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The mind of a mouse as it watches Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil

It came out this week that researchers were able to peer into the neurons of mice who were made to watch Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. The video of the experiment is worth watching. Beyond the more significant implications of this work, what interests me most is that researchers are able visualize what the process of having an experience—watching a movie, say—looks like from a neural perspective.

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Swiss Army Man

Closes August 4
A hopeless man (Paul Dano) stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. Things get weird, but there is also at work here a ridiculously fun exploration of the warp and woof of human existence. 

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Tickled

Wed July 27 @ 9:15
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesnt stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another foster home, Ricky and his uncle Hec go on the run in the bush, triggering a national manhunt.

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Wiener-Dog

Closes August 4
From the delirious mind of Todd Solondz, Wiener-Dog follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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Genius

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Based on  A. Scott Berg’s biography, Genius follows the travails of renowned editor Max Perkins’ (Colin Firth), who worked alongside such luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce) and Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West), as he tackles his greatest challenge, corralling the creative energies of Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law).

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Sunset Song

Closing July 7
Sunset Song is Terence Davies’ intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur.

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Neon Demon

July TBA
When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

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Our Kind of Traitor

Closing Thursday August 25
In this energetic adaptation of a John le Carré novel, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch’s (Stellan Skarsgård) plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

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Maggie’s Plan

Now Playing / Closing July 28
Greta Gerwig stars in the new film from gifted writer-director Rebecca Miller about a young woman whose determination to have a child involves her in a love triangle with an unhappy academic (Ethan Hawke) and his eccentric critical-theorist wife (Julianne Moore).