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group of gay and les­bian ac­tivists in London, spear­headed by a young man named Mark Ash­ton (Ben Sch­net­zer), de­cides that down­trod­den and per­se­cuted peo­ples need to rally for one another’s causes, and they travel to Wales to support a small min­ing com­mu­nity that is not at all sure it wants the help. Smart writ­ing and the steady hand of di­rec­tor Matthew Warchus keep the film from be­com­ing cloy­ing, and a cast of un­knowns mixes flaw­lessly with Bri­tish greats Imelda Staunton, Paddy Con­si­dine, An­drew Scott, and Bill Nighy. Rated R. 120 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) ST. VINCENT Bill Mur­ray plays Vincent, a surly, dirty, al­co­holic old-timer who is tasked with tak­ing care of the child ( Jae­den Lieber­her) of the sin­gle mother (Melissa McCarthy) who lives next door, and teaches the kid how to fight and totes him along to the race­track. Vincent has to sa­ti­ate his gambling ad­dic­tion, but no reg­u­lar movie­goer would bet against the even­tual re­veal that this her­mit has a heart of gold. The story plays out ex­actly as you’d ex­pect, and Naomi Watts’ Rus­sian pros­ti­tute seems to be­long in another story en­tirely. The film’s sav­ing grace is McCarthy’s af­fect­ing per­for­mance as a hard­work­ing woman at the end of her rope. Rated PG-13. 102 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Robert Ker) SAGRADA: THE MYS­TERY OF CRE­ATION The church of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona is ac­tu­ally a con­struc­tion site. Be­gun in 1882 by ar­chi­tect An­toni Gaudí, it re­mains a half-com­pleted ex­er­cise in artis­tic as­ton­ish­ment. Ste­fan Haupt’s doc­u­men­tary serves as an in­trigu­ing biog­ra­phy of the build­ing, its story made per­sonal through in­ter­views with spir­i­tu­ally in­vested ar­chi­tects and ar­ti­sans. Not rated. 89 min­utes. In French, Span­ish, and Cata­lan with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. ( James M. Keller)

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