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Toni Erdmann

Fri. 2/17 - Thurs. 2/23

(R) 2 Hrs. 42 Min. (Digital) In German with English subtitles (Art House & International, Drama)

In this masterpiece of German cinema, Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What's worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and that’s what this funny, poignant and yet tragic film arrives at.  By its end, Toni Erdmann is a work of laser-guided social critique and a comedy.
“A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.”~ Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

Fri 2/17 7:00 p.m.
Sat 2/18 11:00 a.m.
Sun 2/19 5:30 p.m.
Mon 2/20 4:00 p.m.
Tue 2/21 12:00 p.m.
Wed 2/22 7:00 p.m.
Thu 2/23 12:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Science on Screen
FREE science education series

Sat. Feb. 18

3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization
Speakers: Eric Duoss PhD, Chris Spadaccini PhD, Julie Jackson, William Smith, Melody Golobic-LLNL

The State and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are partnering to bring a series of four, cutting-edge science presentations to Modesto’s historic State Theatre. Students can spend, at no cost whatsoever, four afternoons learning from LLNL scientists plus each student will have an opportunity to earn extra classroom credits, receive LLNL swag, and can help win $500 to be used for equipment for their school’s science program. Come and learn in a fun, entertaining and dynamic environment in which parents and teachers are also welcome to attend at no charge.  

Film: Big Hero 6 (PG-2014) 1 Hr. 42 Min. (Blu-Ray) In English
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes.


Sat 2/18 2:30 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Leslie Jordan Live

Sat. Feb. 18

Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m.

Leslie Jordan is an Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, celebrated author and the star of his own HBO Special “Pink Carpet.” You’ve seen him on “Will and Grace,” FX’s “American Horror Story,” in the film “The Help,” and most recently shacking up in the smash reality competition “Celebrity Big Brother, U.K.”  Jordan is not only one of the most recognizable faces in popular entertainment today, he’s a voice-over artist, fund-raiser, out artist, equal rights activist and a self-avowed Southern Baptist celebutante.  And, above all, he’s really, really funny, and he’s coming to Modesto to share his unique brand of humor that includes his obsession with our youth-obsessed culture and riffs on his refusal to be “put out to pasture.”  Come and see what all the fuss is about (Hint: It’s comic, stage and screen actor and off-Broadway star Leslie Jordan).

Tickets are $45 on the floor or $35 in the balcony
Student tickets are $35 on the floor or $25 in the balcony
Sat 2/18 8:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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