Free Solo

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.

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Coming Friday, October 26th

Skip the line and get your tickets in advance! Tickets are now available for purchase at the Varsity box office.

Showtimes:

Friday October 26th –  Sunday October 28th

(1:55), (4:10), 6:25, 8:40

Monday October 29th – Thursday November 1st

(4:10), 6:25, 8:40

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

 

Directors:  Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Alex Honnold
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Beautiful Boy

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all — good grades, editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete. When Nic’s addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father does whatever he can to save his son and his family.

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Coming Friday, November 2nd

Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rating: R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material
Run time: 2 hours

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

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Coming Friday, November 9th

Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Julie Ann Emery, Alice Kremelberg
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Rating: R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use
Run time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

 

On the Basis of Sex

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

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Coming Friday, January 11th

Director: Mimi Leder
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rating: PG-13 for some language and suggestive content
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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

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Coming Friday, December 21st

Director: Josie Rourke
Cast: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan
Language: English
Genre: Biography, History, Drama
Rating: Not Yet Rated
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The Favourite

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

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Coming Friday, December 14th

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves
Language: English
Genre: Biography, History
Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity and language
Run time: 2 hours

Boy Erased

Jared is the son of a small-town Baptist pastor who gets outed to his parents at age 19. He’s soon faced with an ultimatum — attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith.

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Coming Friday, November 16th

Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Run time: 1 hour 54 minutes

At Eternity’s Gate

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award (R) Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

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Coming Friday, December 7th

Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac
Language: French, English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic content
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes