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Feature Films

Hidden Figures

Mon., February 13, 2017 thru Thu., February 23, 2017

Directed by Theodore Melfi. US. 2016. PG. 127 minutes. Fox. Digital.

“In the grand scheme, numbers mean everything: Our very bodies are made of equations. Yet movies about people who deal in numbers—often foisted on us as spinachy, good-for-us entertainment during prestige-movie season—tend to be deadly dull. Who needs to see another white dude grab a piece of chalk and start writing feverishly on a blackboard?
But even if numbers are everywhere, they still have the . . .

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017

Fri., February 24, 2017 thru Thu., March 2, 2017

2016.

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening at the Colonial on February 24. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of . . .

Elle

Fri., March 3, 2017 thru Thu., March 9, 2017

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. France. 2016. R. 130 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics. Digital.

“Even by the out-there standards of Basic Instinct and Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s latest, Elle, is a thing to behold. Part thriller, part obsidian-black comedy, part cerebral firebomb, it’s confrontational, terrible and glorious. You almost can’t believe such a picture exists.

Elle opens with a savage, horrifying rape: Michèle (Isabelle Huppert), the successful co-owner of a video-game company, is attacked in her luxe . . .

Coming Soon

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

2016. NR. 91 minutes. Acme Filmworks. Digital.

The Animation Show of Shows returns for its second year in theaters with 12 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Disney/Pixar’s sweet “Piper,” and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. The show also features a late-night bonus of . . .