At Any Price

Watch Trailer Director: Ramin Bahrani
Writer(s): Ramin Bahrani, Hallie Elizabeth Newton
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens

In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.

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Running Time: 105 min.105 MIN
R Rated
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Beat the Heat: CORALINE

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Watch Trailer Director: Henry Selick
Writer(s): Neil Gaiman, Henry Selick
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders
Awards: Nominated for Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Animation

A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, yet deeply unsettling in a number of ways, in director Henry Selick’s animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s international best-seller. Eleven-year-old Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Coraline and her parents (Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) have recently relocated to Oregon from Michigan. Bored in her new home since her parents are distracted by work and she has yet to make any new friends, Coraline passes the time by exploring her new neighborhood with an annoying local boy named Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.). But after paying a visit to her eccentric neighbors Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), a pair of aging British actresses, and crossing paths with the outright weird Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane), the precocious young girl becomes convinced that her new surroundings are just as dull as she’d initially suspected. Shortly thereafter, Coraline discovers a hidden door in her new house, and decides to investigate. Venturing into the eerie passageway inside, Coraline emerges into an alternate version of her own reality. At first glance, this strange new world seems even better than the real thing; there her parents aren’t distracted by work, and Coraline is always the center of attention. There’s even a mysterious Cat (Keith David) that’s fascinated by her every move. But when Coraline’s button-eyed Other Mother (also Hatcher) attempts to make her stay permanent, the frightened young girl must summon her resourcefulness and bravery in order to find her way back home and save her real family.

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Running Time: 100 Minutes100 MIN
PG Rated

A gift to imagination.

David Denby
The New Yorker
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Beat the Heat: THE DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

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Watch Trailer Director: Thor Frudenthal
Writer(s): Jeff Kinney, Jackie Filgo
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Rachael Harris

Hapless preteen Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) endures bullies, swirlies, morons, and wedgies while navigating the treacherous world of middle school and recording his traumas in his personal journal in this family-oriented comedy inspired by author Jeff Kinney’s best-selling series of illustrated novels. Try as he might, Greg just can’t understand who thought it was a good idea to place kids who haven’t even hit their first growth spurt in the same school as kids who get a five-o’clock shadow by lunch time. Realizing that he’ll have to get creative if he hopes to survive until high school, Greg concocts a series of get-cool-quick schemes that all go hopelessly awry. Despite the fact that he’s viewed as a dork by his peers, Greg never loses hope that someday, when all is said and done, he’ll be able to look back on his middle school experiences and laugh. Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris co-star in this comedy from Hotel for Dogs director Thor Freudenthal.

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Running Time: 94 Minutes94 MIN
PG Rated

It's nimble, bright and funny. It doesn't dumb down. It doesn't patronize. It knows something about human nature.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Beat the Heat: DOLPHIN TALE

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Watch Trailer Director: Charles Martin Smith
Writer(s): Karen Janszen
Cast: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman

Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle-a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world.

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Running Time: 113 Minutes113 MIN
PG Rated

This is not only kid-friendly fare, but a lovely family movie.

Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Mud

Watch Trailer Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer(s): Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland and Sam Shepard
Awards: Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival

Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.

“Mud is steeped in a sense of place, and the people inhabiting it. Southern. Superstitious. Suspenseful. Sublime.”-Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“It’s hard to believe Nichols thinks he can get away with all this and harder still to believe he does.”-David Edelstein, New York Magazine”Writer/director Jeff Nichols creates richly realized characters in a tale that moves like a cottonmouth viper, advancing slowly until it strikes with sudden violence.”-Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Running Time: 130130 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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The Iceman

Watch Trailer Director: Ariel Vromen
Writer(s): Morgan Land
Cast: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, James Franco
Awards: Capri Breakout Director Award to Ariel Vromen

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer believed to have murdered over a hundred people while maintaining a seemingly normal life with his wife and children.

“Michael Shannon’s mesmerizing portrayal of Richard Kuklinski, a notorious contract killer, has the paradoxical quality, peculiar to many great screen performances, of being unreadable and transparent.”-Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Shannon could be looking at an Oscar nomination. His performance is that stone-cold good.”-Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

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Running Time: 106 Minutes106 MIN
R Rated
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Watch Trailer Director: Mira Nair
Writer(s): Ami Boghani, Mohsin Hamid, William Wheeler
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber
Awards: Won the Audience Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival

We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.

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Running Time: 130 min130 MIN
R Rated
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The Angels’ Share

Watch Trailer Director: Ken Loach
Writer(s): Paul Laverty
Cast: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland
Awards: Won the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize

THE ANGELS’ SHARE is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He’s constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge, his girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow, and he’s serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers the angels’ share is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. A hilarious story about second chances, THE ANGELS’ SHARE is tender crowd-pleaser from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach (“The Wind that Shakes the Barley”, “Kes”) and screenwriter Paul Laverty.

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Running Time: 101 min101 MIN
Not Rated
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Ginger & Rosa

Watch Trailer Director: Sally Potter
Writer(s): Sally Potter
Cast: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Christina Hendricks
Awards: Elle Fanning won Best Acrtress at the 2012 Valladolid International Film Festival

London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa – are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity.

But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered – by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.

Ginger & Rosa was directed by Sally Potter, stars Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Jodhi May, Annette Bening and Alice Englert. The film premiered at Toronto Film Festival and was also shown at the 56th BFI London Film Festival.

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Running Time: 90 min90 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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The Company You Keep

Watch Trailer Director: Robert Redford
Writer(s): Lem Dobbs and Neil Gordon
Cast: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, Shia LeBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Anna Kendrick
Awards: Won two awards at the Venice Film Festival

Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant’s world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name.

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Running Time: 121 min.121 MIN
R Rated
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