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At the Movies: May 11-17

Varsity Theatre

May 11-17

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Lives Well Lived


Sat-Sun early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 4:50, 6:50, 8:45

The film celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, 40 people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you. Directed by Sky Bergman; Starring Blanche Brown, Ciel Bergman, Marion Wolff, Evelyn Ricciuti, Susy Eto Bauman, Rose Albano Ballestero, Santi Visalli. Not rated; 72m.


Sat-Sun early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:40, 9:00

A mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Directed by Jason Reitman; Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine, Kitty Crystal, Elaine Tan, Elfina Luk. Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity/95m.

Lean on Pete

Daily showtimes: 3:40, 8:55

As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, where Charley takes a summer job with a washed-up horse trainer and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. Directed by Andrew Haigh; Starring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Thomas Mann, Steve Zahn, Rachael Perrell-Fosket. Rated R for language and brief violence/121m.


Sat-Sun early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:05, 7:10, 9:15

Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Directed by Alison Chernick; Starring Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda, Billy Joel, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky. Not Rated/82m.


Sat-Sun early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 6:25

Ted Kennedy’s life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Directed by John Curran; Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby, Andria Blackman. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking/106m.

Isle of Dogs

Sat-Sun early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:15, 5:45, 8:15

An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. Directed by Wes Anderson; Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images/101m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

May 11-17

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Sat-Sun early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. Directed by Rob Greenberg; Starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Mel Rodriguez, John Hannah, Josh Segarra, Swoosie Kurtz, Emily Maddison. Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, partial nudity and some language/112m.

Life of the Party


Sat-Sun early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45, 6:25, 9:00

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college — landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna — now Dee Rock — embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. Directed by Ben Falcone; Starring Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Julie Bowen, Debby Ryan, Shannon Purser, Stephen Root, Maya Rudolph, Matt Walsh. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying/104m.

Bad Samaritan

Daily showtimes: 9:10 (No 9:10 showing on May 17)

A valet develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer, and discovers a woman being held captive in his home. Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind. Directed by Dean Devlin; Starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Lisa Brenner, Hannah Barefoot. Rated R for violence, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity/107m.

Avengers: Infinity War

Sat-Sun early show: 12:05, 1:55, Daily showtimes: (3D) 3:25, 5:30, 6:50, 8:50

The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo; Starring Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diese, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references/149m.

I Feel Pretty

Sat-Sun early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:55, 6:35

A woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem that hold her back everyday wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? Directed by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein; Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, and language/110m.

A Quiet Place

Sat-Sun early show: 12:25, 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 (No 7:15 showing on May 17)

A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound. Directed by John Krasinski; Starring Emily Blunt, Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds. Rated PG-13 for terror and some bloody images/90m.