-hearted portrait of urban sophisticates and the pitfalls of straddling the generation gap.

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The Deafhood Monologues

The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language.

sunday, may 3
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High School Hellcats

Hold on to your bullet bras when the new girl in town runs afoul of the meanest, nastiest, and all-around trashiest girl gang to ever terrorize a gym class.

monday, may 4
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The Lady from Shanghai

In this gorgeously lurid film noir, director and star Orson Welles is at his roguishly handsome best alongside the siren-like Rita Hayworth.

thursday, may 7
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FILE>EXPORT / COMMAND Z

FILE>EXPORT / COMMAND Z is a collection of video art created by nine artists enrolled at the University of Arizona School of Art.

thursday, may 7
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The Jerk

Steve Martin stars in this hilarious, gag-filled comedy classic, a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale about one optimistic imbecile’s journey through the American Dream.

friday, may 8 & saturday, may 9
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5 Flights Up

Oscar-winners Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a couple whose attempts at relocation send them on an urban odyssey – and help them redefine the meaning of home.

starts may 8
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Maggie

Maggie is a moving and visually stunning film that takes a quietly observant yet thrilling approach to the zombie genre.

Starts May 8
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Dior and I

Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his previous fashion films, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor, with another masterful exploration of a towering fashion institution.

starts may 8
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Welcome to Me

What happens when a young woman with borderline personality disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own off-the-wall talk show!

starts may 8
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The Iron Giant

Something humongous is among us in this thrilling and captivating animated adventure that’s part metal, part magic and all heart.

Saturday, May 9
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Special Mother's Day Screening!

Bringing Up Baby

Perhaps the definitive screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Era, this is a delicious movie treat that can’t be beat!

sunday, may 10
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Graduation Day

A group of sexy and stupid high school seniors on the verge of graduation are literally losing their heads.

monday, may 11
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Y Tu Mamá También

Alfonso Cuarón directed this arthouse smash hit about a pair of randy buddies on a road trip – a film that helped spark the Mexican Cinema Renaissance of the new millennium.

TUESDAY, MAY 12
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Every Secret Thing

Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg makes her fiction film debut with this haunting, emotional adaptation of Laura Lippman’s best-selling novel of secrets, loss, and murder.

weds., may 13
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The Magnificent Ambersons

Orson Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane is a poetic adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel chronicling the rise and fall of one wealthy family in turn-of-the-20th-century America.

thursday, may 14
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Taxi Driver

“All the animals come out at night” – and one of them is a NY cabbie about to snap in Martin Scorsese’s savage psychological horror classic.

Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16
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Lost River

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger.

starts may 15
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The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, this loveably oddball Swedish comedy abounds with irreverent charm.

starts may 15
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Tangerines

Set against a beautiful landscape defiled by war, this poetic and heartfelt film (the first Estonian production to garner an Academy Award nomination) makes an eloquent statement for peace.

starts may 15
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 37 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, may 16
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Richard III

In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life.

sunday, may 17
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A View from the Bridge

A stellar cast brings to life the Young Vic’s production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

starts may 17
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Not Your Usual Bedtime Story

Join us for the debut of Not Your Usual Bedtime Story, a short film exploring teen sexual health, created by and for youth.

sunday, may 17
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Angel

High school honor student by day, Hollywood hooker by night.

monday, may 18
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Heaven Adores You

Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.

weds., may 20
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Touch of Evil

Welles’ hallucinatory, off-kilter thriller Touch of Evil, an A-list production with a B-movie heart, is a deliriously pulpy tale of murder, corruption and other bad behavior south of the border.

thursday, may 21
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The Big Lebowski

Take it easy and spend your Memorial Day Weekend with The Dude!

friday, may 22 - monday, may 25
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Slow West

Michael Fassbender stars in this offbeat Western that twists genre conventions into riveting and sometimes shockingly hilarious new shapes.

starts may 22
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Good Kill

A troubled Air Force officer (Oscar-nominee Ethan Hawke) in charge of directing drone strikes enters a moral minefield as the rationale for targeting purported terrorists becomes ever more murky.

starts may 22
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Lambert & Stamp

Lambert & Stamp is a wonderfully alive, behind-the-music chronicle that rescues two genuine mavericks from the footnotes of rock ‘n’ roll history.

starts may 22
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The Room

The ultimate cinematic car crash from which you will definitely NOT want to look away, The Room is a cult sensation that is hilariously awful and borderline surreal in ways that can only be explained by sheer artistic madness.

SATURDAY, MAY 23
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The Disaster Artist with Greg Sestero plus The Room!

Greg Sestero (who plays Mark in The Room … “Oh, Hi Mark!”) will discuss his revealing, inspiring and hilarious memoir, The Disaster Artist before a screening of The Room.

saturday, may 23
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Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

The Ramones star in one of the all-time greatest teen-sploitation rock ‘n’ roll flicks ever made!

monday, may 25
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With Special Guest!

Bite Size

A sensitive and thought-provoking documentary on the obesity epidemic currently affecting one in three American children. Featuring a special introduction by youth health advocate Hailie Thomas.

weds., may 27
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Citizen Kane

Rightly considered the most electrifying debut in screen history, Citizen Kane is routinely cited as the greatest film ever made, but even more importantly, it’s a film that is as entertaining as it is important.

thursday, may 28
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Batman

In 1989, director Tim Burton gave birth to what would become the modern superhero genre with his blockbusters smash, Batman.

friday, may 29 & saturday, may 30
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5 to 7

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Bérénice Marlohe).

starts may 29
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The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

The final chapter in the shocking Human Centipede saga takes one of the most notorious movie franchises in history to new heights (or depths) of gross-out depravity!

starts may 29
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Iris

One of the final films from  Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens) pairs the celebrated filmmaker with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

starts may 29
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The Frozen Sing-A-Long!

Get ready to “Let it Go” at this very special interactive sing-a-long screening of Disney’s beloved musical!

starts may 30
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Costume Contest!

Grey Gardens

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this unforgettable look at one of the most unforgettable mother/daughter duos in movie history.

tuesday, june 2
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First Friday Shorts

Red Meat’s Max Cannon hosts the biggest, baddest short film contest in town!

friday, june 5
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Reality

Jon Heder and Eric Wareheim star in this head-spinning Hollywood satire from the director of the “killer tire” comedy, Rubber!

starts june 5
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Everything is Terrible! The Legends Show

A culmination of the first seven (of 777) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT!

saturday, june 6
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The Hard Problem

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play, The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

starts june 7
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When Marnie Was There

The newest animated feature from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty.

starts june 12
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Results

Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.

starts june 12
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Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World

Belinda Sallin’s definitive documentary is both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger’s oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees.

starts june 12
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Kung Fu Panda

A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the land.

saturday, june 13
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A Summer’s Tale

The 1996 simple summer vacation romance from legendary French New Wave filmmaker Eric Rohmer (Claire’s Knee, Pauline at the Beach) can at last be viewed in the U.S., and we’re celebrating with a free screening!

tuesday, june 23
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Man and Superman

Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

starts july 5
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PlantPure Nation

The new film from the producer and writer of the hit documentary Forks Over Knives, PlantPure Nation answers the question people ask when informed of the greatest health truth ever: “Why haven’t I heard this before?”

starts july 10
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The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long!

A totally “gonzo” interactive screening of the one-and-only original Muppet Movie, featuring onscreen lyrics to all the film’s classic songs!

saturday, july 11
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood and a brainy weathergirl attempt to discover why the rain has stopped, and food is falling in its place.

saturday, aug. 8
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Everyman

BAFTA-winner and Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays.

starts august 16
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

starts sept. 13
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Hamlet

Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

starts nov. 15