At Any Price (R)
Opens Friday, May 24
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood. Also starring Kim Dickens, Heather Graham, Clancy Brown.
Frances Ha (R)
Opens Friday, May 31
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. A modern fable in which Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg") explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.
Opens Friday, May 31
The stunningly photographed, sweeping adventure film Kon-Tiki portrays the true voyage of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947. Together with five men, Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen) set sail to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settled on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, he and his crew set off on an epic 101-day long journey across 8,000 kilometers, facing peril at every turn, all while the world watches. Kon-Tiki is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Max Manus: Man of War). In English and Norwegian. 2013 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film.
One Life (PG)
A feature length nature documentary from BBC Earth, ONE LIFE is right up there with the best that the BBC Films can do and features some absolutely stunning cinematography (both on a grandiose scale and down to a microscopic level) to provide a fantastic reminder of just what connects every single one of us, human or animal or even plant, on this great big ball called Earth.
Protecting the young, avoiding becoming part of the food chain, finding a mate, hunting prey, adapting to environments – all of these things and more are given a look in this wonderful film. The natural beauty is so stunningly caught on camera that it almost feels like super-duper CGI. There are several things that mark One Life out as something special amongst other wildlife films. Amazing landscapes all over the globe, from the Arctic to the Rainforest are shown in all their glory. The BBC also have a knack for getting footage of animals in unprecedented detail, seeing a school of fish, or a humpback whale, or watching a young Ibex escaping from a fox down the side of a mountain. Over 14 different species are covered, including Silverback gorillas, elephants, cheetahs, the Rhino beetle, and even a Venus Flytrap.
YOU, YOUR SCHOOL OR GROUP are invited to experience the newest BBC NATURE film, ONE LIFE (Rated PG) at the DREXEL THEATRE.-- Schools and groups may book special showings through May 30.
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Opens Friday, June 7
Based on the true story of a high school baseball team from small town Gibsonburg, Ohio. Andy Gruner, high school senior and captain of the baseball team, must overcome trials and tribulations while leading an underdog team that becomes the only team in the nation to make it to the State Championship game with a losing record.
Before Midnight (R)
Opens Friday, June 14
We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy.
The Kings of Summer (NR)
Opens Friday, June 21
Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) - who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can't run away from.
Opens Friday, July 12
After suffering an inexplicable seizure, which leaves her paralyzed on her right side, 19-year-old Augustine (27 year-old singer-turned-actress Soko in a break out performance) is shipped off to Paris' all female psychiatric hospital Pitié-Salpêtriere which specializes in detecting the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria'. Augustine captures the attention of Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon, Mademoiselle Chambon, Welcome) after a seizure, which appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject hypnotizing her in front of fellow doctors - as she displays her unusual fits in lecture halls - eventually blurring the lines between doctor and patient.
From Up On Poppy Hill (PG)
The new film from Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and many other animated masterpieces. Written by legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son. The results are stunning – a pure, sincere, nuanced and heartfelt film that signals yet another triumph for the esteemed studio.
Set in Yokohama in 1963, the film centers on a high school couple’s innocent love and the secrets surrounding their births. The story takes place in a Japan that is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics – and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the new generation struggles to embrace modernity and throw off the shackles of a troubled past.
English-language featuring the voices of Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Aubrey Plaza and others.