Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Sept. 16-22

Sarah's Key

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:05 8:40

In French, German, English and Italian

Ten-year-old Sarah and her parents are taken by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in their secret hiding place and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Sixty seven years later, Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Niels Arestrup, Melusine Mayance, Aidan Quinn. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust/103m.

Magic Trip

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20

In 1964, Ken Kesey, famed author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. He was joined by "The Merry Band of Pranksters," a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's "On the Road," and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16mm, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With "Magic Trip," filmmakers Gibney and Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage by the Kesey family. A documentary by Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood. Rated R for drug content, language and some nudity/108m.

The Debt

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:20 9:00

Mossad agents tracked down a Nazi war criminal in East Berlin in 1966. At great risk and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished — or was it? Directed by John Madden. Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington. Rated R for some violence and language/113m.

The Help

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30

Based on the best-selling book, three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney. Rated PG-13 for thematic material/146m.

Midnight in Paris

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:45 9:10

Owen Wilson plays Gil, a successful screenwriter but full of doubt novelist, who joins his forceful fiancee, Inez, and her parents in the City of Lights. Gil loves Paris, particularly Paris in the 1920s when Hemingway and Fitzgerald met with Dali and Picasso. And so it is that Gil moves back and forth between past and present, where Inez and her parents pale in comparison. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking/94m.

Schedule effective Sept. 16-22

I Don't Know How She Does It

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:00 8:20

See review, Page 10

Directed by Douglas McGrath. Starring Greg Kinnear, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks. Rated PG-13/90m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:10 8:45

As a fast-moving epidemic of a lethal airborne virus grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure. With panic spreading faster than the virus itself, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne. Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language/106m/F/Warner Bros.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20

See review, Page 10

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity/103m.

Our Idiot Brother

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:30 2:40/4:20

Every family has one: the sibling who is always a bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned, whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a trouble-free existence. After his girlfriend dumps him, his sisters each take a turn housing Ned. His unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But maybe in believing and trusting the people around him, Ned isn't such an idiot after all. Directed by Jesse Peretz. Starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer. Rated R for sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout/90m/F.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:30 9:00

In present day San Francisco, a scientist looks for a cure for Alzheimer's by experimenting on a chimpanzee. But an act of both compassion and arrogance, and the development of animal intelligence, brings about a war for supremacy between humans and apes. Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language/110m.