Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:20 8:45
Behind Bergdorf Goodman's magical Manhattan window displays lies a very real world where the rich and famous wield their power and eccentricity, where young and talented designers have their dreams granted and denied, and where money and ambition comingle with radical ideas of beauty and provocative style. Now, for the first time, audiences get a chance to peek inside this world. Directed by Matthew Miele. Not Rated/94m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 2:45 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:20 9:30
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. "Frances Ha" is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner. Rated R for some sexual content and brief drug use/86m.
Now You See Me
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:30 9:10
"Now You See Me" pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen," a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. "The Four Horsemen" pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Common. Rated PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content/116m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes 4:40 9:20
In French with English subtitles
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son. Starring Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Rated R for sequences of art-related nudity and brief language/111m.
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:35 Daily showtimes: 7:10
Winner 2013 American Documentary Film Festival Audience Favorite
For more than 1,200 years, millions of world travelers have embarked on an historic, 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain that is known to be extremely spiritually, emotionally and physically challenging. Called "a brilliant documentary" by actor Martin Sheen, "Walking the Camino" embarks on a journey with six strangers from around the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot — with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart and soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves. Directed by Lydia Smith. Not rated/85m.
The Great Gatsby
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest for New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits, penning a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, holding a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Amitabh Bachchan. Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language/142m.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:20 9:10
Billy and Nick, careers torpedoed by the digital world, talk their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Dylan O'Brien, Will Ferrell. Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language/119m.
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:30 9:00
A crash-landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father, Cypher (Will Smith), stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoe Kravitz. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images/100m/S.
Epic 2-D / 3-D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:15 (3-D) 5:40 (2-D) 8:00 (3-D)
From the creators of "Ice Age" and "Rio," "Epic" tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world ... and ours. Directed by Chris Wedge. Starring Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis. Rated PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language/102m.
Star Trek Into Darkness 2-D / 3-D
Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 (2-D) Daily showtimes 3:00 (3-D) 5:55 (2-D) 8:50 (3-D)
After a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations, and with a personal score to settle, Capt. Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. Propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships torn apart and sacrifices made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Starring John Cho, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto. Rated PG-13/132m.