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Movie listings: Sept. 15-21

Varsity Theatre

Sept. 15-21

Note: See www.catheatres.com for days not listed, and ticket prices



Sat-Sun early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:15, 9:10

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Directed by Darren Aronofsky; Also starring Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Briain Gleeson, Ed Harris, Kristen Wiig. R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language/123m.



Sat-Sun early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:50, 8:30

Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level. Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj. But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don't always lead to success. Directed by Valerie Muller, Angelin Preljocaj; Starring Juliette Binoche, Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Niels Schneider, Aleksey Guskov. Not Rated/108m.

Ingrid Goes West


Sat-Sun early show: 12:10, 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid's latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star's life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF. Directed by Matt Spicer; Starring Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, Pom Klementieff, Hannah Pearl Utt. Rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior/97m.

Home Again

Sat-Sun early show: 12:00, 2:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

Recently separated from her husband, Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice's unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer; Starring Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell. Rated PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material/96m.

Wind River

Sat-Sun early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:20, 9:00

U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent Cory Lambert discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner, but she's unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. Wind River is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature. Directed by Taylor Sheridan; Starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal, Martin Sensmeier, Julia Jones, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham. Rated R for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language/111m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Sept. 15-21

Note: See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

American Assassin


Sat-Sun early show: 12:10, 1:40 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 4:15, 5:30, 6:55, 8:00, 9:30

Follows the rise of Mitch Rapp, a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together, the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war. Directed by Michael Cuesta; Starring Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, David Suchet, Göksun Çam. Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity/111m.

The Trip to Spain

Sat-Sun. early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 6:45

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish. Directed by Michael Winterbottom; Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan, Tim Leach, Justin Edwards, Rebecca Johnson. Not Rated/115m.

Patti Cake$

Daily showtimes: 4:00, 9:15

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in "Patti Cake$," the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, the film chronicles an underdog's quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats. Directed by Geremy Jasper; Starring Danielle MacDonald, Patrick Brana, Cathy Moriarty, Wass Stevens, Adam Scarimbolo, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie. Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual references, some drug use and a brief nude image/108m.


Sat-Sun early show: 12:00, 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00

Children start to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine. The neighborhood children unite together to face Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Directed by Andy Muschietti; Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton. Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language/135m.

The Big Sick

Sat-Sun early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:40, 6:30, 9:20

A Pakistani-American stand-up comedian falls for an American woman, despite the fact that his family wants him to consent to an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture. Directed by Michael Showalter; Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Matty Cardarople, Ray Romano, Vella Lovell, Bo Burnham, Anupam Kher. Rated R for language including some sexual references/120m.