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Movie listings for Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Nov. 21-25

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Fri.-Sun. early show: 11:45 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 2:35 5:30 8:25

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material/123m.

Citizenfour

Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

A real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “Citizenfour,” in January 2013. He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film. Rated R for language/114m.

Rosewater

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 1:40 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

The true story of Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as “Rosewater,” who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days. Directed by Jon Stewart; Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Haluk Bilginer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Foy. Rated R for language including some crude references, and violent content/103 min.

Birdman

Fri.-Sun. early shows 12:20 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 3:10 6:00 8:50

A black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton. Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence/120 min.

St. Vincent

Fri.-Sun. early shows: 12:50 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 3:20 5:50 8:35

Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language/103 min.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Nov. 21-25

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Sat.-Sun. early show:  11:45 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 2:35 5:30 8:25

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material/123m.

Dumb and Dumber To

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 1:30 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 4:10 6:50 9:30 

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit "Dumb and Dumber." The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. Also starring Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references/109 min.

Interstellar

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:40 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 4:20 7:00 8:00 (No 7:00 showing on Nov. 25)

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Bursty. Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language/169 min.

Big Hero 6

Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:10 Fri.-Tue. daily showtimes: 2:50 5:30 8:10

An action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother, Tadashi, and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller. Rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements/108.

Nightcrawler

Fri.-Tue. daily showtime: 5:10

Lou Bloom discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism and muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmad. Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language/117 min.

Gone Girl

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Fri.-Tue. daily showtime: 3:35

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language/149 min.