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March 31, 2013

In theaters



When the mother of five teenage girls is committed to a mental institution, her desperate husband picks up an eccentric hitchhiker and hires her as their nanny. With Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber and Anthony Lapaglia. Written and directed by P.J. Hogan. (1:56) NR.

'Molly’s Theory of Relativity'

Having unexpectedly lost her job, a 28-year-old astronomer ponders making the first reckless decision in her life and receives counsel from her family members and neighbors. With Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine and Reed Birney. Written and directed by Jeff Lipsky. (1:42) NR.

'The Place Beyond the Pines'

When a motorcycle stunt rider commits a robbery to support his infant son, he’s thrust into a conflict with a police officer that has far-reaching consequences for both their families. With Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Rose Byrne. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. Directed by Cianfrance. (2:20) R.


In the Cote d’Azur in 1915, the arrival of a spirited young woman inspires both the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in his twilight years, and his son Jean, an injured soldier who will become a great filmmaker. With Michel Bouquet, Vincent Rottiers and Christa Theret. Written by Jerome Tonnerre, Gilles Bourdos and Michel Spinosa. Directed by Bourdos. In French with English subtitles. (1:51) R.

'Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust'

A documentary about five American brothers from the Midwest who leveraged their political friendships in prewar Manila to rescue 1,300 Jewish refugees. Directed by Russ Hodge and Cyndi Scott. (1 hr.) NR.

'Tyler Perry’s Temptation'

A marriage counselor throws her own marriage and career into chaos when she falls for her newest client, a handsome young billionaire. With Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross and Robbie Jones. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. (1:51) PG-13.

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