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Movie listings: March 10-16

Varsity Theatre

March 10-16

Editor's note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

A United Kingdom


Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:40, 9:15

In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. Directed by Amma Assante, Steven Hall; Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Terry Pheto. Rated PG-13 for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality/111m.



Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 2:35 Daily showtimes: 4:50, 6:55, 9:00

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat. Directed by Ceyda Torun; Starring Bülent Üstün. Not Rated/80m.

I Am Not Your Negro


Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55, 2:15 Daily showtimes: 4:40, 7:05, 9:25

One Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Film

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Directed by Raoul Peck; Starring Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett, Shumerria Harris. Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity/93m.

The Salesman

Daily showtime: 8:45

One Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Forced to leave their apartment because of a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi; Starring Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati, Ehteram Boroumand, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image/125m.

The Red Turtle

Daily showtime: 3:50

One Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, "The Red Turtle" recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Directed by Michaël Dudok De Wit; Starring Michaël Dudok De Wit, Pascale Ferran, Jean-Christophe Lie, Isao Takahata. Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril/80m.

La La Land

Six Oscars, including Best Actress

Daily showtime: 8:35 

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Directed by Damien Chazelle; Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Hemky Madera, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton. Rated PG-13 for some language/128m.


Six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 5:50

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Directed by Garth Davis; Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality/118m.


Two Oscars, including Best Picture

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtime: 6:00

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Directed by Barry Jenkins; Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, André Holland, Duan Sanderson, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris. Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout/111m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

March 10-16

Editor's note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

Kong: Skull Island


Sat.-Sun. early show: (3-D) 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:20, 8:15, (3-D) 9:10

A diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific — as beautiful as it is treacherous — unaware that they're crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts; Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tom Wilkinson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language/118m.

Before I Fall

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 6:00

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her — before she runs out of time for good. Directed by Ry Russo-Young; Starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Medalion Rahimi, Cynthy Wu, Diego Boneta. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language-all involving teens/99m.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:55, 9:00

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Directed by James Mangold; Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Doris Morgado. Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity/135m.

Table 19

Daily showtimes: 3:45, 8:30

Ex-maid of honor Eloise- having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text - decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets. As everyone's secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz; Starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Wyatt Russell, Amanda Crew. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, language and some brief nudity/87m.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:30, 8:25

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Directed by Jim Jarmusch; Starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper. Rated R for some language/118m.

Get Out

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 (No 6:45 showing March 16)

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Milton "Lil Rel" Howery, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, Lakeith Stanfield. Rated R, 104 minutes.

The LEGO Batman Movie

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:40, 8:10

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Directed by Chris McKay; Starring Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams. Rated PG for rude humor and some action/104m.