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Valhalla Rising

Buy Tickets (2009) dir Nicolas Winding Refn w/Mads Mikkelsen [93 min; 35mm] Acclaimed director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) brings us this majestic and brutal arthouse Viking epic. A fearsome, mute warrior known as One Eye (Mikkelsen), joins up with a group of 11th century pilgrims off to liberate Jerusalem – but the crew gets disastrously More »
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The Grey

Buy Tickets (2011) dir Joe Carnahan w/Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale [117 min; Digital] Pretty much the polar opposite of NEVER CRY WOLF, THE GREY follows a group of plane crash survivors (lead by everyone’s favorite middle-aged action hero, Liam Neeson) as they are relentlessly More »
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Never Cry Wolf*

Buy Tickets *Tentative. Please call to confirm. (1983) dir Carroll Ballard w/Charles Martin Smith [105 min; tbd] Based on the book by Farley Mowat, NEVER CRY WOLF is a beautiful and melancholy film about man’s relationship with nature. A Canadian biologist is sent to the arctic tundra to study a precipitous decline in Caribou numbers. More »
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Meek’s Cutoff

Buy Tickets (2010) dir Kelly Recihardt w/Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano [104 min; 35mm] In the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, a wagon train of three families becomes lost in the high plain desert after being mislead by their guide. A subtle western from acclaimed indie director Reichardt (Wendy More »
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McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Buy Tickets (1971) dir Robert Altman w/Warren Beatty, Julie Christie [120 min; 35mm] Set in the winter wilderness of a young America, MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER is an absolutely stunning Western from legendary director Robert Altman. A charmingly scruffy Warren Beatty plays a would-be ‘entertainment mogul’ in a burgeoning mining town in the Pacific Northwest More »
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The Gold Rush

Buy Tickets Special Matinee! (1925) dir Charlie Chaplin w/Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Georgia Hale [95 min; 35mm] Lest we think that there is only grim drama to be found at the intersection of man and wilderness, along comes Charlie Chaplin to mine comedy gold from starvation, frostbite, avalanches, and murderous claimjumpers. Buy Tickets: The More »
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The New World

Buy Tickets (2005) dir Terrence Malick w/Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher [150 min; 35mm] In Terrence Malick’s gorgeous, stirring and epic retelling of the story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, Emmanuel Lubezki’s dramatic camera work helps to bring an authenticity to this quintessential American legend. Buy Tickets: The New World Click showtime to purchase tickets: More »
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The Last of the Mohicans

Buy Tickets (1992) dir Michael Mann w/Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May [112 min; DCP] This stylish and beautiful version of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel features Day-Lewis in the role of Hawkeye, the adopted son of Chingachgook (Means), the last chief of the Mohican tribe. Buy Tickets: The Last of the More »
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Jeremiah Johnson

Buy Tickets (1972) dir Sydney Pollack w/Robert Redford, Will Geer [108 min; 35mm] Another tale of survival on the American frontier, JEREMIAH JOHNSON features Robert Redford as a 19th century soldier who retreats to the Rocky Mountains to live, he thinks, a reclusive life as a trapper. What he ends up with, however, is unexpected More »
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Man in the Wilderness

Buy Tickets (1971) dir Richard C. Sarafian w/Richard Harris, John Huston [104 min; 35mm] Inspired by the same story behind last year’s The Revenant, MAN IN THE WILDERNESS pits a hardened 19th century scout (Harris) first against an enraged bear, then against the elements, and, finally, against the men who left him for dead (including More »
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