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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On the Road

Watch Trailer Director: Walter Salles
Writer(s): Jack Kerouac and Jose Rivera
Cast: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart
Awards: Won the National Board of Review award for Top Ten Independent Films

Just after his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou. Thirsting for freedom, the three young people head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.

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Running Time: 124 min124 MIN
R Rated
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The Sapphires

Watch Trailer Director: Wayne Blair
Writer(s): Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson
Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy
Awards: Won 11 Austrailan Film Institute awards

THE SAPPHIRES is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices – called The Sapphires – are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia’s answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.
Receiving a ten minute standing ovation at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, THE SAPPHIRES is a crowd-pleasing combination of comedy, heart and romance and an unbeatable soul music soundtrack, set against the racial and social upheaval of the late 1960s. A jewel-bright charmer and an Australian classic, THE SAPPHIRES is not to be missed.

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Running Time: 103 min103 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Trance

Watch Trailer Director: Danny Boyle
Writer(s): Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
Cast: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.

“Mr. Boyle is a flamboyant visual stylist with a punk rocker’s delight in anarchic jolts. His is a cinema of attraction and repulsion.”- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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Running Time: 101 Minutes101 MIN
R Rated
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