Com­edy, Drama Screenings

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This week­end’s movies be­ing screened at The State Theatre in down­town Modesto fea­ture both a light-hearted com­edy and an un­usual char­ac­ter-driven drama.

The com­edy From Hol­ly­wood to Rose, opens Satur­day, July 22 at 3 p.m. while the drama Am­ne­sia also opens Satur­day, July 22 with a show at 7 p.m.

To buy tick­ets for up­com­ing films by phone, call 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day. For on­line ticket sales, visit www.thes­tate.org.

The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto.

What Martin Scors­ese’s Af­ter Hours was to New York, From Hol­ly­wood to Rose as­pires to be for Los An­ge­les, in its own lighter-hearted and whim­si­cal way. The cen­tral fig­ure is a mid­dle-aged woman who has just run away from her wed­ding. Still clad in her wed­ding dress, she makes her way from Hol­ly­wood to Venice Beach, via the city’s no­to­ri­ously un­re­li­able bus sys­tem and along the way en­coun­ters a cast of hi­lar­i­ous ec­centrics and so­cial out­casts.

Am­ne­sia fo­cuses on Jo, a 25-year-old mu­sic com­poser from Ber­lin. He’s come to Ibiza to be part of the nascent elec­tronic mu­sic revo­lu­tion, ide­ally by get­ting a job as a DJ in the new night­club on the is­land, Am­ne­sia. Martha has been liv­ing alone in her house fac­ing the sea for 40 years. One night Jo knocks on her door. Her soli­tude in­trigues him. They become friends even as the mys­ter­ies around her ac­cu­mu­late: the cello in the cor­ner she re­fuses to play, the Ger­man lan­guage she re­fuses to speak. As Jo draws her into his world of techno mu­sic, Martha puts every­thing she had pre­vi­ously lived by into ques­tion.

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