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Movie listings: March 17-23

Varsity Theatre

March 17-23

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

The Sense of an Ending


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:00, 8:40

Tony Webster leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Directed by Ritesh Batra; Starring Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle, Joe Alwyn, Freya Mavor, Charlotte Rampling. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, a violent image, sexuality and brief strong language/108m.

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.


Six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 6:20

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

Daily showtimes: 3:40, 9:10

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 17-23

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

Beauty and the Beast


Sat.-Sun. early shows: 11:45, (3-D) 12:35 Daily showtimes: 2:45, (3-D) 3:30, 5:45, (3-D) 6:25, 8:45, 9:20

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Directed by Bill Condon; Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images/129m.

Kong: Skull Island

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: (3-D) 3:20, 6:15, 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.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:50 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.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:30, 8:25 (No 8:25 showing March 23)

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: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 (No 6:55 showing March 23)

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.