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Showing Tomorrow Fri, Nov 28

New and Noteworthy

St. Vincent
Now Playing

In ST. VINCENT, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair.

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The Good Lie
Limited Engagement!
Now Playing

From Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar-nominated Foreign Language film MONSIEUR LAZHAR) comes a film about “The Lost Boys,” the thousands of children orphaned by the civil war in Sudan. THE GOOD LIE brings the story of their survival and triumph to life.  Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (WALK THE LINE) stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war.

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Awake: The Life of Yogananda
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An unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

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Last Days in Vietnam
One Show Only!
Wed, Dec 3 at 8PM
With Special Post-Film Q&A!
Avalon Docs

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

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Wings of Christmas
One Show Only!
Wed, Dec 10 at 8PM
Lions of Czech Film

The film is set during hustle of the holiday season. At the mall, four friends: Thomas, Nina, Rada, and Mirek, a.k.a. “The Hare,” work in various jobs―all at different stages in their lives. One winter night, Thomas almost freezes to death and something mysterious happens that allows him to see into the lives of others. The four friends gather on a rooftop and Thomas encourages them to make a wish….that just might come true.

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Diplomacy
One Show Only!
Wed, Dec 17 at 8:00PM
French Cinémathèque

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then “only as a field of rubble.” The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan.

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Admission: $11.75 Adults, $8.50 Matinee Shows, $9.00 Seniors (62+), $9.25 Students, $8.75 Children (12 & under) and Military, $7.50 Avalon Members, $6.50 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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