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Opening 5/24

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In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi (Hitoshi Omika) and
his daughter, Hana (Ryô Nishikawa), lead a modest life gathering water, wood, and wild
wasabi for the local udon restaurant. Increasingly, the townsfolk become aware of a talent agency's plan to build an opulent glamping site nearby, offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to the snowy wilderness. When two company representatives arrive and ask for local guidance, Takumi becomes conflicted in his involvement, as it becomes clear that the project will have a pernicious impact on the
community. Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi's internationally acclaimed follow-up to his Academy Award®-winning DRIVE MY CAR is a foreboding fable on humanity's mysterious, mystical relationship with nature. As sinister gunshots echo from the forest, both the locals and representatives confront their life choices and the haunting consequences they have. (Japanese, with English subtitles)
NR | 1h 46m


Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/evil_does_not_exist

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This neo-fairytale set in Wyoming, USA follows three mischievous children as they embark on an odyssey when their mother asks them to run an errand. On the hunt to obtain her favourite blueberry pie, the children are kidnapped by poachers, battle a witch, outwit a huntsman, befriend a fairy, and bond together to become best friends forever.
PG-13 | 1h 55m


Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/riddle_of_fire

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A 1920s English seaside town, Littlehampton, bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbors: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town's women -- led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) -- begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.  R | 1h 40m

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wicked_little_letters

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The Empire Strikes Palestine:

 

A Film Festival by INWCLP

Sundays, 4-8pm | FREE Admission

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Inland Northwest Coalition for the Liberation of Palestine (INWCLP) presents “The Empire Strikes Palestine: A Film Festival”
at Magic Lantern on Main
Sundays, 4-8pm
FREE Admission

Sunday, May 26th - “The Occupation of the American Mind” A mind-opening look at how propaganda has shaped the narrative of key events in the history of Palestine and the State of Israel.

Sunday, June 2nd - “The Settlers” This documentary explores the history, present and probable future of Israel’s settler movement, and its impact on prospects for peace in the Middle East.

Sunday, June 9th - “Gaza Fights for Freedom” Footage of Israel’s assault on the 2018 Palestinian “Great March of Return,” with stories of Gaza’s brave first responders and journalists.

Sunday, - June 16th - “Boycott” Just how free is our “freedom of speech?” Follow three U.S. citizens as they fight for their right to exercise free speech, under threat from Zionist supporters of Israel in our own government!

INWCLP is dedicated to raising awareness, fostering understanding, and promoting empathy and solidarity with Palestinian struggles, through events like “The Empire Strikes Palestine '' Film Festival.

For more information go to https://www.inwclp.com/
or contact info@inwclp.com

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Opening 5/31

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BABES follows inseparable childhood friends Eden (Ilana Glazer) and Dawn (Michelle Buteau), having grown up together in NYC, now firmly in different phases of adulthood. When carefree an single Eden decides to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand, their friendship faces its greatest challenge. BABES delves into the complexities of female friendship with a blend of laughter, tears and labor pains.
R | 1h 44m


Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/babes

Opening 6/14

Opening 6/6

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On June 6th, the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we open THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM: An Untold Love Story of Two Nations Uncovered From The Ruins of WWII

This is not your conventional love story, but a love story nonetheless, one that has lasted for over 70 years between a city that had lived under oppressive occupation and a nation that came to rescue them.

In the first chapter of this documentary series, we follow the German occupation of Normandy and the liberation of the French people, told through stories of the French who lived through this turbulent time and still speak of a love affair that bonds generations of Free French to their American liberators to this day.

One little girl’s story exemplifies how the French saw – and still remember – the bravery and heroism of the American GIs and demonstrates why the United States has always taken part in protecting and liberating any who are oppressed. Her name is Dany Patrix, The Girl Who Wore Freedom, and she is the thread that weaves us throughout this story.

Why must this story be told? Almost as tragic as the lives lost to pay for this freedom is the collective memory loss in the United States about those memories. The people of Normandy still remember and appreciate to this day the sacrifices that were made, and celebrate these memories annually. As we have seen, when Americans experience this love, they are touched by it.

This should not fade into a one-sided love story. We cannot let the stories of the grateful French citizens fade silently into history.
NR | 1h 29m


https://thegirlwhoworefreedom.com/

Opening 6/28

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A mother (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a profoundly moving performance) and her teenage daughter (Lola Petticrew) must confront Death when it arrives in the form of an astonishing talking bird. From debut filmmaker Daina O. Pusić, Tuesday is a heart-rending fairy tale aboutthe echoes of loss and finding resilience in the unexpected.
R | 1h 51m


Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tuesday_2023

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In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy (Zoe Ziegler) spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of
her mother, Janet (Julianne Nicholson). Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child's experience of time passing, and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly
sublime film debut.
PG-13 | 1h 50m


Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/janet_planet

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Little Richard, The Doors, Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, and other legendary musicians performed at the 1969 Toronto Rock and Roll Revival music festival, a one-day, twelve-hour music festival held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 13, 1969 This behind-the-scenes look at
"the second most important event in rock and roll history" culminates in John Lennon's first public performance with The Plastic Ono Band, triggering his decision to leave the Beatles.
NR | 1h 37m


Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/revival69_the_concert_that_rocked_the_world

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