COME WATCH ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILY MOVIES OF ALL TIME $5 ALL AGES !!!! Critics Consensus: An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical comedy-drama fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life! The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. Dorothy's journey in Oz will take her through emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends.
Rating: G (for some scary moments) Genre: Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics,Science Fiction & Fantasy In Theaters: Aug 25, 1939 Wide Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.
Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score and unusual characters, over the years it has become an icon of American popular culture. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture but lost to Gone with the Wind. It did win in two other categories including Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow". The Wizard of Oz is often ranked on best-movie lists in critics' and public polls. It is the source of many quotes referenced in modern popular culture. It was directed primarily by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf received credit for the screenplay, but there were uncredited contributions by others. The songs were written by Edgar "Yip" Harburg (lyrics) and Harold Arlen (music). The incidental music, based largely on the songs, was composed by Herbert Stothart, with interspersed renderings from classical composers. $5 ALL AGES!
INDI Movie: UN BRANDED Documentary pg13 Ben Masters, a young Texas horseman, set out to inspire adoptions for 50,000 wild horses and burros living in government captivity. He gathered three friends and hatched an outrageous plot to adopt, train and ride wild mustangs 3,000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada through the American West's wildest terrain. The trip is an epic journey of self-discovery, challenged friendships, and iconic landscapes that includes runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeo rides, sickness, injury, and death. "Ain't nothing we can't do and damn little we won't try," was the motto during the Unbranded ride, an unprecedented journey reminiscent of the American Frontier. Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet that is equally indescribable and unforgiving. Release date: September 25, 2015 (USA) Director: Phillip Baribeau Music composed by: Noah Sorota Producer: Dennis Aig Cast: Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover Cinematography: Phillip Baribeau, Korey Kaczmarek, Dan Thorstad $8 all ages
Art Film: WOLF TOTEM ...Chinese …..Subtitles In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. While staying with the nomadic herdsmen, (Shaofeng Feng) develops a fascination with the wolves that roam the plains. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world Two packs of wolves were specifically trained for this film from practically the day they were born, back in 2010, by animal trainer Andrew Simpson, who directed the spectacular Siberia-set documentaryWolves Unleashed. The results of Simpson and Annaud’s work is often stunning. Jean-Jacques AnnaudAwards:Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture, Golden Rooster Award for Best Art Direction Rating: PG-13
Summary:Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.Collapse
Summary: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. [20th Century Fox]
Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern Oct 2, 2015 100 What’s so fascinating about the film is that it truly turns on the solving of problems, and its chief solver, stuck on Mars, manages to be so funny, interesting and infallibly likable that you’re invested in his predicament at every moment.
Salon.com Andrew O'Hehir Oct 1, 2015 90 You can argue that the plot of The Martian doesn’t offer many surprises, but this is a movie of innumerable delightful moments and small discoveries, and even more of infectious enthusiasm.
$10 Adult - ages 13 & up $ 8 ages 5 to 12 .....same popcorn & fountain drink prices since 2009!
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Hotel Transylvania 2 …… IN 3D Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty! [Sony Pictures] PG 89 minutes
THE UTE THEATRE IS THE ONLY 3D THEATRE WITHIN 200 MILES!
Summary:Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Independent Film by Rocky Mt. PBS and The Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media
CINEMA ON THE PLAINS.
Join us for The Colorado Experience Roadshow Celebrating the people, places and events that have shaped Colorado, presented by Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media and Rocky Mountain PBS.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A Q&A and reception will follow.
CINEMA ON THE PLAINS From 1910 through the 1950s, movie theaters served as a social and community hub for many Eastern Colorado towns. From Eads and Rocky Ford to Wray and Julesburg, cinemas brought the glamour of Hollywood to rural towns and connected them to the rest of the world. However, costs to maintain the theaters forced many to close their doors. From original popcorn machines to 3D screens, discover how the theaters of the Eastern Plains continue to serve as community catalysts.
Southwest Colorado may still be a vast maze of dirt roads and windy passes without the innovative thinking of Otto Mears, the “Pathfinder of the San Juans.” From the philanthropists behind National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, Leadville’s thriving mining community, this episode discovers the significant achievements and history-making advancements by Colorado’s Jewish population.
TOP RUN 3D MOVIE 7/31-8/1-8/2/8/3 6:45pm 8/1 Saturday Matinee 3:45 pm Newly Released ANTMAN PG 13 Disney's Marvel Comics Hero
7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20 6:45 PM & SAT 3:34 TOP RUN MOVIE: TERMINATOR GENISYS 3D
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future. special pricing! $10
JULY 11, 2015 Saturday 4:30 & 6:30 pm
What Happened to Mountain Bike Pioneer Mike Rust?
(Saguache, CO - June 29, 2015) The Rider & The Wolf is a feature length documentary about the life and mysterious disappearance of mountain bike pioneer Mike Rust who went missing without a trace in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. The film premiered at the famous Telluride Mountainfilm festival to sold out crowds and will be shown locally at The Historic Ute Theatre on Saturday, July at 4:30 and 6:30 pm.. Tickets are $10 and available online before the show throughhttps://www.eventbrite.com/d/local/the-rider-and-the-wolf/. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the show.
Several of Mike Rust’s brothers will be on hand for the show and will host a question and answer session immediately following each screening.
Mike Rust first started mountain biking in Crested Butte in the late 1970s but moved to Salida in the mid-1980s to start Colorado Cyclery with fellow bike racer/builder Don McClung. They operated this bike shop for several years, creating the “Shorty” which was one of the most innovative mountain bikes ever built at the time. Today, one of their Shorty bikes hangs in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax, CA.
In the mid-1990s Rust moved to the remote San Luis Valley to practice a life of sustainability and he lived there until he went missing in 2009. Theories swirl around the reason for his mysterious disappearance, but his body has never been found.
The film details the early days of Rust’s mountain bike career and his fascination with sustainably living beyond the norms of society. Scenes from the documentary were filmed using bikes Rust and McClung built, on trails they first rode.
The film has been eagerly anticipated by the cycling community worldwide with shows scheduled as close as Crested Butte and as far away as Poland. The film received a Telluride Mountainfiilm Commitment Grant, making it only one of 5 films to win the award out of hundreds of professional applicants worldwide. Support was also provided by Oskar Blues Brewery, a Colorado company based in Longmont. Media coverage has been provided by National Geographic Adventure, Outside Television and Magazine, Mountain Flyer, Colorado Public Radio and many more. People want to know what happened to Mike the Bike.
For more information, contact The Historic Ute Theatre -719-655-6300
April 25 6:00 pm 2014 Movie Documentary: HANNA RANCH
10/18 Saturday 6:00 pm
WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Award-winning eye-opening and engaging films about nature, adventure, community activism, conservation, energy, wildlife & agriculture. Local food and brews, door prizes and more! Co-Hosted by ScSEED and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.
A Presentation by Crestone ...End of Life Project.
Informed Final Choices is the educational outreach branch of the Crestone End of Life Project. We are a federally and state recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Wednesday 9/11 6:00 pm
Movie: FLIGHT 93 pg13 Although al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners on September 11, 2001, only three reached their intended targets. United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 that departed late from Newark to San Francisco, crash-landed near Pittsburgh instead of becoming a weapon against the White House or the United States Capitol. This speculative cable-TV docudrama imagines how the flight might have played out for the flight's passengers, who are believed to have risen up against their hijackers after being alerted to the other terrorist attacks via cell phone. Unfolding in more or less real time, Flight 93 depicts the hijacking from the viewpoints of those on the flight and those on the ground Free to Fire Department Personnel & Family Members Free to Law Enforcement Personnel & Family Members Free to Ambulance Corps Personnel & Family Members all others by donation to benefit Saguache County Fire Dept
Saturday 9/6 6:00 pm
Movie: TURQUOISE ROSE in conjunction with Saguache Pow Wow "Turquoise Rose" is a coming of age story about a Navajo girl from Arizona. Raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, "T" attends college and is interning as a photojournalist at the local paper. She even plans to vacation in Europe for the summer with her roommate, but all that changes in a heartbeat when her grandmother falls sick. Turquoise is asked to care for her ailing grandma, and suddenly Turquoise must choose between Rome and the Reservation. A "Rez" summer seems dreadful to the Urban Native, who is ready to discover the world behind the lens of her camera. The road ahead seems so completely out of focus, but either way, the journey ahead is sure to be an adventure she will never forget.
The very words conjure enigmatic images of the Old West ~ of the thousands of towns and mining
that boomed and died during that brief era when men scrambled through unexplored territory, searching for the next big gold strike. Today, the old hotels and saloons stand in mute testimony to a fabled past, when prospectors came to gamble, find and lose a fortune, or die without revealing the location of a rich and elusive mine. Their tales
continue to fascinate and intrigue. And even haunt us... Written and Directed by
United States, the western frontier has remained that vast Unknown where epic adventures could and did occur. In truth, the history of the lands between the Great Plains and the Pacific Ocean is as complex as any masterwork of fiction, and as spectacular as the awe-inspiring vistas that served as its stage. One need only visit any of the near- forgotten sites that hide, isolated, out in the mountains and deserts of the American West to be filled with a sense of wonder.
My fascination with the subject began at the age of nine, when in a classroom 1,700 miles
from the distant Continental Divide I happened upon an adolescent mystery tale about a
ghost town and lost mine. Still it was not until as an adult, when I hiked into a silver
camp in the Elk Mountains, that the seed planted in my childhood sprouted and grew.
Standing before the weathered facade of an 1880s hotel, I could not help but feel that the
old building somehow stared back at me; and I wondered what those vacant windows had
seen in the days when the long abandoned town bustled with life and the mere rumor of a strike could send men scrambling through unexplored, trackless wilderness.
More than a century later, what remains of the towns and camps stand as visual echoes of a legendary history firmly embedded in the American consciousness; and it has been both my pleasure and honor for most of the past decade to walk their silent streets and
photograph the ghosts of their former selves
ticket price: $10
Saturday 8/3 4:00 pm
Hollyhock Festival Movie: SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
Saturday 7/20 3:30 & 7:30 PM FILM FESTIVAL...
Telluride Mountain Film-On Tour award winning collection of shorts & full length feature Independent Films presented by members of the staff of Mountain Film. 4:00 pm Shorts & "Duk County" 7:30 pm "BIDDER 70"
And here is the link to Mountain Films website for a list of films, Emily's bio and more...
All films will be presented by Mountain Film's program director Emily......
Admission: Adults 1 show $12 Both $20 Students 1 show $9 Both $15
approximate intermission 1 hr...local galleries, antique store and welcome center open...dinner available at Ute-Topia...Hand tossed pizza, wine, beer, lattes, etc.
Alison Gannett A Move Shake Story 8 minutes Alison Gannett is a renowned professional skier who understands the connection between the environment and outdoor pursuits. Heading up three nonprofits, including Save Our Snow, she also runs a 75-acre farm in Paonia, Colorado, She is unnerved, however, because the land she nurtures is threatened by natural gas interests
THE BURN 6 minutes
Every summer, forest fires burn wildly across the mountains. As destructive as they are, they have a purpose and beauty that often goes unappreciated: When winter arrives in these charred forests, so do skiers.
HONOR THE TREATIES 14 min
Aaron Huey is a photographer whose evocative and richly textured work has graced Mountainfilm’s gallery walls more than once. This short piece profiles his work at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to some 300 Lakota Sioux Indians. It’s a dark world of poverty and violence but one in which Aaron has allowed himself to be deeply drawn. Why? So that he can give voice to a people’s unspoken pain and suffering and the injustice that caused it and sustains it.
SMOKE SONGS 20 min Punk rock and human rights don’t necessarily share a common cause, but in the case of the band Blackfire, their music and their message are two integral parts of a solid and strong identity. Born into the heart of the Navajo Nation in an area on Black Mesa that is still in political dispute, band members (and siblings) Jeneda, Clayson and Klee Benally find it impossible to separate their passion for music from their socio-political messages. Mixing pure punk rock on electric equipment with Native American words, rhythm and sometimes dance, their music carries messages about government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, genocide and other rights issues that are often suppressed in this country’s dominant media culture — and their outreach doesn’t stop on the stage.
SLOMO 17 min
How has John Kitchin found a way to connect physically to the center of the world and spiritually to The divine? By rollerblading. Sounds crazy, but before you write Kitchin off as certifiable, you should consider that his actual certifications are in neurology and psychiatry. If you’re someone who questions the sanity of daily life on the success treadmill, this film may push you to do what you want — and reap the rich psychic rewards that come with rolling through life.
SPLIT OF A SECOND 9 minutes Prepare for a mix of goose bumps and nausea as finely calculated risk meets pure insanity. Split of a Second gets inside the thoughts and motives of wingsuit world champion Espen Fadnes.
DUK COUNTY 37 min Mountainfilm audiences have come to know the hyper-achieving Dr. Geoff Tabin, a world-class climber who has ascended the Seven Summits and who is best known for dramatically changing the rates of curable blindness in Nepal and Rwanda.
GLOOP 4 min “Once upon a time, a genius of science, a chemist called Leo, stumbled on a substance, a curious gloopy mess, that molded into any shape the genius cared to test.” While his marvelous gloop seemed to have unlimited uses, it also had a darker side that no one could foresee.
WOLF MOUNTAIN 7 min The wolves featured in this short live in a shelter and have never known life in the wild. But you would never know that by looking into their eyes or listening to their howls, which express a connection to a deep, abiding and mysterious place that has no link with captivity
**not necessarily in this order**
GASLAND II NOT SHOWING due to restrictions imposed by HBO
BIDDER 70 71 minutes Filmmakers Beth and George Gage have brought unforgettable characters to Mountainfilm audiences — the men of the Tenth Mountain Division with Fire on the Mountain and Carrie Dann with American Outrage — and they do it again with Bidder 70, which tells the story of Tim DeChristopher, who put his liberty on the line by bidding nearly $2 million that he did not have for drilling rights to pristine public lands near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. His act of civil disobedience resulted in the BLM auction being declared null and void, and the Obama administration subsequently removed the land from any future sale. Activist Tim DeChristopher, who’s been to Mountainfilm several times, spent two years in prison for an attempt to change a system that needs radical redirecting.
4:00 pm Show Alison Gannett The Burn Honor The Treaties Smoke Songs Slomo Split of a second Duk County Wolf Mountain Gloop
**not necessarily in this order**
7:30 pm Show BIDDER 70
Adults: 1 show: $12 Both Shows: $20
Students: 1 show: $ 9 Both Shows: $15
please be sure "Sponsored by Saguache County" appears in the ad
"many thanks to our sponsor: Saguache County"
approximate time between shows 1 hr 45 min.... time to relax
with dinner and a glass of wine, beer or latte
or a stroll around town to galleries, antique store and welcome center
2013 AWARD WINNING FILMS- ONE DAY ONLY- NOT TO BE MISSED
Saturday 11/24 7:00 pm Movie: OCTOBER BABY
….sponsored by Abiding In Him Fellowship…. FREE…… mature content
· Summary:As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before her first lines, she collapses. Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to discovering that she was actually adopted... after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered and confused, Hannah embarks on a journey with Jason, her oldest friend. In the midst of her incredible journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah sees that life can be so much more than what you have planned. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Sunday 11/25 3:30 pm
The Ute Theatre Toy Drive Fundraiser Movie
Fred Claus has lived almost his entire life in his little brother's very large shadow. Fred tried, but he could never live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect...well...Saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a repo man who then steals what he repossesses. This time, what Fred may have stolen is Christmas itself, and it's going to take more than Rudolph to set things right.
Last year our toy drive contributed Christmas Gifts to 81 children.
admission by donation of money…. or an unwrapped toy
you don’t even have to stay to watch! No one turned away……..& The movie will be given away at the end of the night
Your generous donations are greatly appreciated
Your help is needed to make it a Merry Christmas for those less fortunate
Contact Sky for additional info or to donate 719-849-3699
· Summary:Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. (Columbia Pictures)…
36 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theatres. The motion picture has a large international cult following. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation as being "culturally, historically, or/& aesthetically significant".
Synopsis: It's the weird and wonderful as newly wed couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. Sponsored by The San Luis Valley Theatre Company. Dress the Part and get FREE Popcorn
Friday 8/17 Saturday 8/18 Sunday 8/19 all at 7:30 pm
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. $8 ADULTS $7 AGES 3-17
8/31 9/1 9/2 7:30 PM
PG for mild rude humor and action/peril
$8 ADULTS $7 AGES 3-17
5/11 5/12 5/13 Fri, Sat Sun MIRROR MIRROR PG 7:30 pm
with Julia Roberts
Summary:A wicked enchantress schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan’s throne and the attention of a charming prince. When Snow White’s beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh’s signature, jaw-dropping visual style. (Relativity Media)…
5/18 5/19 5/20 7:30pm
THE HUNGER GAMES pg13
Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender (called "Tributes") to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power. When her younger sister is selected as District 12's latest "Tribute," Katniss volunteers to take her place, and trains under hard-drinking former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) to sharpen her killer instincts. Now in order to survive the game and emerge the victor, this young combatant must put all of her skills to the ultimate test.
5/18 5/19 5/20 7:30pm
HUNGER GAMES PG13
Summary:Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Friday 4/13 & Sunday 4/15
COURAGEOUS PG 13
FREE Summary:Four men, one
calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell,
Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at
the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared
to tackle: fatherhood.
sponsored by Abiding In Him Fellowship
4/25 Wednesday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
7:00pm MOVIES: Ranching… FREE
Join us for a celebration of ranching. The Crestone/Baca
Land Trust, Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas, and the
Orient Land Trust invite you to the Historic Ute Theater in Saguache for
the showing of three films:
"The Legacy of Cattle in Colorado"
a film by the Colorado Beef Council
"The New Frontier: Sustainable Ranching in the American
West" a film by Melinda Levin and
"Across the Fence" a film by Jack Lucido. This
film focuses on ranching in the Gunnison
Valley. Jack will be joining us
this evening and will discuss his film and answers questions after the
We will also have information on local ranching products
available to the public and on how the land trusts are protecting agricultural
This is a free event open to the public.
4/27, 4/28 4/29 7:30 pm
MOVIE: The Lorax PG
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature
PAST MOVIES 2011
4/6 4/7 4/8 7:30 pm
Movie: WARHORSE pg13
Friday 4/6 7:30 pm Saturday 4/7 7:30 pm Sunday 48 7:30 pm From director Steven Spielberg comes
“War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a
sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with
the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called
Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film
follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war,
changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German
soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches
its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
The First World War is experienced through
the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship
and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and
Bennett Miller's adaptation of Michael Lewis' non-fiction
best seller Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, a one-time phenom who
flamed out in the big leagues and now works as the GM for the Oakland
Athletics, a franchise that's about to lose their three best players to free
agency. Because the team isn't in a financial position to spend as much as
perennial favorites like the Yankees and the Red Sox, Beane realizes he needs
to radically change how he evaluates what players can bring to the squad. After
he meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an Ivy League economics major working as an
executive assistant for scouting on another team, Beane realizes he's found the
man who understands how to subvert the system of assessing players that's been
in place for nearly a century. However, as the duo begin to acquire players
that seem too old, injured, or inept to play major-league baseball, they face
stiff resistance from both the A's longtime scouts and the team's manager Art
Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who outright refuses to allow Beane's
more-nontraditional acquisitions to play. Moneyball screened at the 2011
Toronto International Film Festival
$6 Ages 3 - 17
Saturday 10/8 7:00 pm
Singing, Dancing, Acting, Poetry Dog Acts, Bubble Blowing, Whining, Piano, Guitar, Drums, WHATEVER GOT TALENT? Come on down to The Historic Ute Theatre and show us your stuff.....
$5 to get in
Free: under 10
Friday 11/25 Saturday 11/26 Sunday 11/27 7:00 pm
Movie: DOLPHIN TALE PG
Dolphin Tale 3D
2011 | Runtime:1 hr. 53 min.
PG Some mild thematic elements
Information for parents: Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+.
While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin becomes caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Though she is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and her prognosis is dire. What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle. She gets that miracle in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman), and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who find a way to help Winter swim again.
Cast: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
$6 Ages 3 - 17
Saturday 10/29 7:30 pm
The Cult Classic Movie: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
The 1975 Cult Classic
:The Rocky Horror Picture Show
@ The Historic Ute Theatre Friday 9:00 pm Saturday 10/29 7:00 pm DRESS
sponsored in part by the San Luis Valley Theatre CO
Dinner Special: Frank-n-futers & coleslaw in honor of the Dr. !$5
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Rocky Horror Picture Show is a
1975film parody of B-movie,science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through early 1970s. 36 years after its premiere, it has the
longest-running theatrical release in film
history. It gained notoriety as a midnight
movie in 1977 whenaudiences began participating with the film in
theatres. The motion picture has
a large international cult following. In 2005, the film was selected for
preservation as being "culturally, historically, or/& aesthetically
significant".RATEDR+$8 suggested donation
Synopsis:It's the weird and wonderful
as newly wed couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when
they car halts in the rainA place to
stay is offered,
but will Brad
and Janet want to remain there when a large group of
Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr.
Frank-N-Furter builds his own
man and a whole
host of participation for the audience to enjoy.Sponsored
in part by The San Luis Valley Theatre Company.
Dinner Special:What else but
FRANKFUTERS & Coleslaw!In honor
to you by The San Luis Valley Theatre Company-Dress the part for free popcorn!
36 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release
in film history. It gained notoriety as a midnight
movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theatres.
The motion picture has a large international cult
following. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation as being
"culturally, historically, or/& aesthetically significant".
Synopsis:It's the weird and wonderful
as newly wed couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in
the rain A place to stay is offered, but
will Brad and Janet want to remain there when a large group of Transylvanians
dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole
host of participation for the audience to enjoy.Sponsored by The San Luis Valley Theatre
Dinner Special:What else
but FRANKFUTERS & Coleslaw!In honor
Summary: Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives--and a small Mississippi town--upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up—to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly—and unwillingly—caught up in the changing times. (Walt Disney Pictures) …
Director: Tate Taylor
Runtime: 137 min
9/11 Sunday 7:00pm Films
911 Memoriam FREE
In Memoriam, New York
City 9/11/01 on DVD
By Jim Bray
HBO’s documentary of that horrible day in the late summer of 2001 brings the
massacre and its aftermath right into your home theater, and in the process is
virtually guaranteed to both move and anger the audience.
The program is made up of footage of then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani,
who had a camera crew with him on what was supposed to be a fairly slow day for
him, relatively speaking. It’s augmented by interviews after the fact with
Giuliani and his advisors, as well as with spectacular footage of the day’s
events as they happened, collected from scores of amateur and professional
photographers and videographers who were in the right (or is it wrong?) place
at the right (or is it wrong?) time.
This is an emotional, visceral experience as we once again see the hijacked
airliners-cum-missiles attack the World Trade Center -
5.0 out of 5 starsBEST
DOCUMENT PRODUCED ON THE EVENTS OF 9/11, September 14, 2002
This review is from: CNN
Tribute - America Remembers (DVD)
CNN's DVD "America Remembers" is without a doubt
the best document produced thus far on the events of September 11th, 2001. There should be copies in
every school library across the country to remember the events of this day in
the United States.
The story begins, of course, in the CNN newsroom and the first airline crash
in the north tower of the World Trade
Center. The rest of the DVD is an
incredible and very detailed timeline regarding the other plane crashes (in
NYC, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.), the collapse of the World Trade Center
towers, the evacuation of various buildings in D.C., President Bush's story on
that day, the days following 9/11 including the president's speeches, the buildup
to war in Afghanistan in subsequent months, and even the threat of Anthrax in
the United States.
If you must witness this story again, especially on the anniversary of 9/11,
it might as well be thorough and accurate. This is the production to see.
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9/17 4:30 9/18 6:00
3rd Annual MELODRAMA presented by The San Luis Valley Theatre Company
9/2 9/3 9/4 FILM 7:00 PM COWBOYS AND ALIENS PG13
Based on the graphic novel by Scott
Mitchell Rosenberg, Cowboys & Aliens is set in 1800s Arizona,
where the local cowboys, headed by gunslinger Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig),
and the indigenous Apache tribe have been feuding fiercely for quite a while.
Their skirmish is interrupted, however, by the appearance of a spaceship,
commanded by an alien creature that's bent on enslaving the human race. It's
time for a six-gun shoot-out between these cattle rustlers and space invaders,
and there might even be a temporary peace between the cowboys and Indians as
they both take aim at these extraterrestrial uninvited guests. Jon Favreau
directs from a script by Star Trek
Kurtzman and Roberto Orci,
with help from Lost's
Ford, and Sam
Rockwell fill out the headlining cast. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
9/18 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 10/21 Saturday 10/22 Sunday 10/23 7:00 pm
Summary: Buck, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. (Sundance Selects)
9/9 Friday 7:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC Acoustic Guitar
41 years with Tom Dessain One night only, The Historic Ute Theatre in Saguache is
proud to present acoustic guitar player, singer songwriter , Tom Dessain
September 9th at 7:30 pm.Tom is celebrating his 41st year
as a guitarist and will e playing songs from then to now.He will play original instrumentals and songs
along with special favorites gathered over the years. Tom started playing
guitar at the age of 15 after his first summer spent in Colorado
with brother Kenny.After returning to
Texas, brother Ron lent him a guitar; never to be returned, and the fever has
never left. A self-taught finger picker and performer for 19 years, he then
studied classical guitar at Adams State College.“Just trying to figure out what I was
doing.”Tom also taught music at the Crestone
for 2 years and still teaches several students.
Tom founded Crestone Performances Inc. ten years ago, which
produces the annual Crestone Music Festival, provides consulting and technical
assistance to community endeavors, and produces cultural and educationalresentations in the 14 area school districts
of the San Luis Valley.So come on down to the Historic Ute Theatre
at 410 4thStreet,downtown Saguache and join Tom as he winds
his way down memory lane.
special ofBBQ wings and coleslaw will
be available at 6:30 pm for $6
$8 adults,under 10 free.
FILM: C'etait un Rendezvous
sponsored by: The Ferrari Club of America- Rocky Mountain Region
9/21 9/22 9/23 7:30 pm
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES pg13
Summary: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl
$7 ages 2-17 again, Batman may be no match for Bane
Don't Cook! HOT DOGS- PIZZA- TAQUITOS
The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early
hours of the morning (05:30hrs), accompanied by sounds of a high-reving engine,
gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an
onboard view from an unseen car exiting up on a ramp (and from there following this route) to Avenue Foch. Well-known landmarks
such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra
Garnier, and Place de la Concorde with its
obelisk are passed, as well as the Champs-Élysées. Pedestrians
are passed, pigeons
sitting on the streets are scattered, red lights
are ignored, one-way streets are driven up the wrong way, center lines are
crossed, the car drives on the sidewalk to avoid a rubbish truck. The car is
never seen as the camera seems to be attached below the front bumper (judging
from the relative positions of other cars, the visible headlight beam and the
final shot when the car is parked in front of a curb on Montmartre,
with the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica behind, and out
of shot). Here, the driver gets out and embraces a young blonde woman as bells
ring in the background, with the famous backdrop of Paris.
9/30 10/1 10/2 Movie 7:00pm Rise of the Planet of the Apes
We offer a full line of concessions
including vegetarian choices.
Hot dogs, burritos, pizza, taquitos, pretzels & more
Summary: Rise of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. (20th Century Fox) … Collapse
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 110 min
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