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17 GIRLS

Based on a headline-grabbing incident in the U.S., sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s provocative debut feature follows the fallout in a sleepy French coastal town when a group of teenage girls all decide to become pregnant at the same time. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

ACT OF VALOR

See full review page 43. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

ALBERT NOBBS

Glenn Close stars in this tale of a woman forced to live as a man, Albert Nobbs, in order to work and survive in 19th-century Ireland. After 30 years, a new love threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

THE ARTIST

Silent movie matinee idol George Valentin is enjoying the good life. He meets funny, sexy young extra Peppy Miller, a dancer set for a big break, and sparks fly. At Century, Colony Square and Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

BIG MIRACLE

A small-town reporter and his environmentalist ex-girlfriend lead an unlikely international coalition to save a family of gray whales trapped in the Arctic circle. Rated PG. At Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

BULLHEAD

Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille, constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

COLFAX & 15TH

A young hood, Isaac, is trying to reform his life but is caught in a hidden web of corruption as he begins to unravel the shady organization of his employer. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

CHRONICLE

After making a surprising discovery, three high school students develop uncanny powers and begin to lose control. Rated PG-13.

At Century. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

CRY BABY

This campy comedy set in 1950s Baltimore stars Johnny Depp as Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, a leather-clad street tough who leads a gang. When Wade falls for a goody-twoshoes (Amy Locane) and steals her from her mossback beau (Stephen Mailer), he sparks a battle between rival factions. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

A DANGEROUS METHOD

The driven Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina’s spell. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

DECLARATION OF WAR

Valérie Donzelli’s Declaration of War follows

44 March 1, 2012 a young couple, Romeo (co-writer Jérémie Elkaïm) and Juliette (director/co-writer Donzelli), who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

THE DESCENDANTS

An indifferent father of two girls is forced to re-examine his life when his wife suffers a boating accident and he’s confronted with a big decision. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Esquire. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 3D

In this animated film, a 12-year-old boy searching for the key to winning over his dream girl must confront a mysterious grumpy creature who is protective of his homeland. Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift provide voices. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

ETHEL

An intimate portrait of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, directed by their youngest daughter who was born six months after his death, is a unique installment in the cultural history of this storied family. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D

Still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter, the supernatural antihero Ghost Rider risks everything to team with a rebel monk to save a young boy and himself. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

GONE

A woman who escaped a kidnapping a year earlier comes home to find her sister missing and suspects the same serial killer, whom she then races to track down. Rated PG-13. At Century and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE HELP

Three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project. Rated PG-13. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

HUGO

In 1930s Paris, an orphan living in a train station tries to unlock a mystery left behind by his late father. Rated PG. At Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

THE IRON LADY

This biopic presents a portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the only woman to be prime minister of the United Kingdom. Rated PG-13. At Mayan. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

I SHALL REMEMBER

Half Russian, half Greek, Vadik is a streetsmart 13-year-old living in occupied southern Russia in 1942. When other men volunteer for the front and his father stays home, Vadik’s disappointment is clear. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

IN ANOTHER LIFETIME

In 1945, thousands of Hungarian Jewish prisoners are on a death march. A small group of prisoners become stranded in a secluded village, finding refuge in a barn. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND: THE WEISSENSEE JEWISH CEMETERY

One hundred thirty years old, the Weissensee Jewish Cemetery is the oldest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

INCESSANT VISIONS – LETTERS FROM AN ARCHITECT

Architect Erich Mendelsohn wrote 1,200 letters

to his wife Louise, many containing powerfully drawn sketches of his ideas, which form the foundation of this documentary. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3-D

A family embarks on an adventure to a mysterious island in this sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

LIFE IS TOO LONG

Alfi Selinger is a man in crisis: His kids can’t stand him, his wife is cheating on him and his bank has lost his investments — including his mother’s Holocaust reparations. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

MARY LOU

Famed Israeli director Etyan Fox brings us the story a young man searching for his mother, who abandoned him as a child. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

MOON CHILD

Romain is a “moon child,” afflicted since birth by a genetic deficiency that makes him unable to stand daylight. Since infancy, he has been cared for by David, a dermatologist who is fascinated with his case and with whom he has developed an unusually close relationship. Now David has to leave. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

During the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl in 1956, a young British assistant introduces actress Marilyn Monroe to some of the charms of British life and helps her escape the pressures of Hollywood. Rated R. At Mayan. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Shakespeare’s play, broadcast from the National Theater in London. At Century.

OPERA: IL VAGGIO A REIMS – LA SCALA

Rossini’s last opera in the Italian language was commissioned to celebrate the coronation of French King Charles X and has been acclaimed as one of Rossini’s finest compositions. It requires 14 soloists. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012: ANIMATED

This year’s Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short. At Chez Artiste and Boedecker Theater. — Landmark Theatres

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012: LIVE ACTION

This year’s Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2012: DOCUMENTARY

Incident in New Baghdad, Saving Face, The Barber of Birmingham, The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom. At Denver FilmCenter/ Colfax. — Denver Film Society

PATER

Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier are pals. They sip port in bars dreaming of a film they might make together. Then just once in a while, they don suit and tie and play men of power. But is it really all make-believe? At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

PINA

When Roger Ebert said that 3-D is “unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness,” he probably didn’t reckon with Wim Wenders, who chose the new technology to film his documentary on the late German choreographer Pina Bausch. The film that Wenders, the mind behind the breathtaking cinematography of the 1987 film Wings of Desire, has made uses 3-D to film Bausch’s work, and the results are gorgeous. Rated PG. At Century.

PROJECT X

Three ordinary high school seniors attempt to make a name for themselves by throwing an unforgettable party, which spirals way out of control. Rated R. At Twin Peaks, Century and Colony Square. — Los Angeles Times/MCT Thuy FEbRuARy 16 @ 7 PM ONLY

Theater. — Boedecker Theater This stunning documentary tells the epic US story PREMIERE! of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II. At Boedecker

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At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/ Boulder’s

Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 Boulder’s people 1st Arthouse attacked Series - Locally with Programmed acid — the Since majority 1941 are women. This Oscar-nominated docu- FRIDAy mentary FEbRuARy is the 17 story @ 7PM of ONLy two survivors of such attacks — their battle for justice and their journey of healing. At Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. — Denver Film Society

THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

A 14-year-old girl, part of a secret race of tiny people SATuRDAy FEbRuARy who 18 live @ 7PM in a ONLy world hidden from humans, strikes up a friendship with a human boy, unwittingly putting her family in danger. Rated G. At Century and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

A SEPARATION

SURVIVING PROGRESS

Can our globally entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? Potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, brains and social behavior. At International Film Series. — IFS

THE SWELL SEASON

The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration in the film Once (2006) culminated in an Oscar win. But behind the scenes, where Glen and Mar’s on-screen romance became reality, a grueling world tour threatens to fracture their fated bond. At Boedecker Theater. — Boedecker Theater

THIS MEANS WAR

Two deadly CIA partners and best friends fall for the same woman and employ their skills and arsenals against each other to win her. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks. — Los Angeles Times/MCT

The Cold War continues to threaten internationalrelations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

UNCLE BOONMEE

This visually stunning, experimental ghost story will linger in your thoughts and dreams long after waking from its intoxicating slum-uber. At International buy 25 @ Film 2PM Series. & 7PM

See full review page 43. Rated R. At Century and Colony Square.

W.E.

The upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is far more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a transplanted Southerner trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage. Wally becomes obsessed with the love story of there

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