Palm Springs residents take note: The Movie Experience in Temecula’s Art House has been a great place to catch up on films that are in limited release, films that normally only are viewed in Los Angeles. Along with rare films the Art House also views classic films once a month. And everyone that enters the Art House receives FREE coffee.
Starting this Friday at the Art House are:
Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls
“For Colored Girls” brings to the screen Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play, a poetic exploration of what is to be of color and a female in this world. The movie is based on Ntozake Shange’s play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.
Starring Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy and Kimberly Elise
Rated R for language, violence, rape and sexual content
Running Time – 2 hours 14 min.
Shown Fri, thru Thurs – 100 400 700 955
Inside Job – This Documentary is on the Oscars’ short list for nominated films
A comprehensive analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly caused global financial collapse. It traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.
Rated PG13 for drug use and sexual material
Running Time: 1 hour 48 min.
Shown Fri Sat & Sun – 1115 200 445 730 1015
Mon thru Thurs – 200 445 730 1000
Conviction – One of the best films this year – it’s a MUST see
When Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, his sister Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice, Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor, meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny’s arrest. Belief in her brother – and her quest for the truth – pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.
Starring Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell
Running Time – 1 hour 47 min.
Rated R for language and violence
Showing Daily – 415 1000
When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy. Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news.” As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
Starring Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams
Rated PG13 for sexual content and language
Running Time – 1 hour 42 min.
Showing Wed thru Sun – 1115 115 200 400 445 645 730 930 1000
Mon thru Thurs – 115 200 400 445 645 730 930 1000
A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a correctional officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman’s path.
Starring Robert Di Niro and Edward Norton
Running Time – 1 hour 51 min
Rated R for sexuality, language and violence
Shown Fri thru Sun – 1100 130 410 645 930
Mon thru Thurs – 130 410 645 930
For complete show times click here: www.themovieexperience.com
Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones, no texting, don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work on SilentHollywood.com