The following were compiled from press materials.
MPAA rating: PG-13 for thematic material including some violent images
Movies at the TCA
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award-nominated “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea,” comes the highly anticipated animated feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family.
Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, “The Breadwinner” is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. This film will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday (April 1), and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday (April 2-4).
Movies at the TCA film series, Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For tickets and additional information, call the Taos Center for the Arts at (575) 758-2052 or visit tcataos.org.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
MPAA rating: PG for thematic elements including some violence Mitchell Storyteller 7
It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard (played in the movie by J. Michael Finley). In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as an escape from a troubled home life.
As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury, combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential, set Bart on a musical pathway. Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon (Madeline Carroll), his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe, named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
Directed by brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin, the film co-stars Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.
A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, “I Can Only IMagine” beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love or from an eternal home in Heaven. This film will be screened daily. Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For show times, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.
MPAA rating: PG-13 for some teen partying and sensuality Mitchell Storyteller 7
This film from Director Scott Speer is described as a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne),
sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition: a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight.
Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she’s secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows, and she’s presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.
This film will be screened daily. Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For show times, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.
MPAA rating: PG for some rude and suggestive humor
Mitchell Storyteller 7
When Gnomeo and Juliet (voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring.
However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to
find that everyone in their garden is missing, there’s only one gnome to call: Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp).
The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.
Directed by Jon Stevenson, this animated comedy features the voice talents of Michael Caine, Mary J. Blige, James Hong, Ozzy Osbourne, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters. This film will be screened daily. Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For show times, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.
A SCENE FROM “The Breadwinner”
CHARLIE (PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER) and Katie (Bella Thorne) share a pensive moment in a scene from “Midnight Sun.”
IN THE ANIMATED “Sherlock Gnomes,” the title character is voiced by Johnny Depp.
J. Michael Finley stars in “I Can Only Imagine” as MercyMe frontman Bart Millard.