Reel to reel | Week of July 18, 2013

In The Conjuring, Lorraine finally solves the mystery of her missing gerbil.

20 Feet From Stardom

Director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres


After surviving her ordeal from Alien and drifting in space asleep for more than 50 years, Ripley is persuaded to return to LV-426. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

The Attack

Israeli Palestinian surgeon Amin Jaafari’s picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves 19 dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. At Chez Artiste.— Landmark Theatres

Before Midnight

Jesse and Celine first met in their 20s in Before Sunrise, reunited in their 30s in Before Sunset and now, in Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future. Rated R. At Century and Esquire.

Born to Royalty

Born to Royalty is a feature-length celebration charting the history of the royal babies born in recent times. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres


A charismatic girl named Skunk is the heart of this story following the interlocking tales of three households on an English cul-de-sac. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

By Summer’s End

Michal vows that by the end of the summer, her 7-yearold daughter Maya will learn to read and write, but the summer is set to be full of surprises. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Cinema Q Film Festival at the SIE FilmCenter

Before You Know It, The Campaign, C.O.G. Cruising, G.B.F., The Happy Sad, I Am Divine, Interior. Leather Bar., In Their Rooms, Kinky Boots, Last Summer, The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had with My Pants On, The New Black, Pit Stop, Polyester, Portrait of Jason, Reaching for the Moon, Valentine Road, and Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

Computer Chess

It’s 1982 and a convention of tech nerds are holed up in a run-down hotel for a weekend trying to win a computer chess tournament with their rudimentary and cumbersome state-of-the-art computer programs. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

The Conjuring

When disturbing things start to happen at the Perron family’s house, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine must step in. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Despicable Me 2

It’s time for more Minion madness as this animated sequel starring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and others is sure to be a family favorite. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.


An Indian water official campaigns to clean the polluted Ganges river; an indigenous Canadian activist crusades against the development of the Alberta tar sands; and an Australian inventor struggles to find funding for his nature-inspired solutions. This documentary reveals three fascinating portraits of the people behind environmental movements. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

One man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing society’s boundaries through his subversive art, this film combines traditional storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades’ worth of art from Tomi Ungerer, the renegade children’s book author and illustrator. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Fill the Void

Eighteen-year-old Shira, the youngest daughter in an Orthodox Hasidic family from Tel Aviv, is about to be married. But on Purim, her sister dies while giving birth. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Girl Most Likely

Failed New York playwright Imogene Duncan is forced to move back in with her New Jersey family after both her personal and professional lives hit the skids. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

Grown Ups 2

This sequel to Grown Ups features Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade learning lessons from their kids on the last day of school. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Hannah Arendt

This award-winning new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist covers her reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Heat

A foul-mouthed, dirty methods cop (Melissa McCarthy) is forced to team up with a suit-wearing, micro-managing FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) to go after a drug lord. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

The Hot Flashes

The Hot Flashes is about a basketball team of underappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society.

The Human Scale

The Human Scale presents thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

I Learn America

At a Brooklyn public high school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years and create a future while coming of age in a new land. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Jurassic Park

A multimillionaire unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The King of California

An unstable dad, after getting out of a mental institution, tries to convince his daughter that there’s Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia. At Boulder Library. — Boulder Public Library

Life Tracker

A man stumbles onto a little-known news story about a company called Life Tracker Limited, which claims it has discovered a way to predict biological events in humans’ lives by looking at their DNA. At Boulder Library. — Boulder Public Library

The Lone Ranger

There is much action and killing as the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) take to the Western landscape in this TV to cinema redo. Rated PG- 13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Man of Steel

The reboot of the Superman series focuses on Clark Kent’s childhood and transformation into a superhero. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks and Century.

Monsters University

This prequel to Monsters, Inc. follows Mike and Sulley through their scare training. Rated G. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

More Than Honey

This documentary observes family beekeepers and industrial honey farms and explores the relationship between men and bees. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Much Ado About Nothing

A series of comic and tragic events conspire to keep two couples from truly finding happiness — but then again, perhaps love will prevail. Rated PG-13. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres


When two boys discover a mysterious stranger hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River, their lives are changed forever. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

This film follows young musician Jeffrey Kagel’s journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society.

Pacific Rim

When giant monsters rise from the Pacific Ocean, mankind turns to massive robots piloted by soldiers to defeat them. The robots aren’t enough, however, and an unlikely team must find a way to save mankind. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.


Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself becomes an insightful and compelling look into this great man’s life. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Rabbi’s Cat

Based on the best-selling graphic novel of Algeria in the 1930s, an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture, this animation tells the story of a rabbi and his cat. Not rated. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater


While trying to clear his name, Frank must defuse a Cold War project involving an activated nuclear weapon in Russia. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.


Detective Nick Walker is recruited into the Rest in Peace Department, which is tasked with protecting the living from evil spirits, after a fatal accident. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Rock the Casbah

The year is 1989. After an Israeli soldier is killed, the fate of four young
soldiers and one Palestinian family is sealed. At SIE FilmCenter. —
Denver Film Society

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This cult classic follows newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss as they find themselves in the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter. At Boulder Outdoor Cinema.


SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world — the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier exam. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Star Trek Into Darkness

When the crew of the Enterprise returns to Earth they find the whole place in chaos. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

This is the End

When the apocalypse hits, six friends find out what true friendship really means. Rated R. At Century.


Theo the garden snail’s racing dreams come true when an accident with nitrous oxide gives him the power of incredible speed. His newfound talent inspires him to try to win the Indianapolis 500. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

Unfinished Song

Unfinished Song is a funny and inspiring drama about curmudgeonly pensioner Arthur, who is inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local seniors choir. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

V/H/S 2

This follow-up to V/H/S ventures even further down the demented path blazed by its predecessor, discovering new and terrifying territory in the genre. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Way, Way Back

A lonely and awkward yet intelligent teenage boy, Duncan, begins his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer. At Century and Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

White House Down

A reluctant hero steps in to save the president when the White House comes under attack. Rated PG-13. At Century.

World War Z

As the zombie
apocalypse hits, a retired U.N. worker must find a way to stop the pandemic. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

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