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  • The Theory of Everything

    4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

    The Theory of Everything
    "This is the extraordinary biopic about the fascinating, complex and inspirational example set by genius cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking. "
    - Rex Reed, The New York Observer
    "Visually imaginative, The Theory of Everything is an unusually compelling true-life story about an extraordinary couple triumphing over adversity. It’s my favorite movie so far this year. "
    - Lou Lumenick, New York Post
    "The film is striking, at times even piercing, for the way it infiltrates some universal realities of marriage. "
    - Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
    "This delightful and inspiring drama succeeds the way Hawking has, even as he fails to deliver that “one theory” that explains “everything.” It’s reaching beyond your grasp, in life, in science and in film biographies, that achieves greatness. "
    - Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    "The Theory of Everything, referring to Hawking’s dream of finding an equation to explain all existence, is riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film. "
    - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    "James Marsh’s movie, which co-stars Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking, the celebrated physicist’s wife, is a biographical love story that doesn’t depend on science to shape the plot — it’s rich in emotional intelligence. "
    - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
    "Just in physical terms, Eddie Redmayne transformation’s into Stephen Hawking is something remarkable. "
    - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Citizenfour

    9:00pm

    Citizenfour
    "Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways. "
    - Ronnie Scheib, Variety
    "Poitras, an expert filmmaker as keyed into pace and mood as the topic they support, delivers a mesmerizing look at both how Snowden managed to release his information as well as why it all matters. "
    - Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
    "Citizenfour is both an urgent tale torn from recent headlines and a compelling work of cinema, with all the paranoid density and abrupt changes of scenery of a John le Carré novel. "
    - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
    "Citizenfour is at its most eye-opening and essential simply as a portrait of the then 29-year-old Snowden at a point of absolute no-return in his life as he spends almost a week hiding out in Hong Kong before disappearing into an entirely new existence. "
    - Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
    "CITIZENFOUR is an expertly crafted expose with unprecedented urgency. "
    - Matt Patches, HitFix
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)

    4:00pm, 6:30pm

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)
    "A triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution. "
    - Peter Debruge, Variety
    "It’s dazzling and rambling, intimate and sprawling, and it’s carried along by an infectious, off-the-cuff jazz score. As soon as it ends, you’ll be dying to fly with it again. "
    - Cath Clarke, Time Out London
    "The film’s exhilarating originality, black comedy and tone that is at once empathetic and acidic will surely strike a strong chord with audiences looking for something fresh that will take them somewhere they haven’t been before. "
    - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
    "It’s borderline miraculous. "
    - Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
    "Birdman is a rich, startlingly clever and multi-layered collage, with Iñárritu creating a meta-universe of mirrors and performances upon performances. "
    - John Bleasdale, CineVue
    "Spectacular, star-powered cinema that makes us ask anew what cinema is for. Call it a “Dark Knight” of the soul. "
    - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

Coming Soon

How to Survive a Plague (FREE!)

starts November 9

To celebrate World AIDS Day, we will be screening How To Survive A Plague followed by a post show Q & A with folks from AIDS Project of the Ozarks. This screening is sponsored by AIDS Project of the Ozarks.

How To Survive A Plague is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition – and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. These drugs saved their lives and ended the darkest days of the epidemic, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals. (IFC Films)

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Awake: The Life of Yogananda

starts November 22

**Only two screenings! **

Awake: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

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Christmas Vacation (at the Gillioz)

starts November 28

The Final Friday Flicks with Mother’s movies indoors this winter to the lovely Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will kick off our winter run and we will have plenty of Mother’s on tap to keep you warm. Join the Griswold family for only $5 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at 8:00 PM.

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

starts December 5

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. [Gkids]

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CLAW: The Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers

starts December 6

Springfield’s very own fledgling CLAW chapter will be on hand offering exhibition matches in the lobby. Started in the sleepy college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, The Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLAW), is spreading like cooties; with sister branches in Austin, Brooklyn, New Orleans, DC, and even Sao Paolo, Brazil. Each league sticks to simple rules, ladies arm wrestle in character, raising money for good causes. Other then that, there are no rules. Together, they have raised over $250,000 for charity. Who are the iconoclastic women behind the movement and the wrestling personalities who grip up for philanthropic glory(this ain’t your mother’s Junior League)? Is it the fourth wave of feminism of the latest form of burlesque? And whats with the Ref?

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The Homesman

starts December 12

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. Together, they traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

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Beautiful Losers

starts December 13

This FREE screening sponsored by the Springfield Art Museum and is part of their Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition. Oklahoma based-artist Denny Schmickle selected this film and will be on hand afterward to discuss how work.

Beautiful Losers is a feature documentary film celebrating the independent and DIY spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground youth subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk rock, and hip-hop. This documentary tells the story of how a group of outsiders with little or no formal training and almost no conception or interest of the inner workings of the art world ended up having an incredible impact on the worlds of art, fashion, music, film, and pop culture. (sidetrack Films) C

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Mondo Moxie: Repo Man (1984)

starts December 20

THIS FILM IS PART OF AN EXCITING NEW MONTHLY SHOWCASE OF FRINGE, UNDERRATED, WEIRDO CINEMA ENTITLED: MONDO MOXIE!

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted ‘64 Chevy.

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Whiplash

starts December 26

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller), a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz named Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.

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Foxcatcher

starts January 16

Foxcatcher tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell) that led to murder. [Sony Pictures Classics]

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Mondo Moxie: Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)

starts January 24

THIS FILM IS PART OF AN EXCITING NEW MONTHLY SHOWCASE OF FRINGE, UNDERRATED, WEIRDO CINEMA ENTITLED: MONDO MOXIE!

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

starts February 21

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty

The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Rich Schur will be presenting a discussion of the film.

SUMMARY: RAISIN IN THE SUN is a groundbreaking drama celebrating the human spirit, featuring an electrifying performance by Academy Award(r) winner Sidney Poitier (Best Actor, Lilies of the Field, 1963). The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve theirpiece of the American Dream. [Columbia Pictures Industries]

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