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The Exception

Fri. 7/14 - Sat. 7/22

(R) 1 Hr. 47 Min. (Digital) In English (Art House & International, Drama)

A riveting World War II thriller filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country's authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser's life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser's maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. As secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

Fri 7/14 7:00 p.m.
Sat 7/15 12:00 p.m.
Sun 7/16 5:00 p.m.
Mon 7/17 4:00 p.m.
Wed 7/19 12:00 p.m.
Thu 7/20 4:00 p.m.
Fri 7/21 12:00 p.m.
Sat 7/22 12:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Paris Can Wait

Fri. 7/14 - Wed. 7/26

(PG) 1 Hr. 32 Min. (Digital) In English (Comedy, Romance)

When her director husband is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Gallic rogue who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. The first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis and director of the Apocalypse Now and the documentary Hearts of Darkness. Starring Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard.  The New York Times

Closed caption glasses available

Fri 7/14 4:00 p.m.
Sat 7/15 7:00 p.m.
Tue 7/18 12:00 p.m.
Wed 7/19 4:00 p.m.
Thu 7/20 12:00 p.m.
Sun 7/23 12:00 p.m.
Mon 7/24 12:00 p.m.
Tue 7/25 4:00 p.m.
Wed 7/26 4:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Art House Celebration of Filmmaker Jonathan Demme
Stop Making Sense

Wed. July 19

(PG; 1984) 1 Hr. 39 Min. (Digital) In English (Documentary

With his passing on April 26, the entire movie industry mourned the loss of the great American filmmaker Jonathan Demme. With work ranging from the Silence of the Lambs, for which he won an Academy Award for directing, to comedies like Married to the Mob, Demme leaves a lasting legacy that the Art House community is celebrating with a one-night screening of his most beloved and acclaimed work, the groundbreaking, 1984 Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, widely considered to be one of, if not the, greatest concert movie of all time. Featuring the new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison, Stop Making Sense was Demme’s first feature-length documentary, made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Critics and filmgoers found the film mesmerizing. New Yorker Magazine film critic Pauline Kael called it, “ Close to perfection,” and “A dose of happiness from beginning to end.”

Doors at 6; film at 7 p.m.
Admission: $8

Wed 7/19 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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