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"Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets" is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson. The film opens at the Del Oro Theatre Grass Valley Friday.
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National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part One

Rated R, running time 3 hours and 40 minutes

Shows tonight, July 20 at 7:15 p.m., at Sierra Cinemas



National Theatre Live brings the new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, to select cinemas nationwide for a two-night event on Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, July 27. Andrew Garfield plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey. This new staging is directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliott. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be captured live and broadcast to cinemas on Thursday, July 20 and Part Two: Perestroika will be captured lived and broadcast to cinemas on Thursday, July 27.

Dunkirk




Rated PG-13, running time 107 minutes

Starts Friday, July 21 at Sierra Cinemas

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Rated PG-13, running time 138 minutes

Starts Friday, July 21 at Del Oro Theatre

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

The Wedding Plan

Rated PG, running time 110 minutes

Shows Sunday, July 23 at 7 p.m., at the Nevada Theatre

In Hebrew with English subtitles. At 32, Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in God and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. During Michal’s month-long search for a spouse, she enlists the help of two different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates and finds an unexpected connection with a charming but utterly unsuitable pop star (Oz Zehavi). As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness. “Once this measured film kicks in, predictability falls away, sending Michal on a twisty, awkward, darkly humorous and emotionally raw march toward her wedding day.” — Gary Goldstein, L.A. Times.

Kung Fu Panda 3

Rated PG, running time 105 minutes

Shows Tuesday & Wednesday, July 25-26 at 10 a.m., at Del Oro Theatre

Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.


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