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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.
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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.
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I Am Not Your Negro

Mon. 2/20 - Tues. 2/28

(PG-13~Doc) 1 hr. 33 min. (Digital) In English (Documentary)

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro is based on the book author James Baldwin never finished.  In 1979, Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project titled Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  At the time of his death in 1987, Baldwin left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the civil rights movement to the present of #blacklivesmatter. it is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. Ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Mon 2/20 7:00 p.m.
Thu 2/23 7:00 p.m.
Fri 2/24 4:00 p.m.
Sat 2/25 3:00 p.m.
Tue 2/28 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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