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Opening October 17th: Frank

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Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning film What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside… Read more »

Opening October 3rd: Love Is Strange

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After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market – temporarily live apart until… Read more »

Opening October 10th: 20,000 Days On Earth

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Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Tweet

October 28th: Explorers Club: Björk: Biophilia Live

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Biophilia Live is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on ‘Biophilia’ and more using a broad variety of instruments –… Read more »

Opening November 7th: Camp X-Ray

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A young woman (Kristen Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship… Read more »

Opening November 14th: Listen Up Philip

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A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a… Read more »

A Most Wanted Man

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When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or… Read more »

October 7th: Explorers Club: Harmontown

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A kindred spirit to nerds everywhere, writer-comedian Dan Harmon has achieved celebrity via the hit series “Community,” but cut his teeth writing for shows such as “The Sarah Silverman Program” and the Jack Black/Ben Stiller pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.” After being fired from his signature creation, Harmon hits the road with his popular podcast… Read more »

Magic in the Moonlight

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Woody Allen’s Latest Film Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Stanley goes… Read more »

The Trip to Italy

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Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film The Trip took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon – or semifictionalized versions thereof – on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy… Read more »

Boyhood

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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei… Read more »

The Zero Theorem

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Terry Gilliam’s (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars two- time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated… Read more »

October 14th: Explorers Club: A Matter of Life & Death

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A Matter of Life and Death is a romantic fantasy film by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Set in England during the Second World War, and starring David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, and Kim Hunter, the film was originally released in the United States under the title Stairway to Heaven, which derived from the film’s most prominent special effect: a broad escalator linking… Read more »

What is the Explorers Club?

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The Explorers Club is a weekly film series presented every Tuesday night at 7 PM by Zinema 2 in collaboration with The Duluth Superior Film Festival. The series is dedicated to the presentation of specialty films that will challenge, inspire and provoke the audience. It is our goal to screen a mixture of Classic films with… Read more »