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AMIRA & SAM Martin Starr, a sup­port­ing-cast mem­ber of the regular Judd Apa­tow come­dies go­ing back to Freaks and Geeks , takes a lead role in this indie film about a vet­eran (Starr) who falls in love with an Iraqi im­mi­grant (Dina Shi­habi). Not rated. 90 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jean Cocteau’s first full-length fea­ture is an en­chant­ing fairy tale for the ages. A man plucks a rose from the gar­den of the Beast ( Jean Marais), who means to kill him for the theft un­less he sends one of his three daugh­ters in his place. When Belle ( Josette Day) comes to the Beast’s cas­tle, he falls in love with her — and, in time, her fond­ness for him grows. Beauty and the Beast (La Belle

et la Bête) is a mag­i­cal fan­tasy, full of the direc­tor’s sig­na­ture trick photography and other in-cam­era ef­fects that hold up as well to­day as they did in 1946. Not rated. 93 min­utes. In French with sub­ti­tles. Jean Cocteau Cinema , Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco)

See Screen Gems , Page 32. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY The erotic novel about a young woman, Anas­ta­sia Steele (Dakota John­son), who falls in with bil­lion­aire Chris­tian Grey ( Jamie Dornan) and his kinky pref­er­ences fi­nally comes to the big screen. Some say that read­ing the book is an act of masochism — here’s hop­ing direc­tor Sam Tay­lor-John­son has whipped the dia­logue into shape. Rated R. 125 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

KINGS­MAN: THE SE­CRET SER­VICE Comic-book writer Mark Mil­lar has seen his ir­rev­er­ent su­per­hero books Wanted and Kick-Ass adapted to film, and now he’s look­ing to class up the joint with Colin Firth play­ing Harry Hart, a mas­ter spy, in the adap­ta­tion of his The Se­cret Ser­vice . The story finds Hart men­tor­ing his snot-nosed nephew (Taron Eger­ton) and try­ing to de­feat the evil Valen­tine (Sa­muel L. Jack­son). Rated R. 129 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

THE MET LIVE IN HD: IOLANTA & BLUE­BEARD’S CAS­TLE Anna Ne­tre­bko stars in this stag­ing of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Nadja Michael stars in Bartók’s Blue­beard’s Cas­tle , a dou­ble bill broad­cast live from the Met. Not rated. 219 min­utes. 10:30 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 14, with an en­core at 6 p.m. Tues­day, Feb. 17. Lensic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

1971 On March 8, 1971, a team of an­ti­war ac­tivists broke into an FBI field of­fice in Me­dia, Penn­syl­va­nia, and took ev­ery last file. It was a crim­i­nal en­ter­prise un­der­taken to shed light on the crim­i­nal en­ter­prise that was J. Edgar Hoover’s se­cret FBI. The bur­glars were never caught, the files were dis­trib­uted to the press, and Hoover’s sealed em­pire was blown open. Jo­hanna Hamil­ton, a TV doc­u­men­tary pro­ducer mak­ing her di­rec­to­rial de­but, has now brought that story to the screen. At the 8 p.m. Fri­day, Feb. 13, screen­ing Hamil­ton ap­pears via Skype and sub­ject Bob Wil­liamson ap­pears in per­son. Not rated. 79 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts , Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See re­view, Page 48.

STILL ALICE Get ready to add this film — Richard Glatzer and Wash West­more­land’s adap­ta­tion of Lisa Gen­ova’s novel — to your list of “hard­est movies to watch.” A renowned au­thor and lin­guis­tics pro­fes­sor, Alice (Os­car nom­i­nee Ju­lianne Moore) is in the mid­dle of a lec­ture when she loses her train of thought. While jog­ging, she be­comes dis­ori­ented and pan­ics. Af­ter vis­its to a neu­rol­o­gist, she is di­ag­nosed with early-on­set Alzheimer’s. Even the open­ing scenes have a sense of dread about them, and we watch the other shoe drop as Alice and her fam­ily en­dure the cruel and ab­surd con­di­tions of the dis­ease’s pro­gres­sion. The film can feel pre­dictable and a lit­tle too neat, and many sup­port­ing parts feel sketchy. But it’s held aloft by Moore and Kristen Ste­wart, who, with her deep, res­o­nant, heart­felt per­for­mance as Alice’s younger daugh­ter, takes an­other step away from the

Twi­light fran­chise. Rated PG-13. 101 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den) See re­view,

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