On the Reel
September 1, 2016
Hands of Stone
Rated R, running time 105 minutes. Starts Friday, Sept. 2 at Sierra Cinemas. HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.) Also starring Robert De Niro and John Turturro.
Rated R, running time 100 minutes. Starts Friday, Sept. 2 at Sierra Cinemas. A senior investment banker (Anna Gunn) attempts to navigate the cutthroat world of Wall Street when a company’s IPO threatens to derail the career she’s built.
Hell or High Water
Rated R, running time 102 minutes. Now Showing at Sutton Cinemas. Texas brothers–Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his half-Comanche partner, Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the values of the Old and New West murderously collide.
Not Rated, running time 116 minutes, in Hindi with English subtitles. Shows Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m at The Nevada Theatre. Parched is an inspirational drama about women, written and directed by Leena Yadav, set in rural India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women: traditional Rani, a young widow; lively Lajjo, who lives in an abusive marriage; outcast Bijli, a dancer and prostitute who becomes friends with Rani and Lajjo; and Janaki, a young teenager in a miserable arranged marriage to Rani’s son Gulab. We see the friends unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries and their inner demons. Gradually, they begin to question the century-old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude. One fateful night, the women come together and take a bold step that will change the trajectory of their lives. “A bright jewel of a film, surprisingly funny, fresh and upbeat in the way it takes on the complicated and often dark topic of sexual politics in rural India.” – Katie Walsh, L.A. Times.
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