Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

March 9-15

A Separation

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:05 8:50

In Farsi with English subtitles

Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film

A compelling drama set in Iran about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave his Alzheimer-suffering father. Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. After Nader hires a maid to help care for his father, his life becomes further complicated. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material/123m.



The Descendants

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:25 9:10

Academy Award winner Best Adapted Screenplay

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after an accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters to Kauai from Oahu to confront the man who was having an affair with her. Starring George Clooney. Rated R for language including some sexual references/115m.



Pina

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:15

Academy Award nominee Best Documentary Feature

See review, Page 10

Directed by Wim Wenders. Rated PG/103m.



Wanderlust

Times: Daily showtimes: 8:40

A Manhattan couple leaves the pressures and pace of the city and join a freewheeling community where the rule is to be who you are. Directed by David Wain. Starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Alda, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use/98m.

The Secret World of Arrietty

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:05 Daily showtimes: 4:25 6:45

Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world. An animated adventure based on Mary Norton's acclaimed children's book series "The Borrowers." Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi/Gary Rydstrom. Featuring the voice talents of Bridgit Mendler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler. Rated G/94m.



Safe House

Times: Daily showtime: 9:10

The most dangerous renegade from the CIA comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now the two must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Robert Patrick. Rated R for strong violence throughout and some language/115m.



The Artist

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:35 9:00

Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Actor

Hollywood, 1927: The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for George Valentin, a silent movie superstar. For young extra Peppy Miller, the sky's the limit — major movie stardom awaits. "The Artist" tells the story of their interlinked destinies. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell. Rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture/100m.

Schedule effective March 9-15

Act of Valor

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:05 6:30 9:00

Active-duty Navy SEALs star in a powerful story of global anti-terrorism inspired by true events combining stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion. When the rescue of a CIA operative leads to the discovery of a terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As they race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Directed by Mouse McCoy, Scott Waugh. Starring Active Duty Navy SEALs, Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov. Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language/101m.



The Vow

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:10 8:40

Paige and Leo are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents, and an ex-fiancé she may still have feelings for. Directed by Michael Sucsy. Starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum. Rated PG-13 for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language/104m.

The Lorax in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:20 (2D) 5:45 8:10 (2D)

An adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Directed by Chris Renaud. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron. Rated PG/94m.



John Carter in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00 (2D) 6:00 9:00

War-weary, former military captain John Carter is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epicproportions. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of its people rests in his hands. Directed by Andrew Stanton; Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action/132m/S/Disney.

Project X

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:50 7:05 9:20

See review, Page 10

Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem — all involving teens/88m.

Schedule effective March 23-29

Midnight show on March 22 (tickets on sale now for 3/22)

Hunger Games

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:40 Daily showtimes: 2:50 6:00 9:10

In the ruins of what was once North America, 12 remaining districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, televised for all to see. Katniss, 16, becomes a contender in the Games in order to save her little sister from having to compete. Only one of the 24 contenders can survive. Based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins' best selling trilogy. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz. Rated PG-13/142m.