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Testament of Youth
 Testament of Youth
This acclaimed British drama is based on the WWI memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain. The beautiful and talented actress Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) stars as Vera, an independent young woman who overcomes the restraints on women and enters Somerville College, Oxford in 1914. When World War I breaks out, her brother and her fiancé are sent to fight on the front lines. Vera follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France. The musical score is by Max Richter. (129 mins)

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Silent Shorts with Live Piano
 Silent Shorts with Live Piano
Again this year it’s three silent shorts: Harold Lloyd’s NEVER WEAKEN (1921), Charlie Chaplin’s A DOG’S LIFE (1918), and Buster Keaton’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921), all featuring the original live musical accompaniment of Chris Kypros. (80 mins)

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Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC
 Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC
Sat, July 18 at 9:15pm

The early punk scene in the Nation’s Capital is celebrated more than 25 years later. !980 to 1990 was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. (90 mins)

Movie producer Neal Hutchko will attend the showing and introduce his film.

“…an enlightening documentary” –The New York Times

“…an inspiring primer, sure to remind viewers that the power has always been in their hands” –Time Out New York

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Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
 Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
Tuesday, July 21 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death, The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam mounted a major re-showing of the artist’s work. Experience his work anew on the big screen as world-renowned curators and art historians offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a rich cinema experience. (90 mins)

Introduction by Erik Neil, Director of The Chrysler Museum. Erik has been running museums since 1999. His areas of specialization include the Italian Renaissance and History of Photography.

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Awake: The Life of Yogananda
 Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Sunday, July 26 at 7:15pm – 'Faith In Film'

The spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi" has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a favorite book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audiences. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, this documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west. 'Awake' is the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness. The many voices of prominent musicians and yogis included in the movie include Khrishna Das, Deepak Chopra, Bikram Choudhury, and the late George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. (87 mins)

Speaker and discussion: Graham Schweig is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is an author and translator of Cassical Sanskrit Texts. He is a teacher of yoga philosophy and meditation.

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Our Man In Tehran
 Our Man In Tehran
Wednesday, July 22 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Based on the true story behind Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film Argo, this gripping new documentary is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. Based on Robert Wright’s best-selling book, the film uncovers new information and adds valuable context that was omitted from Argo, including an historical overview of Iran, interviews with the rescued Americans, and ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez. (85 mins)

Speaker and discussion: Ray McGovern is a retired CIA foreign policy analyst who informed senior White House advisors and served under seven presidencies. He is a peace activist, writer, whistleblower, and educator based in Washington, DC. raymcgovern.com

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Cartel Land
 Cartel Land
Wednesday, July 29 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Intrepid filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Escape Fire) embeds himself to make this dangerous film about two modern-day vigilante movements. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," shepherds a citizen uprising against the Knights Templar, the violent drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley—a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley—Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to halt Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. (98 mins)

Speaker and discussion: Neill Franklin is the executive director of L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) based in D.C. This national organization of professionals turned whistleblowers calls for the defunding of The War on Drugs and the decriminalization of all drug addiction and abuse so that they can be treated as the health issues that they are.

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Dark Star: H.R. Gigers World
 Dark Star: H.R. Gigers World
Wednesday July 15 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

The late surrealist artist H. R. Giger terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's Alien. Giger’s dark, intricate work depicting birth, death and sex have for decades influenced and inspired sci-fi and horror movies, music, and other artists. Behind the ivy-covered walls of his residence in Zurich, Switzerland, Dark Star brings viewers into Giger's mysterious realm. His prolific output includes sculpture, painting, drawing, film, architecture and album covers for such musicians as Debbie Harry and the Dead Kennedys, integrating meticulous technique with a instantly-recognizable sensibility that has inspired generations of nightmares. (95 mins)

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Help!
 Help!
Fri-Sun, July 17-19
Although not as groundbreaking as A Hard Day’s Night, this 50th Anniversary presentation of The Beatles’ second film is still a lot of fun, as we watch the Fab Four jump from country to country in a silly James Bond-ish plot. But their antics and charisma still shines, and the music—well, what can you say—is timeless. (1965, G, 90 mins) Listen to 106.9 The Fox for a chance to win free tickets!

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Mal Vincent Classic Film Festival
 Mal Vincent Classic Film Festival
A series of classic films hosted by the Virginian-Pilot's film and theater critic Mal Vincent on Monday night in July and August (also shows Tuesday afternoons without Mal, with matinee showtimes to be announced each week.) This year's series kicks off with THE LONG HOT SUMMER on Monday, July 6th.



A Little Chaos
 A Little Chaos
Madame Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man who hires her, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Le Nôtre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). But Sabine is made of strong stuff; her honesty and compassion help her to overcome both the challenges of her newfound popularity, and an unspeakable tragedy from her past, to win the favour of the Sun King and the heart of Le Nôtre. Directed by Alan Rickman. (R, 117 mins)

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Saint Laurent
 Saint Laurent
This French biographical film was co-written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, and stars Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent, Jérémie Renier as Pierre Bergé and Louis Garrel as Jacques de Bascher. The film focuses on Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career. Saint Laurent competed for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and received ten César Award nominations, including Best Film. In English and French with subtitles. (150 mins)

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