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401 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Call (530) 477-9000 for info about the movies


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Within the auditorium of California’s longest running theatre (built in 1865), we are proud to host a variety of foreign and independent films, documentaries and the unusual. Films run every Sunday evening and many weekends.

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2. Sun Jul 26 – SUNSHINE SUPERMAN – 1 hr 40 min – PG. A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired. “The action shots are intoxicating, as close as most of us will get to feeling the jumpers' euphoria.” –Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle. Watch Trailer

3. Sun Aug 2 – THE WOLFPACK – 1 hr 24 min – R.  Imagine six brothers forbidden by their eccentric father from leaving their apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Winner of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, The Wolfpack, directed by Crystal Moselle presents the story of how the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch.  The brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers ventures out on his own.  “‘The Wolfpack’ tells a strange tale with heart and generosity.” – Manohla Dargis, N.Y. Times.  “Like nothing you’ve ever seen.  And I mean that as high praise.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.  “Will likely be the most talked about doc of the year.” – The Hollywood Reporter Watch Trailer

4. Sun Aug 9 – MERCHANTS OF DOUBT – 1 hr 36 min – PG-13.  Tonight’s show is co-sponsored by the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition and SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival Jan. 14-17, 2016. We anticipate that a panel of local experts will be on hand for a Q&A. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. “Don't underestimate Robert Kenner's "Merchants of Doubt." It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary concerned with the perils of global warming, but it's a lot more than that.” –Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times .
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5. Sun Aug 16 – GEMMA BOVERY – 1 hr 40 min – R.  Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng) move to the very same Norman village where the classic novel Madame Bovary was written a century earlier. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn't take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. She soon finds herself at a crossroads that seems to be fulfilling Joubert's worst fears. Director Anne Fontaine's clever adaptation of the graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary, and a heady celebration of French provincial life.  “Downright sensuous! A breezy and enjoyable update of the classic novel.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Watch Trailer

6. Fri, Sat & Sun Aug 21-23 – WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE – 1 hr 43 min – PG. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Japan, 12-year-old Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong - and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her "ordinary face." Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend... Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the newest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty. “4 Stars. Highest Rating. With its latest release, the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has once again created a world where magic and imagination don’t just rule but are transformative. It's a kid's movie that grown-ups will like. As Marnie does on Anna, the movie casts a spell.” –Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post. Watch Trailer

7. Fri, Sat & Sun Aug 28-30 – TESTAMENT OF YOUTH – 2 hrs 9 min – PG-13. Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.  “Swedish actress Alicia Vikander plays Brittain as a high-spirited, determined young woman who embraces life without hesitation.  What makes Vera Brittain's story so exceptional is the fluid way all these elements in her life, the passionate feminism, the love story, the war years and what they led to, naturally flow together. The "Testament of Youth" we see is an exceptional romance, but it is a romance with a considerable amount on its mind, a romance with lessons for our time as much as for hers.” –Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times. Watch Trailer


8. Fri, Sat & Sun Sep 4-6 – INFINITELY POLAR BEAR – 1 hr 30 min – R.  Writer-director Maya Forbes draws on a chapter of her own childhood in Infinitely Polar Bear, which stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). When Maggie decides to go to business school in New York, they decide that he will move back in and take care of the day-to-day care for the kids. Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes embarrassing episodes. “This assured crowdpleaser marks an irresistible feature debut for writer-director Maya Forbes.  Aided considerably by one of Mark Ruffalo’s richest, most appealing performances, Forbes brings a marvelous warmth to this story of evolving family dynamics.” –Justin Chang, Variety. Watch Trailer