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Friday, December 1 - Thursday, December 7
Showtimes: Nightly at 7.00 & 9:30.
Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. mats at (1:45), 4:20.

3 Needles
Three Continents -- Three Stories
One Unforgettable Experience

In SOUTH AFRICA,
Clara is a Novice in the order of the Mission for the Propagation of the Faithful. Living among the Pondo tribe on the Wild Coast, her mission is to convert save the souls of the rapidly dying Africans before it’s too late. Along with her fellow missionaries, she runs a clinic to administer to the most ill villagers, urging the dying to accept Jesus. Inexperienced and optimistic, Clara strays from her mission and becomes embroiled in a futile struggle to help a family of orphans. When one of her charges is raped as part of a folk cure, she makes a bargain with Mr. Hallyday, a wealthy Afrikaans plantation owner, which aids the children but threatens her own salvation.
In CHINA,
When Jin Ping sets up her mobile blood collection service in the tiny village of Tonghu, the local peasants rejoice and prosper. But one farmer, Tong Sam, is barred from selling his blood because he has the flu, so he lies about his little daughter’s age so she can sell blood twice a month in his stead. Sam uses the money to improve his humble farm, to plant more rice and buy an ox for plowing. But by the time his abundant crop is ready for harvesting, his wife and daughter are both mysteriously dead. Sam sets out on a journey across the province to find out why, but receives little interest from the government. He returns to find his entire village overwhelmed with disease, and Jin Ping’s blood collection business disappeared into thin air.
In MONTREAL,
Denny is a second rate porn actor who passes his monthly blood tests by stealing samples from his geriatric father. When Denny gets caught, his poverty-stricken family is thrown into turmoil. Facing the prospect of long-term care for her son, his waitress mother Olive develops a plan to escape the luckless hardship that has been her life. She invests her savings into upgrading her life insurance policy, deliberately exposes herself to a fatal disease, and then sells her life insurance for a viatical settlement worth millions. 3Needlesmovie.com.

A film by Thom Fitzgerald. Wth Shawn Ashmore, Stockard Channing, Olympiea Dukakis, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Chloe Sevingny. Running time: 127. Showtimes: Nightly at 7.00 & 9:30. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (1:45), 4:20.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 6
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:45 Sat.& Sun. matinees at (1:00) & 4:00.

The Departed

Martin Scorsese's latest takes place in Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. Eventually it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst. "A relentlessly violent, breathtakingly assured piece of mean-streets filmmaking, the movie shows the legendary director dropping the bids for industry respectability... and doing what he does best: burrow to the agonized heart of criminality and let the blood and guilt splatter where they may." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin & Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"), and Felix Chong (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"). Running time: 149 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:45 Sat.& Sun. matinees at (1:00) & 4:00.

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Saturday, Dec 2 at 11:45
$10 at the door, $8 when you bring non-perishable food item donation(s)









A nuevo punk variety show extravaganza featuring
VIDEO, MUSIC, DANCE and THEATER collisions
by local performance mavericks.

This Month: “Homo for the Holidays”
Live at the historic Roxie…Come and see what all the late night buzz is about at Crash Cabaret: Where Queers Collide, a nuevo punk variety show extravaganza of video, theater, dance and music collisions by local performance mavericks. This month's explosive 1-hour holiday celebration features Dwayne Calizo as M.C. Stink Santa and the return of reporter Tabby Loid Fluffman undercover as a North Pole Dancer, a fruitcake kickline, hot queer burlesque, trans-man hip hop by Katastrophe, 16 th Street angels sing the 12 Feys of Christmas, Storm as the House Madame XXX-Mas, short film spotlights and outdoor antics. Plus, back by popular demand, The Karaoke Relay and the "So You Think You Can Prance" dance-off . Whether you're a Dreidel-spinning Damsel, Pagan Party Pooper Patsy, Kwanza Kween or a Little Miss Christ-Miss there's room for you at San Francisco's underground hit show. Doors open at 11:45pm. Admission is $10 or $8 with non-perishable food donation). For more info, contact EPI: info@epiarts.org, (415) 437-3487, www.crashcabaret.com, www.newcollege.edu/epi.

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Thursday, December 7
7:30 p.m. 'til 11:30 p.m.

Beatnik Beach
Film Night

Authors Domenic Priore and Brian Chidester (Beatsville, Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece, Dumb Angel #4: All Summer Long) will present a unique one-hour slide show documenting the Beat Generation's long stretch over the Greater Los Angeles area between 1956 and 1966, via visuals of coffeehouses and Jazz joints from the Sunset Strip to Malibu, Venice and Newport Beach. Legendary locations only heard about in books or in liner notes, from the Gas House and nearby Venice West Cafe, to the Unicorn and Shelly's Manne-Hole in Hollywood, the Lighthouse and Insomniac in Hermosa Beach, then all the way down to Cafe Frankenstein (owned, operated and painted by Burt Shonberg) in Laguna Beach. Artists from John Altoon to Eric "Big Daddy" Nord gave these places a colourful splash, as did the wide variety of Folk singers and poets who performed on their stages. Accompanying the slideshow will be a rare screening of Dirty Feet (1965), shot primarily at the Prison of Socrates coffeehouse in Balboa. Special guests TBA and, there will be another short film or two (including a color one shot inside Venice West Cafe called The Beat, from 1960), plus a few new routines by San Francisco's own Devil-Ettes to jazz the room. Showtime: 7:30 only.

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Friday, December 8 - Wednesday, December 13
Nightly at 7:00 & 8:45. Sat, Sun. & Wed. matinees at (3:30) & 5:15.
Thursday at 9:00 only.

Jonestown:
The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/murder in history. What drew so many people across racial and class lines to the Peoples Temple? How could a diverse group of 900 people be convinced to commit suicide? What was a California congregation doing in the jungles of Guyana? And who was Jim Jones to command such loyalty that parents would murder their own children? Using never before seen archival footage and survivor interviews, ‘Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple’ tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana, to California, and finally to the remote jungles of Guyana, South America, in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society. Watch the Trailer. Directed by Stanley Nelson. 2005. Running time: 85 mins. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 8:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (3:30) & 5:15.Thursday at 9:00 only.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 8 - Thursday, December 14
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:45. Sat.& Sun. matinees at (4:00).

The Departed

Martin Scorsese's latest takes place in Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. Eventually it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst. "A relentlessly violent, breathtakingly assured piece of mean-streets filmmaking, the movie shows the legendary director dropping the bids for industry respectability... and doing what he does best: burrow to the agonized heart of criminality and let the blood and guilt splatter where they may." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin & Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"), and Felix Chong (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"). Running time: 149 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:45. Sat.& Sun. matinees at (4:00).

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Thursday, December 14
7:00 Only!

Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies

Filmmakers IN PERSON
after the show!

Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies is a dramatic and musical look at the impact of globalization on several nomadic castes of Gypsies in Rajasthan, India. Shot in remote areas of the Thar Desert in Northwest India, this 54-minute documentary captures the lives of vanishing nomadic communities which are believed to share common ancestors with the Gypsies (Roma). Covering a period of seven months from the open roads of the desert to temporary encampments, filmmakers Melitta Tchaicovsky and Pepe Ozan follow the journeys of storytellers (Bhobas), snake charmers (Kalbelyias), blacksmiths (Gadolya Lohars), salt traders (Banjaras), dancers (Sapera) and musicians (Manganiards) who move from village to village in their struggle for survival. The remarkable soundtrack of Rajasthani music blends magically with the images to depict the ancient way of life, music, dance and rituals of the last generation of nomads who remain in the region. Jaisalmer Ayo! pronounced (Jie-sal-mare) received acclaimed reception from the European Roma community. “We believe that Jaisalmer Ayo! fills a gap in the understanding of Roma history and Roma character.... It was a soul touching experience for us Roma in the screening, to witness something very close to the journeys of our forefathers. We wish this documentary could be seen by all the Roma in the world” - Edouard Chiline, Vice-President of the Romani National Cultural Autonomy in Russia. Filmmakers will be present and available for Q&A. Official Website. Directed by Pepe Ozan & Melitta Tchaicovsky. In Hindi,Rajasthani & English with English subtitles. Running time: 54 mins. Showtimes: 7:00.

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Friday, December 15 - Thursday, December 21
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (2:00).

Barbara Kopple's
Dixie Chicks
Shut Up & Sing

DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING, is a powerful documentary from two-time Academy Award®- winning director Barbara Kopple (HARLAN COUNTY USA, AMERICAN DREAM) and director Cecilia Peck. With unprecedented access to the behind-closed-doors world of celebrities in the center of a political and pop culture storm, DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING provides a view of the real and raw emotional roller coaster of three strong women thrust into the turbulent center of a national debate. On stage at a 2003 London concert, Natalie Maines, lead singer of Texan trio the Dixie Chicks, spoke these 15 words to a small audience at the start of their sold-out international tour: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." This off the cuff comment would carried serious and longstanding ramifications. DIXIE CHICKS – SHUT UP AND SING travels with the Chicks, from their peak of popularity as the national anthem-singing darlings of country music and top-selling female recording artists of all time, through the now infamous anti-Bush comment, and on through the days, months and years of mayhem. The film follows the lives and careers of the Chicks through the writing and recording of their first album since “the incident” – and three years of political attack, making music, birthing babies, bonding, death threats, and laughter. At the end, the film presents a complete reconsideration of who people think they are, who they want to be and who, ultimately, they really are as women, as public figures, and as musicians. Directed and produced by Barbara Kopple and Cecila Peck. With Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Rick Rubin, George W. Bush, Simon Renshaw & Adrian Pasdar. Showtimes: 93 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00).

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 15 - Thursday, December 21
Nightly at 8:50. Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (4:00).

The Departed

Martin Scorsese's latest takes place in Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. Eventually it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst. "A relentlessly violent, breathtakingly assured piece of mean-streets filmmaking, the movie shows the legendary director dropping the bids for industry respectability... and doing what he does best: burrow to the agonized heart of criminality and let the blood and guilt splatter where they may." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin & Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"), and Felix Chong (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"). Running time: 149 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:50. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (4:00).

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Friday, December 15 - Thursday, December 21
Nightly at 7:00 & 8:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (1:45), 3:30 & 5:15.

Jonestown:
The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/murder in history. What drew so many people across racial and class lines to the Peoples Temple? How could a diverse group of 900 people be convinced to commit suicide? What was a California congregation doing in the jungles of Guyana? And who was Jim Jones to command such loyalty that parents would murder their own children? Using never before seen archival footage and survivor interviews, ‘Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple’ tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana, to California, and finally to the remote jungles of Guyana, South America, in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society. Watch the Trailer. Directed by Stanley Nelson. 2005. Running time: 85 mins. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 8:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (1:45), 3:30 & 5:15.

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Friday, December 22 - Thursday, December 28
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Wed, Sat, & Sun mats at (2:00) & 4:30. No 7:00 & 9:00 shows, Sun, Dec 24. NO SHOWS, DEC. 25

From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, Words of My Perfect Teacher follows three students on a quest for wisdom. The only catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche may be one of the world’s most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it’s a job description he slyly rejects at every turn. Featuring appearances by Bernardo Bertolucci and Steven Seagal. Filmed in the UK, Bhutan, Canada, the US, and the World Cup playoffs in Germany. Set to a world beat with music by Sting, Tara Slone & Joy Drop, Steve Tibbets, U.Man.Tek, Kunga 19, and others. Words of My Perfect Teacher is for those who wish they’d met Yoda or Merlin, and long for the opportunity to engage with a teacher who defies convention. Words of My Perfect Teacher was made during the course of a year that included attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, months of tension as India and Pakistan went to the brink of nuclear war, a stock market drop that plunged the world to new depths of economic uncertainty, and the US war on Iraq. If ever there was a time to inspire students to "wake up" and learn the wisdom necessary to engage in compassionate activity, this was that year. The film’s point of view is inspired by Buddhist philosophy — which says that we can’t really change human behavior until we learn to deal with our mind. The mind is the starting point of all suffering and the source of closed hearts and entrenched views. Buddhist philosophy also says that to study the mind and walk a path toward enlightenment, you need a teacher. Though filmmaker Lesley Ann Patten sets out to make a film about her teacher, Khyentse Norbu, he soon turns the tables, and the film becomes part of the filmmaker’s own quest for spiritual growth. Words of My Perfect Teacher lets us share this quest as we accompany Patten on a delightful and intimate adventure. Official Site. A film by Lesley Ann Patten. Featuring: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, Bernardo Bertolucci & Steven Seagal. Music by Sting. Canada. 35mm. Running time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at7:00 & 9:00. Additional Wed, Sat, & Sun mats at (2:00) & 4:30. No 7:00 & 9:00 shows, Sun, Dec 24. NO SHOWS, DEC. 25.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 22 - Wednesday, December 27
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (2:00).
No 7:00 show, Sun, Dec 24. NO SHOWS, DEC. 25

Barbara Kopple's
Dixie Chicks
Shut Up & Sing

DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING, is a powerful documentary from two-time Academy Award®- winning director Barbara Kopple (HARLAN COUNTY USA, AMERICAN DREAM) and director Cecilia Peck. With unprecedented access to the behind-closed-doors world of celebrities in the center of a political and pop culture storm, DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING provides a view of the real and raw emotional roller coaster of three strong women thrust into the turbulent center of a national debate. On stage at a 2003 London concert, Natalie Maines, lead singer of Texan trio the Dixie Chicks, spoke these 15 words to a small audience at the start of their sold-out international tour: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." This off the cuff comment would carried serious and longstanding ramifications. DIXIE CHICKS – SHUT UP AND SING travels with the Chicks, from their peak of popularity as the national anthem-singing darlings of country music and top-selling female recording artists of all time, through the now infamous anti-Bush comment, and on through the days, months and years of mayhem. The film follows the lives and careers of the Chicks through the writing and recording of their first album since “the incident” – and three years of political attack, making music, birthing babies, bonding, death threats, and laughter. At the end, the film presents a complete reconsideration of who people think they are, who they want to be and who, ultimately, they really are as women, as public figures, and as musicians. Directed and produced by Barbara Kopple and Cecila Peck. With Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Rick Rubin, George W. Bush, Simon Renshaw & Adrian Pasdar. Showtimes: 93 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00). No 7:00 show, Sun, Dec 24. NO SHOWS, DEC. 25

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 22 - Wednesday, December 27
Nightly at 8:50. Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (4:00).
No 8:50 show, Sun, Dec 24. NO SHOWS, DEC. 25

The Departed

Martin Scorsese's latest takes place in Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. Eventually it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst. "A relentlessly violent, breathtakingly assured piece of mean-streets filmmaking, the movie shows the legendary director dropping the bids for industry respectability... and doing what he does best: burrow to the agonized heart of criminality and let the blood and guilt splatter where they may." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin & Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"), and Felix Chong (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"). Running time: 149 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:50. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (4:00). No 8:50 show, Sun, Dec 24. NO SHOWS, DEC. 25

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Monday, December 25

THEATER CLOSED
Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 28
7:00 pm - 10:00pm. Admission = $5.00

'Greening' A Hopeful Moment:
An evening with

Ralph Nader,
Matt Gonzalez, Gayle McLaughlin, Peter Camejo & Ross Mirkarimi

New College of California is proud to present 'Greening' A Hopeful Moment: Progressive Politics after the Democrats' Election Victory. Distinguished speakers include; Ralph Nader, Green Party Candidate for President in 2000, and author of The Good Fight: Declare Your Independence & Close the Democracy Gap; Matt Gonzalez, elected to the Board of Supervisors as the first member of the Green Party to win elective office in San Francisco; Gayle McLaughlin , Green Party Mayor-elect of Richmond, CA; Peter Camejo, Green Party candidate for Governor in 2006; Ross Mirkarimi, Green Party S.F. Board of Supervisors. 7:00 pm - 10:00pm. Admission: $5.00

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Friday, December 29 – Thursday, January 4
Nightly at 6:20, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:30) & 4:30. NO EVENING SHOWS DEC 31!

Matthew Barney
:No Restraint

MATTHEW BARNEY: NO RESTRAINT is a new documentary one of the most adventurous artists of the past half century. Using the production of his most recent artistic endeavor, Director Alison Chernick gives us a rare glimpse at Barney's creative process as he plowed the waters off the coast of Japan aboard a whaling ship to film his most ambitious project yet, DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, starring himself and his partner Bjork. Chernick also charts the rise of Matthew in the art world with interviews with Barney, Björk, The New York Times Art Critic Michael Kimmelman and gallerist Barbara Gladstone among many others. Using footage of his earlier projects including his landmark THE CREMASTER CYCLE, Chernick not only gives us a fascinating protrait of a brilliant career but answers a lot of questions about the nature of Barney's work. Directed & Produced by Alison Chernick. With Matthew Barney & Bjork. 2005. Not Rated. Running time: 72 minutes. Show times; Nightly at 6:20, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:30) & 4:30. NO EVENING SHOWS DEC 31!

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 29 – Thursday, January 4
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).
NO EVENING SHOWS DEC 31!

From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, Words of My Perfect Teacher follows three students on a quest for wisdom. The only catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche may be one of the world’s most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it’s a job description he slyly rejects at every turn. Featuring appearances by Bernardo Bertolucci and Steven Seagal. Filmed in the UK, Bhutan, Canada, the US, and the World Cup playoffs in Germany. Set to a world beat with music by Sting, Tara Slone & Joy Drop, Steve Tibbets, U.Man.Tek, Kunga 19, and others. Words of My Perfect Teacher is for those who wish they’d met Yoda or Merlin, and long for the opportunity to engage with a teacher who defies convention. Words of My Perfect Teacher was made during the course of a year that included attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, months of tension as India and Pakistan went to the brink of nuclear war, a stock market drop that plunged the world to new depths of economic uncertainty, and the US war on Iraq. If ever there was a time to inspire students to "wake up" and learn the wisdom necessary to engage in compassionate activity, this was that year. The film’s point of view is inspired by Buddhist philosophy — which says that we can’t really change human behavior until we learn to deal with our mind. The mind is the starting point of all suffering and the source of closed hearts and entrenched views. Buddhist philosophy also says that to study the mind and walk a path toward enlightenment, you need a teacher. Though filmmaker Lesley Ann Patten sets out to make a film about her teacher, Khyentse Norbu, he soon turns the tables, and the film becomes part of the filmmaker’s own quest for spiritual growth. Words of My Perfect Teacher lets us share this quest as we accompany Patten on a delightful and intimate adventure. Official Site. A film by Lesley Ann Patten. Featuring: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, Bernardo Bertolucci & Steven Seagal. Music by Sting. Canada. 35mm. Running time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).NO EVENING SHOWS DEC 31!

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, December 29 – Thursday, January 4
Nightly at 8:50. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:00).
NO EVENING SHOWS DEC 31!.

The Departed

Martin Scorsese's latest takes place in Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. Eventually it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst. "A relentlessly violent, breathtakingly assured piece of mean-streets filmmaking, the movie shows the legendary director dropping the bids for industry respectability... and doing what he does best: burrow to the agonized heart of criminality and let the blood and guilt splatter where they may." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin & Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"), and Felix Chong (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"). Running time: 149 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:50. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:00). NO EVENING SHOWS DEC 31!.

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