Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
May 26-June 2
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:30
Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:00 8:15
Documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog ("Encounters at the End of the World," "Grizzly Man") follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. A hit at this year's Toronto Film Festival, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago — almost twice as old as any previous discovery. Directed by Werner Herzog; Starring Werner Herzog. Rated G/90m/F/IFC.
Bill Cunningham New York
Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:45
Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:00 9:10
Filmmaker Richard Press says it took 10 years to make this portrait of Cunningham, the first eight spent convincing his subject to acquiesce. Anyone who has so much as glanced at the Style section of the Times will recognize Cunningham's work: an obsessive, meticulous, witty and eclectic array of images of New Yorkers dressed to kill. Cunningham is famous for spotting trends before anyone else, for giving young and unknown fashionistas as much play as society's grande dames, and for rejecting every hostess's effort to get him to stop for just one moment to sip champagne or shoot the breeze. Cunningham is a New York original, a man who has joyously transformed fashion into urban anthropology. Directed by Richard Press. Starring Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors. Not Rated/84m/F/Blu-ray/Zeitgeist Films.
Everything Must Go
Sat.-Mon. early shows: 1:40
Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:25 8:45
See review, Page 9
Starring Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Peña, Stephen Root, Laura Dern. Rated R for language and some sexual content/97m/S/Roadside Attractions.
Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:00
Daily showtimes: 8:55
In French and Italian with English subtitles
Cannes Best Actress Juliette Binoche plays a gallery owner living in a Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterwards, she invites him on a tour of the countryside during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep up the pretence and continue on their afternoon out, discussing love, life and art, increasingly behaving like a long-married couple. But are they play-acting on a whim or is there more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye? Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Starring Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carriere, Agathe Natanson. Not Rated/106m/F/IFC.
Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:10
Daily showtimes: 3:15 5:15 7:15 9:15
A prismatic and probing exploration of our world, what's wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better. "I AM" recounts what happened to a successful filmmaker after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged a changed man. Disillusioned with life on the A-list, he sold his house, moved to a mobile home community, and decided to start life anew. Directed by Tom Shadyac. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing image/80m/F/Paladin.
Water for Elephants
Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15
Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer married to a charismatic but dangerous husband in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook. Rated PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content/121m/S/Fox.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective May 26-June2
The Hangover Part II
Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:55
Daily showtimes: 4:30 7:00 9:30
Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined. Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong. Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images/102m/S/WB.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (in 2D)
Sat.-Mon. early show: 11:50 2:05
Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:40 8:50
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Directed by Jennifer Yu Helson; Starring the voice talents of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogan. Rated PG for sequences of martial arts action and mild violence/90m/S/Paramount.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2D)
Sat.-Mon. early show: 11:55
Daily showtimes: 3:00 6:00 9:05
See review, Page 9
Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo/137m/S/Disney.
Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:30
Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:10 9:00
A maid-of-honor, lovelorn and broke, looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids. Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy. Rated R for some strong sexuality, and language throughout/125m.
Priest (in 2D)
Sat.-Mon. early show: 2:40
Daily showtimes: 9:20
A western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, set in an alternate world, one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. A legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. He disobeys church law when he sets out to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. Directed by Scott Stewart. Starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Christopher Plummer. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language/88m/S/Sony.
Thor (in 2D)
Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:05
Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:15
Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war, is cast down to Earth by his father Odin to live among humans. Thor learns about love, and what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence/115m/S/Paramount.
Rio (in 2D)
Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:20
Daily showtimes: 4:50
Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in a small town in Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he's the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu's female counterpart. Shortly after they meet, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. Starring the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez. Rated G/99m/S/Fox.