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Jeremiah Tower:  The Last Magnificent

Fri. 4/28 - Wed. 5/10

(R-Doc) 1 Hr. 57 Min. (Digital) In English (Documentary)

After premiering at Tribeca, New York Magazine called Jeremiah "A rare, honest, and compelling glimpse into the life of a legendary chef.”  Produced by Antony Bourdain, the film covers the life of Tower, who became one of America’s first celebrity chefs and one of the most influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower gained fame as a pioneer in the California cuisine movement at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkeley, during  the 1970s and founded San Francisco’s  Stars restaurant in the mid 1980s. The original bad-boy chef, Tower was known for his Studio 54 lifestyle, over-the-top brash personality, and his public feud with Alice Waters.  Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America's top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After several years, Tower mysteriously walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface in the most unlikely of places: New York City's fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. There, he launched a journey of self-discovery familiar to anyone who has ever imagined themselves to be an artist. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl and Martha Stewart, this delicious documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of America's first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius has made him a living legend.

Fri 4/28 7:00 p.m.
Sat 4/29 11:30 a.m.
Sun 4/30 6:30 p.m.
Mon 5/1 12:00 p.m.
Mon 5/1 4:00 p.m.
Tue 5/2 4:00 p.m.
Wed 5/3 12:00 p.m.
Thu 5/4 12:00 p.m.
Fri 5/5 4:00 p.m.
Sat 5/6 12:00 p.m.
Mon 5/8 12:00 p.m.
Mon 5/8 7:00 p.m.
Tue 5/9 4:00 p.m.
Wed 5/10 12:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Science on Screen
FREE science education series

Sat. April 29

Behold Livermorium:A Quest for New Elements
Dawn Shaughnessy Phd-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: Iron Man 2
(PG-13~2010) 2 Hrs. 4 Min. (Blu-ray)
In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

Sat 4/29 2:30 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Purple Rain Party II

Sat. April 29

Doors at 6; music at 6:30; film at 7:45 p.m.

Last year’s musical tribute to Prince was so popular that we’ve decided to do it again. His music and movies live on and with these annual parties, so does his legacy. Live music is courtesy of the talented Tim Allen and friends including guitaristMarlon Yamzon, Patty Castillo on vocals, Gil Conrad Johnson on bass and Matt Harrington on drums. Brian Friend of Voodoo Laser will be back with a phenomenal light show, and we’ll have plenty of cocktails, dancing and sparkly purple stuff to bring Prince to life for all of us, his loyal fans.  We’ll screen Purple Rain and have a blast. Be sure and come dressed in your  most flamboyant purple attire as we pay tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson (1958~2016).

Doors at 6p.m.
Music from 6:30 p.m.
Purple Rain at 7:45 p.m.
Admission: $20

Sat 4/29 6:30 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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