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Antarctica: A Year On Ice
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States. 2014. Directed by Anthony Powell. (92 mins.) Rated PG.

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced. Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, filmmaker Anthony Powell captures the splendor of the region like no film before. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE gives testament to the planet's natural wonders, humanity's thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.

Maps To The Stars
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Canada/United States. 2014. Directed by David Cronenberg. (111 mins.) Rated R.

With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in a sun-soaked Southern California rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, angst, yearning - and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist, whose "Hour of Personal Power" has brought him an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.

Manhattan Short Feature Film Project
Patrick's Day

Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Ireland. 2014. Directed by Terry McMahon. (102 mins.) Not Rated.

Between March 5 and 8, 2015, one feature film will debut in over 50 cinemas across the United States in the 3rd Annual Feature Film Project.

Audiences at each venue will be asked if this film should return to this cinema for a theatrical release in 2015. If the majority votes "yes" then, if the producers choose, the film will return to that cinema for a series of screenings that year.

Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her to living. Patrick’s obsessive mother Maura doesn’t realize her own misguided love may be more dangerous than hate. To pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her, for a price. A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone, Patrick’s Day proves, when it comes to love, we’re all a little crazy.

Leviathan
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Russia. 2014. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintstev. (140 mins.) Rated R. In Russian with English subtitles

Oscar Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Winner! Best Foreign Language Film

The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolya (Alexeï Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergueï Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage. 

Song of the Sea
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Ireland. 2014. Directed by Tomm Moore. (93 mins.) Rated PG.

Oscar Nominee! Best Animated Feature

Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.

Force Majeure
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Sweden/France/Denmark/Norway. 2014. Directed by Ruben Ostlund. (118 mins.) Rated R. in English and in Swedish with English subtitles

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family's world to its core and his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Keep On Keepin' On
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States. 2014. Directed by Alan Hicks. (84 mins.) Rated R.

Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry - a mentor to Miles Davis - is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the 1960's, he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC - on "The Tonight Show". Today, after a life spent working with andteaching the most totemic figures in jazz history, Terry continues to attract and cultivate budding talents. KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON highlights his friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who suffers from debilitating stage fright. KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON is a film crafted with great affection by Hicks - another former student of Terry's - a grace note for his teacher, infused with soulfulness and serendipity.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States. 2014. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. (99 mins.) Not Rated. In Persian with English subtitles

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.



Alive Mind Cinema is a monthly series featuring films that explore the meaning of life and happiness.
These critically acclaimed and transformative films present the power of art and spirituality to change
how we see our world. Patrons may visit the Gathr Films website to purchase a 3-month or 6-month
subscription in advance. Individual tickets will also be available to purchase at the door the evening of each film.
No coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events.

Monday, March 23rd at 7:45PM:
Farewell Herr Scwarz 
Monday, April 27th at 7:45PM:
Seeds of Time
Monday, May 25th at 7:45PM:
Steak (R)evolution
Monday, June 22nd at 7:45PM:
Goodbye Gauley Mountain

"The Alive Mind Cinema Series is essential viewing for everyone interested in finding their personal
pathway to greater happiness and living a more fulfilled life!" - Loretta Miles, Salem Cinema owner

Far From The Madding Crowd
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States/UK. 2015. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Rated PG-13.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States. 2015. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. (104 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

A teenage filmmaker befriends a classmate with cancer.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

United States. 2014. Directed by Mary Dore. (92 mins.) Not Rated.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry tells the story of the brilliant, often outrageous women who founded the feminist movement of the 1960s. They said 'the personal is political' and made a revolution: in the bedroom, in the workplace, in all spheres of life. Called threatening by the FBI, yet ignored in many histories, these women changed the world.

Timbuktu
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

France/Mauritania. 2014. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. (97 mins.) Rated PG-13. In English and in French, Arabic, Bambara and Songhay with English subtitles

Oscar Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film

Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema. 

Wild Tales
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

Argentina/Spain. 2014. Directed by Damian Szifron. (122 mins.) Rated R. In Spanish with English subtitles

Oscar Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

The Salt of the Earth
Dates & Showtimes to be announced!

France/Brazil/Italy. 2014. Directed by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. (110 mins.) Rated PG-13. In English & in French and Portuguese with English subtitles

Oscar Nominee! Best Documentary Feature

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.

Cheatin'
Coming in April with BILL PLYMPTON live and in person!

United States. 2015. Directed by Bill Plympton. (76 mins.) Not Rated.

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden "soul machine", Ella takes the form of Jake's numerous lovers, desperately fighting through the malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.

BILL PLYMPTON is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design. Bill Plympton moved to New York City in 1968. He began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.

In 1987 he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short “Your Face”. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for a short film “Guard Dog”. “Push Comes to Shove” another short film, won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d’Or. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike’s, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991 he’s made 9 feature films, 6 of them, “The Tune”, “Mondo Plympton”, “I Married A Strange Person”, “Mutant Aliens”, “Hair High” and “Idiots and Angels” are all animated features.


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