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Adult Beginners

May 8

The D Train

May 8
  Hot Pursuit May 8 - Aptos Cinemas
Ride May 8 - The Nick Five Flights Up May 8 - The Nick
Far From The Madding Crowd May 8 - The Del Mar From Here to There - Special TUGG Screening

May 12 - The Del Mar

One Night Only

Pitch Perfect 2 May 15 Lambert & Stamp May 15
She's Beautiful When She's Angry May 15 - The Nick National Theatre Live: Man and Superman - Special Screening May 14 & May 17 - The Del Mar
An Evening w/ John Waters - Special Event by Bookshop Santa Cruz

May 19 - The Del Mar

One Night Only!

Tomorrowland May 22 - Aptos Cinemas
Slow West May 22 Iris May 22

Stratford Festival - Antony & Cleopatra

Special Screening

May 21 & May 24 - The Del Mar

In Country - Special Screening

May 26 - The Nick

One Night Only

Globe on Screen presents

Titus Andronicus - Special Screening

May 31 - The Del Mar Results June 5
St. Laurent June 5

Love and Mercy

June 5
When Marnie Was There June 5 Sunshine Superman June 12
Aloft June 12 Me and Earl and The Dying Girl June 19

Globe on Screen presents

Julius Caesar - Special Screening

May 28 & June 7 - The Del Mar Inside Out June 19 - The Del Mar
A Little Chaos June 26 - The Nick  
The Overnight July 3 I'll See You in My Dreams July 3
Eden July 3    
The Gallows July 10 Self/Less July 10
Globe on Screen presents The Comedy of Errors - Special Screening July 9 & July 12 National Live Theatre: Everyman - Special Screening July 16 & July 19 - The Del Mar
Mr. Holmes July 15  
A Walk in the Woods Sept 2 TUGG presents: The Milky Way - Special Screening Aug 4 - The Del Mar
Learning to Drive Sept 4    
Pan Oct 9 - The Del Mar National Theatre Live presents: Hamlet Oct 15 & Oct 18 - The Del Mar




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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    Blade Runner: The Final Cut May 8 & May 9 - The Del Mar
Pink Flamingos May 15 - The Del Mar    
Cry Baby May 16 - The Del Mar Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me May 22 & 23 - The Del Mar
Beetlejuice May 29 & 30 - The Del Mar    
Raiders of the Lost Ark June 5 & June 6 - The Del Mar Alien: The Director's Cut Jul 12 & 13 - The Del Mar

 


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ADULT BEGINNERS -- May 8th

 

A young, hipster entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and three year-old nephew in the suburbs - only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up - but not without some bad behavior first.

Running Time: 90

Rated: R for language and some drug use.

 

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"The kind of comedy that goes down easy even as it looks at the hard stuff."  ­ LA Times

 

"...script with intelligent humor, witty, sarcastic, and self-deprecating dialogue bounds off." - Indiewire

 

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THE D TRAIN -- May 8th

Starring Jack Black and James Marsden

Jared Paul and Andrew Mogel's comedy-drama The D Train stars Jack Black as Dan, a man in charge of organizing his high-school reunion. In the hopes of getting people to turn out, Dan becomes obsessed with getting Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), a classmate who is the star of a national advertising campaign, to come to the bash. Dan hunts down Oliver in L.A. and uses whatever means he can think of to manipulate Oliver into coming to the event. However, Dan's drive for Oliver's approval causes trouble in his relationships with his family and friends.

Running Time: 97

Rated: R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use.

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"The D Train" is a good-humored, warm-hearted movie in which Black, as usual, excels."

- New York Post

 

 

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HOT PURSUIT -- May 8th at Aptos Cinemas

Starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara

 

Reese Witherspoon stars in HOT PURSUIT as a Texan police officer who’s as by the book as they come, when she’s assigned to protect the wife of a drug boss, played by Sofia Vergara who will serve as a key witness in the trial for a bigger, and badder, drug kingpin. No surprise, keeping Vergara safe proves easier said than done and soon she and Witherspoon are on the run, with many a dirty-dealing cop and dangerous criminal henchman in… well, see the film’s title. -Screenrant

Running Time: 87

Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material.

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RIDE -- May 8th

Written and directed by Helen Hunt

Starring Luke Wilson, Helen Hunt and Brenton Thwaites

In RIDE, when an editor from The New Yorker (Helen Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to LA after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery. In this comedy written and directed by Helen Hunt, she befriends a limo driver (David Zayas), rediscovers her sexuality with a younger surf instructor (Luke Wilson), and begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son and herself.

Running Time: 93

Rated:R (for language and some drug use)

 

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"Hunt hurls herself headlong into the role of this stubborn,

controlling, self­satisfied, intensely judgmental woman, making it all the more gratifying when her veneer of self­possession begins to crack and we begin to warm to her in spite of ourselves."

­ Variety

 

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FIVE FLIGHTS UP -- May 8th

Starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon and Claire van der Boom

The story of one long weekend in the life of an elderly New York couple hoping to sell their East Village apartment of 40 years. Ruth is a retired teacher and Alex is an artist. As they prepare for an open house, New York City is on alert because a gasoline truck is "stuck" in the Midtown tunnel and the driver has fled. The real estate market responds to the chaos resulting in a huge bidding war on their apartment. Ruth and Alex make an offer on a new apartment and look back on years of memories in their home.

Running Time: 92

Rated: PG-13

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD -- May 8th at The Del Mar

Starring Carrie Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

 

Running Time: 119

Rated: PG-13 (for some sexuality and violence)

 

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"...every turn is a vibrant sense of time and place that pulls us into Hardy's bygone world..." ­ Variety

 

 

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PITCH PERFECT 2-- May 15th

 

Pitch Perfect 2 is an upcoming American musical comedy film directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. The Barden Bellas return and are determined to enter a worldwide competition that an American group has never won in order to regain their status and right to perform. After an exposure mishap with Fat Amy and the president, the Bellas are more determined than ever to prove that a ragtag bunch of American girls can 'run the world.'

Running Time: 118

Rated: PG-13 (for innuendo and language)

 

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LAMBERT & STAMP -- May 15th

 

Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to search for a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor, and manage the iconic band known as The Who and create rock 'n' roll history.

Running Time: 120

Rated: R for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

 

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"The rare truthful and beautiful film about the rock 'n' roll life." - Village Voice

"James D. Cooper's impeccably directed debut is a definitive screen bio of the Who and its-rock operatic rise." - Variety

 

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National Theatre Live presents

MAN AND SUPERMAN -- May 14 and May 17

at The Del Mar

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Running Time: 240 including intermission

Rated: NR

 

Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, May 17at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Bookshop Santa Cruz presents

An Evening with John Waters -- May 19th

In conversation and book signing at The Del Mar Theatre
in partnership with The Nickelodeon Theatres


Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes the one-and-only John Waters, who will discuss his book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America (now in paperback). Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion—and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

This cross-country hitchhiking adventure with legendary indie film director John Waters is as delightful, shocking, eccentric, and hilarious as you’d expect. In the spirit of spontaneity, the Pope of Trash set out across America armed with his signature wit and pencil mustache—and a cardboard sign reading "I'm Not Psycho." Melding factual and fantasized versions of his hitchhiking experiences, Waters recounts (and imagines) his journey from Baltimore to San Francisco—riding with indie bandmates, a young Republic in a Corvette, and a well-mannered farmer unaware and unbelieving of Water’s identity. His journey quickly went viral when his pick-ups began tweeting that they’d bumped into the renowned filmmaker. Beyond narrating the actual events, Waters hilariously invents the best and worst possible hitchhiking scenarios, imagining a friendly drug dealer handing over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked; a gun-toting drunk terrorizing and holding him hostage. With outlandish quirkiness and style that only Waters could achieve, Carsick is a joyride not for the faint of heart.

John Waters is a film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. He grew up in Baltimore, where he still lives, and has been making movies since he was seventeen. His films include Pink Flamingos, Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom, Pecker and Cecil B. Demented. The musical adaptation of his film, Hairspray, won eight Tony awards on Broadway.

Join Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Nickelodeon Theaters in welcoming John Waters for a conversation and book signing.

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TOMORROWLAND -- May 22

at Aptos Cinemas

Starring Academy Award winner George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Brittany Robertson

From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever. Featuring a screenplay by "Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, "Tomorrowland" promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG (for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language)

 

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SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY -- May 15th

at The Nick

 

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time --- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

That story still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation's own version of feminism. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights.

Running Time: 87

Rated: NR

 

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SPECIAL EVENT Q&A SCREENINGS ON MAY 15TH & MAY 20TH

Presented by Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County (WLSCC) with a post-film conversation and Q&A with members of the Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County.

WLSCC has announced that Alta, Californian poet, publisher, musician and gallerist. who founded Shameless Hussy Press, the first feminist press in America and who is also featured in the documentary will be leading the post-film discussion on May 15th at the 7pm screening.

On the May 20th screening Trina Robbins will be leading the discussion panel at the 4:30pm screening. Trina is featured in the film. She was a staff artist on the first women's liberation newspaper and created the first all-woman comic book. Trini also helped form an all women comic anthology, Wimmen's Comix, which focused on feminist issues such as sex, sexual preferences, politics, reproductive rights, etc.

Tickets available NOW for these two special screenings.

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Wednesday, May 20 at 4:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

"An exceptional chronicle, its mix of archival material and new interviews bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century." - Los Angeles Times

 

"It's a bubbling cauldron of newfound freedom and energy coming to life, an inspiring reminder of what people of a like mind and heart can accomplish. "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" is a thing of beauty indeed."

-Detroit News

 

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SLOW WEST -- May 22

Starring Michael Fassbender & Rory McCann

Jay is a lovelorn 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the close of the nineteenth century to track down his former lover. Confronted with the harsh realities of the frontier, he falls in with a rough and mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who soon discovers that the focus of Jay’s affection has a price on her head. Together, the two navigate a vast, untamed wilderness while attempting to stay one step ahead of a bloodthirsty posse and colorful bounty hunter. Their search leads to a bloody confrontation where Jay’s romanticism is the first of many casualties.

Running Time: 84

Rated: R (violence and brief language)

"Slow West is defined by a kind of loving ambivalence -- about its hero, its genre, and perhaps most of all about a landscape so harsh and so beautiful it almost makes a man hope to die." - Michele Orange of SBS Australia

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IRIS -- May 22


IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.

 

Running Time: 80

Rated: PG-13 (for some strong language)

 

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"Albert Maysles has delivered a gem."
- Graham Fuller, Screen International

 

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, "Iris" also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian." - Variety

 

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA -- May 21 and May 24 at The Del Mar

William Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre stars Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the famed Roman General and Queen of Egypt, respectively. Directed by Gary Griffin, and featuring many stellar performances, Shakespeare's perspective of this historic relationship is brought to life.

 

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.

Running Time: 171

Rated: NR

Thursday, May 21 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, May 24 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

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IN COUNTRY -- May 26th at The Nick with post-film Q&A with Director, Meghan O'Hara.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

The idea of Civil War re-enactment is a familiar, even comical concept. But the men of Delta 2/5(R) recreate the battles of a far more charged conflict: The Vietnam War. For one weekend a year, the woods of Oregon transform as a mix of combat enthusiasts, Iraq veterans, and even a former South Vietnamese Army officer, revive - by choice - a war that a whole generation would much rather forget. Disquieting and provocative, In Country blurs fantasy with trauma, deftly tugging at the imposing question: what compels these men to don vintage uniforms and meticulously bring this controversial war back to life?

Running Time: 80

Rated: NR

 

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"This is military reenactment not as entertainment but as a strange form of catharsis."  ­ AV Club

 

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Globe on Screen presents

TITUS ANDRONICUS -- May 31st at The Del Mar

Experience the Globe on Screen production of TITUS ANDRONICUS captured in high definition. Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his 21 dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder, At the centre of the nightmare moves the self-delighting Aaron.

Spectacularly, even grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakepeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

 

Running Time: 185

Rated: NR

 

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RESULTS -- JUNE 5th

Starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Michael Hall

Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess, 2013) returns with a fun, intimate fable that's utterly grounded in real life.

 

Running Time: 171

Rated: NR

 

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"RESULTS feels so free-form, so liberated from the shackles of genre, that it becomes its own wonderfully alive and unpredictable thing."

- New York Magazine Vulture

 

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ST. LAURENT-- JUNE 5th

 

As one of history's greatest fashion designers -- Yves St. Laurent -- entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.

 

Running Time: 135

Rated: R (for graphic nudity/strong sexual situations, substance abuse throughout and some language)

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"Reflects more of the designer's tortured creative drive in its dark onyx surfaces; it's the slightly deranged auteur portrait that a fellow artist and iconoclast deserves."

- Variety

 

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LOVE AND MERCY-- JUNE 5th

Starring Paul Dano , John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language.

 

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"A deeply satisfying pop biopic whose subject's bifurcated creative life lends itself to an unconventional structure."

- Hollywood Reporter

 

"When your favorite songs bubble up, the marriage of sound and screen will win your tears, your smiles, and your soul. To paraphrase Wilson, Love & Mercy ... that's what you need tonight." - Consequence of Sound

 

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WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE -- JUNE 5th

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship grows, we start to suspect that Marnie may have closer ties to the protagonist than we thought.

Running Time: 103

Rated: PG for thematic elements and smoking.

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Yet another splendid escape from the increasingly strenuous glut of computer-animated offerings, this one designed to serve as family entertainment after the more adult-skewing likes of "The Wind Rises" and "The Tale of Princess Kaguya".

- Variety

 

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SUNSHINE SUPERMAN -- JUNE 12th

 

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.

Running Time: 100

Rated: PG (for thematic elements, some language, smoking, and a brief nude image)

 

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"An exhilarating flashback to the life and times of BASE jumping's daredevil popularizer." - Variety

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ALOFT -- June 12th

Starring Jennifer Connelly, Oona Chaplin and Cillian Murphy

As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.

Running Time: 112

Rated: R (for language and some sexuality)

 

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"ALOFT is a meditative, thoughtful film, that wants to glide like a hawk into the sky and inspire us to wonder..."

­ The Playlist

 

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ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL -- June 19th

 

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) with whom he hasn't spoken to since kindergarten - who was just diagnosed with cancer.

Running Time: 104

Rated: PG-13 (for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements)

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"ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL TRAILER: THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF THE YEAR"

-Film School Rejects

"This rousing adaptation of Jesse Andrews' novel is destined not only to connect with young audiences in a big way, but to endure as a touchstone for its generation."

- Variety

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Globe on Screen presents

JULIUS CAESAR-- May 28th and June 7th at The Del Mar

A unique opportunity to see two of this summer’s Globe productions transported to our beautiful indoor candlelit Playhouse. Experience this exciting production in this intimate setting.

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power.

 

Running Time: 180 including interval

Rated: NR

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INSIDE OUT-- June 19th at The Del Mar

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG for mild thematic elements and some action.

 

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A LITTLE CHAOS-- June 26th at The Nick

Starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Helen McCroy, Matthias Schoenaerts and Stanley Tucci

A romantic drama following Sabine (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).

Running Time: 116

Rated: R for some sexuality and brief nudity.

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THE OVERNIGHT-- July 3rd

Starring Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles's Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at his home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family "playdate" becomes increasingly more revealing as the couples begin to open up.

 

Running Time: 80

Rated: NR

 

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"An unpredictably weird and delightful sex comedy, "The Overnight" has a sly take on contemporary coupledom."

-New York Post

 

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I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS-- July 3rd

Starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliot

Carol is a retired schoolteacher and a longtime widow in her 70s. She enjoys a tranquil routine playing cards with close friends, keeping up her garden, and relaxing with a glass of wine. When her beloved dog dies, there's a mournful vacuum that draws new experiences and attachments into her world. She forges a friendship with her pool guy and allows a pal to drag her to a speed dating shindig. And then there's the gravelly-voiced, exuberant gentleman, Bill, who comes out of nowhere.

 

Running Time: 109

Rated: PG-13 (for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language)

 

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"Blythe Danner lands her best screen role in years as a retired widow who decides to dip a tentative toe into the dating pool in indie comedy I'll See You in My Dreams."

-Hollywood Reporter

 

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EDEN-- July 3rd

EDEN is an affecting trip into the 90s Parisian electronic dance movement experienced through the eyes of DJ groups Cheers and Daft Punk who, together with their friends, plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.

Running Time: 131

Rated: R for drug use, language and some sexuality/nudity.

 

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"Hansen-Love, who co-wrote the script along with her former-DJ brother Sven, zeroes in on the signature experiences of '90s club life with expert precision."

- Variety

"With ‘Eden,’ Mia Hansen-Løve has again captured the sort of tender, delicate, complex feelings and moments which are hard to put into words, let alone onto film. the film feel big and small, sprawling and intimate all at once. the film marks another exciting step forward for her as a filmmaker." — Los Angeles Times

 

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GALLOWS-- July 10th

 

Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

 

Running Time: 87

Rated: NR

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SELF/LESS-- July 10th

Starring Ryan Reynolds and Matthew Goode

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language)

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Globe on Screen presents

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS-- July 9th and July 12th at The Del Mar

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

 

Running Time: 140 including interval

Rated: NR

Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, July 12 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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★★★★
"You end up not only with a broad grin on your face but also a tear in your eye... this comedy of errors is great fun"   - The Times

 

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National Theatre Live presents

EVERYMAN-- July 16th and July 19th at The Del Mar

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

Thursday, July 16 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, July 19 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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MR. HOLMES-- July 15th

Starring Ian McKellan and Laura Linney

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.

 

Running Time: 105

Rated:PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental

smoking.

 

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"What makes it progressively more moving is a complex, multi-layered script and the performance from Sir Ian, which is reminiscent of Victor Sjöström in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries as another old man looking back on his life." - The Independent

 

"An entertaining and absorbing film that interweaves several story strands and comes up with an enthralling portrait of a man whose powers may be fading but who still searches for answers." - Screen International

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A WALK IN THE WOODS-- September 2nd

Starring Academy Award winners Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenbergen and three time Oscar nominated Nick Nolte.

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel humorist, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), gorgeous home and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,000 miles of America’s most rural, unspoiled and spectacular countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz (Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late – trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”.

 

Running Time: 98

Rated: TBD

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LEARNING TO DRIVE-- September 4th

Starring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson

Isabel Coixet's slice-of-life comedy/drama Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. Learning to Drive screened at the 2014 (Toronto International Film Festival.

Running Time: 105

Rated: R for language and sexual content.

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PAN-- October 9th at The Del Mar

Starring Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara and Garret Hedlund.

 

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, Pan, a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: TBD

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National Theatre Live presents

HAMLET by William Shakespeare-- October 15th and October 18th at The Del Mar

Starring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

An HD live captured broadcast directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

Thursday, October 15 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, October 18 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT-- May 8th & May 9th

Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This incredible version features the definitive Final Cut of Ridley Scott's legendary Sci-Fi classic.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated R

Friday, May 8 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

PINK FLAMINGOS-- May 15th

JOHN WATERS IS COMING TO SANTA CRUZ TUES. MAY 19th AT THE DEL MAR AND WE ARE SHARING OUR EXCITMENT WITH JOHN WATERS SCREENINGS! SEE SCHEDULE BELOW

 

PINK FLAMINGOS

Several truly disgusting individuals, including 300-pound Babs (played by transvestive Divine), compete for the title of "The World's Filthiest Person" in this infamous exercise in bad taste. John Waters' cult classic is both hilarious and repulsive; only the strong-hearted should stick around for the notorious final scene.

 

Running Time: 85

Rated NC-17

Friday, May 15 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

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JOHN WATERS EVENTS

Friday, May 15 at Midnight - PINK FLAMINGOS at The Del Mar

Saturday, May 16 at Midnight - CRY-BABY at The Del Mar

Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm - HAIRSPRAY at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery

Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm John Waters Book Signing at The Del Mar presented by BOOKSHOP Santa Cruz. More details HERE

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

CRY- BABY-- May 16th

JOHN WATERS IS COMING TO SANTA CRUZ TUES. MAY 19th AT THE DEL MAR AND WE ARE SHARING OUR EXCITMENT WITH JOHN WATERS SCREENINGS! SEE SCHEDULE BELOW

 

CRY- BABY Starring Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake & Traci Lords

Eisenhower is President. Rock 'n' Roll is king. And Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Johnny Depp heads up a supercool cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild - especially Allison Vernon Williams (Amy Locane), a rich, beautiful "square" who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women. It's the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in director John Waters' outrageous musical comedy.

 

Running Time: 85

Rated PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)

Saturday, May 16 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

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JOHN WATERS EVENTS

Friday, May 15 at Midnight - PINK FLAMINGOS at The Del Mar

Saturday, May 16 at Midnight - CRY-BABY at The Del Mar

Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm - HAIRSPRAY at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery

Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm John Waters Book Signing at The Del Mar presented by BOOKSHOP Santa Cruz. More details HERE

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME-- May 22nd & May 23rd

David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series "Twin Peaks" concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honors student at the local high school. By night, she is a sex-crazed cokehead, prostituting herself at a sleazy sex club to get money to feed her drug habit. Her race to oblivion is fueled by her father, Leland (Ray Wise), who, as his alter ego Bob (Frank Silva), has been sexually abusing Laura since she was a child. But Laura has an attack of conscience when she realizes that she is leading her best friend Donna (Moira Kelly) down the same rocky road. Leland, however, discovers Laura's nocturnal debauchery when, during a business trip out-of-town, his mistress for a sexual tryst sets him up with his own daughter. In a fit of jealous rage, Leland follows Laura as she travels to a sex party in an abandoned railroad car. Consumed by insatiable longing, Leland transforms himself into Bob, with tragic results for Laura and her friends.

 

Running Time: 135

Rated R

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

BEETLEJUICE-- May 29th & May 30th

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder. Beetlejuice producer David Geffen, director Tim Burton, and composer Danny Elfman were also involved in an animated TV-series spin-off.

Running Time: 93

Rated PG (adult situations/language, violence)

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK-- June 5th & June 6th

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark.

Running Time: 115

Rated PG

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT-- July 12th & July 13th

Get even more thrills and chills in Alien: The Director's Cut, a special edition of director Ridley Scott's science fiction/horror classic. For this digitally remastered special edition of what many have called the "scariest movie ever made," Ridley Scott has incorporated new never before seen footage. The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, Aliens.

Running Time: 117

Rated R

Friday, July 12 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

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