Reel to reel | Week of May 9, 2013



Jackie Robinson challenged prejudices when Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Colony Square and Century.

The Angels’ Share

The latest film from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Lavery, The Angels’ Share is a bittersweet comedy about a young man from Glasgow with a criminal past who wants a way out. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

At Any Price

A firm believer in the big-agribusiness mantra “Expand or Die,” ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres


Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion — for a price. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Big Wedding

This wedding comedy will surely provide plenty of family antics and an excuse to see Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon in a movie together. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives

Birth Story captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued midwifery from extinction and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

My Brother the Devil

A young man from a traditional Arab family runs with a gang that rules the streets of Hackney, one of London’s most ethnically mixed and historically volatile neighborhoods. At Mayan. –– Landmark Theatres

The Company You Keep

The world of Jim Grant, a public interest lawyer raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, N.Y., is turned upside down when a brash young reporter exposes his past as a 1970s antiwar radical wanted for murder. At Esquire and Century. — Landmark Theatres

The Croods 3D

A caveman family road-trips to a colorful world in this Flintstones-meets-Avatar animated kids movie. Rated PG. At Colony Square, Twin Peaks and Century.


Jason Bateman and Hope Davis team up in this tale about the destructive power of the Internet. Rated R. At Century.

Friday the 13th

A group of teenagers has a sleepover at a remote summer camp, but the mysterious “Jason” keeps knocking them off — one gory slice-and-dice at a time. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

The Gatekeepers

The surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, give interviews for this documentary. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

GI Joe: Retaliation 3D

With COBRA on the brink of world domination, it’s up to the GIs to do some stunts, blow stuff up and save the day. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square.

The Great Gatsby 3D

Set in New York during the roaring ‘20s, Nick Carraway is thrust into Jay Gatsby’s world of lavish parties and wealth. But as the writer pieces together the truth about his neighbor’s unrequited love, Carraway’s vision of the American Dream begins to crumble. Rated PG-13. At Colony Square, Twin Peaks and Century.

In the House

16-year-old Claude insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha, writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction. The boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Iron Man 3 3D

When his enemy leaves Tony Stark’s personal life in shambles, he must suit up once again as Iron Man. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

It’s a Disaster

What starts as an impromptu therapy session/airing of domestic grievances for eight friends takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

Jurassic Park 3D

What could make the velociraptor kitchen scene even more heart-stopping? 3-D, apparently! Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.


Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast, the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting yet beautiful detail. At SIE FilmCenter and Boedecker. — Denver Film Society


Left to fend for themselves after their parents are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Louise Wimmer

A middle-aged woman rushes through her chambermaid duties and confronts her manager about more hours. Then it’s on to her cramped car, which also functions as her bedroom and the only place she can call her own. The next day, the routine begins again. Part of J’adore Cine Club at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society


When two boys discover a man hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River, their lives and those of everyone in their small town are changed forever. Rated PG 13. At Century.


Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this visually amazing film. As for plot, Cruise battles to save the entire planet Earth, of course, in some far-off future time. Rated PG. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

Oz the Great and Powerful 3D

We know all about Dorothy and have heard the Wicked Witch’s take. Now it’s the Wizard of Oz’s turn. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

Pain & Gain

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson star in this action comedy flick about bodybuilders who have more brawn than brains when it comes to crime. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square.

The Place beyond the Pines

A cop squares off against a man who committed a crime to support his child. Both of their lives will be changed forever. Rated R. At Mayan, Century and Colony Square.

The Raw Natural

This film explores how organic, raw, living foods and superfoods are giving professional athletes the edge they require to heal and recover fast, stay healthy and fit and reach new performance heights. Part of DocNight series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

A Pakistani man named Changez tells an American journalist about his experiences in the U.S. Roll back 10 years, and we find Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune on Wall Street. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres


Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health, and his middle son Jean, who returns home after being wounded in World War I. At Chez Artiste. — Denver Film Society

Requiem for a Dream

Harry and his best friend Tyrone are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, N.Y., while Harry’s girlfriend Marion is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Part of The Watching Hour series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

The Room

The Room is an electrifying cult black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies, if you believe writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau’s version. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

Royal Opera House’s Nabucco

Plácido Domingo, one of the most celebrated talents of our time, makes a major role debut as Nabucco. A genre-defining masterwork containing some of the greatest choral music ever written. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

The Sapphires

Inspired by a true story, this film follows four talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. At Century and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

Scary Movie V

In this latest installment of the Scary Movie franchise, we get to see Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Snoop Lion in their natural habitat. Now that’s scary. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.

Something in the Air

It’s 1971, and in the wake of the revolutionary fervor of May 1968 a group of youthful Paris radicals are trying to live their ideals, contributing to the revolution they believe is just beginning. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres


The French Canadian comedy Starbuck stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a habitual sperm donor who discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children. At Chez Artiste. –– Landmark Theatres

The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Parts 9 & 10

Part 9 is the story of the maturing of American cinema in the late ’60s and ’70s. Part 10 is the story of the movies that tried to change the world in the 70s. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Swing Time

Considered by most to be the best dance-musical of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, Swing Time features four dance routines that are each regarded as masterpieces of their particular styles. Part of Classics series at Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

To the Wonder

Parisian single mother Marina and Midwestern tourist Neil fall madly in love in France and relocate to Oklahoma with Marina’s young daughter to start a life together. Rated R. At SIE FilmCenter. — Landmark Theatres

War Witch

Komona, a 14-year-old girl in sub-Saharan Africa, tells her unborn child the story of when she was kidnapped by rebels. When she discovers a valuable intuition about the presence of the enemy, she is elevated as a witch and favored by the rebel leader. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Richard Burton and Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor play a New England couple whose marriage hangs by a thin thread of self-deception, vicious verbal jousting and embittered mutual need. Part of Breaking the Fourth Wall series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society