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Opens Fri. Feb. 17

(R) 1 Hr. 47 Min. (Digital) In Spanish with English subtitles (Drama)

Neruda is director Pablo Larraín’s kinetic cat-and-mouse tale about the fugitive poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco; NO) and the police officer dead set on capturing him (Gael García Bernal; Mozart in the Jungle, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien). With a stunningly inventive screenplay by writer Guillermo Calderón (The Club), the film premiered to critical acclaim in the Directors’ Fortnight program at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and will also screen at the 2016 Toronto and New York festivals. It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator (and renowned poet) Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President Gabriel González Videla (Alfredo Castro). Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril (Mercedes Morán), but they are forced into hiding, where Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, "Canto General."  In Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom.
"Part fact, part glorious fantasy... In Neruda, Mr. Larraín steers clear of cradle-to-grave clichés for a formally exciting movie that both places Neruda in a specific world-historical moment and shows him as a poet of the people - of fawning intellectuals, striking workers, adoring prostitutes." – Manohla Dargis, The NY Times

"A work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it's hard to know how to parcel out praise: script, cinematography, art direction and performances all vie for kudos and awards. Everything suddenly comes together and the audience sits in the cinema feeling both illuminated and floored. Represents the director at his stunning best." – Jay Weissberg, Variety

Fri 2/17 4:00 p.m.
Sun 2/19 11:00 a.m.
Mon 2/20 12:00 p.m.
Tue 2/21 4:00 p.m.
Thu 2/23 4:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Modesto Film Society presents:

Sun. Feb. 19

(PG-1977) 1 Hr. 57 Min.

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. Starring Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave.

Sun 2/19 2:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
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

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