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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 13B ARTS ENTERTAINMENT 3 Ii? , Movie schedule is tentative as theatre's digital conversion nears The Town Hall Theatre in Quincy, owned and managed by Plumas Arts, continues to show movies as it prepares for digital conversion. "In the period between the escalation of the end of most movies being released on film and ou r ability to get the digital projection system installed there may be weeks when we will not be able to obtain movies to put on screen," said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao. "We are doing our very best to avoid this, but it seems to be out of our hands right now. We also have a very limited selection of new releases on film and we need to book many weeks in advance to get classic titles. "We will keep the public informed in the following ways: our weekly ad in Feather Publishing newspapers, our movie line at 283-1140 and on our websites and the Town Hall Theatre link on "As it turns out we could not have waited any longer to make the transition to a digital projection system. And as such we are extremely grateful that our community miraculously donated the funding that we will need to remain open and viable to do business." "The Judge" is tentatively scheduled for Friday - Monday,, Nov. 7 - 10. Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When his brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town's judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family, reveals its struggles and secrecy and reconnects him with the people he walked away from years ago. This 142-minute drama is rated R for language including some sexual references. Website: "The Book Thief' plays one night only: Tuesday, Nov. 11. Admission is free. Based on the beloved bestselling novel, "The Book Thief' is narrated by Death and set in NaziGermany -- a place and time when, as the narrator notes, he was extremely busy. The story follows Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken at age 9 to live with a foster family in a German working-class neighborhood. Liesel arrives having just stolen her first book, "The Gravediggers Handbook" -- it will be the beginning of a love affair with books. Liesel embarks upon a journey marked by discovery, courage, friendship -- and the power to triumph over the most daunting obstacles. "The Book Thief' is screened as a special film appreciation class session. The public is welcome to attend. This 125-minute drama is rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material. "This Is Where I Leave You" is tentatively scheduled for Friday - Monday, Nov. 14 - 17. When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide -- driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves. The film is based on the novel by the same name; the cast includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda and Rose Byrne. This 103=minute comedy is rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use. Website: "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra" plays one night only: Thursday, Nov. 20. Admission is $5. Presented by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, this documentary, produced by Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative, chronicles the story of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship through interviews with its leadership, providing an inside view into the shared passion of likeminded individuals striving to enact positive changes in their own backyard. The film brings to light the dedication, the hard work and the humility needed to persevere in an often difficult environment, and also illustrates the rewards gained from such dedication and the sense of family that the stewardship builds along the way. Shot and set entirely in Plumas and Sierra counties, and featuring scenes from the Downieville Classic mountain bike race and the Lost Sierra trail run, "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra" is an engaging and honest look at some regular people achieving extraordinary things. "Annabelle" is tentatively scheduled for Friday - Monday, Nov. 21 - 24. She terrified you in "The Conjuring," but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut -- visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia -- a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, which violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle. This 95-minute horror suspense film is rated R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror. Website: "The Boxtrolls" is tentatively scheduled for Friday - Monday, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1. The new old-school, stop-motion animated film "The Boxtrolls" tells the story of monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, crawling out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. when the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator determined to eradicate them, Eggsmust venture aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge. This 96-minute stop-motion animated family film is rated PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor. Website: focus features.corn/the_ boxtrolls. Speaker I am constantly amazed why I see so few folks in remote areas of the Plumas National Forest when I am hiking or so few on the Pacific Crest Trail when backpacking. And when I do meet people out on the trails, I usually know them, as they are the same local folks I see most weekends out there. I made this comment earlier this summer, but recently had an opportunity to hear from someone trying to change this dynamic. I sat down under the oak trees at Feather River Cbrlge ':' with this observation in mind. The speaker was Rue Mapp, who is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro. Jointly sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and FRC, Rue Mapp journeyed to Quincy to share with our community a presentation entitled "Our Wild and Civil Rights." A modern day John Muir, Rue's mission is to increase awareness and access to our wilderness areas, especially for folks who live in urban areas. Her wilderness journey started when she became a counselor for Oakland Family Camp. She continues her visit here to Plumas County by bringing her family to Oakland Camp each year. She describes wilderness as "an area that is untrammeled by man, and where he does not remain." She sees promoting the wilderness as contributing to a new narrative towards healing and resilience. She sees this happening through a response to a call to become more active, encouraging people to enjoy and protect the wild, regardless of who they are and where they live. The wilds are healing, allowing people to get away from situations "that aft them," and seeing a different perspective. when she was asked by a "life coach" what she would do ff money were no object, she said she would establish a website to connect African-Americans to nature. Her blog originally appealed to African-American women ages 35 to 44. Her experiences resonated and touched this group around the country. She has become the link for better stewardship between churches and forests; she has been a guest at the white House, and received an award alongside Bill Clinton. A mother of three, Rue visited Alaska'S Arctic Wildlife Refuge. In this remote place she experienced nature's amazing resiliency. The first night there, she awoke to a grizzly bear in camp, enabling her to let go of her "illusion of control." Thus, wilderness has not always meant safety and inclusion for many people. Urban residents, especially black Americans, encourages people to discover the wilas COMMUNITY GREEN PAMELA NOEL have felt excluded from the wilderness and still do. Also, residents from an urban environment tend to prefer the comfort and safety of their back yards. : ........... ": ' ............ Some of the practical barriers are lack of gear and equipment, fears and perceptions of the outdoors, transportation and time to get away from a job in order to enjoy the wilderness. Removing these barriers is a focus of Outdoor Afro. To this end gear lending libraries are "popping up" around the country. Bay Area Wilderness Training has such a library for Bay Area residents. Rue's organization is changing the perception of what is really unsafe. Outdoor Afro is working to make the outdoors more relevant. The leadership team consists of 15 people around the country who connect participants to nature and to one another-- developing a fellowship in nature. Often, this halS)eng '" where people live. It is not unusual to have these groups of people (25 - 40) participating in a nature event on a lake with kayaks, and skyscrapers as a backdrop. The attempt is also to find nature in "their own TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED backyards," connecting them to their history in that place. These experiences allow folks to feel freedom, not only in nature, but also in themselves. Learning to take healthy risks, gives them the opportunity to re-engage in activities they may have experienced briefly in childhood. An adult can become a child, reliving that wonder that may have become interrupted by the necessity of growing up quickly. Thus, Rue is doing her part to allow folks the opportunity to- .... see themselves as part of the wilderness, to enjoy the life-giving, resilience-building joy that nature can bring. And maybe, because of her efforts, I just might see a few more faces on the Plumas National Forest trails next summer. THE FRIENDS I GREET I have some friends along my scenic walk From home to Charley Blom's serene retreat, And though they have no mouths nor tongues to talk They speak to me in silence when we meet. There is a flat-faced rock which bids me rest, Where then I lean against its sturdy side And listen to its mystic tales, distressed, Of woeful homicide and suicide. There is a fir that stands along the road That tells me stories of the distant past And is, I think, at least three centuries old :_ And. c_eaturies more, I'm sure; it' bo__b9d to)ast. And more there are along my solitary way Whose silent voices solemnize my mundane day. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano October 11, 2014 COMING SOON TO YOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE THE JUDGE Fri., Nov., 7 - Mon., Nov., 10 7pm Show * 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated R * 142 min. Drama In The Judge, Robert Downey Jr stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. THE BOOK THIEF ONE IGHT ONLY! FREE ADMISSION Thursday, November llth 7pm Show Rated PG-13 * 125 min. Drama Feather River College presents this screening of THE BOOK THIEF as part of their Boor in Common. The BIC project provides a shared view- point across many disciplines, promotes discussions, and encourages critical thinking. The Book Thief as a special class session of Film Appreciation. The public is welcome to attend. Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief is narrated by Death and set in Nazi Germany -- a place and time when, as the narrator notes, he was extremely busy. Under the watchful eye and caustic musings of Death, a young girl named Liesel embarks upon a journey marked by discovery, courage, friendship - and. the power to triumph over the most daunting obstacles. TOSX HALL THEATRE (iA, u,, .................... "I] |1 Students/Seniors .......... '7 U Children .................. *6 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at