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Columbus
Columbus

9/1 - 9/14

(NR) 1 Hr. 44 Min. (Digital) In English (Drama)

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's Columbus unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, Columbus is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.
“Columbus is a charming and beautiful indie debut.” ~ Entertainment Weekly
“Almost startling in how assured it is, synthesizing beautiful, controlled images with with story and character.” ~  Tribune News Service

Fri 9/1 7:00 p.m.
Sat 9/2 5:00 p.m.
Sun 9/3 12:00 p.m.
Mon 9/4 5:00 p.m.
Tue 9/5 7:00 p.m.
Wed 9/6 3:00 p.m.
Thu 9/7 12:00 p.m.
Fri 9/8 12:00 p.m.
Sat 9/9 12:00 p.m.
Mon 9/11 4:00 p.m.
Thu 9/14 4:00 p.m.
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The Fencer (Miekkailija)

Fri. 9/1 - Thurs. 9/7

(NR) 1 Hr. 39 Min. (Digital) In Russian and Estonian with English subtitles (Drama)

Finland’s official submission to the 88th Academy Awards for “Best Foreign Language Film,” Klaus Härö’s The Fencer follows a haunted young man's arrival in an Estonian town that has been under harsh Russian Communist rule since the end of World War II. Taking a job as a sports instructor at the local school, he organizes a wildly successful fencing club, affecting the lives of the local children in profound and moving ways. At the climactic competition with Russian opponents, his past finally catches up with him. Inspired by the true story of Endel Nelis, Estonia’s legendary fencing maestro. 
“Suffused with gorgeous cinematography, this sharp-sweet drama is a pleasure to watch.”– Kate Muir, The Times of London
“Well-acted, smoothly crafted.”– Justin Chang, Variety



Fri 9/1 5:00 p.m.
Sat 9/2 7:30 p.m.
Sun 9/3 2:30 p.m.
Mon 9/4 7:30 p.m.
Tue 9/5 12:00 p.m.
Wed 9/6 5:30 p.m.
Thu 9/7 7:00 p.m.
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Menashe
Menashe

Fri. 9/1 - Thurs. 9/7

(NR) 1 Hr. 21 Min. (Digital) Yiddish with English subtitles (Drama)

In this touching drama, Menashe is a grocery store clerk in New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, struggling to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. His rabbi, however, grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters.



Fri 9/1 12:00 p.m.
Sat 9/2 3:00 p.m.
Sun 9/3 4:30 p.m.
Mon 9/4 12:00 p.m.
Tue 9/5 2:30 p.m.
Wed 9/6 12:00 p.m.
Thu 9/7 2:30 p.m.
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Detroit
Detroit

Fri. 9/1 - Thurs. 9/7

(R) 2 Hrs. 22 Min. (Digital) In English (Crime, Drama, History)

From Katheryn Bigelow, the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit.  In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.
“One of the most powerful films of the year! Another brilliant achievement by Katheryn Bigelow!” – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times & Fox TV
“Dramatically relentless and emotionally shattering, it brings news from a turbulent past that casts a baleful light on America’s troubled present.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Closed caption glasses available



Fri 9/1 2:00 p.m.
Sat 9/2 12:00 p.m.
Sun 9/3 6:30 p.m.
Mon 9/4 2:00 p.m.
Tue 9/5 4:00 p.m.
Wed 9/6 7:00 p.m.
Thu 9/7 4:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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