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~~~~~~~ Upstairs ~~~~~~~

Far From the Madding Crowd

6:30 & 8:45 each evening
1:30 & 4:00 matinees Sat & Sun

Rated PG-13;119 minutes


Mike Reyes, Cinema Blend (excerpted)

The latest adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s evergreen novel is a positively stunning affair, with scenery as rich as the performances that compliment them.

Classic British literature has developed the image of being stuffy and overly dramatic, especially in the eyes of every “modern” audience that comes around to turn its nose up to it. Yet the reason these stories are classic is because of the tales that they tell, filled with issues that even the modern viewer can identify with. If they didn’t possess that key element, they certainly wouldn’t continue to be re-made or re-imagined, and if there ever was a film that would understand that, it’s Thomas Vinterberg’s exemplary remake of Far From The Madding Crowd.

Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is a woman with her head on her shoulders and a farm to keep in business. But even with her headstrong ways and her wit and wisdom about her, she’s still human - and it’s her humanity that will lead her to consider three different men in her life. Will she fall for Gabriel (Matthias Schoenaerts,) the stoic shepherd; Francis (Tom Sturridge,) the cocky and impulsive Sergeant; or William (Michael Sheen,) the wealthy landowner? Fate will pull her every which way, but will Bathsheba make the right choice for herself, as well as her business?

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Children ~ Under 12......$7.50
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~~~~~~~ Downstairs ~~~~~~~


6:00 & 8:00 each evening
1:00 & 3:30 matinees Sat & Sun

Rated PG-13; 83 minutes


Manohla Dargis, The New York Times (excerpted)

There are few better ways right now to spend 80 movie minutes than to see Iris, a delightful eye-opener about life, love, statement eyeglasses, bracelets the size of tricycle tires and the art of making the grandest of entrances.

You may have seen her before, peering out of a luxury magazine in a gaudy fur cloud in a jewelry advertisement or, in another campaign, cozily perched on a park bench alongside the model Karlie Kloss. Ms. Apfel, her customary bold palette muted, wears blue socks with white polka dots, tee-ready green slacks and a dusky rose coat, a large white bow tied around her neck. The bow makes her look like a gift, which, in a way, she is. As you discover, she would prefer you look at the bow than try to untie it to see what lies beneath.

Directed by Albert Maysles — one half of the legendary documentary team that made Grey Gardens — this is a documentary about a very different kind of woman who holds your imagination from the moment she appears. You can’t take your eyes off Iris Apfel (she wouldn’t have it any other way), but, then, why would you want to?

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