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On the Reel

Reality Bites shows Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Del Oro Theatre.
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The Girl on the Train,

Rated R, running time minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 7 at Del Oro Theatre. Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel.

The Birth of a Nation,

Rated R, running time 120 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct. 7 at Sutton Cinemas. Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities–against himself and his fellow slaves–Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,

Rated PG, running time 92 minutes. Starts Friday, Oct 7 at Sierra Cinemas. Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. It’s Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rule-breakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother’s boyfriend — a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear — threatens to become his stepfather.

The Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde

Not Rated, running time 5 hours and 15 minutes. Shows Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9am at Del Oro Theatre. (See page 17).

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years

shows Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at The Nevada Theatre. (See page 18).

The NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

Not Rated, running time 3 hours. Shows Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Sierra Cinemas. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

Reality Bites

Rated PG-13, running time 110 minutes. Shows Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Del Oro Theatre. It’s Winona Wednesdays on the Big Screen at Del Oro Theatre for the whole month of October. After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who’s undergoing an existential crisis.

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