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Lion
Lion

Fri. 2/10 - Thurs. 3/9

(PG-13) 2 Hrs. (Digital) In English (Drama)

Lion (adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley), is based on the heart-wrenching true story about a five year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman Best Supporting Actress nominee, Golden Globes and David Wenham.) Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, Saroo (Dev Patel) learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family. Directed by Garth Davis, Lion also stars Rooney Mara and Sunny Pawar.
“A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time.” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.´- Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Fri 2/10 2:30 p.m.
Sat 2/11 7:00 p.m.
Sun 2/12 7:00 p.m.
Mon 2/13 7:00 p.m.
Wed 2/15 7:00 p.m.
Fri 2/17 12:00 p.m.
Fri 2/24 12:00 p.m.
Sat 2/25 12:00 p.m.
Mon 2/27 7:00 p.m.
Tue 2/28 4:00 p.m.
Wed 3/1 12:00 p.m.
Fri 3/3 12:00 p.m.
Sat 3/4 7:00 p.m.
Sun 3/5 12:00 p.m.
Mon 3/6 4:00 p.m.
Mon 3/6 7:00 p.m.
Tue 3/7 4:00 p.m.
Wed 3/8 12:00 p.m.
Thu 3/9 4:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Hidden_figures
Hidden Figures

Fri. 2/24 - Sun. 3/5

(PG) 2 Hrs. 7 Min. (Digital) In English (Drama)

Nominated for three Academy Awards ~ Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) ~ Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history. The unsung heroines were behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
“An assertion of humanity and civil rights that is pure cinematic nourishment for soul.” -- Katie Walsh, Tribune News

Fri 2/24 7:00 p.m.
Sat 2/25 7:00 p.m.
Sun 2/26 12:00 p.m.
Mon 2/27 12:00 p.m.
Mon 2/27 4:00 p.m.
Tue 2/28 12:00 p.m.
Wed 3/1 4:00 p.m.
Thu 3/2 12:00 p.m.
Fri 3/3 4:00 p.m.
Sat 3/4 12:00 p.m.
Sun 3/5 3:00 p.m.
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The Nine
A film about homelessness in Modesto

Wed. March 1

(Doc) 1 Hr. 38 Min. (Digital) In English

With issues surrounding homelessness and transience plaguing cities across the U.S., it was Modesto that managed to capture the attention of filmmaker Katy Grannan. Her focus was “The Nine,” the city’s notorious South Ninth Street, a strip that divides Modesto between haves and have nots, and runs a jagged parallel to Highway 99. There is nothing left of the American dream on The Nine—a solemn destination for those who have relinquished the dream. The Nine is a no man’s land where the rules of polite society do not apply. The people living along The Nine form a ravaged micro community whose Darwinian existence is a day-to-day hustle, and survival is by any means necessary. Kiki, however, is the rare bright light whose magnetic optimism is a means of self-preservation. Her childlike enthusiasm belies the stark reality that surrounds her. The Nine, filmed in an elegiac style, honors the casualties of a broken system—people who might otherwise be forgotten. Like a Townes Van Zandt song, The Nine is a film about the beauty of those who fall by the wayside, a bittersweet country ballad that feels at times like a torn from a novel by John Steinbeck or William Faulkner.
The State is hosting Grannan and producer Marc Smolowitz during a special screening of The Nine after which there will be a Q&A.

Doors at 6; film at 7 p.m.

Wed 3/1 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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