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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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3. Fri, Sat & Sun Aug29-31 – LIFE ITSELF – 1 hr 55 min – R. In 2013, we lost Roger Ebert—arguably the nation’s best-known and most influential movie critic. His passion for the movies profoundly inspired our Nevada Theatre Film Series.  Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts Ebert’s fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his “third act” as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak.  “Highest Rating! Anyone who shares Ebert's love of movies and who followed his career will be exceptionally moved by Life Itself, but anyone who appreciates a well-lived life should be touched as well.” –Marc Mohan, Portland Oregonian.

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4. Sun Sep 7 – THIRD PERSON – 2 hrs 17 min – R.. Adrien Brody, James Franco, Kim Basinger, Liam Neeson, Maria Bello, Mila Kunis, and Olivia Wilde star in Paul Haggis (“Crash”) latest film about three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York. “Highest Rating! ‘Third Person’ is Paul Haggis' best movie, and the one he has been building toward for years. Like "Crash," it involves multiple characters, but its scope is wider. It takes place in several countries and doesn't depend on a single issue to make it whole. Instead, its characters are united through a shared emotional state, a sense of dislocation, of feeling lost and needing connection. Haggis has taken an expansive, intense emotion, and has transformed it, making it hang together as a narrative - something close to impossible to do. In that way, "Third Person" extends the reach of cinema.” –Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle. Watch Trailer

5. Sun Sep 14 – LE CHEF – 1 hr 25 min – PG-13 – In French with English subtitles.   (Not to be confused with the American film “Chef”).  Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) has the reputation but is in danger of losing his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant. Desperate to cling to his status as a Three Star chef (a rarity in the world of fine dining), Lagarde teams up with Jacky to try to find the balance between tradition and trend, as well as between family life and food obsession. “Highest Rating! What happens when a temperamental three-star chef and an opinionated wannabe master chef team up to stop a greedy businessman from taking over a restaurant? Why, a very funny, delightful French comedy - but of course!” – Leba Hertz, S.F. Chronicle. Watch Trailer

6. Sun Sep 21 – LUCKY THEM – 1 hr 37 min – R. More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road in search of answers.  “3 ½ Stars. ’Lucky Them’ has that rare gift: It leaves its audiences warm and happy, as the best romantic comedies do.” –Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times.

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7. Sun Sep 28 – ALIVE INSIDE – 1 hr 13 min – Not Rated.  Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"). An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, Alive Inside's inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. Watch Trailer

8. Sun Oct 5 – A MASTER BUILDER – 2 hrs 10 min – Unrated. The artistic triumvirate of Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn (My Dinner With Andre) update Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses - who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act. Working from his own translation of the Norwegian text, Wallace Shawn gives a tour-de-force performance as the cruel, yet guilt-ridden architect. Jonathan Demme's direction is based on the near-legendary production created for the stage by André Gregory, developed over a 14-year period.  Scandinavian angst -- reinterpreted by New York's finest.

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