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On the reel

Idris Elba stars as Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, and is locked in a battle with the Man in Black, Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey) to prevent him from destorying the Dark Tower holding the universe together.
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Rated R, running time 143 minutes. Starts, Friday at Sutton Cinemas.

Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

The Dark Tower

Rated PG-13, running time 94 minutes. Starts, Friday at Sierra Cinemas.

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

The Groove is Not Trivial

Running time 60 minutes. Shows Sunday 7 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre.

Suitable for all. “Our recent showings of “The Groove” were so successful that we’re bringing it back for one more showing. Music lovers turned out to fill Nevada City’s Nevada Theatre for two local premiere showings of “The Groove is Not Trivial.” Director Tommie Dell Smith’s new documentary on world renown fiddle player Alasdair Fraser brought audiences to their feet to applaud throughout the film’s final credits. Fraser, who lives in Nevada City, attended the opening night showing and expressed how meaningful it was to receive such an overwhelming response to the film. “The Groove” follows Fraser’s journey from his childhood in Scotland to his current efforts to revive Scottish cultural traditions through his multi-generational music camps. You don’t have to be a fiddle aficionado to love the “Groove” as Fraser’s freewheeling, joyful and inspiring personality encourages everyone to find their inner “groove” and to live life more fully.” — Mike Getz, Nevada Theatre Film Series. “Director Tommie Dell Smith says Alasdair is as thoughtful and deep as he seems, and her film shows as well how talented, dedicated, and fun this music man is.” — Chuck Jaffee, The Union.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 (Encore)

Rated R, running time 220 minutes. Shows Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at Sierra Cinemas.

Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live bring 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. 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. The encore of part 2 will show Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

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