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THE CIVIL WAR Edi­tor Paul Barnes brings re­cut clips from the 1990 Ken Burns doc­u­men­tary se­ries The

Civil War to Santa Fe au­di­ences for this dis­cus­sion and screen­ing in ad­vance of the Septem­ber air­ing of its 25th-an­niver­sary restora­tion. This event is held in con­junc­tion with the New Mex­ico His­tory Mu­seum ex­hibit Fad­ing Mem­o­ries: Echoes of the Civil War. $10 sug­gested do­na­tion. 6 p.m. Fri­day, May 8, only. The Lensic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Santa Fe.

(Not re­viewed) THE D TRAIN Dan Lands­man ( Jack Black) is an un­pop­u­lar man who al­ways wanted to be cool. While or­ga­niz­ing his 20th high-school re­u­nion, he sees ex-class­mate Oliver Law­less ( James Mars­den) in an ad for Ba­nana Boat sun­screen. Fig­ur­ing oth­ers would come to the re­u­nion and ac­knowl­edge his cool­ness if he reeled in this big shot, Dan flies out to L.A., where things get weird. This low-key com­edy is short on jokes and in­ter­mit­tently awk­ward, and Black and Mars­den never seem to get a firm han­dle on the tone and the de­gree to which they need to un­leash or dial back their comedic per­sonas. Rated R. 97 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Robert Ker)

THE EPIC OF EVER­EST Not rated. 85 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. See re­view, Page 44.

5 FLIGHTS UP It’s hard to think of a more agree­able cou­ple to spend a lit­tle sen­ti­men­tal movie time with than the won­der­ful Mor­gan Free­man and Diane Keaton. They play Ruth and Alex, who de­cide to sell their Brook­lyn fifth-floor walk-up af­ter 40 years be­cause the stairs are start­ing to take their toll on them and on their lit­tle ter­rier, Dorothy, who’s no spring chicken her­self. Direc­tor Richard Lon­craine (the Ian McKellen

Richard III) han­dles the swarms of sup­port­ing char­ac­ters and sub­plots with élan, gloss­ing nicely over the smarmy mo­ments. Cyn­thia Nixon is brightly brittle as their niece-re­al­tor, and Korey Jack­son and Claire van der Boom pro­vide lovely flash­backs as their younger selves. Adapted from Jill Ci­ment’s novel

Heroic Mea­sures. Rated PG. 91 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

HOT PUR­SUIT Reese Wither­spoon plays a cop who is tasked with bring­ing a wit­ness (Sofia Ver­gara) to tes­tify against a danger­ous money laun­derer. The whole es­capade is quickly re­vealed to be a setup, which puts the un­likely pair through a se­ries of sit­u­a­tions that are comedic or deadly, or both. Rated PG-13. 87 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola.

(Not re­viewed)

LA SAPIENZA Not rated. 101 min­utes. In French and Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. See re­view, Page 46.

PLAY­ING IT COOL It’s spring­time, and love is not only in the air but in ev­ery frame of this ro­man­tic com­edy, which fol­lows a hunky bach­e­lor (Chris Evans) who doesn’t fully be­lieve in true love — un­til he finds the right woman (Michelle Mon­aghan). Aubrey Plaza, Luke Wil­son, An­thony Mackie, To­pher Grace, and Philip Baker Hall co-star. Rated R. 94 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THEY LIVE Be­fore The Ma­trix pulled the cur­tain back on so­ci­ety, Roddy Piper played a con­struc­tion worker who gets sun­glasses that let him see the truth be­hind so­ci­ety’s power struc­ture (a dollar bill reads “This is your God,” and so on). He dis­cov­ers some peo­ple are ac­tu­ally aliens, gets into an ex­tended back-al­ley brawl with his only ally (Keith David), and fights the power. Over the years, direc­tor John Car­pen­ter’s 1988 satire has grown to be­come one of the big­gest cult films of all time. It’s silly, but plays well with an au­di­ence. Rated R. 93 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. (Robert Ker)

WEL­COME TO ME Alice (Kristen Wiig) is off her meds when she wins the lot­tery and de­cides to bankroll a talk show for her­self. In this sur­face-level ex­plo­ration of the ef­fects of un­man­aged men­tal ill­ness on friends and fam­ily, it’s un­clear whether we’re sup­posed to gen­uinely care about Alice or if we’re sup­posed to be rolling our eyes at how dif­fi­cult it would be to have her in our lives. Plot holes abound, but a few star turns, in­clud­ing Tim Rob­bins as Alice’s ther­a­pist, and Jen­nifer Ja­son Leigh and Joan Cu­sack as tele­vi­sion pro­duc­ers, make Wel­come to Me watch­able and in­ter­mit­tently en­ter­tain­ing. Rated R. 105 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe and Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe. ( Jen­nifer Levin)

Love in bloom: Diane Keaton and Mor­gan Free­man in 5 Flights Up, at Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe

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